Learn more about Office 365 in these upcoming Office Labs webcasts

Laurent Giret

A few months ago, Microsoft inaugurated the Office 365 Labs webcasts, which are a series of live demos dedicated to IT pros where the Office team shows how to get things done with Office 365. According to a new post on the Office 365 Labs blog today, the team has planned eight new webcasts in September which will focus on various topics such as Powershell, Azure AD Connect, Exchange Online and more. If you already watched the previous ones, Microsoft’s Partner Technical Consultant Dan Patrascu-Baba explained that these upcoming live webcasts will be slightly different:

Based on the received feedback we will conduct our webcasts in a fairly different way in comparison to the Office 365 Labs webcasts delivered this spring. First of all, the September webcasts will be shorter, at around 1 hour. However, what we will do are only live demos, so we will use slides mostly for the intro.

Here are the planned Office 365 Labs webcasts for September, and you can already register for each one with your Microsoft account.

Task automation is very important for CSPs and for in general when managing larger (or many) Office 365 environments. In this webcast of the Office 365 Labs series we will showcase the power of PowerShell when it comes to get things done in a very fast way. Specifically, we will demonstrate how fast we can create users using PowerShell, assigning licenses using different license options and perform different operations on Azure Active Directory and Exchange Online.

Azure AD Connect is a wonderful tool that synchronizes AD objects to Azure AD. In this webcast of the Office 365 Labs series we will look deep into the secrets of Azure AD, we will show exactly how synchronization works and show how certain issues could be solved very fast. We will also look into Azure AD Connect filtering options, aiming to understand how Synchronization rules should work.

During this webcast of the Office 365 Labs series we will dive deeply into different mail flow scenarios, aiming to exactly understand the transport pipeline for each scenario. We will also look into NDRs, delivery reports and headers. Finally, we will demonstrate how to use the message trace features in Exchange Online to troubleshoot mail flow issues and much more.

Outlook is a very popular e-mail client that works best with Exchange and Exchange Online. In this webcast of the Office 365 Labs series we will understand how Outlook connects to Exchange Online. We will look into Exchange Online Autodiscover and we will concentrate on how to troubleshoot Outlook connectivity issues.

During this webcast of the Office 365 Labs series we look into OneDrive for Business synchronization process. We will talk about the Next Generation sync client and the older OneDrive Sync client. Finally, we show live how to troubleshoot OneDrive for Business synchronization issues.

Collaboration is vital in today’s business. SharePoint Online comes with a huge set of collaboration features aimed for both internal and external users. In this webcast of the Office 365 Labs Series will showcase these features. Finally, we will show how to troubleshoot sharing and collaboration issues in SharePoint Online.

Security is very important in a cloud world and that’s why ADFS and multi-factor authentication are strongly recommended when using Office 365 services. In this webcast of the Office 365 Labs series we will look under the hoods of ADFS, aiming to understand the authentication process. We will also show live how to troubleshoot ADFS issues and how to perform certain very important tasks, like authentication audits and IP address tracking.

Compliance is a very important topic nowadays and that’s why in this specific webcast of the Office 365 series we will look into the Exchange Online compliance features. During this webcast we will demystify features like In-Place Archive, In-Place Hold, Litigation Hold and eDiscovery.

If you can’t make it for the live webcasts, don’t worry as Microsoft will also upload all webcasts on the dedicated YouTube channel afterwards. Sound off in the comments if you plan to follow one of these webcasts next month.