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Office 365: Provision Office 365 (Office 365/Microsoft 365)

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Prepare for MCP/MCSA exam 70-346. Master administrative tasks for Office 365 setup, including tenant configuration, setting up custom domains, and planning an Office 365 pilot.

Learning about provisioning Microsoft Office 365 is a critical first step to working with Office 365. Seasoned network admins as well as those considering a move to Office 365 should know about provisioning: configuring key resources and settings, including tenants, custom domains, and pilots. In addition, these skills are tested on the MCP/MCSA exam 70-346 (Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements), comprising 15% of the test.

This course helps you prepare for exam 70-346, and master some of the most common administrative tasks involved in setting up Office 365. Instructor Brian Culp demonstrates how to configure tenants and updates, define admin roles, specify custom domains for Office 365 deployments, and plan a pilot with pilot users and usage cases. This is an ideal course for anyone tasked with administering an Office 365 environment, and is a valuable exam prep course for those wishing to become Microsoft certified.


  • Welcome
  • What to know about Office 365
1. Provision Tenants
  • Set up Office 365 trial
  • Configure the tenant name and region
  • Manage tenant subscriptions and licenses
  • Manage the licensing model
  • Configure tenant for updates
  • Define admin roles
2. Add and Configure Custom Domains
  • Specify the domain name
  • Specify domain purpose
  • Set the default domain
  • Move DNS ownership to Office 365
3. Plan a Pilot
  • Pilot user considerations
  • Add pilot users
  • Identify workloads that don't require migration
  • Office 365 health, readiness, and connectivity checks
  • Run IdFix
  • Create an Office 365 usage case
  • Connect existing email accounts for pilot users
  • Understand Office 365 service descriptions
  • What's next

Taught by

Brian Culp

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