Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Jeff Adkin, and welcome to my course, Provisioning Office 365. I'm an author at Pluralsight. Now Microsoft Office 365 is the fastest growing cloud service in the world with over 70% of Fortune 500 companies currently subscribed. Office 365 hosts Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and much more, all the tools used in your business today. In this Provisioning Office 365 course, we are going to be starting our journey right at the beginning by creating your own tenant. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include provisioning your tenant in Office 365, adding and configuring custom domains, and of course planning a pilot. By the end of this course, you'll know how to set up your Office 365 tenant and be able to go through a pilot. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with basic DNS, as well as some basic knowledge in Active Directory. So I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Microsoft Office 365 with the Provisioning Office 365 course at Pluralsight.
Provisioning Tenants Hi, and thank you for joining me for Provisioning Office 365. What we're going to be going over right now is provisioning tenants. My name is Jeff Adkin. I'm a Pluralsight author. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @JeffAdkin or check on my website at JAdkin. com. What we're going to do right now is do a quick overview. We're just going to look at what we're going to be doing over the following videos. So right off the bat, we're going to be setting up an Office 365 trial. We are going to discuss tenant regions, what they are and how they actually affect us. It's a very small, little box in the middle of nowhere that you just kind of click, but it has major importance. We're going to go from there, and we're going to talk about configuring a tenant name and why those have to be unique and how they function as a lower level under your DNS. We're going to go from there and talk about administrator roles. What type of roles are available? And last but not least, we're going to talk about managing the tenant subscriptions. Okay, so first things first. What we're going to do right now is we're going to go off and ahead and talk about set up an Office 365 trial.
Adding and Configuring Custom Domains Welcome back. What we're going to be doing right now is going over adding and configuring custom domains. My name is Jeff Adkin. I'm a Pluralsight author. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @JeffAdkin or check out my website at JAdkin. com. What we're going to do right now, first and foremost, is go over an overview. So let's just do a quick overview here. The first thing that we're going to be going over is configure a domain name to make sure that we've got our domain name set up that we're pushing inside of Office 365. But we also need to confirm the ownership of the domain. Microsoft isn't just going to let me grab any random domain and just bring it in. I have to actually prove I own it. Then we're going to set up the domain purpose. And last but not least, we're going to talk about moving the ownership of the domain to Office 365, you know some of the pros and cons of doing that, as well as some of the caveats. Okay, so we know what we've got to do. Let's start right off the bat and head over and configure a domain name.
Planning a Pilot Hi, and thank you for joining me for Planning a Pilot. My name is Jeff Adkin. I'm a Pluralsight author. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @JeffAdkin, or check out my website at JAdkin. com So we're going to do what we've done a ton of times before. We're going to go over a quick overview and just talk about what we're going to be doing in the upcoming videos. So the first thing we're going to start with is pilot users. How many users, what type of users, and we're going to spend some time discussing that. From there, we're going to talk about determining our migration objects. What do we migrate to Office 365, what do we keep back, and what do we do hybrid with? And from there, we're going to talk about the Office 365 on-ramp readiness tool. We'll even go grab it and give it a quick run as well. Now the next thing we're going to talk about is test plan. Now every business is unique, but there are some commonalities between all of them, and what we'll do is we'll take an overarching look at what a test plan would look like. And last but not least, service descriptions. I know this sounds kind of boring, but it's extremely important for us to know the actual service descriptions for each and every component inside of there. So we're going to spend some time and go over them, and I'll try to make it as quick as possible. So these are basically the five things that we're going to go over. So let's jump off right now and go talk about pilot users.
Review Well congratulations! You made it all the way to the end, all the way to the review. Now just so you remember, my name is Jeff Adkin. I'm a Pluralsight author. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @JeffAdkin., or check out my website at JAdkin. com. Now let's go over a quick overview of what we're going to be doing. We're going to split this into two pieces. The first piece is going to be exactly what we talked about, a review. We're just going to look over the key points of what we've gone over. And the last thing we're going to do is a real-world example. We're actually going to take Globomantics and go, what would happen if you had to walk through it all the way from beginning to end through an entire pilot process, the DNS, the tenant, and so on? And we're just going to walk right through it on how it would actually be done. Okay, let's go, first and foremost, and talk about the key points of what we've gone over in the last three sets.