Updated Microsoft Cloud Storage for Enterprise Architects poster

The Microsoft Cloud Storage for Enterprise Architects poster has been updated with the latest information and links to resources. It can help you understand how Microsoft’s cloud offerings support storage using a building construction analogy: Move-in ready cloud storage options are bundled with existing cloud-based services, which you can use immediately and with minimal configuration. Some assembly…


New video for the Azure-based federated authentication for Office 365 deployment

The high availability federated authentication for Office 365 in Azure deployment has a new video. This video has three main sections: The components and infrastructure of federated authentication (client, relying party, security token service, identity provider). The deployment of a high availability federated authentication for Office 365 in Azure as described in the articles. The authentication process…

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“Experience the Microsoft Cloud with Cloud Adoption Test Lab Guides” Microsoft Virtual Academy course

For a guided tour of content that helps you quickly ramp up on Microsoft’s cloud offerings, take the Experience the Microsoft Cloud with Cloud Adoption Test Lab Guides Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) course at https://aka.ms/catlgmva. This 20-minute, single-lesson course steps you through: The value of using prescriptive, modular Test Lab Guide (TLG) documents for technical…


New Microsoft 365 Enterprise dev/test environment

The new Microsoft 365 Enterprise product offering combines Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), and Windows 10 Enterprise for a complete, intelligent solution that provides the latest in collaboration and security desktop and cloud technologies. To begin testing scenarios for Microsoft 365 Enterprise, create the Microsoft 365 Enterprise dev/test environment, which consists of: An Office…


Join us for the August 2017 CAAB Webinar

The August 2017 Cloud Adoption Advisory Board (CAAB) webinar was a Skype meeting that opened at 7:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Tuesday, August 15. It began promptly at 8:00 AM and ran to 9:00 AM. There was time for discussion during the session and the speakers were available for a few minutes after the session for additional questions. Webinar…


New Reference Architecture for a high availability SharePoint Server 2016 farm in Azure

AzureCAT Patterns & Practices has published a new Reference Architecture for a High Availability SharePoint Server 2016 farm in Azure, which you can use to build the following: This new article is part of the Azure Reference Architectures, a set of standard configurations for Azure infrastructure services, and contains: A description of the deployment architecture,…

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Navigation articles for Office 365 Security & Compliance content

To help you find the content you need to secure your Office 365 subscription and make it compliant with your organization’s policies and governmental requirements, there is a new set of articles at https://aka.ms/O365SecurityDocs. The primary links are for common security and compliance tasks. These links take you to additional articles that provide a learning…

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Customer 1:1 design sessions at Ignite to help you implement advanced protection capabilities with Office 365 and EMS

The Microsoft Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security suite (EMS) product teams are partnering to offer a limited number of dedicated solution-design sessions for individual customers attending Ignite from September 25-29. These sessions are intended to help IT teams plan and implement advanced capabilities with Office 365 and EMS. Sessions are 45-60 minutes long….


Updated Microsoft Cloud Networking for Enterprise Architects poster has links to the latest resources

The Microsoft Cloud Networking for Enterprise Architects poster has been reviewed and updated with links to the latest resources: The Optimize Your Network for Microsoft Cloud Offerings Microsoft Virtual Academy course, a 29-minute session that covers the key concepts in the poster. The Azure Network Security post in the Azure blog, which is the latest version of the…


“Optimize Your Network for Microsoft Cloud Offerings” Microsoft Virtual Academy course

To quickly ramp up on the key concepts for getting your network ready for cloud-based computing, see the new Optimize Your Network for Microsoft Cloud Offerings Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) course at https://aka.ms/optimizecloudnetworkingmva. This 30-minute, single-lesson course steps you through: The fundamental shift in networking for cloud-based computing On-premises network path optimization Optimizing intermediate systems in…