Seeking help with Azure\Office 365 lab design and a list of challenges relevant to enterprise level 365, Azure migrations.
Im currently working as a sysadmin with no exposure to cloud. And I'm getting bored.
I have given myself a kick up the arse and challenged myself to find a new role doing stuff im actually interested in, i.e. Office 365, Azure, AWS.
I have setup O365 for small businesses a few years ago, so I know the basics of setting up a tenant, setting up Exchange online users etc, however I dont have any experience with the enterprise level stuff like Azure AD, AD Connect, SSO, Azure networking etc.
I've been following some Pluralsight courses but Im not sure what features to concerntrate on, so Im thinking I should learn by setting up my own lab instead. I dont mind spending a little bit of cash to register a domain, monthly licenses or Azure credit if I need to.
Im looking at this as 3month project.
Im therefore wondering if someone could guide me with a "design for my lab", with a short list of "challenges" that I can go off to research and build myself.
I have a beefy Windows 10 PC at home so can spin up Hyper-V and build some local servers first, then connect local AD to Azure, setup Office 365, add some cloud VMS, add a few cheap cloud apps so I get my head around SSO etc etc etc.
Finally any tips on how to reduce costs on my project would also be helpful. Do Microsoft offer any discounts for labs setups, or am I limited to trial periods.
Many thanks for any info.
Cheers in advance,