Intro to Microsoft 365 | LRN110
Welcome ignite attendees, my name is anthony kerr. I am a senior business strategy, manager, in the worldwide, learning organization. And you are at, our intro, to m36. Or microsoft, 365.. Uh we have here today darren hanson. He is on our technical, content, lead. Or he is on our technical content, team. Uh darren take it away. Thanks anthony. As you mentioned i'm on the worldwide, learning team, uh specifically. The microsoft, 365. Technical, content, team. Uh and i own the track, for the microsoft, 365. Fundamentals, certification. Uh so, today we'll be getting into, you know generally. What is microsoft, 365. You may have heard of, microsoft, 365. Before you may have heard of office 365. Before. Um we'll try to you know give you an idea of what what's in microsoft, 365. And all you can do with it, we'll talk about kind of what careers, you want to go into. Um. What careers are available, with microsoft, 365. Technologies. Or just general, roles, uh role-based. Paths you can go down to to learn, about more of the microsoft, technologies. We'll talk about how microsoft, 365. Is built we won't get down into the weeds but we'll just talk about some of the principles, that we adhere to, in regards to security, privacy. And compliance. And then we'll give you some resources, where you can learn more about microsoft, 365. And then, we've got a quick q a at the end. So, what is microsoft, 365. A lot of people probably, generally know what microsoft, is they know what windows, is they know what office, is. Uh you may have even heard of office 365. Which is uh you know. The. First iteration, of our our cloud service basically. Um, you know. You probably heard of the email or exchange, outlook, um that's one thing that we provide but there's a lot of other stuff that we provide, for. Not only you know employees, that are working on. Projects, but also the businesses. And, their their it teams, and their. Security, teams we we provide tools for them to make their job easier. So microsoft, 365. Is all about productivity. It's about personal, productivity. Getting your job done making you more productive, making your day a little bit easier. And then organizational. Productivity. Making the business, more productive. Making, uh things easier, making things cost less making things take less time. So, on the personal productivity. Side we generally. Want to allow people to. Work better as a team together, and simplify, that whole process. It's not very fun if you have to. Run down the hall to talk to this person and then run down the hall to talk to that person. We want teams to be able to collaborate, meet call and connect easily. All in one place, and we have microsoft, teams for that. We want people to stay productive, on the go especially, now with remote work being so common, we want office to be accessible, from everywhere, whether that's on their their mobile phone. Or, at home, or in a coffee shop. And then the tools that you use on a day-to-day, basis, we want to be smarter, we want ai, enabled tools, that, help you be more creative. That help you learn from the content that you're working on or the data that you're working with. We want search to be better and more. Personable. We want personalized, assistance, with built-in intelligent, features, that basically means you know ai.
Enabled, Tools. Telling you how to make your content, or your project a little bit better. For organizations. The way that organizations, are more productive, is. Uh. Managing, all of that knowledge, that. Sits in all of the employees, heads you know turning that into. An ecosystem. Where, experts can rely on one another to. Learn from each other. Another place that we do that is through workplace, analytics, that looks at a bunch of different signals. In microsoft, 365. And suggest, ways to help, teams work better together. For it, teams, and i t administrators. We have tools that, making, that make. Managing, all your, computers. Mobile phones, tablets, devices. A lot easier, and, we have microsoft, endpoint manager for that, managing, all those things in one place as opposed to managing. All those things in different tools. On different systems. And then lastly, if you. Don't have a secure, organization, if your data is not secure, if your. Network is not secure. Then you can't really be productive, if you're trying to, to. You know fill holes all the time so we provide tools to help you protect your business, and mitigate, risk. So. To that end for organizational, productivity. And personal, productivity. We have. You know these are more broken down features. That we have available in microsoft, 365.. We've got you know instant messaging, and meetings, through teams. Email, and calendaring, through outlook and exchange. Office, of course, uh file storage and sharing with onedrive, in business. And then um. Internet, team sites, collaboration, sites communication, sites, uh through, sharepoint, and yammer. Like i was, mentioned for the, business management, or the organizational, productivity, side. We've simplified, it management, with the microsoft, endpoint manager. We. Have better workflow. Management, and process, automation, through power automate, and sharepoint. And then through microsoft, teams and the power platform which we'll talk about a little bit later. You can basically extend, your line of business applications. Through those other tools. We provide tools for workflow, and, forms