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Montly Update - June 2018
  Microsoft


Hello Partners!

 

Welcome to this June update!
Here are some highlights for this month:

 

Microsoft + GitHub = Empowering Developers

Satya Nadella - Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft

The era of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge is upon us. Computing is becoming embedded in the world, with every part of our daily life and work and every aspect of our society and economy being transformed by digital technology. Read here.

 

Driving opportunity for device partners in the era of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge

To accelerate innovation in this new era we invite all our partners to join our intelligent Edge Partner Community. The community will help partners connect with one another to identify opportunities to collaborate on technology innovation and achieve shared business goals. Read here

 

Transforming Business through AI and Partnership

AI is set to fundamentally reinvent how businesses run, compete and thrive. We’re seeing customers excited to apply new intelligence to the core of their business, but many are struggling to formulate and execute a coherent AI strategy. That’s where Microsoft’s robust partner ecosystem can help. Read here

 

Microsoft Inspire

Las Vegas, Nevada
July 15-19, 2018

Mandalay Bay Convention Center and T-Mobile Arena
Register today


Modern Workplace

 

Practice Solution Areas

The focus here is to help customers build a Modern Workplace. This can be achieved by partners who have a practice in the following areas:

PRACTICE/SOLUTION

PRACTICE BUILDING BLOCK

PRODUCT ALIGNMENT

Collaboration

Modern Collaboration and Effective Teamwork

Exchange OL, SharePoint OL, Yammer, OneDrive for Biz, SfB (IMandP), MS Teams, Staff (S Plan), O365 PP, Power Apps, Flow, MyAnalytics, Workplace Analytics

Employee Engagement and Empowerment

First Line Workers

Microsoft 365 Powered Devices (Modern Desktop)

Modern Desktop Deployment

Windows 10, Office 365 Pro Plus, RDS/VDI, Intune, SCCM

 

Modern Desktop Managed Services

Security and compliance

Enterprise-level Identity protection

AADP, Intune, AIP, Lock Box, ASM, CAS, e-Discovery

Windows Defender ATP, ATA, OTA, O365 ATP

Control and protect information

Regulatory compliance

Proactive attack detection and prevention

Intelligent Communications (Cloud Voice)

Modern Meetings with PSTN dial-in

Cloud PBX, PSTN Conferencing, PSTN Calling

Cloud PBX enablement

 

PRACTICE/ SOLUTIONS

ACCREDITATIONS

EXPERT CERTIFICATIONS

Collaboration

70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements

 

70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services

 

Technical Assessment for Office 365 Cloud Solution Partner Training

   

 

MCSA Office 365

Both 70-346 & 70-347

 

MCSE Productivity

Both 70-346 &70-347 plus any one of 70-333 or 70-334

 

MCSA: Windows 10:

Both 70-697 & 70-698

 

MCSE: Mobility

Both 70-697 & 70-698 plus any one of 70-695, 70-696,70-398

Microsoft 365 Powered Devices (Modern Desktop)

70-697: Configuring Windows Devices

 

70-698: Installing and Configuring Windows 10

 

70-695: Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications

 

70-696: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Intune

 

70-398: Planning for and Managing Devices in the Enterprise

 

Technical Assessment for Enterprise Mobility Suite Overview

 

Technical Assessment for Mobile Device Management

Security and Compliance

Microsoft 365 Partner Security Skills Assessment

 

Microsoft 365 Partner Compliance Skills Assessment

Cloud Voice

70-333: Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business

 

70-334: Core Solutions of Microsoft Skype for Business

 

Skype Operations Framework Assessment (MPN16802)

 

Top News

Introducing Microsoft account age-related features for GDPR

We are pleased to announce the rollout of recently redesigned and improved parental consent capabilities to our Microsoft account users in the European Union. This is an important step in giving our users the capabilities that are defined in the General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR) Read Here.

