Promotion of Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB has been extended. 'No charge' through Sept 2015!!

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Jeff Stoffel

Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB

Microsoft Practice Accelerator provides you with Microsoft Services best practices and resources to help you accelerate your time to market, increase customer wins and retention, and improve delivery quality through proven guidance.  This Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB typically costs five partner advisory hours.  For a limited time, through the end of October 2015, there is no cost to attend the Office 365 Practice Accelerator for SMB offering.

In this Practice Accelerator, you will learn the fundamental deployment principles and processes that lead to repeatable successful deployments of Office 365 for small and medium business customers. We will cover the new features and tools provided for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Yammer, and Lync Online deployments and migrations, as well as present the approach required to craft a solution in as little time as possible. You will be provided with next steps for delivery readiness of individual products and features, ensuring your delivery practice can quickly move from the vision and plan stage into the pilot, deployment/migration, and enhancement phases.  image

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Understand cloud partner business opportunities
  • Sign up for and use your internal-use rights (IUR)
  • Demonstrate, position, and pilot Office 365 for your customers
  • Plan for infrastructure, identities, and client deployment requirements
  • Plan for Office 365 workloads including Exchange Online, Lync Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business
  • Plan for user adoption of Office 365

Who is it for?
This course is targeted to presales technical specialist, technical specialist, consultant, practice manager, or IT manager roles at Microsoft Partner Network member organizations.

Course syllabus


  • Cloud overview
  • Cloud partner business opportunities
  • Use your internal-use rights (IUR)

Getting started

  • Office 365 plans
  • Deliver a demo, activate the trial, and deploy the first pilot
  • Infrastructure planning

Exchange Online service

  • Exchange Online planning
  • Onboarding/migration for Exchange Online
  • Enhance your messaging environment
  • Monitoring and reporting for your Exchange environment

  SharePoint/OneDrive/Yammer services

  • SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and Yammer planning
  • Onboarding/migration for SharePoint Online
  • Enhancing your collaboration environment
  • Monitoring and reporting for your collaboration environment

  Lync Online service

  • Lync Online planning
  • Onboarding/migration for Lync Online
  • Enhance your communication environment
  • Maintain

  User adoption

  • Client deployment
  • Client usage scenarios
  • End user training

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