Highlights from Microsoft Tech Summit

Due to some bad timing I wasn't able to attend the Microsoft Tech Summit  event this week in Birmingham, but thankfully Microsoft have put a lot of the sessions up online. I've been working my way through some of the sessions and thought it would be useful to highlight the ones that I thought were useful.

Office 365

Deploy Microsoft Office 2016 the right way

Excellent presentation from Brian Canady on Office 2016 ProPlus. His high level take on deploying this version and how it could impact/benefit your business is very informative. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb_gpqeUFOE

*this session was recorded in Chicago

Deploy and manage Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus using Configuration manager

John Gruszczyk covers off the best way to deploy Office 365 ProPlus using Configuration Manager (SCCM) within your environment and how they work best together.  This is a good session to watch in conjunction with Brian Canady's session. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Y_ispaRWo

*this session was recorded in Chicago

Plan your Cloud PBX deployment

Sean Wilson takes you through what it would be like if you ran your PBX on the Cloud with Skype for Business.  He has some good demos on the functionality during this session. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpzlz0423BE


Use Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) as a starting point on your cloud journey

Mark Scurrell takes you through a high level view of what Azure is these days and how you can start using it within your development or production environments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ngKDOjIa-Y

Microsoft Azure networking: new network services, features and scenarios

Yousef Khalidi takes you through the various different networking functions within Azure. A very informative talk by a confident speaker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk_LYKt_zKQ