A while ago, I wrote a Blog post on Practice Accelerators, what they are and why anyone should care (http://aka.ms/PAs).

These offerings have recently been updated and you can see what's available at https://mspartner.microsoft.com/en/ie/pages/training/practice-accelerator.aspx

Of particular note though are the updated Office 365 Practice Accelerators which are (for the moment!) free to Cloud Essentials and Cloud Accelerate Partners.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take this training for free while you can!

This training is currently scheduled for the following dates:

 

Product

Title

    and Registration Link

Language

Dates

Office

    365

Practice Accelerator for Office365

English

11-11-2013

Practice Accelerator for Office 365

English

11-11-2013

Practice Accelerator for Office365

English

14-11-2013

Practice Accelerator for Office365

English

14-11-2013

Practice Accelerator for Office 365

English

09-12-2013

 

and each Office 365 Practice Accelerator covers the following topics:

 

Course outline

Overview of Office 365

  • Features of Office 365
  • High-level architectural components
  • Terminology
  • Approach to engagements

 

Discovery and planning infrastructure

  • Tools for discovery
  • Domains and redelegation
  • Domain Name System (DNS) and certificates
  • Ports, protocols, and firewall considerations
  • Wide area network (WAN) accelerators, load balancing, and software
  • Network, bandwidth, and latency

 

 Discovery and planning: clients and applications

  • Rich, web, and conference experiences
  • Considerations for extended protection for authentication
  • Mobile devices

 

Identity and federation enablement

  • Provisioning
  • Active Directory synchronization
  • Identity federation
  • Multi-forest planning

 

Migration and service verification

  • Tools for planning

 

Enjoy!