CIAOPS Need to Know Office 365 Webinar–August

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Video is an extremely powerful communication mechanism and this month I’m going to take you through the Stream video service that is part of Office 365. You’ll get a better understanding of exactly what Stream is and how it can be used in your business.

You can register for free at:

August Webinar Registrations

The details are:

CIAOPS Need to Know Webinar – August 2018
Wednesday 29th of August 2018
11am – 12am Sydney Time

All sessions are recorded and posted to the CIAOPS Academy.

There of course will also be open Q and A so make sure you bring your questions for me and I’ll do my best to answer them.

The CIAOPS Need to Know Webinars are free to attend but if you want to receive the recording of the session you need to sign up as a CIAOPS patron which you can do here:

http://www.ciaopspatron.com

or purchase them individually at:

http://www.ciaopsacademy.com/

Also feel free at any stage to email me directly via director@ciaops.com with your webinar topic suggestions.

I’d also appreciate you sharing information about this webinar with anyone you feel may benefit from the session.

Final discount to my new Microsoft 365 Security course

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If you missed the first discount round and you want deep dive training into Office 365 security, with video demonstrations, included PowerShell configuration scripts, reference material and more then don’t hesitate. I’m offering one last round of discounts before I completely finish my course.

Use the coupon code LASTCALL at check for:

Microsoft 365 Security

or this direct URL that includes the discount:

https://www.ciaopsacademy.com/p/o365-security/?product_id=715774&coupon_code=LASTCALL

That will give you access to the complete course immediately, plus any coming additions for only US$249. There are already over 40 lessons in the course that you can take advantage of and I have lots more to add but that won’t take me long.

Remember, this is the last round of discounts I’ll do. After this the price reverts to the standard price of US$399.

So, if you want to learn more about the security options for Microsoft and Office 365 then sign up today to advantage of the discount while it lasts.

Early access to my new online Microsoft 365 Security course

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I’m working hard to complete an online course focused on Microsoft 365 Security. What I have decided to do is provide early discounted access to the course while I am still building it. If you sign up at the discounted rate you continue to get full access to all the course the modules without any additional payment.

The course will eventually sell for US$399 but while I’m still building it you can sign up for only US$99. This means that you’ll continue to get full access to everything I add to the course going forward as I build it out.

There are however already a number of modules in there you can take advantage of and I’m working hard to add more every day. Already in there are modules around enabling audit logging as well as Office 365 ATP and Data Loss Prevention.

To take advantage of this limited offer use the coupon code EARLYBIRD at check out for the course or this direct URL with the discount already applied:

https://www.ciaopsacademy.com/p/o365-security/?product_id=715774&coupon_code=EARLYBIRD

Remember this offer can’t last so sign up now.

MVP for 2018-19

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It is with a great deal of humility and pride that I can report that Microsoft has once again recognised my community contributions with its Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for 2018 in the Office Servers and Services category.

This is now my seventh consecutive award and just as special as the first. This recognition is however not possible without the support of so people who follow and support what I do, especially those that take the time to read this blog. To each and every one of you I say thanks again.

I’ll be sure to work hard again to bring you more information about Office 365 and Azure. Some additional stuff coming real soon! However, all of that wouldn’t be possible without Microsoft making such great products and making them available to people like me. I look forward eagerly to what they’ll be bringing out in 2018-19. It is going to be another very exciting year for Microsoft and being in the Microsoft ecosystem.

Being an MVP is great and unique honour. Being part of a community of really smart and passionate technology people who are also MVPs is truly inspiring and I hope to live up to their dedication and enthusiasm. I congratulate all those who where also awarded the same MVP recognition today.

But again, I thank Microsoft for this honour and will work hard to live up top the expectations it sets again for 2018-19.

Free CIAOPS Yammer support network

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I am happy to announce that I have set up a free CIAOPS Patron support network on Yammer that is focused on the Microsoft Cloud. In there I have groups on Azure, Microsoft 365, Office 365, Windows 10 and more. Members can ask questions, reply to posts as well as a share interesting information to help others.

Although access to this network is free it is by invite only, so if you want access you’ll need to send me an email (director@ciaops.com) requesting access.

