Introduction to Microsoft Cloud Services

Cloud computing is at the core of every organization's IT strategy and Microsoft 365 is the most popular cloud productivity suite. This course will teach you the basics and benefits of cloud computing and introduce Microsoft 365.
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(25)
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 8, 2019
Duration
59m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(25)
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 8, 2019
Duration
59m
Description

There are now over 130 million monthly active users on Office 365, and over 90% of the Fortune 500 using at least one Microsoft cloud service. In this day and age, it’s important for any IT Professional to know what Microsoft offers from a cloud computing perspective. This course, Introduction to Microsoft Cloud Services, will focus on the basics of cloud computing by defining at a more general level what the cloud is, why it’s useful and examine how Microsoft fits in each type of cloud offering. First, you will learn about what the cloud is and why it is important. Next, you will discover the different types of cloud computing. Finally, you will explore what Microsoft 365 is and the services it has to offer. When you are finished with this course, you will gain an understanding of why the cloud is so important to today's businesses and know the differences between, public, private, and community clouds.

About the author
About the author

Vlad is a SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant specializing in SharePoint and SharePoint Online deployments as well as hybrid scenarios. As a Pluralsight Author, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and recognized international speaker, Vlad has helped thousands of users and IT Pros across the globe to better understand and to get the most out of SharePoint. Vlad is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in SharePoint since 2013 and has his own blog at www.absolute-sharepoint.com and he often shares his knowledge by speaking at local conferences and community events. Vlad also blogs at CMSWire as well as Computerworld and is often featured in other Microsoft sites such as Redmond Channel Partner. In Addition, Vlad is the recipient of the "Top 25 Office 365 Influencers" award, showcasing him as one of the most influential Office 365 specialists in 2015 demonstrating his expertise and passion for Microsoft's shift towards the cloud in the past years.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello everyone. My name is Vlad Catrinescu, and welcome to my course, Introduction to Microsoft Cloud Services. I'm a Microsoft MVP in both PowerShell and Office 365 from Montreal, Canada. There are now over 130 million monthly active users on Office 365 and over 90% of the Fortune 500 using at least one Microsoft cloud service. So it's really important for any IT professional and business user to know what Microsoft offers from a cloud computing perspective. This course will focus on the basics of cloud computing by defining at a general level what the cloud is, why it's useful, and examine how the different Microsoft offerings fit into each type of cloud option. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include what is the cloud and why it's important, the different types of cloud computing, as well as what Microsoft 365 is and what services it offers. By the end of this course, you'll know why the cloud is so important to today's businesses, as well as know the difference between public, private, and community clouds. We'll also learn the different types of cloud computing services such as Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Software as a Service. Lastly, we'll look at Microsoft 365 and learn what Microsoft offerings are available in the Microsoft 365 subscription, as well as every other Microsoft cloud service such as Azure. This course is a beginner level, so there are no specific prerequisites before listening. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about Microsoft cloud services with the Introduction to Microsoft Cloud Services course, at Pluralsight.