Saturday, March 09, 2019

Practical Microsoft Azure IaaS E-book

Microsoft team announced a new hands-on guide that has a focused and practical approach to IaaS Migration and helps you in migrating your On-premises legacy systems to Azure IaaS.



Access here to download the E-book: Practical Microsoft Azure IaaS

Microsoft Service Adoption Specialist Certification

Microsoft team recently announced a new Online course and certification "Microsoft Service Adoption Specialist" in partnership with EdX.org. This course is focuses on six knowledge areas required to successfully drive the adoption of Microsoft services in your company.



Mainly this course uses Microsoft Teams as an example throughout the material and provides you the required knowledge to drive a successful adoption of Microsoft Teams in your Organization.

What you'll learn

  • Drive adoption of Office 365 and Microsoft Teams for your organization as example workloads in a cloud service adoption strategy.
  • Write a collaboration and communications service strategy.
  • Utilize the Outcomes Matrix to quantify and select success measures.
  • Structure early adopter and champion programs.
  • Work with technical talent to ensure service readiness and quality.
  • Configure scalable user feedback methods.

Access the Course here: Microsoft Service Adoption Specialist

Official Announcement post: Microsoft Releases the Service Adoption Specialist Course

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Microsoft Learning: Microsoft Teams Training modules for IT Pros

Microsoft Teams product group recently released additional readiness material for IT Pros to learn Microsoft teams, Conduct training and deliver workshops.


Access the training content here: Admin training for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Tech Communitiy blog reference here: Microsoft Teams Training modules for IT Pros

Additionally you have a EdX.org course that helps you to enable Microsoft Teams on your Office 365 environment.

Access here: Enabling Teamwork with Microsoft Teams

Next Steps:

Get yourself prepared for the new Microsoft Certification "Microsoft 365 Certified: Teamwork Administrator Associate" announced covering Microsoft Teams aligning with their new role based Certification path.

Access here to know more: Microsoft 365 Certified: Teamwork Administrator Associate


Friday, March 08, 2019

SPS : Understanding Microsoft Teams Security & Compliance features and plan for Governance

As more Organizations are transforming towards Modern Workplace, Enabling users for Modern collaboration becomes essential and Microsoft Teams plays a key role in providing this platform with rich experience across the Organization.

Once an Organization is ready to adopt Microsoft Teams it needs focus on some key elements that make the adoption successful.



I recently delivered a session on SharePoint Saturday event in Chennai, India.  This session provides an Overview of Microsoft Teams and Primarily focus on the Security and Compliance features available with Microsoft Teams, and also show how you can plan for Governance in Teams.

Access the Session slides here: Understanding Microsoft Teams Security & Compliance features and plan for Governance

Monday, January 21, 2019

Exchange 2010 end of support is coming!

Exchange server 2010 reaches its end of support on January 14, 2020.  Microsoft team published official blog posts and updated customers to prepare for the end of support who are still running Exchange Server 2010. We have one year timeline to upgrade from Exchange Server 2010 Organization to latest supported version of Exchange Server On-premises or to Office 365 if your Organization is considering moving to Cloud before end of support date.




Most of the Organizations started their upgrade journey and Organizations already using Hybrid deployment with Exchange Server 2010 and Office 365 started to upgrade their On-Premises environment to Exchange 2016. Organizations who are in middle of their Migration to Office 365 using Exchange Server 2010 can complete the migration before the support end date, and once the migration is completed either decommission the On-premises Environment or if the plan is to continue using long term hybrid then upgrade the On-premises servers to Exchange 2016.

Exchange Server 2019 is now available and fewer Organizations are considering their move to 2019 post upgrading their existing 2010 environment to Supported version Exchange 2013 ( CU 21 ) or later and once the required system requirements for Exchange Server 2019 are met.


Microsoft team published the Exchange 2010 end of support road-map documentation which will be much helpful to plan your upgrade journey from Exchange Server 2010 to Exchange Server 2016  On-premises or to Office 365 ( Fully cloud / Hybrid).  This whereto post is written to point you to this essential resource. You also have additional guidance available in the Technical community to assist in this journey and this is the first essential resource to refer before you start your journey,

Access the roadmap documentation here: Exchange 2010 end of support roadmap