 

Defend yourself from cybercrime with new Office 365 capabilities

With the growing presence and sophistication of online threats like viruses, ransomware, and phishing scams, it’s increasingly important to have the right protection and tools to help protect your devices, personal information, and files from being compromised Read Here.

 

Get started with web push notifications

Microsoft Edge now supports web push notifications via the Push API, beginning with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update Read Here.

 

Azure AD B2C just keeps getting better! More customization options + easier to configure!

The Azure AD B2C team has been working hard creating some awesome new features that we’re excited to share with you! Read Here.

 

Preparing for a new era in privacy regulation with the Microsoft Cloud

Microsoft has extensive expertise in protecting data, championing privacy, and complying with complex regulations. Microsoft adheres to a set of privacy principals and offers EU Model Clauses to all customers. We believe that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an important step forward for clarifying and enabling individual privacy rights Read Here.

 

Making IT simpler with a modern workplace

There is a simple way to explain one of the biggest threats to any organization’s infrastructure. It’s just one word: complexity Read Here.

 

Exciting improvements to the B2B collaboration experience

More and more organizations are using Azure AD B2B collaboration capabilities to connect with other organizations. And we have been hard at work making B2B experiences smoother and better than ever before – so these organizations and their partner users can work together easily, intuitively, and securely! Read Here.

 

Microsoft Named a “2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice” for Client Management Tools

Everyone (and I mean everyone) on the Microsoft 365 team has been pursuing some very ambitious goals in the ten months since we launched Microsoft 365 Read Here.

 

Microsoft 365 empowers developers to build intelligent apps for where and how the world works

At our annual Build conference, Satya Nadella and Scott Guthrie talked about the vision and strategy of rationalizing Microsoft’s platform into an intelligent cloud and intelligent edge, enlightened by AI and mixed reality and architected for the modern computing landscape Read Here.

 

Eight Essentials for Hybrid Identity: #1 A new identity mindset

We’re going to publish a series of blog posts where we’ll share what we’ve learned from working with 10’s of thousands of organizations as they’ve taken this journey with us Read Here.


Case Studies

Centrica give their people a voice with Yammer

Centrica is an international energy and services company based in the UK with over 25,000 employees worldwide. Its strengths reside in its customer-facing business thus it remains focused on satisfying the changing needs of its customers despite a rapidly evolving energy world.

 

Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

Technical

Modern Workplace Webcast Series

Stay on the cutting edge of technology and business innovation with our monthly webcast series. Each episode features expert perspectives from some of today’s most successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Join the live webcast or view archived shows on demand—with exclusive access to white papers, eBooks, and more.  Register Now

 

Trainings on Microsoft Events

Online Events

SESSION TITLE

DATE

DURATION

REGISTRATION LINK

Skype for Business Online: Skype for Business Integration with Exchange UM

18-Jun-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Skype for Business Online: Skype for Business Integration with Exchange UM

18-Jun-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Technical Deep Dive on Project Management Using Project Online Premier

18-Jun-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Security Fundamentals

19-Jun-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Exchange Online

19-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

SharePoint Online: Hybrid OneDrive for Business and Sites

19-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Adopting Microsoft 365 Control and Protect Information

19-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Technical Deep Dive on Migrating to Exchange Online

19-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Integrating External Application with Outlook Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams

19-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Technical Deep Dive on Migrating to Exchange Online

20-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Technical Deep Dive on Migrating to Exchange Online

20-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

SharePoint Online: SharePoint 2016 Hybrid Search

20-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Technical Deep Dive on Project Management Using Project Online Premium

21-Jun-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Exchange Online Hybrid Deployment Fundamentals

21-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Building, Monitoring and Analysis Apps for Office 365

21-Jun-18

2.5 Hours

Register Here

SharePoint Online: Protecting Your Data in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

21-Jun-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Skype for Business Online: Defining Network Requirements for SfBO

22-Jun-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

SharePoint Online: High Availability and Disaster Recovery Options for Your Hybrid SharePoint Farm

