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New MVA Courses for Office 365: ProPlus Deployment & Enterprise Mobility Suite

This is a quick note to let you know that a couple of new interesting MVA Courses has just been published:

Office 365 ProPlus Deployment for IT Pros

The goal of this course is for the audience to learn about the IT Pro deployment features of Office 365 ProPlus, such as licensing and activation, Click-to-Run, Office Telemetry, and building App-V packages. Join us as we deliver demo-rich sessions that discuss these topics, first as an overview and then more in depth. Come hear how these new IT investments make upgrading Office a lot easier, faster, and economical. Take the course from here.

Expanding Office 365 with Enterprise Mobility Suite

If you want to take advantage of the Office 365 Enterprise Mobility Suite, be sure to take this course. Learn to provide access and protections to your users, and explore the enterprise management features you’d expect from any enterprise mobility management solution. Take the course from here.

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New interesting Office 365 MVA Courses

Course Name URL Category
Access OWA in Office 365 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/access-owa-in-office-365 Office 365 Administration
Administering Office 365 for Small Business Jump Start http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/administering-office-365-for-small-business-jump-start Office 365 Administration
Becoming a Visio 2013 Power User http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/becoming-a-visio-2013-power-user Office End User
Best Practice Series: Exchange Server 2013 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/best-practice-series-exchange-server-2013 Exchange
Collaborating Office 365 with OneDrive for Business http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/collaborating-office-365-with-onedrive-for-business Office 365 Administration
Configure and Manage the Public Website http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/configure-and-manage-the-public-website Office 365 Administration
Configure Mobile Devices for Office 365 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/configure-mobile-devices-for-office-365 Office 365 Administration
Configure OWA for Office 365 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/configure-owa-for-office-365 Office 365 Administration
Configuring Lync Room System http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/configuring-lync-room-system Lync
Core Solutions of Exchange Server 2013 Jump Start http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/core-solutions-of-exchange-server-2013-jump-start Exchange
Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Jump Start http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/core-solution-lync-svr-jumpstart Lync
Data Loss Prevention in Office 365 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/data-loss-prevention-in-office-365 Office 365 Administration
Deploying, Configuring & Administering Lync Server 2010 Jump Start http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/deploying-configuring-lync-server-2010 Lync
Encryption in Office 365 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/encryption-in-office-365 Office 365 Administration
Enterprise Voice and Online Services with Lync Server 2013 Jump Start http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/enterprise-voice-and-online-services-with-lync-server-2013-jump-start Lync
Exchange Online Integration with Office 365 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/exchange-online-integration-with-office-365 Exchange
Expanding Office 365 with Enterprise Mobility Suite http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/expanding-office-365-with-enterprise-mobility-suite Office 365 Administration
Getting the Most out of Your Office 365 Trial http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/getting-the-most-out-of-your-office-365-trial Office 365 Administration
Grow your Business with Office 365 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/grow-your-business-with-office-365 Office 365 Administration
Identifying Critical Support Dependencies for Lync Server http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/identifying-critical-support-dependencies-for-lync-server Lync
Implementing Exchange Server 2013 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/implementing-exchange-server-2013 Exchange
Licensing Office 2013 and Office 365 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/licensing-office2013-and-office-365 Office 365 Administration
Lync Devices Strategy http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/lync-devices-strategy Lync
Lync Enterprise Voice Applications and Features Updates http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/lync-enterprise-voice-applications-and-features-updates Lync
Lync Enterprise Voice Core Infrastructure Updates http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/lync-enterprise-voice-core-infrastructure-updates Lync
Lync Network Assessment Methodologies http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/lync-network-assessment-methodologies Lync
Lync Network Readiness Assessment http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/lync-network-readiness-assessment Lync
Lync Top Support Topics and Troubleshooting Tools http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/lync-top-support-topics-and-troubleshooting-tools Lync
Manage SharePoint Online Documents and Lists http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/manage-sharepoint-online-documents-and-lists Office 365 Administration
Managing Exchange Online Using Microsoft Online Console http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/managing-exchange-online-using-microsoft-online-console Office 365 Administration
Managing Exchange Online Using PowerShell http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/managing-exchange-online-using-powershell Office 365 Administration
Managing Office 365 Identities and Services http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/managing-office-365-identities-and-services Office 365 Administration
Migrating to Exchange Online http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/migrating-to-exchange-online Exchange
Office 365 for Small Business: Enabling DNS for Mail Flow http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-365-for-small-business-enabling-dns-for-mail-flow Office 365 Administration
Office 365 for Small Business: Mail Flow & Accepted Domains http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-365-for-small-business-mail-flow-accepted-domains Office 365 Administration
Office 365 Fundamentals http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-365-fundamentals Office 365 Administration
Office 365 Performance Management http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-365-performance-management Office 365 Administration
Office 365 ProPlus Deployment for IT Pros http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-365-deployment-for-it-pros Office 365 Administration
Office 365 Security & Compliance: Exchange Online Protection http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-365-security-compliance-exchange-online-protection Exchange
Office 365 Support Corner: Getting Started in Project Online http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-365-support-corner-getting-started-in-project-online Office 365 Administration
Office 365 Support Corner: Next Steps in Project Online http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-365-support-corner-next-steps-in-project-online Office 365 Administration
Office 365 Troubleshooting http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-356-troubleshooting Office 365 Administration
Office Guides: Business Intelligence in Office 365 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-guides-business-intelligence-in-office-365 Office 365 Administration
Office Guides: Configuring a Hybrid Deployment of the New Lync Server http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-guides-configuring-a-hybrid-deployment-of-the-new-lync-server Exchange
Office Guides: Configuring Exchange Protection and Control http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-guides-configuring-exchange-protection-and-control Exchange
Office Guides: Configuring Lync Online Hybrid Voice with Lync Server http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-guides-configuring-lync-online-hybrid-voice-with-lync-server Lync
Office Guides: Deploying and Configuring a Lync Edge Server http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-guides-deploying-and-configuring-a-lync-edge-server Lync
Office Guides: Deploying and Managing Exchange Mailbox High Availability http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-guides-deploying-and-managing-exchange-mailbox-high-availability Exchange
Office Guides: Deploying Office as a Service http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-guides-deploying-office-as-a-service Office 365 Administration
Office Guides: Deploying the New Lync Server http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-guides-deploying-the-new-lync-server Lync
Office Guides: Exchange Cutover Migration with Office 365 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-guides-exchange-cutover-migration-with-office-365 Exchange
Office Guides: Exchange Hybrid Deployment with Office 365 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-guides-exchange-hybrid-deployment-with-office-365 Exchange
Office Guides: Identity Management with Office 365 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-guides-identity-management-with-office-365 Office 365 Administration
Office Guides: Introduction to Office 365 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-guides-introduction-to-office-365 Office 365 Administration
Office Guides: Office 365 FastTrack Pilot http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-guides-office-365-fasttrack-pilot Office 365 Administration
Office Guides: Using Archiving and eDiscovery in Exchange http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-guides-using-archiving-and-ediscovery-in-exchange Exchange
Planning & Designing a Lync Server 2010 Jump Start http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/planning-designing-a-lync-server-2010 Lync
Securing Lync Deployments http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/securing-lync-deployments Lync
SMB Solution: Boost Your Marketing with Office 365 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/smb-solution-boost-your-marketing-with-office-365 Office End User
SMB Solution: Increase Your Productivity with Office 365 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/smb-solution-increase-your-productivity-with-office-365 Office End User
SMB Solution: Increase Your Sales with Office 365 http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/smb-solution-increase-your-sales-with-office-365 Office End User
Solving Office 365 Client Deployment Scenarios http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/solving-office-365-client-deployment-scenarios Office End User
Top Support Issues for Exchange Online http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/top-support-issues-for-exchange-online Exchange
What’s New with Lync http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/what-s-new-with-lync Lync
What’s New in Lync Mobile http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/what-s-new-in-lync-mobile Lync
What’s New in Meetings and Collaboration in Lync http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/what-s-new-in-meetings-and-collaboration-in-lync Lync

