MVP’s Favorite Content: Azure and Microsoft 365
Published Nov 17 2023 07:00 AM 2,375 Views

In this blog series dedicated to Microsoft's technical articles, we'll highlight our MVPs' favorite article along with their personal insights.


James Hickey, Developer Technologies MVP, Canada

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Azure Application Architecture Fundamentals - Azure Architecture Center | Microsoft Learn

“Amazing free high-quality content that lays out all kinds of architectural patterns, techniques and best practices. While developed for Azure in particular, this content is highly transferable to other platforms/cloud providers, etc.”

*Relevant Blog: How To Structure Your .NET Solutions: Architecture And Trade-Offs (


Luke Murray, Microsoft Azure MVP, New Zealand

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Azure Architecture Center - Azure Architecture Center | Microsoft Learn

“The Azure Architecture Center contains guidance for architecting solutions on Azure using established patterns and practices. When architecting solutions for Microsoft Azure, there are principles to consider, such as design for self-healing, making things redundant, scaling in and out, etc. The Azure Architecture Center is a key resource for successful architecture of solutions in Microsoft Azure.

The Azure Architecture Center contains a plethora of information, such as checklists, anti-patterns, Well-architected frameworks, decision matrixes, and example architecture diagrams and considerations! The Azure Architecture, to me, is a one-stop shop for architecting solutions in Azure without reinventing the wheel!”

*Relevant Resource: Information is everywhere! To help navigate people towards some of the most relevant content, especially when starting out, I created an Awesome Azure Architecture list!

A curated list of AWESOME blogs, videos, tutorials, code, tools & scripts related to the design and implementation of solutions in Microsoft Azure.


Elie Karkafy, Security, Enterprise Mobility MVP, United States

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Microsoft 365 Roadmap | Microsoft 365

“The M365 roadmap portal is very important for admins to check what are the latest launched features, the rolling out and the in development M365 features with dates.”


Somesh Pathak, Enterprise Mobility MVP, Netherlands

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Deploying Microsoft 365 Apps for Mac with Microsoft Intune - A Deep Dive - Microsoft Community Hub

“This article provides a comprehensive guide on deploying Microsoft 365 Apps for Mac with Microsoft Intune.

Adopting Microsoft Intune for Microsoft 365 Apps for Mac deployment yields several compelling benefits. Centralized management empowers you to effortlessly oversee all deployments from a single console within the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center. Simplified deployment streamlines the process, enabling you to swiftly provision Microsoft 365 Apps for Mac to your users. Automated updates ensure that your users always have access to the latest features and security enhancements, courtesy of the Microsoft Auto Update tool.”

*Relevant Blog: Streamline Your Mac Experience with Microsoft Auto Update Tool (

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