IntroductionThe world is changing, business are embracing new technology like the cloud to enable them to do moreToday I’m going to talk to you about the cloud and some of the technology Microsoft has created to help businessWe’ll take a look at how you can take that technology and use it to help your employers and to enhance your own careersWe’re going to keep it interactive, by doing some white board sessions to get you thinking and I’ll show you some of the actual Microsoft solutions inaction.We’ll also take a look at how you can get access trials of the services so you can start to learn all about them
SaaS and PaaSSaaS and PaaS are both ways of doing the heavy liftingWith SaaS the service is provided as a finished thing, something that you just consumeWith PaaS an organization or individual can build a custom application that can do amazing things for their business
Why is cloud important and why is it changing business and IT?The first reason is best defined as agility.Agility allows small companies to act like multi-nationals – they can do things at scale quickly and easilyAgility allows multi-nationals to act like small companies – they can try things that would normally have taken to long. Take advantage of trends
The other most notable motivator is being able save money by not having to run some of the expensive back end stuffThey don’t need to patch servers, so IT people can do some real work – like ensuring the business continues to functino
Office 365 OverviewOffice 365 is Microsoft’s new solution for productivity based in the cloud, that means that it enables people to share documents and work on them together. Communicate simply with familiar tools.The best part is that Microsoft run this service out of our massive, reliable, scalable data centers around the world. That means that when you want to add an Exchange mailbox you never run out of space and have to add more hard drives or build a new server.Office 365 includes 4 major components, Exchange onlne, Sharepoint online, Lync Online and Office Professional Plus.
Cloud to IT Apprentices
Microsoft Cloud for IT Apprentices<br />Simon May, <br />Client and Cloud Evangelist<br />Microsoft <br />
Cloud definition<br />What is a cloud?<br />Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. This cloud model promotes availability and is composed of five essential characteristics, three service models, and four deployment models. <br />The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing <br />