SharePoint at Microsoft


April 2016 Updated May 2016


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This course gives you insight into the best practices Microsoft has used to plan, design, deploy, and operate SharePoint as a strategic collaboration platform, both on premises and in the cloud. Learn how Microsoft IT supports SharePoint in our global environment of 200,000 internal Microsoft users.

Our on-demand courses are available to everyone, free of charge. Launch this on-demand course now through the Microsoft Virtual Academy.

From time to time there may be opportunities to experience this class in person. Check for our in-person course options.

Learn about SharePoint from our experts

Throughout the course, you will learn inside information from Microsoft IT subject matter experts (SMEs). Understanding Microsoft IT best practices equips you with information to drive positive results in your own organization.

This course is intended to be a comprehensive learning experience giving you a “behind the scenes” view into the SharePoint implementation at Microsoft, including a taste of our culture and our passion for innovation.

Who you are

This Microsoft IT Showcase course is targeted at decision makers and leaders, such as principal architects, IT directors and managers, and senior program managers.

What you should know

To get the most out of this course, you should have a working knowledge of SharePoint concepts and services. This course does not cover basic SharePoint concepts. You should also have a good understanding of your own environment and any plans for change.

What you will learn

The course combines presentations and demonstrations on various topics, such as architecture, planning, operations, maintenance, and support of SharePoint in the Microsoft global environment. Emphasis is on the Microsoft IT best practices we developed while deploying and running SharePoint as a key part of the Microsoft application portfolio.

  • You will gain a keen understanding of how Microsoft has implemented strategies for search taxonomy, governance, backup, and disaster recovery.

  • Course includes several case studies depicting our upgrade journey on premises, and our migration to the public cloud.

  • See corresponding live, online SME Roundtables at In these sessions, you can ask direct questions of our IT experts.

For more information

Microsoft IT Showcase

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