Monday, December 31, 2018

New Microsoft role-based Certifications!

"Learning is evergreen" and to show case your skills to the global audience "Certifications" plays a major role, and with the current evolution of the technology we have different roles to manage and having the right skills to perform these roles are essential, with this being said Microsoft team again made significant changes to their certification path to align to the specific job roles.

You now have the next generation "Microsoft role-based certifications" available and also to support this new change, learning path is updated.

Access this guide to know all the available New Role based Certifications: Microsoft Role-based Certification guide

Access the Microsoft Certifications Index Poster here.

Browse here to know more on the New certifications:   Microsoft Role-based Certifications

As aforesaid now the learning path to obtain the New certifications are getting updated and you have a new one-stop resource for all your learning "Microsoft Learn" which will soon replace the "Microsoft Virtual Academy" and also you have other vital resources available in the community to help you reach your certification goals.

keep an eye on the "Microsoft Learning Blog" for latest updates.

Happy Learning !!!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Office 2019 Servers now Available

Microsoft Announced the release of of Exchange Server 2019, Skype for Business Server 2019, SharePoint Server 2019, and Project Server 2019. Commercial preview of the products were available from July 2018 and now they are generally available. Microsoft announced the general availability of Office 2019 during Microsoft Ignite 2018 and now the 2019 Server products reached GA for commercial customers.

Access the below Announcement to know more: Office 2019 servers available for commercial customers

Stay tuned for more updates...

Monday, September 24, 2018

Get Ready for Microsoft Ignite 2018

Microsoft Ignite 2018 starts today September 24 - September 28 in Orlando Florida. This year Microsoft planned to live stream all the sessions and also you can watch the sessions On-demand, this is a great news for everyone.

Access here to know more: Microsoft Ignite—coming to you live from wherever you are

Below are few of the recommended sessions shared from Microsoft team and we have more on the list.

Get Ready for Microsoft Ignite 2018

Ignite 2018: Matt’s list of recommended sessions

Get deeper into security at Microsoft Ignite 2018

Come check out Azure Stack at Ignite 2018

Ignite 2018 – Windows Server 2019 Sessions

Microsoft Ignite Immersion Zone: So much to do and learn!

Follow @MS_Ignite and @MSTCommunity for latest updates.


You can now access all the sessions on-demand from Microsoft Tech Community and also download them offline at one go using this PowerShell Script


Microsoft Ignite "The Tour" is Now On.

Select a City closer to you and get be a part of this great event.

Register here: Microsoft Ignite | The Tour

Stay tuned for more updates...

Monday, April 30, 2018

Global Azure Bootcamp 2018 : Securing Your Organization with Microsoft 365

Global Azure Bootcamp 2018 completed recently across the world with a huge success. I had the opportunity to Co-organize the event as a part of Microsoft Azure Group- Chennai, and delivered a session under the IT Pro track on "Securing Your Organization with Microsoft 365".

Access the Slides here: Securing Your Organization with Microsoft 365

Friday, March 30, 2018

Microsoft 365 Security Training 2018 now Available

Security plays an important role for every Organization and Microsoft 365 which combines the power of Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security leverages the latest security features built-in to the products to protect devices, apps, data, and identities without compromising on productivity.

To understand Microsoft 365 Security features Microsoft team presented a deep dive session during Microsoft Tech Summit 2017/18.

Below are the five modules available in the session
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Threat Protection
  • Information Protection
  • Compliance
  • Security Management

These modules will provide you a clear insight on the Security capabilities available in Microsoft 365, and also you have deep dive demos and hands-on.

Access here : Deep Dive into Microsoft 365 Intelligent Security

In addition to this, Brad Anderson (CVP, Enterprise Mobility) offered a new Microsoft 365 Security training session, providing a comprehensive overview of Microsoft 365 Security offering with an in-depth look at identity-driven security, information protection, threat protection, and security management.

Watch the Session here: Microsoft 365 Security Training 2018

Stay tuned fore more updates...

Friday, March 16, 2018

Microsoft Teams Updates !

Microsoft announced their New Vision for intelligent communications in Office 365 during last year Microsoft Ignite 2017. Where Microsoft Teams is core to their Vision for intelligent communications—bringing together conversations, meetings, files, Office apps, and third-party integrations—to provide a single hub for teamwork in Office 365.

Microsoft Teams is now widely adopted and become the ultimate hub for teamwork. This week marks the First anniversary of the worldwide launch of Microsoft Teams. To advance Microsoft vision for Intelligent Communications, New features are coming later this year and the below Office blogs post covers the updates in detail.

Access here to know more: Microsoft Teams turns 1, advances vision for Intelligent Communications

If you are new and not yet started your Microsoft Teams Journey access this guidance and begin today : Microsoft Teams documentation and practical guidance


New Free version of Microsoft Teams is now available : Introducing a free version of Microsoft Teams


Access the new "Teams Adoption hub" to enhance your Organization's Teams Adoption and also a new "Microsoft Teams video learning" is available to begin with Teams.

Stay tuned for more updates...

Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide

If you are new to Microsoft Azure or in the beginning stages of planning a cloud migration, this new e-Book from Microsoft is an essential resource to begin your Journey.

Download here: Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide

Microsoft 365 Admin Center now Available

Microsoft 365 adoption is on the rise, Microsoft 365 enables Organizations at all levels to successfully transform their Workplace into a Modern Workplace and enhances productivity to move forward in this Digital World.

To manage Microsoft 365 services effectively, Microsoft team recently announced the availability of the new Admin Center for Microsoft 365 Enterprise customers. This new Admin center will be a single place for Admins to get started with Microsoft 365 and discover the breadth of management capabilities and experiences available to them.

You can read this Official Microsoft Tech Community post to know more: Introducing the Microsoft 365 Admin Center

Once this new experience is rolled-out to your tenant you can access the same here:

Stay tuned for more updates...

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Attack Simulator for Office 365 Now Available

Microsoft team recently announced a new Attack Simulator for Office 365  in Preview (included in Office 365 Threat Intelligence), if you are a security or global administrator, you can run realistic attack scenarios in your organization. This can help you identify and find vulnerable users before a real attack impacts your bottom line.

Access the Support article here: Attack Simulator (Office 365)

Review the Official Tech Community post to know more: Announcing the Public Preview of Attack Simulator for Office 365 Threat Intelligence   

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Microsoft 365: A complete solution that brings together Office, EMS & Windows e-Book

Microsoft team recently published a new e-Book to learn and understand the power of Microsoft 365, which combines the productivity of Office 365 with the protection of Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) into a complete, intelligent solution that is built for the new culture of work and assist your Organization Journey towards Digital transformation.

Download here: Microsoft 365: A complete secure solution that brings together Office 365 & Microsoft EMS

Slide Deck: Modern Workplace with Microsoft 365

Earlier this Month I delivered a session for C# Corner Bangalore Chapter Meet for "Workshop on Digital Transformation and Office 365" on the following topic: "Modern Workplace with Microsoft 365

Sharing the slide deck presented in the session here: Modern Workplace with Microsoft 365