Many people ask me that whether Microsoft Azure and Office 365 are same. They also have a confusion in Azure and Office 365 certifications and its related resources. In other words, people have confusion in understanding that what Azure and Office 365 is.
In this article, I will give overview of Microsoft Azure and Office 365 and their certifications.
I have written an article on Deep Dive in Microsoft Azure. Go to the URL to read the article.
As per Microsoft,
Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services, which developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy and manage applications through our global network of datacentres. With Azure, you get the freedom to build and deploy wherever you want, using the tools, applications and frameworks of your choice.
The various features of Azure are-
- Deploy anywhere with your choice of tools
- Build your apps, your way
- Connect on-premises data and apps
- Extend the cloud on-premises
- Protect your business with the most trusted cloud
- Achieve global scale in local regions
- Detect and mitigate threats
Guided Learning Path in Azure:-
- Azure Administrator
- Azure Solution Architect
- Node JS Developer on Azure
- .Net Developer on Azure
- AI Developer on Azure
||Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions
||Designing and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions
||Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
||Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
||Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
Important Links on Azure:-
- Microsoft Azure Documentation
- Training to build expertise in Azure
- .NET Developer on Azure
- Azure Certifications
As per Microsoft,
“Office 365” refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications and other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services). Office 365 includes plans for use at home and for business.
For complete information about Office 365, refer this link.
Office 365 Certification
MCSA: Office 365 (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate)
In nutshell, we can say that Microsoft Azure is kind of Infrastructure in the Cloud where users need to create and patch the configurations of their software. Microsoft Office 365 is a Software as a Service (SaaS) which is managed and routinely upgraded by Microsoft.
Please click on below URL, where I have written an article about Update Managed Metadata Field Using SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow.
Please click on below URL, where I have written an article about SharePoint Permissions Issue : Deny – Add And Customize Pages.
Recently, I was working on creating a custom master page for Office 365 Application (SharePoint Online). I created Site and System Master Pages using Design Manager and customized as per the business requirements.
Issue – It was very interesting to see that when you create a custom master page using Design Manager, the “Add an App” Page will not show the complete list of apps or will not allow you to add the apps. Sometimes, you will see “Noteworthy” apps only or “Working on it” message.
How to Fix this issue:-
Make sure your master page includes the following placeholders and that each of them is not set to Visible=False. However, if you have implemented custom breadcrumb, you might need to hide any of the particular placeholders. For that, include a HTML element like <div> and apply the “style=display:none”, as shown below:-
Once I added the above highlighted code-snippet in system master page file, the Apps you can add started showing up again. 🙂
Hope this helps SharePoint developers 🙂
Recently, I was working in an Office 365 application and wanted to open a modal-pop on the click of an anchor tag from a custom publishing page. The requirement was to show a new item form in the modal pop-up. Although, I worked on this kind of requirement back in SharePoint 2010, but not in Office 365.
SharePoint allows us to hide elements from dialogs, however the CSS class to change such elements has changed from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 & Office 365.
So, for example, when we create a custom master page, we usually add custom header and footer to System Master Page. This starts appearing the modal-pop which is not required. So the solution for this problem is:-
- In SharePoint 2010, the CSS class name was “s4-notdlg”. This class needs to be added to an HTML element which we want to hide in the modal-pop.
- In SharePoint 2013 or Office 365, we use the same method, just a different CSS class “ms-dialogHidden”.
- You can add the ms-dialogHidden class to any HTML element in your Master Pages and Page Layouts.
- If you have created separate master pages for Site and System (Option available in site Settings Master Page), then you need to specify this class in System Master Page HTML.
Yes, unfortunately MS has done it again: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4032106/handling-html-markup-in-sharepoint-calculated-field…
The change has rolled out the same day the news about it was published 😦
How to sync or connect Local Active Directory with Azure Active Directory (Office 365)
Follow this link having all details of Azure AD Connect : Azure AD Connect
4 points which I want to highlight are as follows:-
- Will the accounts which are disabled in local AD be synced to Office 365 ?
Ans – Yes, the accounts which are disabled in the local AD will be synced to Office 365, however they will be in blocked state which means they will not be able to login in any O365 applications, unless they are enabled.
- How to merge two same accounts which are their on local AD as well as in Office 365?
Ans – To merge the accounts, you need to update the “proxyaddress” attribute in Local Active Directory with the email address of the user which is available in Azure AD (Office 365). For updating the proxyaddress attribute, go to user properties and click on “Attribute Editor”. Follow the below convention to set the value:-
E.g. – SMTP:email@example.com
- Is there a control panel of some type that allows us to force a synchronization of accounts and passwords, or is it set to a schedule?
Ans – The software Azure AD Connect, will automatically schedule itself for every 30 mins of sync.
- Before we perform the live account sync, which password (on-premise or Azure) will take precedence?
Ans – On Premise password will take precedence.
Hope this blogs helps many 🙂