27-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Adopting Microsoft 365 Proactive Attack Detection and Prevention

27-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

What's new in Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program? - June 28th, 2018

28-Jun-18

1 Hour

Register Here

Microsoft 365 and GDPR

28-Jun-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Project Online

3-Jul-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Deployment

4-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Adopting Microsoft Teams

5-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Management

5-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Management

5-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance

9-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Skype for Business

10-Jul-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Deployment

11-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

What's New in Office 365

11-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Adopting Microsoft Teams

11-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Transitioning from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

12-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Enhance Your Business with Skype for Business Online Academy

12-Jul-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Enhance Your Business with Skype for Business Online Academy

16-Jul-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Skype for Business Online: Skype for Business Integration with Exchange UM

18-Jun-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Skype for Business Online: Skype for Business Integration with Exchange UM

18-Jun-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Technical Deep Dive on Project Management Using Project Online Premier

18-Jun-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Security Fundamentals

19-Jun-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Exchange Online

19-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

SharePoint Online: Hybrid OneDrive for Business and Sites

19-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Adopting Microsoft 365 Control and Protect Information

19-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Technical Deep Dive on Migrating to Exchange Online

19-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Integrating External Application with Outlook Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams

19-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Technical Deep Dive on Migrating to Exchange Online

20-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Technical Deep Dive on Migrating to Exchange Online

20-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

SharePoint Online: SharePoint 2016 Hybrid Search

20-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Technical Deep Dive on Project Management Using Project Online Premium

21-Jun-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Exchange Online Hybrid Deployment Fundamentals

21-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Building, Monitoring and Analysis Apps for Office 365

21-Jun-18

2.5 Hours

Register Here

SharePoint Online: Protecting Your Data in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

21-Jun-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Skype for Business Online: Defining Network Requirements for SfBO

22-Jun-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

SharePoint Online: High Availability and Disaster Recovery Options for Your Hybrid SharePoint Farm

27-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Adopting Microsoft 365 Proactive Attack Detection and Prevention

27-Jun-18

2 Hours

Register Here

What's new in Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program? - June 28th, 2018

28-Jun-18

1 Hour

Register Here

Microsoft 365 and GDPR

28-Jun-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Project Online

3-Jul-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Deployment

4-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Adopting Microsoft Teams

5-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Management

5-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Management

5-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance

9-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Skype for Business

10-Jul-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Deployment

11-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

What's New in Office 365

11-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Adopting Microsoft Teams

11-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Transitioning from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

12-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Enhance Your Business with Skype for Business Online Academy

12-Jul-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Enhance Your Business with Skype for Business Online Academy

16-Jul-18

2 Hours

Register Here

Introduction to Microsoft 365 Deployment

4-Jul-18

1.5 Hours

Register Here

 

In-Person Events

SESSION TITLE

DATE

DURATION

LOCATION

REGISTRATION LINK

Security in a Day Workshop

19-Jun-18

6.5 Hours

Edina, USA

Register Here

Windows as a Service and Security (WaaS) Workshop

20-Jun-18

8 Hours

Alpharetta, USA

Register Here

Security in a Day Workshop

21-Jun-18

6.5 Hours

Denver, USA

Register Here

Microsoft UK - How is Treasury’s role changing in a time of Digital Transformation?

22-Jun-18

3.5 Hours

London, UK

Register Here

 

Windows 10 Virtual Labs

Virtual labs let you try out Windows 10 setup, deployment, and management scenarios using a cloud-based private virtual machine environment. Each lab presents you with a series of instructions, and access to one or more virtual machines, with no additional software or setup required.

 

Modern Workplace – Partner Readiness

This has:

  • Core Course Catalog
  • Events Catalog
  • Accreditations
  • Key URLs
  • Blogs around Modern Workplace Readiness
  • Information related to Modern Workplace Readiness

Updated on a regular basis.

