Ten new training sessions on Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365

If you are considering the use of ExpressRoute to augment your organization’s network connection to Office 365 or are in the planning stages, take a look at the new Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365 Training page on Channel 9. Microsoft experts from Office 365 and Azure present the following sessions to help you understand, plan, and…


Office 365 Secure Score overview and demonstration

How do you know the current level of security for your Office 365 subscription? Microsoft Office 365 Secure Score helps you understand the extent to which you have adopted robust security configurations, behaviors, and best practices in your Office 365 subscriptions. Microsoft Office 365 Secure Score: Places all the existing security-relevant features of Office 365 in one place….


Nine architecture posters are now available in ten new languages

The following posters: Microsoft Cloud Solutions and Platforms Options Microsoft Cloud Identity for Architects Microsoft Cloud Security for Enterprise Architects Microsoft Cloud Networking for Enterprise Architects Microsoft Cloud Storage for Enterprise Architects Microsoft Hybrid Cloud for Enterprise Architects Contoso in the Microsoft Cloud Information Protection for Office 365 SharePoint 2016 Architecture Models are now available…


Design Azure infrastructure services to host a multi-tier LOB application

Deploying typical multi-tier line of business (LOB) applications as virtual machines in Azure is a combination of what you already know and new information about the networking, storage, and compute elements of Azure infrastructure services. To help you figure it all out, determine the design of the Azure environment by addressing the following: Resource groups…


Calculating the gateway subnet address space for Azure virtual networks

A virtual network (VNet) in Azure infrastructure services that is connected to other networks must have a gateway subnet, which contains the systems that exchange packets with other networks. Here is an example of a multi-tier application hosted in an Azure virtual network that contains a gateway subnet. The best practices for defining this subnet are the following: For the…


December 2016 CAAB webinar is on Microsoft Office 365 Secure Score

Microsoft Office 365 Secure Score is a new data service that Microsoft is building to help you understand the extent to which you have adopted robust security configurations, behaviors, and best practices in your Office 365 tenants. The experience places all the existing security-relevant features of the service in one place and makes it easy to tell…


The Santa Cloud: A Microsoft cloud implementation poster for the holidays

How would Santa Claus and his elves use Microsoft’s cloud offerings to scale their IT department’s processing demands to serve the world’s children? For the answer, see The Santa Cloud. This new cloud implementation poster is a fun way to celebrate the holidays this season. See how Microsoft’s cloud offerings can tackle some of the…


Dedicated CAAB webinar on designing and deploying LOB apps in Azure IaaS

Typical multi-tier line of business (LOB) applications are hard enough to deploy in an on-premises datacenter. When you deploy them in Azure IaaS, there are additional design considerations for networking, availability, storage, and security. On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, from 8:00 to 9:00 AM PST, join Microsoft senior content developer Joe Davies as he presents…


Understanding subscriptions, licenses, accounts, and tenants

Are you confused about how to mix and match subscriptions and licenses across Microsoft’s cloud offerings? I hope not. But if you are, the new Subscriptions, licenses, accounts, and tenants for Microsoft’s cloud offerings article attempts to make all of this clearer by discussing the structure of: Organizations – Subscriptions – Licenses – User accounts Here is…


Enterprise administrator content set for Microsoft Office 365

If you are an enterprise administrator for Microsoft Office 365, check out the new Enterprise organizations and Office 365 navigation experience (http://aka.ms/O365ITPro). This experience which provides a central location from which you can easily access articles about Office 365: Plan for Office 365 Set up Office 365 services Deploy Office clients Security & Compliance Manage services Hybrid…