Friday, December 30, 2016

Get ready for Microsoft Tech Summit 2016-17

Get ready for the upcoming Microsoft Tech Summit 2016-17, Free, two-day technical training for IT professionals and developers with experts who build the cloud services across Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Windows 10.

This is a event scheduled to occur in different parts of the world, similar to last years' Microsoft Cloud Roadshow.

Access the Official site here and Register for the event today: Microsoft Tech Summit 2016-17

Also Access Microsoft Tech Summit Spaces here:

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Azure Onboarding Guide for IT Organizations

Microsoft has published this document to provide an overview, guidance, and best practices for enterprise IT departments to introduce, consume, and manage Microsoft Azure-based services within their organization. The target audience is enterprise architects, cloud architects, system architects, and IT managers.

It covers the following Topics:
  • Moving to the Cloud
  • Managing security, compliance, and data privacy
  • Azure enterprise administration
  • Integrating Azure into the corporate network
  • Extending Active Directory to Azure
  • Operating Azure IaaS Services
  • Migrating existing services to Azure
  • Offering management for cloud-based services

Office Training Center Bill of Materials

The Office Training Center Bill of Materials provides a searchable list of all learning assets for Office 365 and Office 2016. Search on the list by title, product, asset types, or work place scenarios.

The Office Training Center BOM is not yet updated to reflect the resources for new "Microsoft Teams" the chat-based workspace in Office 365, you can know more about Microsoft Teams here and take an in-depth look here 

Stay tuned for more updates...

Azure Active Directory V2 PowerShell module GA

Earlier this Month Microsoft announced the General Availability of Azure Active Directory PowerShell 2.0 module, To maintain equivalent capabilities between Microsoft Graph API and PowerShell cmdlets, all these new cmdlets are built on top of the Graph API.

Two important notes from Product Team below to keep in mind:

  • The new Azure AD PowerShell v2.0 module don’t provide full functional parity with the older MSOL module yet. We’re working hard to make that happen in the coming months and will keep you updated on our progress.
  • We are not planning to publish new functionality in the MSOL PowerShell module. Over time we will implement all the functionality of the old MSOL cmdlets in the new module, and this new module contains quite a few new cmdlets that haven’t been available before.

Access the Official Blog post here: AzureAD PowerShell V2.0 is now GA

You can Check the release notes and download the Module from PowerShell Gallery here: Azure Active Directory V2 PowerShell Module - General Availability Release

Follow the instructions to install the module according to your Operating System.

Make sure you review all the new cmdlets here : Azure Active Directory V2 PowerShell module

You can install the new PS Module in your pre-production or Test environment and see how the new V2 cmdlets work in comparison with V1 cmdlets, and once V2 cmdlets have equivalent capabilities as V1 cmdlets you can start update your existing scripts accordingly.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Advance your Azure skills from today!

Whether you’re new to Azure or already a cloud professional, training is one of the best investments you can make in your career. Microsoft is offering a free online training option and great deals on certification.

A new addition to the list of existing variety of technical training, tools and resources from Microsoft, This new Free Online training is based on a modern learning model called a Massively Open Online Course, or MOOC. MOOCs are so much more than online videos and demos – they incorporate videos, labs, graded assessments, office hours, and more.

You can access the growing catalog of MOOCs right now, for free. Finishing each MOOC includes a digital certificate of completion ready to share on professional networking sites like LinkedIn.

Access the Official Blog post here: New cloud trainings for next-generation tech professionals

Why to wait, choose the best option for you, your Organization and your Customer, begin your Azure Learning today and level up your skills.

Start here: Advance your Azure skills

Currently Available Modules in this MOOC are below and active till June 2017.

Register for these courses today and advance your Azure skills.


To sharpen your Azure Skills access the "Azure Skills Training" today, and by Completing any course from the below catalog will earn you a digital certificate of completion, ready to share on your professional networking sites.

Access here: Sharpen Your Azure Skills

Add-on Resources:

Your One stop for all Azure Resources

Access here: Azure Architecture Center

Practice with the latest cloud products and services in a live environment and advance your cloud skills for free using the Hands-on-Labs

Get hands-on with cloud technologies from Microsoft

Join the Azure Master Program today to build and prove your expertise, advance your career and expand your organization’s technology footprint with hands-on Azure trainings and certifications. And in the process, get recognized as Azure Masters.

Know more and Join here: Azure Master Program

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