The deployment wizards for Office 365 give you self-guided support for setting up Office 365. As you select the features and options you want to deploy, each wizard builds a step-by-step setup plan that’s customized to your needs. You’ll get a full set of instructions, videos, reference articles, and scripts. These wizards won’t change any of your organization’s settings or data. Instead, you make the changes using the wizard to guide you. You can use these wizards anytime; even during planning or after you’ve already set up the services, to learn more about Office 365 features and options.
Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect)
In Office 365, directory integration refers to the synchronization of user account information between your on-premises directory service (Active Directory) and the Office 365 directory service (Azure Active Directory). This step-by-step guide shows you how to add user account information to Office 365 without manually creating each user. It also shows you how to configure password synchronization so users can sign into their email and your domain using the same password. AAD Connect replaces older versions of identity integration tools, such as DirSync and Azure AD Sync, and is primarily used for adding users and other data to Azure Active Directory for Office 365.
Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
The AD FS deployment advisor walks you through the steps for setting up an on-premises AD FS infrastructure that authenticates users for Office 365 services. Use this wizard after you have set up directory synchronization with Azure AD Connect.
The Azure AD Premium setup guide helps you enable features of Azure Active Directory Premium (Azure AD Premium or AADP), which provides identity management capabilities like multi-factor authentication, single sign-on (SSO), device registration, self-service password and group management, security monitoring, and more.
The Azure Rights Management (Azure RMS or ARMS) deployment assistant helps you configure information rights management (IRM) so that you can help protect your organization’s sensitive information from unauthorized access.
Exchange migration advisor
The Office 365 mail migration advisor will help you determine the best way to move users and mailboxes to Office 365. Recommendations are based on your current email system, the number of users and mailboxes you want to migrate, and how you plan to manage users and user access.
Exchange staged migration
The Exchange staged migration assistant helps you migrate your mailboxes to Office 365 in phases over several weeks or months. An Exchange staged migration is recommended when your existing email system is Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange Server 2007 and you want to move user accounts and mailbox content to Office 365 in stages over time.
Exchange cutover migration
The Exchange cutover migration assistant gives step-by-step instructions for migrating all of your mailboxes to Office 365 at the same time. Use this type of migration if you have fewer than 2,000 mailboxes that you want to move all at once and you're running Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, or Exchange 2013.
The Exchange hybrid assistants help you configure an Exchange hybrid environment. In a hybrid environment, you can maintain a mix of on-premises and Office 365 mailboxes, while managing all mailboxes from your on-premises servers. These wizards include steps for Exchange hybrid migration, creating your Office 365 mailboxes, and setting up directory synchronization between Office 365 and your on-premises environment.
Use the Gmail mailbox migration assistant to migrate your Gmail mailboxes to Office 365. You can move Gmail mailboxes to Office 365 using the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) migration steps outlined in this wizard. When you migrate a user's Gmail mailbox to Office 365, email messages are migrated, but contacts and calendar items are not. This wizard provides the additional steps needed for importing Gmail contacts and Google Calendar items to Office 365.
The Gmail contacts and calendar assistant gives step-by-step instructions for migrating your Gmail contacts and Google Calendar items to OOffice 365. When you migrate a user's Gmail mailbox to Office 365, email messages are migrated, but contacts and calendar items are not. This wizard provides the steps for importing Gmail contacts and Google Calendar items to Office 365.
The IMAP mailbox migration assistant provides step-by-step instructions for migrating your Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) mailboxes to Office 365 if your current email system supports IMAP. Contacts and calendar items are not migrated during an IMAP mail migration, but the wizard includes additional steps to help you import contacts and calendars into Office 365.
The Microsoft Intune deployment advisor helps you set up Intune so that you can give your employees access to corporate applications, data, and resources from virtually anywhere on almost any device. Setting up Intune provides mobile security, device protection, and helps keep corporate information secure. Intune provides these benefits through Mobile Device Management (MDM) or Mobile Application Management (MAM) without enrollment.
Office 365 ProPlus
The Office 365 ProPlus deployment advisor helps you get your users up and running on the latest versions of Office. This advisor walks you through the steps for helping users install Office directly from the Office 365 portal online, or for deploying Office to your users from an on-premises location. Included are instructions for using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), a Group Policy startup script, an operating system disk image, or Remote Desktop Services (RDS) shared activation.
OneDrive for Business
The OneDrive for Business setup guide gives you the steps for configuring and managing commonly used OneDrive for Business features, like My Site provisioning, storage quotas, search settings, mobile device management (MDM), content protection, and sync client deployment. Guidance for OneDrive hybrid scenarios is also included.
The SharePoint Online deployment advisor helps you choose the deployment option that works best for your organization and gives the steps for configuring SharePoint Online features to meet your business needs. