Friday, March 10, 2023

Microsoft Secure Digital Event - Register Now!

Microsoft Security team is hosting a new digital event next month March 28, 2023 designed for Security Professionals.

Access the blog post here: Learn what an AI-driven future means for cybersecurity at Microsoft Secure

Register here: Microsoft Secure 

Microsoft Azure Connected Learning Experience (CLX)

Microsoft Azure Connected Learning Experience (CLX) is an experiential training program that sets a trajectory for aspiring learners and working professionals to be Azure experts. The CLX program offers a personalized journey that aims to optimize learning experience while maximizing return on time invested. 

The journey is divided into four steps to facilitate effective learning:

Access here to know more and register soon: Microsoft Azure Connected Learning Experience (CLX) 

This is a great resource to prepare for few of the Azure Certifications and you can review the Azure Certification guide below and utilize the learning resources to support your Certification Journey

Download here: Microsoft Azure training and certifications

Follow @MicrosoftLearn for latest updates.

Saturday, March 04, 2023

Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity training and certifications Guide

Microsoft Security team has published Microsoft Security training and certifications guide which is designed to outline the training and certification options and available resources that can help you to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Friday, March 03, 2023

Data Loss Prevention: From on-premises to cloud E-book

Data protection plays a major role in today's World for any Organization and each Organization has various strategies to protect their data from today's cyber attacks. Having a clear understanding on the data landscape and properly planning and implementing Data loss protection can secure your Organization.

Microsoft Security team has published a great write-up on the Data Loss Prevention strategy and how we can secure the environment in the evolving landscape.

Download here: Data Loss Prevention: From on-premises to cloud E-book 

Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Microsoft Intune Suite

Microsoft Intune has introduced the Microsoft Intune Suite this week which unifies mission-critical advanced endpoint management and security solutions into one simple bundle.

You can access the Official announcement here: The Microsoft Intune Suite fuels cyber safety and IT efficiency

A quick introduction video here: Introducing Microsoft Intune Suite

Access here for list of Microsoft Intune Suite content links with more updates : Introducing the new Microsoft Intune Suite

Access Microsoft Mechanics Video here: New Microsoft Intune Suite with Privilege Management, Advanced Analytics, Remote Help & App VPN

To know more attend the upcoming Tech Accelerator sessions including Ask Me Anything ( AMA) Sessions.

RSVP here: Tech Accelerator: Microsoft Intune Suite

Follow @IntuneSuppTeam on Twitter and @Intune_Support_Team in Microsoft Techcommunity for latest updates.

Microsoft Purview upcoming Webinars

Microsoft Security team is hosting couple of new Webinars this month on Microsoft Purview register soon.

Register here: Data Security - Microsoft Purview Information Protection vs. Defender for Cloud Apps

Register here: Microsoft Purview – the End-to-End story for governing your data estate

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Microsoft Viva

Microsoft Viva is the first Employee experience platforms (EXP) built for the digital era. Microsoft Viva brings together communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights into an integrated experience that empowers people and teams to be their best, from anywhere.

Many Organizations have adopted Microsoft Viva built within Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams and if you are new to the product, you can use the below resources to start with Microsoft Viva.

Access Official Site here:

Access Microsoft Adoption resources here: Microsoft Viva Adoption

Help and Learning resources: Microsoft Viva help & learning

MSLearn Official documentation and Resources can be accessed here: Microsoft Viva

Register for upcoming Microsoft Virtual Academy session and upcoming Microsoft Viva events here: Microsoft Viva Events 

Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge

Take up the Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge and complete the learning specific to the certification path and you can be eligible for 50 percent off the cost of a Microsoft Certification exam by completing your challenge within 30 days.

Access the available challenge here: Microsoft Cloud Skills Challenge

Also access this blog post to know the Microsoft Learn Career paths available to help you in choosing the right Certification path for the desired Job Role :  Three ways to learn in-demand technical skills on Microsoft Learn

All the best for your Certification Journey !