Past Workshops & Trainings

Technical

Practice Building Sessions

SESSION TITLE

DATE

DURATION

ACCESS RECORDING

Microsoft 365 Virtual Partner Summit  

Recording

111 Minutes

Register Here

Introducing the Microsoft 365 Collaboration Partner Playbook

Recording

60 Minutes

Register Here

How to Develop a Firstline Worker Offer and Business Value Assessment

Recording

60 Minutes

Register Here

Getting Started with Microsoft 365 Business

Recording

60 Minutes

Register Here

Help Your Customers With Their GDPR Compliance Efforts

Recording

60 Minutes

Register Here

New Security and Compliance Features Announced at Ignite

Recording

60 Minutes

Register Here

Selling Enterprise Organizations On Modern Cloud-Based Device Management

Recording

75 Minutes

Register Here

Partner webcast: Microsoft Security Assessment Tool

Recording

60 Minutes

Register Here

 

Modern Workplace Orientation Briefings

SESSION TITLE

DATE

DURATION

ACCESS RECORDING

Modern Workplace Collaboration Solution Orientation Briefing

Recording

1.5 Hours

Register Here

Modern Workplace Security and Compliance Solution Orientation Briefing

Recording

1.5 Hours

Register Here


TOP



Business Applications

 

Practice Solution Areas

The focus here is to help partners/customers build a Business Applications Practice. This can be achieved by partners who have a practice in the following areas:

PRACTICE/SOLUTION

PRACTICE BUILDING BLOCK

WORKLOADS

Customer Engagement

Customer Service

D365E: Customer Service

Field Service

D365E: Field Service

Project Service Automation

D365E: Project Service Automation

Sales

D365E: Sales

D365E: Relationship Sales

Operations

Talent Management

D365E: Talent

Retail

D365E: Retail

Finance and Operations

D365E: Finance and Operations

Business Apps

Finance and Operations

D365B: Finance and Operations

Sales

D365B: Sales

Marketing

D365B: Marketing

 

Assessments and Certifications

PRACTICE/ SOLUTIONS

PRODUCT MAPPING

ACCREDITATIONS / CERTIFICATIONS

EXPERT CERTIFICATIONS

Customer Engagement

Customer Service, Field Service, Project Service Automation and Sales

MB2-715: Microsoft Dynamics 365 customer engagement Online Deployment

MB2-716: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customization and Configuration

MB2-717 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales

MB2-718: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service

MB2-877: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Service

MCSA: Microsoft Dynamics 365

MCSA: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations

MCSE: Business Applications

Operations

Talent Management, Retail, Finance and Operations

MB6-894: Development, Extensions and Deployment for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

MB6-895: Financial Management in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

MB6-896: Distribution and Trade in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

MB6-897: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Retail

Business Apps

Finance and Operations, Sales and Marketing

MB2-718: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Service

MB2-717 Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales

MB6-894: Development, Extensions and Deployment for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

 

Top News

Microsoft Business Applications Summit

July 22–24, 2018 | Seattle, Washington

We’re bringing our community together for the first-ever Microsoft Business Applications Summit, the place for Dynamics 365, Power BI, Excel, PowerApps and Microsoft Flow users to connect, collaborate and pack in as much learning as possible. Register today

 

5 ways to know you are ready for connected field service- The future of field service is here. Are you ready to take the next step? Read here.

 

Other Updates

Microsoft Dynamics 365 and GDPR: Essential resources to stay compliant

Dynamics Data Subject Request (DSR) portal enables you to fulfill GDPR requests. Data Subject Request capability is generally available today through the Service Trust Portal.  These capabilities allow customers to respond to requests to access, rectify, delete, and export personal data in the cloud.

 

Five ways to align sales and marketing

In far too many organizations, marketing and sales teams often operate as siloed organizations with distinct goals and processes. Marketing busies itself with generating leads and making them available to sales. What sales does, or doesn’t do, with those leads is considered beyond the purview of marketing. Similarly, sales teams maniacally focus on closing deals based on their own understanding of the market and customers.