management. Business, intelligence. With power bi. Those are things like you know creating graphs creating charts out of data easily. And then ways to manage your work better through planner, or, you may have known that as project. And then a whole range of security, and compliance, capabilities. Uh having to do with protecting, people's identities, and protecting, access, to the resources, that you have on your network. And then protecting, from outside, threats, you know denial, of service attacks, malware. Phishing. We provide tools to help. Employees. Protect themselves, and help the business protect themselves as well. For microsoft, 365. There's, four ways, to. Sign up for it or there's there's four subscription, bases that we have for 365. And that's. Enterprise. For large businesses, with thousands. Uh tens of thousands of employees. We have subscriptions, for small business, for up to 300. Employees. If you are, have been in any college institution, or higher education, you may have used microsoft, 365. For education, there. And then for our home users, uh there there is a microsoft, 365. Subscription, for home users. And family. That basically, just includes office, and a few of the cloud services, like, exchange. And teams. So. Now that we've talked about kind of what, generally what's in microsoft, 365. And what you can do with it. Where can you go with microsoft, 365. What types of careers, or jobs are available. And you know not. There are, many more jobs available, than than, what we're talking about here but. When you work with microsoft, 365. Technologies. And use microsoft, 365. To its fullest, extent. These are the types of jobs. Job roles that are available. And these are the types of roles that we're targeting, on microsoft, learn. So we have developers. Data engineers, devops, engineers, which are people who manage, uh our azure devops, instances. Um. Administrators. You know i.t administrators. Teams administrators. Um, sharepoint, administrators. There's. Multiple, different types of administrators. That, we work with or that. Can. Can work with microsoft, 365.. Data scientists, with all the data that we collect, and, uh being able to, manipulate. It and visualize, it through power bi. Security, engineers, like i mentioned. Microsoft, 365. Is, investing, hugely, in security.
And So there's going to be a great need for security, engineers, in the future. Solutions, architects, you know. They look at everything from the top down and try to build solutions, out of all the tools that are. Available. Ai, engineers, and functional, consultants. Those are you know just some of the roles, and careers that are available. Those are the ones that we look at at microsoft, learn and try to target. With learning paths and certifications. So there are three levels of certifications. Um we start with microsoft, 365. Fundamentals, which is kind of what we're talking about here. Um. Once you get past the fundamentals. There's, more role-based, certifications. Available, depending on which area you want to get into so there's. A teamwork, administrator, associate, which i mentioned works with teams. There is a modern desktop, administrator, associate. Messaging, administrator, associate. A developer. Associate. Security, administrator, associate, and then a teams, another teams administrator, associate. Lastly if you kind of bring all of those together. And. Become an expert, in sort of being an enterprise, administrator. There's the expert administrator. Certification. So those are the ones from microsoft, 365. There are certainly more available, for azure, and, other technologies, at microsoft, 365.. But now we're going to get into a little bit more detail, on some of the specifics. Of. What what can microsoft, 365. Actually, do. So. We talked about personal productivity, and organizational. Productivity. And for personal, productivity. The ways that, that, microsoft, 365. Empowers. Employees, to be more productive. Is through. One way is through engagement. And that's basically, making. Employees, feel connected, to the business and the projects that they're working on, we want. Employees, to be. Feel like they have a voice, in their in their organization. Uh feel like they, they have a say in what's going on and how things run or just feeling. Like they're informed. From. Feeling like they're informed. From the. Leadership, at the company. So we provide tools like yammer. Microsoft, teams, live events, to help. Ceos. And leadership, at their company, connect with their employees. I mentioned. One way to help employees be more productive, is through communicating. With. You know their other employees. Through microsoft, teams you can, you know im, and chat, and host online meetings, uh with you know rich video content. And. Um. Desktop, sharing capabilities. Another way obviously, is email and calendaring, that's not going anywhere we still offer outlook. And calendaring, services, through exchange. Um. Even though we have, different ways of communicating, now email is, not going anywhere and it's. Gonna stay for many years to come. Being productive, from anywhere again, having office on all your devices, being able to store and share your files. From anywhere. That's part of onedrive, capabilities. And then empowering, everyone, with all of these tools, means not just empowering. Your employees, but empowering, those who. Have different accessibility, needs so all of our microsoft, products are built.
