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Course Introduction - Setting up and Managing a Microsoft 365 Tenant

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Course Introduction - Setting up and Managing a Microsoft 365 Tenant
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DifficultyBeginner
Duration1h 44m
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Description

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 deployment of Microsoft 365, along with configuring and managing your tenant once it’s deployed. It also covers setting up and managing a Microsoft 365 subscription for an enterprise – including managing identities, security, compliance and the supporting technologies in the Microsoft 365 stack.

This course focuses mainly on setting up and managing a Microsoft 365 tenant – including the process for setting up a trial tenant, adding your own domains, and converting your tenant beyond the trial to a fully functional production environment. Now, these steps can seem to be very easy – just click a few options, answer a few questions, and you’re done. In fact, it is that easy! However, if you’re not aware of the big picture and asking some important questions along the way, you can end up painting yourself into a corner and causing problems down the road. At best, you might need to redo some things, at worst, you leave yourself with problems on your hands that might be difficult to sort out later.

After you’re set up, we’ll move on to talking about some of the things you need to consider in your day to day monitoring and management of your Microsoft 365 Tenant and the services that make it up. 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.

 Learning Objectives

  • Set up a new Microsoft 365 tenant and subscription
  • Add domains to the tenant and configure them for the various service offerings
  • Perform the day to day management of your users, including managing user accounts and license assignment
  • Know how to monitor the various services in your M365 tenant and have a plan in place to respond to service alerts and manage service requests

 Intended Audience

This course is intended for people who:

  • Want to become a Microsoft 365 administrator
  • Are preparing to take the Microsoft’s MS-100 exam

Prerequisites

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.

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.

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Hello and welcome to setting up and managing a Microsoft 365 tenant. My name is Jeremy Dahl and I'll be taking you through this course. I've been working with Office 365 and different Microsoft Cloud services for the last eight years now, and I've been been an Office 365 MVP for the last six of those years. As we're going through this course, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter if you have any questions or send an email to support@cloudacademy.com. 

This course is designed for people who want to become a Microsoft 365 administrators, as well as, for administrators who wish to become certified through taking the MS-100 exam. This will help you as you plan your deployment of Microsoft 365, along with configuring and managing your tenant, once it's deployed. We'll also cover setting up and managing a Microsoft 365 subscription for an enterprise, including managing identities, security, compliance, and the supporting technologies in the Microsoft 365 stack. To get the most from this course, you should have a general understanding of networking and server administration, as well as IT fundamentals, such as DNS, Active Directory, and PowerShell. 

In this course, we're going to focus on setting up and managing a Microsoft 365 tenant, including the process for setting up a trial tenant, adding your own domains, and then converting your tenant beyond the trial, to a fully functional production environment. These steps can seem to be very easy, just click a few options, answer a few questions, and you're done. In fact, it is that easy. However, if you're not aware of the big picture and asking some very important questions along the way, you can end up painting yourself into a corner and causing problems down the road. At best, you might need to redo some things. At worst, you leave yourself with problems on your hands that might be difficult to sort out later. After your setup, we'll move on to talking about some of the things you need to consider in your day-to-day monitoring and managing of your Microsoft 365 tenant and the services that make it up. 

We're also going to run through a few demos, show 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 set up a new Microsoft 365 tenant and subscription, add domains to the tenant and configure them for the various service offerings, perform the day-to-day management of your users, including managing user accounts and license assignments, as well as, know how to monitor the various services in your Microsoft 365 tenant and have a plan in place to respond to service alerts and manage service requests. We'd love to get your feedback, so please give the course your rating when you're finished. Let's get started.