Do you ever find there’s a lack of sufficient Office 365 technical and learning resources?
Yeah, me neither.
There is so much available it can be a real challenge to identify what is worth your time and what is not. This isn’t meant to be an exhaustive list but I’m going to hit some highlights of more useful resources. Feel free to add your favorites down in the comments.
I’ve organized resources by category, beginning with introductory materials and ending with expert resources.
Achieve certification in Office 365. Concentrates on provisioning, identity management (DirSync), federation and single sign on (ADFS), and configuring the services. Instructor-led training is available from Microsoft Learning Partners to prepare.
This site has virtual click-through labs for Office 365 including for migration of users, enabling federation and more. Unfortunately, the content is for an older version of the service and the 2010-level applications. Still, it may be useful for those who don’t have a demo environment and need more hands-on than the videos and documentation provide.
News about Office and Office 365… a good place to subscribe a RSS feed to.
I know that’s a lot to absorb, but hopefully my descriptions and rankings will help you make sense of them somewhat. This is by no means an exhaustive list… what did I miss? I’ll add the best ones in and update the article periodically.
Over the last 2 years over 1,300 of you have followed me on Twitter, I’ve had 74,000+ page views on this blog reading 83 published articles and I’ve interacted with many of you through comments here or on LinkedIn.
And now for something completely different: Microsoft. It has been a career goal for me to work at Microsoft for almost 15 years and that goal has finally been realized… last week I started at Microsoft as an Account Technology Strategist working in the Kansas City Microsoft office.
In the months ahead I plan to continue to post informative, well written articles on cloud services, as that is still a large part of my job. However, I will not be concentrating solely on Office 365 the way I have been. Expect articles about other cloud services like Azure as well. And in the not too far distant future I plan to update the look and feel and possibly the “brand” of the blog as well.
I hope you all stick around. The best is yet to come… I plan to use my new perspective to bring even more interesting and relevant content to you in the days ahead. It will probably take me a few weeks to get on my feet… there’s a LOT to learn here, but I love it so far and know it will be as good as I’ve always hoped.
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