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This Planning Office 365 Workloads and Applications course will teach you how to plan for Office 365 workload deployments and hybrid solutions. You will learn how to identify hybrid requirements for Exchange and SharePoint hybrid solutions, and how to plan connectivity and data flow for Office 365 services, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Teams. You’ll learn how to plan migration strategies for Exchange, SharePoint, and Teams, and how to determine the best strategies.

Later in the course, you will learn how to plan Office 365 application deployments and how to plan application updates. You’ll also learn about the different update channels and when to use each.

Learning Objectives

  • How to plan for Office 365 workload deployments
  • How to plan for migrations and hybrid solutions
  • How to plan for Office 365 application deployments

Intended Audience

  • IT professionals who are interested in obtaining an Microsoft 365 certification
  • Those tasked with planning Office 365 deployments and migrations


  • A decent understanding of Office 365 workloads, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Teams

I hope you've enjoyed learning about planning Office 365 workloads and applications. Let's review what you've learned. 

We kicked off the course by diving into the requirements for properly planning Office 365 workload deployments. You learned about the requirements for configuring not only Exchange Hybrid, but also SharePoint Server Hybrid. 

Next, you learned how to plan connectivity and data flow for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Teams. 

As you progressed through the course, you learned how to plan for workload connectivity. You learned about the different migration strategies that you can use to migrate from an existing email platform to Exchange Online. You learned how to compare those strategies and how to choose the right one. You also learned about SharePoint migrations and Teams migrations. 

Later into the course, you learned about planning Office 365 application deployments, the management of Office 365 software downloads, and how to plan for Office 365 applications. We covered the planning for Office 365 ProPlus application updates, as well as for Office Online. We also tackled how to plan Office 365 ProPlus deployments. The topics covered in this course map very closely to those topics covered in the MS-100 exam. 

Mastering the concepts in this course is critical to preparing for this exam. To learn more about planning Office 365 workloads and applications, you can and should read Microsoft's documentation. Be sure to also watch for new courses on CloudAcademy, because we're always publishing new ones. 

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About the Author
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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.