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Cloud at Microsoft

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In this in-depth course on cloud computing at Microsoft, you’ll learn our best practices for implementing and supporting a global cloud environment. Through presentations and demonstrations, you’ll hear from Microsoft IT subject matter experts (SMEs) about cloud architecture, planning, operations, maintenance, and support of the cloud in the Microsoft global environment. This course equips you with information to successfully migrate and implement cloud solutions in your own enterprise.
Cloud at Microsoft

SharePoint at Microsoft

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Go behind the scenes at Microsoft and explore its best practices for planning, designing, deploying, and operating SharePoint as a strategic collaboration platform. In this in-depth course, Microsoft IT subject matter experts (SMEs) share case studies, presentations, and demonstrations of the SharePoint implementation at Microsoft, both on premises and in the cloud. This course helps prepare you to implement and maintain a SharePoint installation as part of your organization’s environment.
SharePoint at Microsoft

Skype for Business at Microsoft

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Go behind the scenes at Microsoft and explore its best practices for deploying, operating, and supporting Lync/Skype for Business in a global environment. During this in-depth course, you’ll hear from Microsoft IT subject matter experts (SMEs) as they share case studies, presentations, and demonstrations about enterprise IM, voice, and conferencing (audio/video) implementations at Microsoft. This course helps prepare you to implement Skype for Business in your organization’s environment.
Skype for Business at Microsoft

How Microsoft IT manages resource efficiency in Azure and on-premises (Webinar)

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When IT professionals transition infrastructure to a hybrid cloud environment, they face the challenge of efficiently allocating server resources. How is Microsoft IT approaching this challenge and controlling costs? In this webinar, Senior Service Operations Manager, Bryan de Boer, describes a strategic approach to analyzing and identifying underused resources and implementing Microsoft IT solutions.
How Microsoft IT manages resource efficiency in Azure and on-premises (Webinar)

Microsoft IT transforms teleworking culture in Japan (Business Case Study)

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In Japan, a business culture that values face-to-face interaction has slowed the widespread adoption of teleworking. However, demographic changes and a mandate from the government are making worker mobility a top priority. Microsoft IT in Japan is advancing the cultural and technological transformation to a mobile-first, cloud-first workplace by offering business solutions and demonstrating the benefits of teleworking to employers and workers alike.
Microsoft IT transforms teleworking culture in Japan (Business Case Study)

The cloud security mindset (Article)

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Cloud success balances robust security and rapid innovation. A new mindset is required—one that challenges traditional roles and responsibilities. Microsoft IT reveals its own Azure security evolution and decentralized approach to functions such as configuration management and incident management. At the same time, Microsoft IT maintains strong security hygiene, effective oversight and governance, and supports its DevOps partners with risk management tools and automation technologies.
The cloud security mindset (Article)

Cross the E-Rate finish line with Meraki

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Have an hour to spare?

We offer a variety of live and recorded webinars hosted by Product Specialists focused specifically on K-12 environments and deployments. We were recently joined by Scott D. Miller, Director of Technology at Wayne Highlands School District, who shared his story on managing Meraki APs, switches, security appliances, and MDM. This webinar even features Scott adding a Meraki AP to their network on air!

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Last minute E-Rate questions?

Check out our handy customer FAQ to answer your most pressing E-Rate questions. From the basics of the E-Rate program to how Meraki and E-Rate interplay, this will cover it all!

Who doesn’t love a deal?

E-Rate eligible schools and libraries can take advantage of the Meraki K-12 promo*, which offers a steep discount on 5 year licenses associated with new hardware purchases. Reach out to your Meraki rep to learn more about the promotion.

Interested in learning more about K-12 for Meraki in general?

Our K-12 solution guide and customer stories are great places to start! The solution guide provides you with a quick overview of what Meraki can offer K-12 environments, while our customer stories give insight on how current customers are using Meraki and why it’s their solution of choice.

Good luck finishing off the FY16 E-Rate season. Remember, summer break is just a few months away!

 

*All Meraki hardware and licenses are 100% E-Rate eligible with the exception of MX Advanced Security license (50% eligible) and Systems Manager licenses (not eligible) per the Funding Year 2016 eligible services list. Meraki K-12 Promo running through July 1, 2017.


Cross the E-Rate finish line with Meraki

April Showers Bring…the Meraki Quarterly Update

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Cisco colleagues and partners! What will you be doing at 9:00am Pacific Time this Thursday, the 7th of April? We hope you consider tossing your date book, setting your emails aside, and joining us for the second Meraki Quarterly Update of 2016.

During this live, one-hour session, Product Specialists from our Wireless, Switching, Security, and MDM solutions file into our webinar room and take turns delivering the latest news about their respective products. These are the technical evangelists who shape the direction of our products, and they are looking forward to sharing news with you and hearing any questions you have in return.

Whether you are just curious about what Meraki’s been up to, or would like to learn how your existing Meraki network has improved over the past couple of months, this webinar is valuable for anyone familiar with the Meraki cloud managed offering.

Cisco Colleagues: Sign up here or through Meraki Tools

Partners: Sign up here (Listed under the ‘Training’ tab in the Partner Portal)

The fun doesn’t stop there! We want to share this event with our customers as well, and will be hosting a live viewing session on Tuesday, April 12th at 10:00am Pacific Time. We will play back the Quarterly from the week before, and will have Product Specialists on the webinar answering incoming questions live.

Customers: Sign up here

We hope to see you soon! Check out our webinars page and YouTube channel for other webinars and recordings of past Quarterly Updates.

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April Showers Bring…the Meraki Quarterly Update