Plan and Implement Office 365

Implementing Office 365 is not just about migrating email to the cloud, or getting the latest in productivity applications, or implementing SharePoint Online. It is about all of the above.

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Implementing Office 365 without a plan can result in:

  • Rework caused by improper deployment order.
  • Wasted investment.
  • Poor adoption and high operational costs.

Upfront implementation planning leads to:

  • A smooth transition to Office 365.
  • High adoption rates and low maintenance costs.
  • A deployment that does not require overhauls every year.

Module 1: Plan Your Implementation

The Purpose

  • Discuss the general project overview for the Office 365 implementation.
  • Create a strategy for deploying Office 365.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Office 365 implementation is planned out in the correct order for the most convenient rollout.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Map order of deployment of Office 365 applications.
  • Project Framework
1.2 Develop end-user communication.
  • Communication Plan

Module 2: Migrate to Exchange Online

The Purpose

  • Plan the migration to and the deployment of Exchange Online.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Know the correct migration method for Exchange Online.
  • Prepare user profiles for the rest of the Office 365 implementation.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Determine the correct migration strategy based on current version of Exchange.
  • Exchange migration strategy
2.2 Plan the user groups for a gradual deployment.
  • User groups organization by priority of migration

Module 3: Implement Collaboration and Office Applications

The Purpose

  • Implement collaboration and productivity tools.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Skype for Business use case defined.
  • Office Productivity Suite deployment planned.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Review the organization’s collaboration strategy.
  • Office and Skype for Business deployment plan.
3.2 Use defined user groups to choose best-case licensing.

Module 4: Get on the Right Track for SharePoint Online

The Purpose

  • Define a SharePoint-based information organization strategy.
  • Develop a governance framework for SharePoint.
  • Enable SharePoint users through workflow.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • SharePoint governance plan created before the rollout.
  • Greater adoption of SharePoint by end users.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Plan SharePoint architecture based on user needs.
  • SharePoint site architecture
4.2 Create a SharePoint governance plan.
  • Framework for SharePoint governance
4.3 Plan the SharePoint migration path.
  • SharePoint deployment plan

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