Preparing to Migrate to Office 365

There are many ways to migrate to Office 365, and choosing the wrong path can turn into a disaster. This course will teach you how to prepare for a migration to Office 365.
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Rating
(18)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 6, 2018
Duration
2h 32m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Getting to Know Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Services
Key Migration Planning Decisions
Laying the Foundation for a Successful Migration
Planning a Migration to Exchange Online
Planning a Migration to SharePoint Online and OneDrive
Planning a Migration to Skype for Business Online and Teams
Planning for Post-migration Adoption in Office 365
Resources and Further Learning
Description
Course info
Rating
(18)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 6, 2018
Duration
2h 32m
Description

There are many ways to migrate to Office 365, and choosing the wrong path can turn into a disaster. In this course, Preparing to Migrate to Office 365, you will gain the ability to successfully plan a migration to Microsoft's Office 365 cloud services. First, you will learn the foundations of a successful Office 365 migration project. Next, you will discover the different methods for migrating to Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Skype for Business Online or Microsoft Teams. Finally, you will explore how to get more value out of your Office 365 subscription by adopting new apps and services in the cloud. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Office 365 needed to prepare a successful migration.

About the author
About the author

Paul Cunningham is a Microsoft MVP, consultant, trainer and author, specializing in Office 365 and Exchange Server. Paul lives in Brisbane, Australia and has over 20 years of experience deploying and managing Microsoft systems and services for enterprise and government customers. Paul has authored and co-authored several books about Office 365 and Microsoft Exchange Server.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello everyone. My name is Paul Cunningham, and welcome to my course, Preparing to Migrate to Office 365. Your journey to Office 365 can be a smooth ride, or it can be bumpy ride with many wrong turns and crashes. What makes the difference between a good migration and a bad one? Planning, of course. In this course, you'll learn how to prepare for a migration to Office 365. We'll cover an overview of Office 365, the important decisions that need to be made for any migration project, and how to migrate to the core services of Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, and Microsoft Teams. I'll also provide you with guidance for post-migration adoption of new Office 365 services and how to deal with all of the changes in the cloud through a simple change management process. At the end of this course, you'll feel comfortable with the decisions you make for how to handle the migration of your organization to the cloud. This is Preparing to Migrate to Office 365 here at Pluralsight. Now let's get started.

Planning a Migration to Exchange Online
In this module, we're going to go through preparing to migrate your email to Exchange Online in Office 365. We'll cover the different migration approaches that Microsoft offers, where third-party migration tools fit into the picture for Exchange Online, email archives and PST files, and how to choose the best approach for your migration. Office 365 supports a variety of approaches for migrating email to Exchange Online. They are the cutover migration, staged migration, hybrid migration, IMAP migration, and then there's also third-party tools to facilitate migrations as well. So in this module, we're going to take a high-level look at how each of those migration approaches works. Now it's possible you're watching this and you already have your mind set on using one of those migration methods. Before you lock that decision in, please take these few minutes to work through this module to validate that decision. If you're really comfortable with the different migration types, at least jump to the end of this module and go through the thought exercises to choose the optimal approach for your scenario. Each of the migration methods here all have the same basic requirement, which is an Office 365 tenant that has been provisioned with your custom domain names. That provisioning and setup process is covered in one of the modules of my Pluralsight course, the Office 365 Admin Playbook, so if you need some guidance with that, go ahead and check out the module in that course. Okay, let's get started.

Resources and Further Learning
That brings us to the end of this course about planning to migrate to Office 365. For your convenience, I've collected all of the links to documentation, planning tools, migration tools, and so on that were mentioned throughout this course and added them to a PDF, which you can download from the course files here in the Pluralsight library. For additional learning, please consider these courses that I've also produced with Pluralsight. The Office 365 Admin Playbook is designed to teach IT professionals who are new to managing Office 365 how to perform the most common and routine administration tasks. It's designed to get you up and running fast and familiar with Office 365 administration. The course will also take you through how to provision a new tenant from scratch. So if you're at that stage, whether it's for your production environment or for your own personal training needs, be sure to check it out. After migrating to Office 365, there's also a wide range of security features and options to implement. My course, Configuring and Managing Office 365 Security, will familiarize you with the Office 365 and Azure AD security features and show you how to use them to secure your organization from attacks and compromise. If you enjoyed this course, I'd love to hear your feedback. You can ask questions in the discussion area of this course, and I'll respond as soon as I'm able to. Please also leave a star rating on the course to help other Pluralsight members who are looking for training courses to watch. I'm also on Twitter, so you can send me a tweet to let me know your thoughts. And if you want to reach me via email about something that doesn't fit into the above options, I have a contact page on my personal blog. Thank you very much for watching, and I'll see you in the next course.