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Following modules and topics will be covered during this session:
Welcome to the Cloud at Microsoft Best Practice Experience: An overview of Microsoft IT, the Microsoft IT Institute, and the subject matter experts and technologies that will be explored in this session.
Charting the Cloud Landscape: A history of the cloud at Microsoft, cloud service delivery models: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS); and Microsoft IT’s cloud value proposition.
Envision—Creating a Cloud Vision: Identifying stakeholders, assessing cloud readiness, taking inventory and categorizing applications in order to build a business case for cloud adoption. Participants will begin to create their own personal cloud deployment action plan and build upon it throughout the session through facilitated discussion with subject matter experts.
Enable—Strategy and Governance Planning for the Cloud: Choosing a cloud adoption approach, establishing governance, developing cloud policies, revamping processes, considering candidates for pilot projects, preparing the organization for cloud deployment and reviewing the Dev/Ops model.
Execute—Designing for the Cloud: Evaluating the infrastructure to determine the most appropriate architectural options (private, public, or hybrid models), designing secure solutions and architectural standards around testing, monitoring, scaling, redundancy and latency; determining strategies for integrating cloud-based applications with on-premises applications.
Execute—Deploying to the Cloud: Implementing and integrating cloud-based solutions, identity and data management, integration and standards, and testing.
Execute—Operating in the Cloud: Assessing the operational impact of cloud-based solutions on support; application management, monitoring, synchronization, business continuity and disaster recovery including some insight into Microsoft IT’s progress in the IaaS space.
Execute—Managing Cloud Services: Reviewing the financial impact of cloud adoption; determining metrics; managing growth and transformation; and measuring efficiency, agility and quality of service.
In additional to the modules above, you will hear from each of our subject matter experts throughout the session describing “What’s Next” for Microsoft in the cloud. Some modules also include a case study or demonstration relevant to the topic to help provide additional insight into “How Microsoft Does IT”.