With Accessibility, in mind and they meet our. Seven, accessibility. Principles, that that we. Uh adhere to. When building our products. To make sure that that everybody, is uh. Empowered, to do the best work that they. Can. So organizations. Um. Have a little bit different. Way of being productive. It's not about the individual, anymore it's about what can the business do to be more productive, to save money to, um. Save costs. And part of that is simplified, management, like i mentioned before. When you have to manage. Um. Multiple. Thousands, of devices, whether they're windows computers, or mac computers, or android, phones or, apple phones. Or maybe even some windows phone still. It's hard to do that when you have to manage them all from different separate, uh, tools and sources, but with microsoft, endpoint manager. We've brought all those together so you can now, dictate. Minimum. Operating system requirements. You can make sure that everybody has the most. The latest security patches installed. Otherwise, they wouldn't be able to access corporate resources, or anything. Business, process, automation. Through. Through power automate, and. Flow. Also through sharepoint. Basically, if you have a complicated, business, process. That, you know is not very. Efficient. It's kind of complicated, people get confused, by, microsoft, 365. Has many tools available to help you streamline, that business process. Again through, extensibility. Through microsoft, teams, and power platform. Employees, can create their own, apps. That connect to corporate data and corporate. Corporate resources. They can create those apps, without, the need for, say a developer, or a complicated, development, process. Forms and workflow management, i mentioned before, business intelligence, through power bi. And, work management, through. Microsoft, planner. So we also have this tool called workplace, analytics. That kind of looks at multiple, signals, all around your organization. From employees, working, from how their devices, are connecting. Where they're connecting, from. All those kind of things, will, feed into workplace, analytics. And sort of suggest. Or. Make a report. On, how your employees, or how your organization, works together their collaboration. Patterns, to impact productivity. Their effectiveness. As a workforce. And whether or not they're engaged. So. Workplace, analytics, can look at all that and suggest ways to make all that. Better. And it's using ai, in the back out in the back end to. Create those insights, and actual. Behaviors. Uh microsoft, secure score, is another tool that, we offer for, businesses. That gives a really easy way to look at your security, posture, in your whole organization. It's it's one score, that looks at multiple different things across your business. And it says. These are the places we feel you are vulnerable. And here's a here's an action plan on how to adjust. And so as you, make these improvements, your score continually, goes up. And it's just a it's a nice, simple, way for. Businesses, to make sure that you know they're not being taken advantage, of or or they're not suffering any malicious, attacks. So getting into security, and talking about how secure microsoft. Is. We'll start with kind of how microsoft, 365. Is built. Um. A lot of. Vendors, out there. Security, vendors. Have, one tool that is built for a specific, threat or a specific. Aspect, of security. And so a lot of companies, end up with. 10 20, you know, different security, products in their organization. And. Microsoft. Is trying to position, itself as a, you know an all up security, provider, and so. We think of security, from the ground up and it's it's underpinned.
Across, Every product and every service, that we. That we build, and we use ai, and automation, to make sure that, we're looking at signals. Thousands, and thousands, of signals. Actually, trillions, of signals across, you know the entire, net. To look at malicious, attacks, to, correlate. You know where, attacks are happening, and trying to prevent them from from happening to your. Network. Uh it's integrated, across, you know there's security, for. People, your identity. The devices, that you work on the apps that you're actually, working with on those devices. And then the data that you're accessing. Is actually, secure, so at each level of. Access. There is another, barrier, to getting access to that and it sounds. Sounds complicated, and it sounds cumbersome, but it's actually, a very streamlined, process, that is, thought of from the beginning, and built into all of our products. Um so those three aspects, of security, are generally. Identity, and access management you know protecting, you, your, your identity. Your logon, credentials. Protecting. The. Access. Or the the place that you're trying to get access, to the data, or the website, or the app. Protecting, from outside, threats like malware, phishing. Denial, of service attacks. And then general cloud security. So for compliance. Uh we provide, you know some services, and tools, that help protect the information, that you're working with. And. Governing, that data, making sure that, the people who are supposed to have access to that data, only have access to that data and no one else, so being able to perform audits on things like that. Making sure that. You are. Thinking about insider, risk management. We have tools, to you know prevent. Either intentional. Or unintentional. Leakage, of data from inside your organization. Abilities, to discover and respond. To, uh compliance, requests, from government. Uh regulated. Regulatory. Bodies. Um and other, other services. For. Legal issues, or, things like that. So, we have, tools to provide all of that for organizations. And then. One thing. That microsoft, is thinking very heavily of going forward is is privacy. Of. Our data of your data. And how that is going to affect everybody in the future, so. Protecting, your personal, data, requires. You know security. And it requires, access control management, and proper data classification. And that's kind of what we talked, about, in in terms