Plan a Microsoft 365 Implementation
Plan Migration of Users and Data
The course is part of this learning path
Microsoft 365 represents a combination of Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility offerings – providing the most complete set of SaaS technologies that Microsoft has to offer. With Microsoft 365, organizations can deploy a complete solution encompassing both devices and applications, along with applying security and compliance policies to protect the entire suite.
This course will help you as you plan your migration of users and data to Microsoft 365, including planning your identity and authentication solution, and the on premises infrastructure needed to support your migration. We’ll also help you understand and identify your business requirements and use cases, to help drive your decision-making process when planning to transition your infrastructure to the Microsoft cloud. We’ll spend some time focusing on networking and discuss some of the networking decisions that need to be made to ensure an optimal migration experience, as well as the best experience for your users after migration.
This course will also help you to identify which data needs to be migrated to the cloud, and what the best migration method will be based on your scenario – we’re also going to cover the different types of user identities, how your users will authenticate, and how that’s going to affect your migration planning.
In addition to talking about these different components, we’re also going to run through a few demos – showing you some of the practical steps involved, along with some tips and tricks we’ve picked up along the way.
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Plan a Microsoft 365 Implementation, including the supporting infrastructure
- Plan your identity and authentication solution, both on premises and in the cloud
- Identify your users, data and mailboxes to be migrated to Microsoft 365
- Plan the migration of your groups and user data to Microsoft 365
This course is intended for people who:
- Want to become a Microsoft 365 administrator
- Are preparing to take the Microsoft’s MS-100 exam
To get the most from this course, you should have a general understanding of networking & server administration as well as IT fundamentals such as DNS, Active Directory and PowerShell.
Microsoft also recently introduced a feature in OneDrive for Business called Known Folder Move that allows a more user-driven migration approach. Rather than requiring a back-end migration, Known Folder Move updates the global pointers Windows 10 for desktop, documents, and pictures and redirects these folders into the user's OneDrive for Business folder. These folders are then synchronized to OneDrive using the sync client simply and quickly migrating the user's data to OneDrive for Business and keeping it in sync. Note that Known Folder Move works well when your users already have their data on their computers. But it doesn't reach across to network shares or home drives to migrate that data. If the data that you need to migrate is in one of these locations, you'll need to use a migration tool instead. Known Folder Move can also be configured through group policy and can be a great addition to your existing migration strategy. Use a tool for the data that's on network shares and home drives and then use Known Folder Move to safely sync the data that is already on the users computers.
About the Author
Jeremy Dahl is a Senior Technology Consultant who has spent the last 8 years focusing on Microsoft 365 technologies and has been an Office 365 MVP for the last 6 years. Jeremy is a self-proclaimed cloud addict who architects technology solutions that combine cloud technologies with on-premises solutions, allowing organizations to make the most of their existing infrastructure while still taking full advantage of the agility and scalability of what the cloud has to offer.
Jeremy can be found blogging about Microsoft 365 technologies on his website, masterandcmdr.com, and evangelizing the Microsoft cloud on Twitter.