Microsoft Cloud IT architecture resources

 

Applies to: Microsoft Azure, Office 365

Topic Last Modified: 2016-08-30

Summary: Learn about the core infrastructure components of Microsoft cloud services and platforms.

These architecture tools and posters give you information about Microsoft cloud services and platforms, including Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Dynamics 365, private cloud datacenter, and hybrid on-premises and cloud solutions. IT decision makers and architects can use these resources to determine the ideal solutions for their workloads and to make decisions about core infrastructure components such as identity and security.

See the posters, icon sets, community venues, and other resources that describe the industry's most complete cloud solution.

 

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Microsoft's Enterprise Cloud Roadmap (http://aka.ms/cloudarchitecture)

Swipe through this Sway experience for the resources that describe the industry's most complete cloud solution.

These architecture posters give you information about Microsoft cloud services and platforms, including Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, private cloud datacenter, and hybrid on-premises and cloud solutions. IT decision makers and architects can use these resources to determine the ideal solutions for their workloads and to make decisions about core infrastructure components such as identity and security.

Learn key differences between Microsoft cloud services and platform offerings. Find the best fit for your solution.

 

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  • Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings, including Office 365

  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) features in Microsoft Azure

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) features in Microsoft Azure

  • Private cloud datacenter capabilities using Windows Server and System Center

Learn how Microsoft's own IT department is migrating to these cloud services and building its hybrid cloud.

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What IT architects need to know about designing identity for organizations using Microsoft cloud services and platforms.

 

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  • Using Azure AD as your Identity as a Service (IDaaS) provider

  • Azure AD IDaaS capabilities

  • Integrating on-premises Active Directory Domain Services accounts with Microsoft Azure Active Directory

  • Putting directory components in Azure

  • Domain services options for workloads in Azure IaaS

View the information in article form: Microsoft Cloud Identity for Enterprise Architects.

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What IT architects need to know about security in Microsoft cloud services and platforms.

 

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  • Microsoft's role in providing secure services and platforms

  • Customer responsibilities to mitigate security risks

  • Top security certifications

  • Security offerings provided by Microsoft consulting services

Take Security in a Cloud-Enabled World, a new Microsoft Virtual Academy course based on this architecture poster.

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What IT architects need to know about storage options in Microsoft cloud services and platforms.

 

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  • Reasons for using cloud storage and the key scenarios.

  • Move-in ready cloud storage options that are bundled with existing services, which you can use immediately and with minimal configuration.

  • Some assembly required storage options that you can use as a starting point for your storage solution with additional configuration or coding for a custom fit.

  • Build it from the ground up with storage building blocks to create your own storage solution or storage for your apps from scratch.

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What IT architects need to know about networking for Microsoft cloud services and platforms.

 

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This model contains the following pages:

  • Evolving your network for cloud connectivity Cloud migration changes the volume and nature of traffic flows within and outside a corporate network. It also affects approaches to mitigating security risk.

  • Common elements of Microsoft cloud connectivity Integrating your networking with the Microsoft cloud provides optimal access to a broad range of services.

  • ExpressRoute for Microsoft cloud connectivity ExpressRoute provides a private, dedicated, high-throughput network connection to Microsoft's cloud.

  • Designing networking for Microsoft SaaS (Office 365, Microsoft Intune, and Dynamics CRM Online) Optimizing your network for Microsoft SaaS services requires careful analysis of your Internet edge, your client devices, and typical IT operations.

  • Designing networking for Azure PaaS Optimizing networking for Azure PaaS apps requires adequate Internet bandwidth and can require the distribution of network traffic across multiple sites or apps.

  • Designing networking for Azure IaaS Step through the design process to create an optimal Azure virtual network (VNet) for hosting server-based IT workloads, including subnets, address spaces, routing, DNS, load balancing, and connectivity to your on-premises network, other VNets, and the Internet.

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What IT architects need to know about hybrid cloud for Microsoft services and platforms.

 

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This model contains the following pages:

  • Hybrid cloud overview Microsoft's cloud offerings (SaaS, Azure PaaS, and Azure IaaS) and their common elements.

  • Architecture of Microsoft hybrid cloud scenarios An architectural diagram of hybrid cloud for Microsoft's cloud offerings, showing the common layers of on-premises infrastructure, networking, and identity.

  • Hybrid cloud scenarios for Microsoft SaaS (Office 365) The SaaS hybrid scenario architecture and descriptions of key hybrid configurations for Skype for Business, SharePoint Server, and Exchange Server.

  • Hybrid cloud scenarios for Azure PaaS The Azure PaaS hybrid scenario architecture, the description of an Azure PaaS hybrid application with an example, and the description of SQL Server 2016 Stretch Database.

  • Hybrid cloud scenarios for Azure IaaS The Azure IaaS hybrid scenario architecture and the description of a line of business (LOB) application hosted in Azure IaaS.

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The Office 365 enterprise solution series provides guidance for implementing Office 365 capabilities, especially where capabilities cross technologies.

Capabilities for enterprise organizations to protect corporate assets.

 

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Information protection capabilities for Office 365

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Microsoft provides the most complete set of capabilities to protect your corporate assets. This model helps organizations take a methodical approach when planning which capabilities to implement.

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What IT architects need to know about managing branch releases for the Office 365 client applications and Windows 10.

 

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Model poster: Change Management for Office 365 Clients

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  • The servicing model for Windows 10 and the Office 365 client applications

  • Release Options

  • Release Cadences

  • Types of Changes

  • Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage Update Deployments

View the information in article form: Change management for Office 365 clients.

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