Windows Server 2016 Upgrades Migrations Enterprise Modernization

This is a large collection of resources and materials related to Windows Server 2016 upgrades and migrations.

  • Join the Windows Server Summit
  • Join us on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 for a virtual experience to learn tips and tricks for modernizing your infrastructure and applications—regardless of whether you’re running Windows Server on-premises or in the cloud.
    • Enterprise Modernization
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Management Practice Accelerators – Modernization and Migration
  • Modernization and Migration
  • Enterprise Modernization is a collection of guides to help accelerate Cloud Adoption, though assessment and migration of servers to Microsoft Azure, as well as moving workloads from Windows Server 2003 to a Modern Windows Platform. In addition, this material can be used to protect workloads using Azure Site Recovery (ASR).
  • Business events that trigger opportunities to modernize are:
  • Key Highlights: Guidance for modernization, migration and protection of workloads.
  • Audience: Partner Consultants and Technical Decision Makers.
  • When to use: During consulting practice to modernize, migrate and protect workloads.
  • Outcome: Migration and protection acceleration with prescriptive guidance.
  • The following IP guides are available:
  • Download and get familiar with the engagement guidance, tools, and collateral:
  • Enterprise Modernization – BDM Customer Deck
  • Use this deck to drive meaningful discussion, with a BDM audience, around Enterprise Modernization, and create demand for the Enterprise Modernization solution with the customer ultimately attending the Cloud Adoption Framework workshop.
  • Enterprise Modernization – TDM Customer Deck
  • Use this deck to drive meaningful discussion, with a TDM audience, around Enterprise Modernization, and create demand for the Enterprise Modernization solution with the customer ultimately attending the Cloud Adoption Framework workshop.
  • Cloud Adoption Framework
  • The Cloud Adoption Framework Workshop is designed to be ideal for pre-sales engagements where customer cloud opportunities need to be uncovered and adoption accelerated. Through a co-creation style workshop, we jointly develop the customer’s cloud adoption goals, desired outcomes and create an adoption plan. This ideation exercise, accomplished in a co-creation fashion, provides the customer with ownership of the output and clearly positions Microsoft as a strategic partner.
  • Download and get familiar with the Technical Product Delivery collaterals:
  • ASM to ARM Scenario Guides
  • Guides for migration from ASM to ARM scenario.
  • Migration and BCDR Scenario Guides
  • Guide for migrating and protecting Active Directory.
  • Modernization Delivery Process Workflows
  • Process workflows that help decision making.
  • Microsoft Application and Planning (MAP) Toolkit
  • Can be used to inventory IT environments for various platform migrations—including Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows 10, Office 2013, Office 2010, Office 365, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 2012 R2, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016.
    • Technical Journeys
  • Start your technical journey
  • Get personalized technical guidance that will help your team grow your business capabilities.
  • Application innovation
  • Get everything you need to develop, maintain, and market the intelligent applications customers want.
  • Get started
  • Cloud infrastructure and management
  • Develop the hybrid cloud capabilities you need to innovate faster and with optimal control and security.
  • Find out more
  • Cloud voice
  • Explore intelligent communications with Skype’s back-end infrastructure supporting enterprise-grade voice, video, and meetings.
  • See details
  • Collaboration
  • Learn how adding a collaboration practice can boost your customers’ productivity––and your bottom line.
  • Start collaborating
  • Business applications
  • Transform your customers’ businesses––and accelerate your own––with help from Microsoft.
  • Start transforming
  • Data and AI
  • Help companies reimagine business processes, make decisions faster, and personalize customer experiences.
  • Start now
  • Modern desktop
  • Microsoft 365 is empowering partners to modernize their customers’ environments.
  • Learn more


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Office 365 Dev Program 1 year FREE and extra Microsoft FastTrack sandbox tenant

Here is a screenshot guide for how to setup a free Office 365 dev subscription for 1 year.

Also, instructions for using the dev tenant to access Sandbox and Training documents from Microsoft FastTrack.

The 3-important links to start the process.




· Signup and JOIN



· Set up subscription



· Setup subscription



· Check for Office 365 Welcome email


· Assign Products & Office 365 license to the logged on user


· Open the Admin Center and open Active Users


· Select the user and add Product licenses


· Verify that the Office 365 home page portal shows all new Apps


After the Office 365 developer account is licensed and Outlook emails work, go to the Microsoft FastTrack website.

· Sign In to FastTrack


· Accept the login access permissions


· Register the name and email of the Office 365 developer account


· Welcome to FastTrack


· Start a new plan


· Create A Success Plan


· Plan Scope


· Timelines


· Contacts


· Manage Contacts


· Assign Contact


· Save & Finish



· Training Resources (optional resources)


· Dashboard and Getting Started


· Get Sandbox


· Check email for Username & Password


· Sandbox Contoso Home Page on SharePoint Online



  • Additional resources and references

· Join the Office 365 Developer Program

· Set up an Office 365 developer subscription

· The FastTrack Process

· O365 ​Engagement – Office 365 FastTrack Planning

· FastTrack Guides

FastTrack User Guide

FastTrack Customer Documentation

Customer Quick Reference

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Microsoft Azure Exam Training


Overview  (Web view)


Configuring and Operating Azure Stack ( exam 70-537 )

Microsoft Azure Identity

Azure Security and Compliance

Automating Azure Workloads

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines



Exam Ref 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions First Look by Sharon Bennett





Azure Cloud Solutions (blog post)

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Cisco Partner Channel Networking Academy

  • Cisco Training Resources

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Microsoft Cloud Profitability Toolbox



  • Action Pack


  • Facebook


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Amazon AWS


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