Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news

Microsoft Training Services Pilot, Office 365 Intranet Training Content from Microsoft



We all know it’s a challenge keeping up to date with everything in Office 365, and that’s for those who are working with it full time. What about the business users with their jobs to do too! Smile. Microsoft recognise it’s hard to keep users trained and up to date, and are producing a new “training portal” with the goal of helping everyone get more value out of Office 365.

“Microsoft Training Services” was announced at the recent SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas as a “a digital, customized learning service for Office 365 and Windows 10 that helps customers transform their organizations without investing heavily in training and change management resources”.

From the blog announcement, Microsoft Training Services offers:

  • Customizable, flexible content – Admins choose to hide or show content based on their environment or build their own custom playlists that are tailored to the unique needs of their organization. End users make their own playlists and share them with coworkers.
  • Experiences sized to the customer need – Our service offers training playlist tools to be incorporated within their existing sites or the full Toolkit for Teamwork experience which can provide the end to end out of the box website for customizable adoption & training content.
  • Always up-to-date content: Microsoft Training Services content is continually and automatically updated, enabling organizations to provide a library of up-to-date learning content for end users and avoid the hassle of having to make the changes themselves.
  • Measurement tools – Management gains valuable insights into the training materials users consume and the types of custom playlists they create and share.

Microsoft Training Services delivers training content from an Azure-hosted content store to a Web part hosted on the customer’s SharePoint.

I think this is worth looking at, particularly if you are using Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Training Services will be available as a pilot in late July 2018. To be added to the pilot waitlist or to learn more register at

About the author

Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

Add comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news