I’ve done this in Yammer for a few reasons. Firstly, it is going to give me the experience of managing a ‘larger’ Yammer external network. This will hopefully improve both my technical experience with the product but also skill me more on how to successfully implement adoption. Secondly, I’ve hopefully giving people a way to get a feel for what Yammer is all about, how it works and what benefits it provides. Yammer for me is probably the most important adoption tool as I have said before:

Focus on the “me” services first

so hopefully giving people a reason to come and experience Yammer for themselves will give them a better idea of what role it can play in a business.

Again, this offering is free but by invite only. To secure your invite just email me at director@ciaops.com.

New CIAOPS classroom training

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I am pleased to announce the first CIAOPS hosted classroom training event.

How to migrate your SMB business to the Microsoft Cloud

Are you puzzled by the best approach to use when migrating a business to Microsoft 365 and Azure? Are you unsure of which services to use and when? Are you unsure how to cost cloud solutions? These and all your Microsoft cloud questions will be answered in this full day, face to face hands on training session. You’ll not only learn what products like Microsoft 365 and Azure are, you’ll learn how to effectively price solutions as well as frameworks that you can apply repeatedly to bring you success with migration, adoption and support. Best of all, you’ll see all the products in action via live demos.

This course is limited to 25 attendees, so hurry to secure your spot today!

Date = Thursday July 19th, 2018
Time = 9am – 5pm
Location = Cliftons Sydney, 60 Margaret St Sydney NSW 2000

Prices

Gold Patron = $149 inc
Silver Patron = $199 inc
Bronze Patron = $299 inc
Non Patron = $399 inc

More information about the CIAOPS Patron program can be found at www.ciaopspatron.com.

At the successful completion of this event it is planned to run this course at venues around Australia. To register your interest for a particular location please visit this link.

More information about the course and registration can be found here:

https://www.ciaopsacademy.com/p/how-to-migrate-your-smb-business-to-the-microsoft-cloud/

I hope to see you there.

Need to Know podcast–Episode 182

In this episode Brenton does his first solo interview and speaks with Josh Pell who is currently head of Project and Solution Delivery at Bendigo Telco. As well as being a highly passionate, solution driven IT PMO professional, he has over 18 years providing fantastic experiences to his customers both internal and external across a multitude of industry. You can follow Josh on  Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshpell/) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/pell_josh). Brenton and I also cover off all the latest Microsoft Cloud news for you as well.

Take a listen and let us know what you think –feedback@needtoknow.cloud

You can listen directly to this episode at:

https://ciaops.podbean.com/e/episode-182-josh-pell/

Subscribe via iTunes at:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/ciaops-need-to-know-podcasts/id406891445?mt=2

The podcast is also available on Stitcher at:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ciaops/need-to-know-podcast?refid=stpr

Don’t forget to give the show a rating as well as send us any feedback or suggestions you may have for the show.

Resources

@pell_josh

@askbrenton

@directorcia

SharePoint Virtual Summit

Introducing Microsoft training services

What’s new for your intranet in Office 365

Explore Build 2018 content with playlists

New updates for Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer

Preview of Azure AD Authentication for storage

Changes coming to PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

CIAOPS Need to Know Azure Webinar–April 2018

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Azure can do a lot of things including host website using a variety of methods. This month I’ll show you the different ways that you can host web sites in Azure and some best practices. There’ll also be news, updates and Q and A. I hope to see you there.

April Azure Webinar Registrations

The details are:

CIAOPS Need to Know Azure Webinar – April 2018
Tuesday 24th of April 2017
2pm – 3pm Sydney Time

All sessions are recorded and posted to the CIAOPS Academy.

There of course will also be open Q and A so make sure you bring your questions for me and I’ll do my best to answer them.

The CIAOPS Need to Know Webinars are free to attend but if you want to receive the recording of the session you need to sign up as a CIAOPS patron which you can do here:

http://www.ciaopspatron.com

or purchase them individually at:

http://www.ciaopsacademy.com/

Also feel free at any stage to email me directly via director@ciaops.com with your webinar topic suggestions.

I’d also appreciate you sharing information about this webinar with anyone you feel may benefit from the session.