Course info
Apr 7, 2016
1h 59m

Getting up and running as an administrator in Office 365 can be challenging because there is a lot to manage, but with this course, Administering Office 365 Quick Start, administration is more easy and efficient than ever. First, you will learn how to make important adjustments to the ever-changing cloud environment, including updating branches and deployment. Next, you'll learn how to pick the right subscription plan and how to group users for licenses in order to save costs. Finally, you'll learn about best practices of the Admin Center, including billing, messaging, and the mobile admin app, before moving onto navigation. When all is said and done, you will have a great foundational understanding of the tools, navigation, and administrative resources that will help you get on your way to being a successful administrator in Office 365!

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About the author

Ron is an experienced professional with in-depth expertise in corporate training, change management, communications, and facilitation.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Picking the Right Plan for the Best Fit
Picking the right plan for the best fit. I'm Ron Schindler and we're going to talk about how we pick the right the plan to fit our enterprise the best way. Have you ever been to a fast-food establishment lately? You can supersize your order for just 50 cents more; that's what the employee tells us, the one wearing the funny hat behind the counter. Of course, you think, well for 50 cents I get 50% more fries and a bigger drink; this is an awesome deal, right? But then you realize that you couldn't eat all the fries and your drink just got watered down before you could drink all of it. Well in the world of Office 365, there are good deals as well, but you might be supersizing when you really don't need to. You might pay that extra few dollars only to throw away those extra fries or dump out your watered-down drink. The point here is, why pay more than you need and leave licenses dormant and why pay less when you really need more? Employees don't like to share computers. Office 365 has plans for the home user, small business, large business, enterprise, educational and government entities. Within each of these areas there can be multiple plan levels and with add-ons and pricing, that is sometimes really confusing. We're going to look specifically at the business and enterprise plans in this course. For the common user, not the home plans or education, government, those things are priced based off of different users sizes, negotiations, the type of entity, tax status, and so forth. Let's just take a look at each subscription area.

Understanding the Admin Center
Understanding the admin center. I'm Ron Schindler and we're going to take a good look at the admin center and what kind of options are available to us. The admin center is the main area that administrators are going to spend most of their time in. Understanding the way it is organized now and in the near future will help to manage our plan even when updates occur. What we're going to cover is a little bit about the current admin center layout, making some of those important adjustments like for appearance and security. Looking into some of the wizards for setting up our plan, switching plans, and importing. Checking on the utilities and tools that are available to us, and then looking at the new admin center and how to start previewing and using it now and then we'll do a little piece on the admin center on mobile devices. Here's a little sneak peak of what the new admin center preview would look like. We'll get to that a little later. So within this demo, we're going to touch on the best settings for this internationally spread out company and see why it would be different for small companies and large companies. We'll be in the admin center doing demos of many of the settings and how they affect the users. We'll also look at some of those settings that affect access from external vendors. So let's go to the admin center and take a look at the options for administering our Office 365 organization.