 

Case Studies

Dynamics 365 and the cloud provide speed and autonomy to the salesforce of an Argentinian financial institution 

Dynamics 365 integration with collaboration (Office 365) and unified communication (Cloud PBX) platforms allowed Garantizar to double the number of clients it serves.

 

Enhancing Citizen Engagement with Microsoft Dynamics 365

Councils in the UK are judged by the service they provide the citizens they serve – Westminster City Council is no different.

 

Microsoft Dynamics 365 developers create powerful customer insights engine with graph database

“People are social creatures,” says Rajat Talwar, Principal Software Engineering Manager at Microsoft. “Most of us are connected to many other people and devices, so the graph data structure is one of the best ways to represent humans and gain customer insights.” 

 

Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

Technical

 

PRODUCT GROUP

LOCATION

TRAINING TITLE

START DATE

END DATE

REGISTRATION LINK

All

Brazil

Integrating Dynamics 365 with Azure

6/18/2018 9:00c AM

6/20/2018 5:00 PM

Register Here

All

Brazil

Common Data Service (CDS) Data Integrator for Dynamics 365

6/21/2018 8:30 AM

6/22/2018 5:30 PM

Register Here


TOP



Apps and Intrastructure

 

Practice Solution Areas

The focus here is to help customers build App and Infrastructure practice in Azure. This can be achieved by partners who have a practice in the following areas

PRACTICE/SOLUTION

PRACTICE BUILDING BLOCK

PRODUCT ALIGNMENT

Cloud Infrastructure and Management

Hybrid Networking

Azure Infrastructure Services, Azure Stack, OMS, Windows Server, System Center

Hybrid Storage

High Performance Computing

Data Center Transformation

Windows Server Apps on Azure

Extending Azure with Azure Stack

Development and Test + DevOps

SAP on Azure

Red Hat on Azure

Hybrid Infrastructure Security and Management

Backup, Archive, and DR

Application Innovation

DevOps

Azure App and Dev Services, Visual Studio TS/Xamarin

Customer Facing – Digital Marketing

Customer Facing – Transactional Apps/eCommerce

Customer Facing – Mobile

Customer Facing – Gaming

Customer Facing – Media

App Modernization and Integration

 

Assessments and Certifications

PRACTICE/ SOLUTIONS

ACCREDITATIONS

EXPERT CERTIFICATIONS

Cloud Infrastructure and Management

70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Technical Assessment for Remote Desktop Services on Azure

MCSA: Cloud Platform

Any two of: 70-532, 70-533, 70-534

MCSE: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure:

Any three of: 70-532, 70-533, 70-534

Application Innovation

Technical Assessment for Using Azure for Application Development

70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

70-487: Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services

Exam 70-483: Programming in C#

Exam 70-357: Developing Mobile Apps

70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

70-486 – Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications

MCSA: Universal Windows Platform:

Both 70-483, 70-357

MCSA: Web Applications

70-486 and any one of 70-480 or 70-483

MCSD: App Builder

MCSA plus any one of 70-534, 70-532, 70-487

 

Top News

Azure.Source - Volume 35

Featuring Infrastructure-as-a-Service on Azure. Read here

 

Why you should bet on Azure for your infrastructure needs, today and in the future

For the last few years, Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) has been the primary service hosting customer applications. Azure VMs are the easiest to migrate from on-premises while still enabling you to modernize your IT infrastructure, improve efficiency, enhance security, manage apps better and reduce costs. Read here

 

Microsoft Azure Stack expands availability to 92 countries

Earlier today, we announced some exciting updates across Azure IaaS, including that we will expand the footprint of Microsoft Azure Stack to a total of 92 countries. Read here


Accelerate data warehouse modernization with Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services for Azure Microsoft has partnered with Informatica, a leader in Enterprise Data Management, to help our customers accelerate data warehouse modernization. Read here.