Learn SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 @ Microsoft Virtual Academy

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Developers and IT Professionals have always had Channel 9 and MSDN available for their learning needs. Now it’s time to take their learning up a notch. Enter Microsoft Virtual Academy – the new go-to place for live and on-demand training courses across the entire developer and IT Pro platform designed to give learners a jump start into new technologies and/or help them understand the knowledge required for specific Microsoft certification exams. Visitors can choose to take full day-long courses or take selected modules from courses based on areas of interests.

The courses below are the SharePoint specific ones that I highly recommend :

Course Name
Description
URL
Tuning SQL Server 2012 for SharePoint 2013 Jump Start
SQL Server stores most of the data for SharePoint. This Jump Start training focuses on how these two products are integrated. Join two of the industry’s most popular SharePoint experts, Bill Baer and Brian Alderman on an exploration of SQL Server settings, SQL Server system database settings and configuration options that will improve SharePoint 2013 performance, availability and security. Enjoy this demo filled Jump Start to help you optimize SQL Server 2012 deployment to protect your SharePoint environment.
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Apps for Office and SharePoint
The new apps for Office provide an improved experience within Office applications by integrating rich content and services from the web. An app for Office is basically a webpage that is hosted inside an Office client application. You can use apps to extend the functionality of a document, email message, meeting request, or appointment. The apps for SharePoint provide a new method to deliver specific information or functionality to a SharePoint site. In this Jump Start, you’ll see some examples of apps for Office and SharePoint and learn what they can do. You’ll learn how to acquire and manage apps. You’ll learn more about the types of apps for Office and the applications that support them. You’ll also find out how to make apps for Office available to users, how to manage them by using Group Policy settings or the registry, and how to monitor them by using Telemetry Dashboard.
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Introduction to SharePoint
Experience some of the new ways SharePoint Online simplifies how you interact with your team and across your enterprise. Learn how new search capabilities help you discover and organize information, manage the results, and take immediate action to be more productive. Learn how to create content, control the policies that govern content management, and protect your organization by ensuring compliance. Learn how to extend the collaborative power of SharePoint Online by using it with Yammer – the enterprise social network.
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SharePoint Online Overview for IT Pros
In this guide, you’ll see how SharePoint Online provides powerful new controls that allow IT departments to manage cost, risk, and their time. See how SharePoint Online provides powerful new controls that allow IT departments to manage cost, risk, and their time.
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Business Intelligence in Office 365
The new business intelligence features available in Microsoft Office and SharePoint 2013 provide greater insight that can be easily shared across the organization, all while using familiar tools.
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Developing Microsoft SharePoint® Server 2013 Core Solutions Jump Start
Are you a developer for the Microsoft platform, interested in helping your organization collaborate and manage workflow using SharePoint solutions? Take this course to learn the core skills common to most SharePoint development activities. Find out how to work with backend data and front end user interfaces and security. You’ll get some guidelines and best practices that will help you optimize your SharePoint applications. You’ll see some cool demos that will show you how to create an app, deploy it to a catalog, and install it. And you’ll see workflows inside the dramatically enhanced SharePoint Designer. This Jump Start will help you prepare for Exam 70-488.
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