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MS-50557 - Microsoft Jump Start: Office 365 for IT Professionals


Duration: 3 Days




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Course Information

Course Description

​This new Jump Start courseware comes from the early readiness content that was used for Live delivery directly from Microsoft. This 3-day course was taught to over 1400 students and received an NSAT of 164 from the post-event survey similar to the MTM format used for MOC courses. This is a demo-based course and does not include labs. Microsoft Office 365 for IT Professionals is specially tailored for technologists looking for real-world proof of how cloud-based Office 365 enables organizations to solve more problems from more places. Microsoft Office 365 brings together cloud versions of our most trusted email communication and collaboration software -- Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online -- with the Office Professional Plus desktop suite.

Course Objectives

​At the end of this course, students will:

  • Understand Key components of Microsoft Office 365.
  • Know the deployment models.
  • Understand key elements of automation using PowerShell.
  • Know how to use Directory Sync.
  • Differentiate key functionality for Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online

Course Audience

​This course is designed for experienced IT Professionals, IT Decision Makers, Network Administrators, Microsoft customers and partners who need to determine how to best leverage the cloud.

Course Outline

Module 1: Office 365 Overview
  • Why Office 365?
  • Security in Office 365
  • Multi-layered Defense
  • Security and Compliance Features
Module 2: Deploying Clients for Microsoft Office 365Lessons
  • Client Requirements (Software and Hardware)
  • What Office Professional Plus is and isn’t
  • Office Professional Plus Components and Interactions
  • Office Professional Plus Deployment Options
  • Office Professional Plus Installation Overview
  • Office Professional Plus Deployment Considerations
Module 3: Microsoft Office 365 Administration and Automation Using Windows PowerShell
  • Update on Office 365 PowerShell plans
  • Overview of Features
Module 4: Microsoft Office 365 Identity and Access Solutions
  • Cover the different Identity Options
  • Explain the Identity Architecture and Features
  • Describe how federated authentication works
  • Describe the various deployment scenarios
Module 5: Microsoft Office 365 Directory Synchronization
  • What is Directory Sync?
  • Using Directory Sync
Module 6: Using Directory Sync
  • What is Exchange Online?
  • Exchange Online delivers: Anywhere Access, Protection and Compliance, Visibility and Control
  • Deployment Flexibility
  • Unsupported feature sets
Module 7: Microsoft Exchange Online Administration
  • The Tools
  • RBAC in the Cloud
  • Mailbox Provisioning Options
  • License assignment and enforcement
  • Cross Premises Administration
  • Partner Administration
  • Geopolitical Restrictions
Module 8: Microsoft Staged Exchange Online Migration
  • Migration Overview
  • Cutover Exchange migration
  • Staged Exchange migration
  • What’s Coming?
Module 9: Hybrid Deployment w/ Exchange Server
  • Review Hybrid Features
  • Planning Requirements
  • Exchange Sharing
  • Secure Transport
  • Deployment Stages
Module 10: Exchange Online Archiving and Compliance
  • Overview of compliance in Exchange Online
  • Explain and demonstrate key compliance features in Exchange Online: Personal Archive, Discovery, Retention and Hold Policies, Information Rights Management, Transport Rules
Module 11: Lync Online Overview and Configuration
  • Lync Online Overview
  • Initial set up and network configuration
  • Setting up Lync federation
  • Lync Meetings and dial-in audio conferencing
  • Roadmap update
Module 12: SharePoint Online Overview
  • Intro
  • SharePoint Online Features
  • Where to start
  • Live in a Hybrid World
Module 13: SharePoint Online Administration
  • Introduction
  • Delegated administration
  • SharePoint Online Administration overview
  • Site Collection ownership
  • Planning and Assessing a Move to the Cloud
Module 14: SharePoint Online Extensibility and Customization
  • Overview of Microsoft SharePoint Online development
  • The power user and/or designer: In-browser customizations; SharePoint Designer 2010--no-code solutions
  • The developer: Sandboxed solutions; Microsoft Silverlight
Module 15: Office 365 Deployment Overview
  • Pre-Deployment Considerations
  • Planning ->Preparing ->Migrating: Common Deployment Blockers; Organizational Planning; Network Planning; User Identity and Provisioning Planning; Exchange Online; Lync Online; SharePoint Online; Client Deployment; Mobile Devices

Course Prerequisites

​Before attending this course, students must have:
Knowledge and proficiency with the following Microsoft technologies:

  • Active Directory Domain Services and Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0; DNS; PowerShell
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010/2007/20032000 ; SharePoint Server 2010/2007
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Or Microsoft Lync Server 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2010/2007; Microsoft Internet Explorer (and other browsers); Windows Update/Microsoft Update; Windows Phone and mobility
Knowledge of network topology:
  • Active Directory sites, trusts, and topology
  • Wide area connectivity: on-premise networks/equipment / Internet bandwidth and latency
  • Firewall technologies
Additional areas of knowledge:
  • SSL Certificates; Email encryption; Archival systems
  • Lotus Notes Domino, Novell GroupWise, POP/IMAP/SMTP based systems
  • Project Management
Course Schedule
This course is not scheduled yet.