 

Other Updates

Azure AD Authentication for Azure Storage now in public preview 

We are excited to announce the preview of Azure AD Authentication for Azure Blobs and Queues.

 

Serverless real-time notifications in Azure using Azure #CosmosDB 

It made me wonder, could I build something using my favorite globally-distributed and serverless database, Azure Cosmos DB, and Azure’s serverless compute offering, Azure Functions? It turns out others were interested in this topic too.

 

Blue-Green deployments using Azure Traffic Manager 

This blog will show how we can implement Blue-Green deployment using Traffic Manager, but before we dive deep, let us discuss what we mean by Blue-Green deployment.

 

Create enterprise subscription experience in Azure portal public preview 

Typically, Azure Enterprise Agreement (EA) subscriptions were created in the EA Portal and management of services was completed in the Azure portal. Our goal is to converge on the Azure portal as the primary avenue for users to manage their Azure services and subscriptions.

 

Case Studies

Ground-breaking insurance blockchain solution runs in Microsoft Azure 

Marine insurance has a notoriously complex premium-setting process, which made it a great prospect for a blockchain-based overhaul.

 

Technology transformation empowers hospital to respond rapidly to changing needs 

To help ensure best practices at every step, KAUH engaged Microsoft Enterprise Services to guide the upgrade and provide knowledge transfer to its internal IT team.

 

Cloud-based healthcare app helps physicians identify and manage patients with heart-valve disease 

The company used Microsoft Azure to power the CardioCare program, a cloud-based service that helps physicians identify patients with the disease and connect them to care providers.

 

Fast-growing tech firm brings diverse blockchain solutions to startups and enterprises alike 

At Applied Blockchain, we focus on blockchain and Smart Contracts (verifiable digital agreements based on blockchain). Our company is just two years old, but our team of developers has created blockchain applications that are already live in production environments in both startups and enterprises that operate around the world.

 

Ground-breaking insurance blockchain solution runs in Microsoft Azure 

Marine insurance has a notoriously complex premium-setting process, which made it a great prospect for a blockchain-based overhaul.

 

Technology transformation empowers hospital to respond rapidly to changing needs 

To help ensure best practices at every step, KAUH engaged Microsoft Enterprise Services to guide the upgrade and provide knowledge transfer to its internal IT team.

 

Cloud-based healthcare app helps physicians identify and manage patients with heart-valve disease 

The company used Microsoft Azure to power the CardioCare program, a cloud-based service that helps physicians identify patients with the disease and connect them to care providers.

 

Fast-growing tech firm brings diverse blockchain solutions to startups and enterprises alike 

At Applied Blockchain, we focus on blockchain and Smart Contracts (verifiable digital agreements based on blockchain). Our company is just two years old, but our team of developers has created blockchain applications that are already live in production environments in both startups and enterprises that operate around the world.


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Data and AI

 

Practice Solution Areas

The focus here is to help partners/customers build a Business Applications Practice. This can be achieved by partners who have a practice in the following areas:  

PRACTICE/ SOLUTIONS

PRACTICE BUILDING BLOCK

PRODUCT ALIGNMENT

Data Platform and Analytics

Data Platform Modernization and Mission Critical Applications

Power BI, Azure Data Services, Azure Compute (Data VMs), BizTalk, SQL Server

Oracle Migration to SQL/Azure

Data Warehousing and Big Data

Business Analytics and AI

Modern Business Intelligence

IoT PaaS Solutions

IoT SaaS Solutions

 

Assessments and Certifications

PRACTICE/ SOLUTIONS

ACCREDITATIONS

EXPERT CERTIFICATIONS

Data Platform

70-761: Querying Data with Transact-SQL

70-762: Developing SQL Databases

70-764: Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure

70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases

70-767: Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse

70-768: Developing SQL Data Models

70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014

70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases

70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL

70-464: Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases

70-465: Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL

Technical Assessment Data Platform Foundational

Technical Assessment for SQL Server 2016  

MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development:

