Office 365 Enterprise and EMS test lab guide stack now available

Many organizations are finding that the combination of Office 365 Enterprise and Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) allows their users to be productive and secure, even when they use iOS and Android-based tablet computers. If you find that a compelling proposition and want to experience the combined environment before rolling it out in your organization, see…

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Get your cloud adoption kick-started at the Microsoft Ignite conference

If you are attending the Microsoft Ignite conference Sept 26-30, don’t miss these sessions presented by Microsoft cloud experts and content developers Brenda Carter and Joe Davies: Kick-start your team’s cloud adoption plans (first session) Time: Tue, Sept 27 from 10:20 to 10:40 AM Place: Bldg A Theater – Level 3 Kick-start your team’s cloud…

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New community venue for the Cloud Adoption Advisory Board

Our new presence in the Microsoft Tech Community is now available at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/CAAB-Cloud-Adoption-Advisory/bd-p/CAAB. This is a new space named CAAB (Cloud Adoption Advisory Board) in the Deploying Cloud community. To access this new space, you will need to add yourself as a member of the Deploying Cloud community from the main Communities page here. Alternately, you…

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Two new posters for SharePoint 2016 and Skype for Business architectural models

With the new versions of Microsoft Office server products, content publishers here at Microsoft have been working hard to show their key configurations and scenarios in a visual way. Here are two results: Microsoft SharePoint 2016 Architectural Models poster Microsoft Skype for Business Architectural Models poster These new posters are in tabloid format, also known as…

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Demonstrate Advanced Threat Protection in your Office 365 dev/test environment

Now that you have built your Office 365 Dev/Test Environment, it’s time to put Office 365 through some additional paces. An interesting feature of Office 365 Enterprise E5 is Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), which allows you to create policies that specify email scanning for Exchange Online. Two of the most prevalent ways that users get malware is…

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Demonstrate Advanced Security Management in your Office 365 dev/test environment

Now that you have built your Office 365 Dev/Test Environment, it’s time to put Office 365 through its paces. An interesting feature of Office 365 Enterprise E5 is Advanced Security Management, which allows you to create specific policies that monitor for and inform you of suspicious activities in your Office 365 subscription. For example, one…

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Add Directory Synchronization to your Office 365 dev/test environment

The Create an Office 365 Dev/Test Environment Test Lab Guide describes how to build out the Office 365 dev/test environment: This is a great starting point to gain skills and experience in Office 365, create demos for your departments or customers, or install and test an Office 365 application running on APP1. However, most organizations…

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New Office 365 dev/test environment

The new Test Lab Guide: Create an Office 365 Dev/Test Environment describes how to build out the following: The resulting configuration consists of: A simplified organization intranet connected to the Internet, hosted in Microsoft Azure infrastructure services. This intranet has the corp.contoso.com Windows Server AD domain (DC1), a general application server (APP1), and a client/admin computer (CLIENT1)….

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New Exchange 2016 dev/test environment in Azure

If you are curious about the new features and functionality in Exchange 2016 or need to test your Exchange app, you can set up a single Exchange server in Azure infrastructure services. The new Exchange 2016 dev/test environment in Azure takes you step by step through building out the following: This resulting environment consists of: A Windows…

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New ExpressRoute section for the Microsoft Cloud Networking for Enterprise Architects poster

In response to customer interest and demand for a cross-cloud discussion of ExpressRoute, the Microsoft Cloud Networking for Enterprise Architects poster has been updated to include a new ExpressRoute section (3 printed pages). Take a look in these ways: PDF (pages 3-5) Visio file (ExpressRoute page) Easy-to-browse format on Docs.com (pages 3-5) ExpressRoute is a…

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