of compliance. But privacy, is also about being accountable, for and respecting, our customers, choices. So it's, about. Being able to control. The collection, of the data. What we do with that data, who has access to that data and distribute. Uh, distribution. Of that data. You know who we sell it to and all that so. We try to follow the the, you know six privacy, principles. Of control, transparency. Security, strong legal protections. No content based targeting. And that, turns out to be a benefit to you. So. Lastly. Yeah i think anthony's, going to talk about some resources, that we have to to keep learning about microsoft, 365.. So anthony. Yeah, so uh. Before we get to the, resources. I'm going to ask. A couple of questions, for darren. Um. Since this, is uh, we're now in september. Of 2020, how was the. Uh, global, pandemic. Shifted, the landscape, of personal, and organizational. Productivity. It, certainly, makes it a lot more difficult, for organizations. To. Manage. A business you know from home. And, manage, all the employees, that are involved in the business. From their homes. Um so. With cloud technologies, it actually makes it really easily because you know everybody has a. Worker company laptop, or device. And, it makes it very easy for it teams to manage that device. Wherever, it is it doesn't have to be on a corporate network or anything like that so. It's changing, in in that regard, but with microsoft, 365, it actually makes it very easy. For, individuals, and personal productivity. You know we have. The tools, available to make remote learning and remote work uh very easy, uh, it's definitely, a. Paradigm, shift, but you know we have had in the past, tools to make this. Work, and we definitely have it now with teams. So. And, speaking of the it department. What. Roles. Are. Most, in demand, right now. I would say probably, security, administrators. Security, engineers. As. Everything, moves, more to the cloud. And. Things become a little bit more uncertain, in the, um. You know the global economy or whatever. Um. Security, is is at the the forefront, of our. Of our investments. And so. Security, engineers, also developers. As more people move to the cloud and kind of move away from line of business applications, on premises.
We Need, developers. To start taking the reins, and. Connecting, their line of business applications, to microsoft, 365. And building, building that ecosystem. And learning the ecosystem. Absolutely. So. Let's say one of our, viewers. Dreams, of becoming. An enterprise. Admin. What hard skills, should they pursue. To to be successful, in this endeavor. Um pretty much for, for anybody who's looking into getting. Into an administrator. Role. Or any kind of. I.t, or tech role. It's really that drive to solve problems. Um. If you don't have, uh the ability, or the the want. The need to solve a problem when you see one. You probably won't go far. Because. Being an administrator. Is all about looking, for, the problems in your organization, you know finding ways to improve, and then using the tools and resources, available, to you, to solve those problems, and, microsoft, 365. Provides, a lot of different tools. And each company. Uses them a little bit different each company has a different way of solving that problem, and. You know we need, unique, problem solvers, to, use our tools, to, create new ways of. Working. And, what about developers. Who, work on m365. Would you say it's a same or similar skill set. It's it's similar. But you also have to. Have the um. At microsoft, we say you want to be a no or you want to be a learn at all not a know-it-all, you have to have that drive to keep learning things and. Throughout, your career as a developer. There's nobody, who's going to be a successful, developer, who learns one language, one technology, and sticks with it their entire career. They're always going to be learning something new so. Microsoft, 365. You know has a lot of different technologies. That it touches. And you can. You know you can get involved in any one of them and learn something new every day. And speaking, of uh languages, for developers, are there. Any, or where should they start. What would be the. Uh. If you had to learn, one or two languages, what were those one or two languages, be. Uh definitely, c sharp to start with. But you know a lot of our technologies. Are. You can use other languages, with them. So but c sharp is probably the one to start with and we do have a learning path and a certification, available. For, microsoft, 365. Developers. So i would definitely suggest checking that out. And. Would you have any. Let's say. Uh. Guidance. Or wisdom, that you've acquired, through your career that you would, uh, leave for our audience who's just getting started and to set. Uh it it definitely, goes back to what i said earlier about learn it all not know it all, because microsoft. Is continually. Changing. Um. The whole. All our competitors, are continually, changing too and so as, as the world changes. As technology, changes you have to keep up with that and. You know try to learn something new every, every day if not, you know. If not more often. Absolutely. Thank you for your your presentation. Darren. Uh and before we sign, off. I would like to tell you about these resources, so. First. We have. The. M365. Learning path. And. Second, we have the m365. Fundamentals. Certification. Details. So. With the learning paths. You will get more in-depth, knowledge. Of what darren. Uh. Just spent. The last 20 minutes or so. Presenting. And then if you want to, prove, or validate, that you've. Learned. Enough about microsoft, 365. Fundamentals. To go further, i would highly recommend, pursuing, a certification. Uh which is the aka, dot ms. Slash, m365. Certification, link. And. Also, before we let you go, we'll talk to you about the cloud skills challenge, uh so this is an opportunity, to earn, a pre-certification.
Exam. By completing. Our, microsoft, 365. Cloud skills challenge. So join today in the learning zone, you see the link right on your screen. And with that. Have a wonderful, ignite.