Thursday, December 31, 2015

Join me in the Microsoft IT Journey into the Past 2015...

Today I am writing this final blog post for the year 2015, Few more hours left to step in to the New Year 2016. My advanced New Year Wishes to you all in first place. I started blogging from the year 2013 and crossed 3 successful New years on this blogging journey, Its always good to look back and see how things were, how things are now and what's coming in the mere future and get prepared for a fresh start.


This year 2015 was a great year for me, starting from the day one, I was recognized by Microsoft for my Community contributions and honored with the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for my expertise Office 365 and now a Microsoft MVP for Office Servers and Services after the new Award restructuring, which further expanded my expertise including my Technical Interests. I felt blissful to get listed among one of the Top Technical Experts in the Global Community. Being a Microsoft MVP is not just an honor its a boon for me to do more to the community and help others to know more about current Technology happenings in the world of Microsoft and beyond in a more sophisticated way in this agile World, where you can see changes occur by every second at a rapid rate.

This year is quite special for Microsoft, where we had more innovations and announcements than ever before inline with their Mobile First, Cloud First Strategy.

Microsoft Ignite, Convergence, Build, WPC, Azure Conference, Global Azure Bootcamp, Cloud Roadshows, Connect() and various other Conferences and events were filled in this year.

Lets get ready to explore some of the key happenings in the world of Microsoft this year 2015, I am making this post bit simple for readers by curating some key blog posts that includes significant announcements from Microsoft and few other vital resources from my collection this year in a single window for your ease of review. I would still recommend readers to go through all the posts in my blog and other essential blogs available in the global community.


December:

Office 365 E5 is All Set to Go Live!!!

Office 365 Protection Center Coming Soon...

Office 365 Planner Preview

Office 365 Tenant Lifecycle

New Microsoft Beta Exams are here!!!

Deadline is Near for your IE Upgrade - Office 365

November:

Microsoft PowerApps

Troubleshooting Azure AD Application Proxy Guide now Available!!!

Top 5 Announcements for Office 365 !!!

Raise your Voice in Office 365 UserVoice !!!

Get ready to Manage and Administer Office 365 better

Vision eBook - Protecting and Empowering Your Connected Organization

October:

Let's Learn Azure Multi-Factor Authentication today!!!

Office Blog: The Evolution of Microsoft FastTrack - The Customer Success Service

Exchange Server 2016 now Available!!!

Azure Active Directory PowerShell with Modern Authentication

Azure AD Domain Services is now in Public Preview

Active Directory from on-premises to the cloud – Azure AD whitepapers now Available!!!

Microsoft Ignite 2016 moves to Atlanta!!!

September:

ExpressRoute for Office 365 goes GA!!!

Office 2016 is now here!!!

Microsoft Cloud Roadshow is on the way!!!

Microsoft Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard is here!!!

Time to Manage your Unmanaged Mailboxes!!!

Azure AD B2C and B2B are now in Public Preview

Introducing the new Office 365 Admin Center Preview

August:

New Home for Office Hybrid!!!

SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview and Cloud Hybrid search Now Available

Managing Changes in the world of Office 365 !!!

Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 Reaches GA!!!

Outlook on the web is now here!!!

Windows 10 and MDM

July:

Preview of New Skype for Business Services in Office 365

Windows 10 Launched!!!

Troubleshoot Password Synchronization when using an Azure AD sync Appliance

New Home of PowerShell !!!

Office 365 Activity Report is on the way !!!

June:


May:

Azure AD and Microsoft Identity Manager Reporting Now available!!!

Skype for Business Server 2015 Step by Step for Anyone E-Book now Available

Microsoft Ignite 2015 Sessions on Demand!!!

Skype for Business Server goes GA !!!

Exchange Server 2016 Architecture is Here!!!

April:

Global Azure Bootcamp 2015 !!!

Get ready for Exchange Server and SharePoint Server 2016 !!!

Skype for Business 2015 Protocol Workloads Poster

Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection is on the way !!!

Office 365 Compliance Center Overview

March:


Office 365 for IT Pros Session !!!

Get ready to Experience Office Delve, Office 2016 & Skype for Business

Microsoft Convergence 2015 is On!!!

Lync Online is becoming Skype for Business!!!

Hybrid deployments with Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2010

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) hits Open License and Reseller Community!

Built-in MDM for Office 365 Reaches GA !!!

February:

New Identity and Access Management features added to Office 365!!!

Exchange Hybrid: Automated Hybrid Troubleshooting Experience

Get to know the Evolution of SharePoint

Office 2016 Consumer Technical Preview now available !!!

Alternative Microsoft Training Options !!!

January:


What's New in Windows Server Technical Preview !!!

ADFS & Dirsync Server and Service Availability Check Script !!!

Know Azure AD better today !!!

DAG Witness Server on Microsoft Azure !!!

Office 365 - Microsoft Peering Agreements!!!

Add-on bytes:

Below are few of the essential resources from Microsoft for your reference, get ready to stay updated.


*Here comes 2015 Roundup from Office 365 Network made with Sway.

Access here: 2015 Network Roundup

Hope my blog is quite informative for you all and I am excited to welcome this New Year to take-up new challenges and gain more experience that I can share with you all as always.

Clock is ticking... Bidding Adieu 2015...Wish you all "Happy New Year 2016" in advance once again, meet you next year. 


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