Monday, February 27, 2023

Zero Trust illustrations for IT architects and implementers

As an IT architect or implementer, you can use these resources from Microsoft for deployment steps, reference architectures, and logical architectures to more quickly apply Zero Trust principles to your existing environment for Microsoft 365 and Azure IaaS

Saturday, February 25, 2023

PowerShell Notes for Professionals E-Book

PowerShell is a very strong scripting tool and it has evolved a lot in the recent years and I came across an excellent E-Book for IT professionals thats suitable for both beginners and advanced professionals working with PowerShell

You can download the latest e-book version from here : PowerShell Notes for Professionals

Navigate to the PowerShell Gallery for more resources :

Microsoft Exam Sandbox

Microsoft has created a Sandbox Microsoft Exam demo environment which is designed to help you become familiar with the exam interface and the different types of questions you'll come across in Microsoft Certification exams.

For people who are new to Microsoft Certification Exam and would like to get first hand Exam demo experience this is a great tool.

Access the Sandbox here: Microsoft Exam Sandbox 

You can get more information on the various available certifications, Study guides, Self- Paced Training Modules etc. and also take the free Practice tests available for few of the Certifications from here: Microsoft Certifications

Friday, February 24, 2023

Microsoft 365 Defender & Microsoft Sentinal

Microsoft 365 Defender is one of the key Security suite which is now being adopted by multiple Organizations, Microsoft 365 Defender has multiple products and solutions and each play a vital role in your Organizational security.

To get a Quick overview you of Microsoft 365 Defender you can access the Interactive guide below 

Access here: Microsoft 365 Defender interactive guide

Access the complete product documentation and resource references here: Microsoft 365 Defender

To know more you can access the Virtual Ninja trainings from @HeikeRitter MSFT

Access here : Microsoft 365 Defender Virtual Ninja Training

Microsoft Sentinel

Microsoft Sentinel plays a vital role in your Security Infrastructure delivering intelligent security analytics and threat intelligence across the enterprise. 

Access the documentation and resource references here : Microsoft Sentinel documentation

Also review the Microsoft Sentinel Best practices e-book and documentation below

Download E-book here: Azure Sentinel Deployment Best practices 

Technical Documentation here: Best practices for Microsoft Sentinel

Register for the upcoming Microsoft Sentinel Unveiled Series 

Register here: Microsoft Sentinel Unveiled 1/2: Maximizing your Budget, Unlocking Cost Optimization and Log Management Best Practices for Microsoft Sentinel!

Register here: Microsoft Sentinel Unveiled 2/2: A Complete Guide to Onboarding, Migration, and Architectural Best Practices with Azure Lighthouse & GDAP for MSSPs

Additionally, I came across an excellent Notes from the field article using Microsoft Security and Microsoft 365 Defender from David Caddick MSFT which provides great walkthrough of the Microsoft Defender products in action and show cases how you can get the best out of it.

Access here : Get Security Done (GSD) - Microsoft Security & M365 Defender

You can get more updates and support from Microsoft Tech community Security, Compliance, and Identity space,  Microsoft 365 Defender and Microsoft Sentinel Blogs.

Join the Security Community email list to be notified about the upcoming webinars, events, and other announcements.

Windows 365 & Azure Virtual Desktop

Windows 365 is now being adopted by multiple Organizations and both Small Business and Enterprise offerings are best fit according to the Organization size which enables them to provide a Secure workplace environment for their workforce.

You can access the Official site here: Windows 365

Product documentation is available here: Windows 365 documentation

You can access the below interactive demo showcasing Windows 365 Experience.

Access the demo here: Windows 365 Interactive Demo

Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure Virtual Desktop is another great solution from Microsoft providing securing remote work with enhanced benefits.

Access official site here: Azure Virtual Desktop

Product documentation here: Azure Virtual Desktop documentation

Access the MS Learn Self-Paced Course here : Deliver remote desktops and apps with Azure Virtual Desktop

You can access this Quick video from @WindowsITProOnYouTube to know more on both Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop:  Understanding Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 for hybrid work

Another great video from Ingram Micro Cloud ANZ showcases both the products in detail and their differences.

A new Skilling Snack series published on this topic : Skilling snack: Windows 365 or Azure Virtual Desktop

These videos allows you to understand and choose the right solution for your Organization.