Here's a requested reblog for Jeff Alexander ( http://blogs.technet.com/b/jeffa36 ). A number of community types locally are digging into Office 365, and I wanted to pass along the learning opportunity. Sooo, want some Office 365 presented LIVE and ONLINE? Here's some resources, and tell'em DevFish sent you...

From May 24 to May 26 2011, Microsoft Learning is hosting a free 3-day Jump Start tailored for IT Pros interested in learning more about preparing for and deploying Office 365. This is the first public training for IT Pros on Office 365. The course will be streamed live from 10:00-am-4:00pm on all 3 days, and the recordings will be published later on TechNet Edge for later viewing. We’ll deliver an overview of Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Lync Online. Top subject matter experts for each technology will be delivering the content. You can find more info in this MSL blog post - http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/weblog/archive/2011/04/27/new-jump-start-microsoft-office-365-for-it-professionals-may-24-26.aspx .

Register here - http://bit.ly/Office365-JUMP

The full agenda:

Day One — “Office 365 Platform” | May 24, 2011 | 10am-4pm PDT - Microsoft Office 365 Overview for IT Pros - Deploying Clients for Office 365 - Administration & Automation using PowerShell - Identity and Access Solutions - Directory Synchronization

Day Two — “Exchange Online” | May 25, 2011 | 10am-4pm PDT - Exchange Online Overview for IT Pros - Exchange Online Administration - Staged Exchange Online Migration - Hybrid Options with Exchange Server & Exchange Online - Exchange Online Archiving & Compliance

Day Three — “Lync & SharePoint Online” | May 26, 2011 | 10am-4pm PDT - Lync Online Overview & Configuration for IT Pros - SharePoint Online Overview - SharePoint Online Administration - SharePoint Online Extensibility & Customization - Office 365 Deployment Overview