Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool beta & Office 365 Beta Deployment Guide for Enterprises now available from Microsoft

Microsoft has made available for download Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool beta & Office 365 Beta Deployment Guide for Enterprises.

Key processes included in an Office 365 Beta for Enterprises Deployment

The Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool  provides analysis of your on-premises environment in preparation for an Office 365 enterprise deployment. The readiness tool is integrated with the guidance provided in the web edition of the Microsoft Office 365 Beta Deployment Guide.

The following assessments are provided:
Domains
– Email domain discovery and number of users leveraging each domain

User Identity and Account Provisioning
– Statistical information
– Active Directory schema and forest/domain functional data
– Trusts extract (checks for multi-forest constraints)
– Directory Synchronization: Pre-requisite checks Attribute assessment
– Single sign on: Attribute assessment

Exchange Online
– Statistical information
– Public folder, public delegates, and proxyaddresses extract
– 3rd party and unified messaging proxyaddresses information

Lync Online
– Statistical information

SharePoint Online
– User object count assessment

Client and End User Experience
– Summary of domain joined machines for rich experience/SSO readiness

Network
– Port analysis on certain Office 365 endpoints
– DNS records assessment

Note: The Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool is intended for IT administrators. If you are an end-user, Microsoft recommends that you end this program and contact your IT administrator for assistance.

The Office 365 Beta Deployment Guide for Enterprises (.pdf) presents the Office 365 Beta for enterprises deployment process in a manner that explains both important deployment concepts as well as detailed procedures. It is also intentionally organized into the sections that provide specific types of information to specific types of people in your organization.

This document contains:
Deployment Overview section: This material provides the high-level look at the deployment and organizational requirements to deploy Office 365 Beta for enterprises. It has valuable information for your IT decision-makers, program managers, and technical implementation leads.

Plan and Prepare sections: These sections describe the particular tasks and activities required to get ready and fully implement your Office 365 Beta for enterprises deployment. They are generally presented in the order in which you address them during your deployment. Topics discussed in the Plan section generally reappear in the Prepare section with instructions for carrying out the task. Within both sections is content that will concern specific subject matter experts in your organization.

Migrate section: This section describes the steps for moving your users’ mailboxes to Office 365 Beta for enterprises so you can begin using the Office 365 Beta services as part of your production environment.

This deployment guide does not address Office 365 Beta for enterprises sales activities that occur before deployment or operations activities that occur after deployment. In addition, the guide does not address solution alignment questions. It is assumed that your organization has already conducted a preliminary evaluation with Microsoft staff or partners to assess how well Office 365 Beta for enterprises aligns with your current and future business application requirements. Lastly, the guide does not provide guidance on moving an existing BPOS implementation to the Office 365 Beta for enterprises. Information about transitioning from BPOS to Office 365 is available at the Microsoft Office 365 transition center.

Full details on Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool beta & Office 365 Beta Deployment Guide for Enterprises, can be found here.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Name on June 1, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Your zip file for the deployment readiness is out of date…the community site is constantly updated. Please point people to the community site rather than the direct link.

    Reply

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