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Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Guide for Enterprises

  • We are excited to announce that the Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Guide  is now available on TechNet. 


    The deployment guide is available here. The guidance is integrated with the results generated by the Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool. 



    About the document

    The Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Guide for Enterprises presents important deployment planning concepts and detailed deployment procedures. The deployment guide is organized into the sections that provide specific types of information for specific types of deployment personnel in your organization.

    Here is a quick overview of what you will find: 

    • Deployment Overview section. This material provides the high-level look at the deployment and organizational requirements to deploy Office 365. It has valuable information for your IT decision-makers, program managers, and technical implementation leads.
    • Plan and Prepare sections. These sections describe the particular tasks and activities required to get ready and fully implement your Office 365 deployment. The tasks are generally presented in the order in which you address them during your deployment. Topics discussed in the Plan section generally reappear in the Prepare section with instructions for carrying out a task. The Plan and Prepare sections contain content that will interest specific types of technology experts in your organization.
    • Migrate section. This section describes the tasks for moving your users’ mailboxes to the Office 365 environment so you can begin using the Office 365 as part of your production environment.

    This deployment guide does not address Office 365 for enterprises sales activities that occur before deployment or operations activities that occur after deployment.  In addition, the guide does not address solution alignment questions. It is assumed that your organization has already conducted a preliminary evaluation with Microsoft or partners to assess how well Office 365 for enterprises aligns with your current and future business application requirements.  Lastly, the guide does not provide guidance on moving an existing BPOS implementation to the Office 365 for enterprises. Information about transitioning from BPOS to Office 365 is available at the Microsoft Office 365 transition center.




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  • New release for GA available today!

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