Office 365 Education is based on exactly the same platform as the full-blown enterprise-grade Office 365 system used by companies globally. One of the benefits of this is that you get the same Service Level Agreements for the cloud service that one of Australia’s ASX50 companies would get. And another significant benefit is that as a user, you get access to the same training programmes we provide for these big companies – like the Ignite training…

On 29 April, we’re running free*, three day technical training workshops in Sydney for all of the different components of Office 365, including the core Office 365 platform, Exchange, SharePoint, Visio, Project, as well as Yammer. And there is also a specific stream for developers who want to develop for the Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 App model.

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Ignite Training in Sydney – who can attend

The Ignite training in Sydney is part of the global Ignite training programme. It’s open to Microsoft customers and partners, and is delivered at a deep-dive technical level by our key product experts who are coming over from the US.

For general IT professionals, the runs for a single day, on Tuesday 29 April, and finishes with a networking reception at the Hilton on Tuesday evening.

For developers, architects and IT implementation teams, there’s a much deeper agenda running Tuesday-Thursday, so you're going to need to be pretty technical to get the most out of the event. If you’re working in the IT team or app development team within an education institution or Microsoft Partner in Australia, then this is the event for you.

Ignite Training in Sydney – agenda

The Ignite training in Sydney runs from Tuesday 29 April, 9AM to Thursday 1 May, 5PM. There are a mix of one-day workshops, or three-day workshops (click on any link below for the detailed agenda for each session)

One day workshops

It kicks off on Tuesday morning with a keynote for everybody together, and then breaks after lunch into dedicated sessions:

  • Office 365 – an overview of Office 365 capabilities
  • Visio – an introduction session to Visio that demonstrates the scenarios it enables
  • Yammer – an overview of Yammer and how to drive and manage enterprise social network use

Three day workshops

These all start with the Tuesday morning keynote, and then from Tuesday afternoon through until the end of Thursday, there’s a series of different deep-dive streams for you to choose from, which include both presentations and hands-on labs:

  • Developer – including a session on developing mobile apps for SharePoint
    This session will be particularly useful for education customers who want to use Office 365 and SharePoint as a tool for automating some of the paperwork processes that currently slow down the
  • Exchange – including architecture, high availability, eDiscovery, security and hybrid models
  • Project – including key scenarios with Project Online, and the business intelligence reporting available
  • SharePoint – including architecture, search, customisation and upgrading to SharePoint 2013
  • Lync – including Lync and Skype integration, and deep dives on voice, mobility and security.

There’s full details of each of the streams on the Ignite Summit website

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How to register for Ignite Training in Sydney

Make a dateIf you're from a customer organisation, then register here

If you're from a Microsoft Partner organisation, then register here

* Yes, the training is free to attend, but we’re taking the exceptional step of charging $600 for people who book a place and don’t turn up (waived if you let us know by 19th April). If you’ve ever turned up late at an event, and seen tens/hundreds of unclaimed delegate badges, you’ll know why…