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Office 365 Jump Start Course coming May 24-26 - Register now for the Live Event!

Starting May 24th Microsoft Learning, in partnership with the MVA, is hosting an exclusive three-day Jump Start class specially tailored for IT Professionals looking for real-world proof of how cloud-based Office 365 enables you to solve more problems from more places.

This course will be delivered via virtual classroom on May 24-26, 2011 from 10:00am-4:00pm PDT. After the event, the whole 3 day training will be available within the Microsoft Virtual Academy, so you be able to gain points for taking the course.

Over 2,300 people attended the last Jump Start, "Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals", which is also coming to the MVA. So register today to attend in person.

This fast-paced, demo-rich online course will feature expert instruction and real-world demonstrations of the Office 365 platform, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online.

Attendees are in for a treat because Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Adam Carter (Bomb) will be team teaching this course with the best of the best. Throughout the course, leading experts for each technology -- Mike Kostersitz, Office 365 Program Manager; Naomi Alpern, Senior Consultant Exchange Online; Jeff James, Solutions Architect; Jerome Berniere, Senior Program Manager; Mark Kashman, Senior Technical Product Manager; Matt Burnett, Senior Consultant SharePoint Online -- will be joining Adam to share the latest with Office 365.


Day One — “Office 365 Platform” | May 24, 2011 | 10am-4pm PDT
Microsoft Office 365 Overview for IT Pros
Deploying Clients for Office 365
Administration & Automation using PowerShell
Identity and Access Solutions
Directory Synchronization

Day Two — “Exchange Online” | May 25, 2011 | 10am-4pm PDT
Exchange Online Overview for IT Pros
Exchange Online Administration
Staged Exchange Online Migration
Hybrid Options with Exchange Server & Exchange Online
Exchange Online Archiving & Compliance

Day Three — “Lync & SharePoint Online” | May 26, 2011 | 10am-4pm PDT
Lync Online Overview & Configuration for IT Pros
SharePoint Online Overview
SharePoint Online Administration
SharePoint Online Extensibility & Customization
Office 365 Deployment Overview

  • Anonymous
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    Will you cover using MigrationWiz ( to migrate mailboxes to Office 365? Thanks!

  • Anonymous
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    When will this training be available through Virtual Academy?

  • Anonymous
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    Not yet available in MVA??????

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    @Nancy. We are hoping to have the first day up sometine the week of June 20th. I'll be posting details of our progress towards that date on the Twitter account.

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    @Harsha. There is a delay between the live event and when the recordings are published and the assessments built. As I mentioned in the reply to Nancy, I'm working towards getting the first day up during the week of June 20th.