Next month I’ll be delivering the following events in three locations around Australia. Good news for SMB partners is the Enterprise Mobility Suite has been added to the official content, so if you are looking for an introduction to that, this would be a place great to start.

Learn to build and deliver solutions that help small and midsize organizations enable the mobile workforce, while ensuring better-managed devices and access control. This course will cover a range of the latest Microsoft products and technologies, including Mobile Device Management with Intune, Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Deploying Azure Virtual Networks and workloads, Azure Active Directory (AD) and DirSync, and Office 365 mail migrations.

Mobile Device Management with Microsoft Intune
Microsoft Intune has had major feature enhancements over the last year which target the growing Mobile Device Management capabilities that many organisations are investigating, and is a big step up from the Exchange Active Sync capabilities many are relying on today. With Windows 8.1 and the upcoming Windows 10 release including greater MDM capabilities, it’s not just for non-Windows devices, it’s happy working across Windows, iOS and Android devices. The capabilities delivered by the Enterprise Mobility Suite which includes Microsoft Intune and premium Azure Active Directory features will also be introduced.

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
In this module you will configure a secure remote experience for employees of Contoso, Inc. This experience begins by leveraging both RemoteApp and VDI to allow those users to work securely on remote applications from their devices. RDS/VDI architecture, deployment and storage will be discussed, including how requirements change when connecting to hosted email solutions such as Exchange Online.

Deploying Microsoft Azure virtual networks and workloads
In this module you will create and Azure Virtual Network, A point-to-site connection, and a DBaaS instance. This will expose new scenarios for existing customers looking at embracing hybrid models that embrace cloud technologies, while still maintaining the on-premises capabilities they may depend upon today

Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Directory Synchronisation
In this module you will configure directory synchronization to Azure AD from an on-premises domain controller. The various synchronisation and identity management solutions for SMB customers will be discussed, including how Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and the Essentials Experience Role can help to simplify the process for customers with limited infrastructure.

Office 365 mail migrations

This module will give an overview of some of the different Exchange migration approaches that are available for those planning on moving to Office 365, including Staged migration, Cutover migration, IMAP and Exchange hybrid.

  • Sydney: March 10
  • Brisbane: March 12
  • Melbourne: March 27