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Introduction to Microsoft Cloud Services

by Vlad Catrinescu

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.

What you'll learn

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 is the cloud?
  • Why is the cloud useful?
  • How does Microsoft fit 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.

Course FAQ

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the process of storing and retrieving data over the internet rather than from a direct source such as a hard drive or thumb drive, etc. It allows for a more on-demand availability of IT resources. It's the difference between storing or accessing images online, versus storing/accessing them directly on your computer.

What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 is the entire product suite offered by Microsoft, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and many more subscription-based services.

What will I learn in this cloud computing course?

This course will teach you all about cloud computing services, specifically from Microsoft. Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to cloud computing
  • The different types of cloud computing
  • Introduction to Microsoft 365
  • Windows, EMS, and Azure
  • Azure Platform as a Service
  • Azure stack
  • Much more
Who should take this course?

Anyone who wants to learn the basics of cloud computing. If you want to understand Microsoft cloud services and why it is important in today's businesses, then this cloud computing course is for you.

Are there any prerequisites to this course?

Nope! This is an introductory level course to learn about Microsoft cloud services and Microsoft 365 from the ground level. Just come prepared to learn and apply that knowledge.

About the author

Vlad is an Office 365 consultant helping organizations get the most out their Microsoft 365 Digital Workplace. IT Professional at heart, Vlad focuses on helping administrators deploy, manage, automate, and configure governance across services such as SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams. As an author, Microsoft Certified Trainer and recognized international speaker, Vlad has helped over a million IT Professionals and end-users across the globe to better understand and to ge... more

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