Course details

MS-900 - Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Deployment Planning, Azure, & Updates

MS-900 - Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Deployment Planning, Azure, & Updates

Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level


In this 16-video course, learners will explore deployment planning, Microsoft Azure, and Windows 10 update channels, as part of their preparation for the Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) exam. The course begins by discussing how to plan for deployment of Windows 10, including an introduction to Azure, showing how to access the Azure Portal and create resources. You will learn about update and servicing options for Windows 10, and how you should prepare for a Windows 10 servicing strategy. Other key topics covered in this course include what deployment rings are; how to assign devices to servicing branches in a Windows 10 deployment; and how to optimize Windows 10 updates. The closing exercise asks learners to explain Windows 10 updates and servicing channel; list the three Windows 10 servicing channels; describe at least three elements for strategizing deployment; explain three ways to assign devices to the semiannual channel; and explain two peer-to-peer options for optimizing updates.

Expected Duration (hours)

Lesson Objectives

MS-900 - Microsoft 365 Fundamentals: Deployment Planning, Azure, & Updates

  • Course Overview
  • describe the new features of Windows 10 deployment
  • describe the benefits of the Modern Desktop Deployment Center and how to access the Modern Desktop Deployment and Management Lab Kit
  • describe common Windows 10 deployment scenarios
  • specify options for updating from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise and how to check Windows 10 activation status
  • describe how to access Microsoft’s guidance for IT professionals for resolving errors when upgrading to Windows 10
  • describe Windows Autopilot and how it can be used to set up and configure devices
  • describe the features and benefits of Windows Autopilot
  • describe Windows Autopilot and access Windows Autopilot device enrollment
  • describe the features and elements of Upgrade Readiness for Windows 10
  • describe Windows 10 licensing options, including access to Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows Virtual Desktop Access, and Windows to Go
  • describe Microsoft resources for planning a deployment of Windows 10 in an enterprise
  • describe what Microsoft Azure is and reasons to adopt Azure, including Azure’s free offering
  • specify the key features of Microsoft Azure, including load balancing, availability, and performance
  • describe the key benefits of Microsoft Azure and how it compares to other similar offerings
  • describe features of Windows 10, Windows Autopilot, and Microsoft Azure
  • Course Number:

    Expertise Level