Both 70-761 & 70-762

MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration

Both 70-764, 70-765

MCSA: SQL 2016 Business Intelligence Development

Both 70-767 and 70-768

MCSA SQL Server 2012/2014:

All three: 70-461, 70-462, 70-463

MCSA: Machine Learning:

Both 70-773 and 70-774

MCSE Data Management & Analytics:

Any of the above MCSA plus any one of: 70-473, 70-475, 70-464, 70-465, 70-773, 70-774, 70-775, 70-776, 70-778

Analytics

70-473: Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions

70-475: Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions

70-773 – Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R

70-774 – Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning

70-775-Perform Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure HDInsight

70-776-Perform Big Data Engineering on Microsoft Cloud Services (beta)

70-778-Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Power BI (beta)

Technical Assessment for Using Azure for Data Analytics and Data Platform Solutions

Technical Assessment for Using Azure for Internet of Things Solutions

Technical Assessment Advanced Analytics for Data Analytics

Technical Assessment Big Data for Data Analytics

Technical Assessment Data Analytics Foundational

Learning Path for Exam 70-773: Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R

Learning Path for Exam 70-774 Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning

Learning Path for Exam 70-775: Perform Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure HDInsight

 

Top News

Using AI to empower people with disabilities

At Microsoft, we believe advancements in technology can be a force multiplier in unlocking solutions for some of the biggest challenges facing society. Read here

 

Under the sea, Microsoft tests a datacenter that’s quick to deploy, could provide internet connectivity for years

Microsoft is leveraging technology from submarines and working with pioneers in marine energy for the second phase of its moonshot to develop self-sufficient underwater datacenters that can deliver lightning-quick cloud services to coastal cities. Read here

 

Join us for the Emerging Tech Virtual Summit: AI Unlocked, streaming live on Wednesday, June 27 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT. This is the can’t-miss event for those who want to harness the power of AI for their own organization. We’re bringing together the latest thought leadership with customer stories of solutions transforming today’s competitive and customer-centric organizations. Register here

 

Other Updates

Azure IoT Reference Architecture update 

The document offers an overview of the IoT space, recommended subsystem factoring for scalable IoT solutions, prescriptive technology recommendations per subsystems, and detailed sections per subsystem that explore use cases and technology alternatives.

 

Enhance productivity using Azure Data Factory Visual Tools 

With Azure Data Factory (ADF) visual tools, we listened to your feedback and enabled a rich, interactive visual authoring and monitoring experience.

 

Using the Azure IoT Python SDK: make sure you check the version!  

Since the release in 2016, developers are using our Azure IoT Python SDK to write device and back-end applications to connect to Azure IoT Hub and Device Provisioning Service, as well as writing modules for Azure IoT Edge (preview). Python is a popular choice for prototyping, and it is gaining traction in the embedded world.

 

Control Azure Data Lake costs using Log Analytics to create service alerts

In this post, you will learn how to use Log Analytics with your Data Lake accounts to create alerts that can notify you of Data Lake activity events and when certain usage thresholds are reached.

 

Case Studies

Cognitive care startup uses AI technology and startup program support to expand business, win deals 

As a part of Microsoft for Startups, we have access to leading-edge AI technology and deep, well-connected account teams. This support helped us win a strategically important deal worth CAD3.6 million.

 

Merging IoT with neuroscience: Italy transforms injury rehab with mirror neuron therapy 

Bringing medical expertise and technology together with neuroscience, INAIL teamed with the University of Parma and Microsoft Enterprise Services to create a platform for action observation treatment, also known as mirror neuron therapy.

 

Leading health provider revolutionizes mammography, reduces errors with custom computer vision models 

New Zealand–headquartered Volpara is focused on improving the mammography process, and it uses Custom Vision Service from Microsoft to help reduce mammography errors.

 

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