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Easy-to-navigate recordings of the monthly Directions on Microsoft analyst calls quickly get you up-to-speed on new Microsoft technologies, roadmaps, and licensing policies that could impact your business. Directions on Microsoft webinars help you:

  • Get clarity about new and emerging Microsoft technologies
  • Understand recent shifts in Microsoft enterprise software roadmaps
  • Learn how to effectively license Microsoft infrastructure technologies

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You must be a member to view this document. To get access to all our resource materials, Join today. Evaluating Azure (Mar. 2019)

April 13, 2019
This Webinar discusses recent Azure enhancements, considerations for first-time Azure deployments such as those performed using lift-and-shift processes, and services, tools, and approaches for managing Azure costs.

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March 7, 2019
This Webinar explains Microsoft's plans for hosting Windows desktops in the cloud and on servers.

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February 8, 2019
Wes Miller discusses System Center and Azure-hosted server management services, compares and contrasts them, and makes recommendations intended to help customers understand where each makes sense as organizations move forward.

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December 12, 2018
This Webinar provides an overview of the Office 2019 wave of application servers, the capabilities they do and don’t provide, and what customers should know before upgrading.

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October 31, 2018
Jim Gaynor provides guidance to selecting Azure virtual machines for specific tasks.

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October 10, 2018
This Webinar explains the roadmap for Microsoft's primary reporting and data analysis technology.

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September 3, 2018
Rob Horwitz explains how to choose between Microsoft's main Office 365 plans for enterprises. This Webinar draws on material from the intensive, two-day Directions on Microsoft Licensing Boot Camp.

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July 31, 2018
This Webinar provides a review of Microsoft’s Machine Learning Landscape.

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July 4, 2018
In this Webinar, Michael Cherry and Wes Miller explain the new tools and processes organizations need to keep up with the monthly quality updates and semi-annual feature updates required by Windows 10.

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June 13, 2018
This Webinar will provide an overview of the non-Microsoft database and data integration technologies supported by Azure. It will also explain how SQL Server both competes with and complements those technologies.

Licensing Reference Set Demo

June 30, 2017
This webinar shows you how to use the Microsoft Licensing Reference Set to quickly find definitive answers to your Microsoft licensing questions.

Reports Demo

June 30, 2017
This webinar shows you how to use the Reports area of the DOM portal to quickly get up-to-speed on new Microsoft technologies and services.

Enterprise Roadmap Demo

June 30, 2017
This webinar shows you to use DOM to build your organization’s Microsoft IT roadmap.

Understanding Microsoft's Desktop Servicing Policies (May 2017)

June 7, 2017
This webinar discusses new semi-annual channel-based release and servicing policies for Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus that organizations must understand to adequately plan for, test, deploy and secure their Microsoft desktops.

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