It was a very busy week this week, with us having to migrate the whole of the security department for our client, which was around 100 users. This was a particularly difficult department to migrate because as it being security, there were certain permissions even administrators couldn’t change.
They had their own group policy that would only let security users log into secured computers, so we had to temporarily remove the group policy, make changes, and then put the policy back in place. Overall, the department was migrated successfully and the users afterwards were very happy with the product they had been given! One user quoted, “I can’t believe how easy it is to use, why didn’t we get Office 365 any sooner?”
I have been learning in my spare time, both at work and at home on the Microsoft Virtual Academy. The MVA is a new learning tool that provides online training and assessments on any Microsoft product that is available. Personally, as we are currently carrying out the Office 365 roll out for our client, chose to take assessments on Office 365.
So far most of the material has been video based (online or you can download) then take a 10 – 15 minute self-assessment test. I think this is the best way to learn the ins and outs of Microsoft Products. I extremely recommend this to all students studying IT or even if you want to learn about a particular product! If you are interested, go to.. https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com
The whole Penman team is actively learning via the MVA as it has a grading system, so there’s a little healthy competition going on between us. You can also see how you are doing in comparison to other people in the country and worldwide. I will let you now my stats once they’ve built up
In addition Joey recently gave me a brief introduction to PowerShell a scripting language to help automate repetetive tasks. We use PowerShell extensively as part of the cloud migration. I can already write some code so hopefully within the next month or so I will be able to write my own scripts! But not until after the jubilee holiday….