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The are here a few links to learn more from Office 365.

You can learn the product in separate categories.

For Beginners

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What is Office 365 for business?

Microsoft’s Office 365 main product website is comprehensive with links to use cases, features, versions, pricing, and learning materials. It’s a great place to start.

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Getting to know Office 365 eBook

Has very high level use cases for end users. Gives an idea about capabilities without going in to any details about specific functionality.

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Quick Start to Office 365 for Small to Medium Businesses

A guide to introducing new users to Office 365 through Microsoft learning videos, e-mail campaigns and hands-on demonstrations. Zipped guide e-mail templates, presentation, videos, etc.

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Office 365 Midsize Business Quick Deployment Guide

An initial training resource for Office 365 admins that will be configuring the service. The guide covers simple new account topics like setting up e-mail services, managing licenses and adding users.

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Microsoft Virtual Academy

The MVA is a fantastic resource for IT pros. A number of Office 365 courses are available including introductory guides, video training, hands-on virtual demos and more.

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Intermediate and Advanced

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Description

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Office 365 MCSA Certification

Achieve certification in Office 365. Concentrates on provisioning, identity management (DirSync), federation and single sign on (ADFS), and configuring the services. Instructor-led training is available from Microsoft Learning Partners to prepare.

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MS Online Demo Solutions

This site has virtual click-through labs for Office 365 including for migration of users, enabling federation and more. Unfortunately, the content is for an older version of the service and the 2010-level applications. Still, it may be useful for those who don’t have a demo environment and need more hands-on than the videos and documentation provide.

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Office Ignite

Important resource! Events, in-depth videos and technical content for training administrators. Much of the content is presented directly by Microsoft product managers, engineers and support staff.

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Office 365 Technical Network on Yammer

This is a great place to network with your peers, ask questions, and interact directly with Microsoft.

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LinkedIn Office 365

The Microsoft Office page on LinkedIn with content shared from members. Join the LinkedIn group for “Microsoft Office 365” as well to network with your peers.

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Channel 9

View videos from Microsoft events – including product demonstrations, training videos and more.

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Office 365 Garage Series

These are good videos for deeper technical dives in to particular Office 365 features. They highlight topics like compliance, what’s new with SP1 for Exchange 2013, Yammer, OneDrive and more.

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Office Blogs

News about Office and Office 365… a good place to subscribe a RSS feed to.

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Good Reading

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