First published on CloudBlogs on Jan 06, 2015
When you want to get your hands on the latest tools and try them out quickly it can be a little tiresome having to build a lab version of your infrastructure. The problem is that in your lab it can take time to build some of the basic building blocks: servers, AD DS domains, user accounts and devices and all that stuff that just exists in the real world.
So we did something about it. vLabs on TechNet are a series of labs that get you up and running quickly so you can try things out, we’ve already built the environment for you. Obviously there is no instructor but we’ve got great notes in there for you.
Azure Active Directory Fundamentals
Launch the Azure Active Directory Fundamentals lab
What you’ll learn:
Identity management is one of the more challenging tasks for organizations. IT pros need a unified Identity management solution that provides organizations with the ability to provide secure authentication and authorization for users. This module shows how you can manage your organization’s identities by using on-premises Active Directory Domain Services, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, device registration, multi-factor authentication, and software as a service app integration. It focuses on devices that are not domain joined, regardless of whether the organization or the user owns the device.
On-Prem and Cloud App and data protection with Azure RMS
Launch the On-Prem and Cloud App and data protection with Azure RMS
What you’ll learn:
Protecting the information that is critical to your day-to-day business is essential to any IT management strategy. Users now are able to access this data from anywhere on a variety of devices and connectivity options. Although file system protection (such as share and NTFS file system permissions) guards data stored in network shared folders, what about files sent as attachments in emails or data in personal cloud storage? The labs in this module show you how to protect files from unauthorized access by using Microsoft Azure Rights Management, the Microsoft Rights Management connector, the Rights Management sharing app, and Microsoft Office 2013. You can use these technologies to help protect data on devices that are domain-joined or stand alone, regardless of whether they are owned by the organization or a user.
Device Management with Microsoft Intune
Launch the Device Management with Microsoft Intune lab
What you’ll learn:
Supporting varieties of apps, operating systems, and devices is challenging for most IT pros and their organizations. Although each element might have its own management system, IT pros need a unified solution. This lab demonstrates how Microsoft Intune provides a comprehensive and unified management solution that can handle a diversity of apps, operating systems, and devices in a mobile world. You can even bring your own iOS and Android devices to this lab.
Device Management with Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Launch the Device Management with Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager lab
Supporting varieties of apps, operating systems, and devices is challenging for most IT pros and their organizations. Each element may have its own management system, but IT pros need a unified solution. This lab demonstrates how Microsoft Intune integrated with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager provides a single pane of glass that can manage the ever-increasing diversity of apps, operating systems, and devices.
Thanks for taking a look.
IT Technical Evangelist, Microsoft.
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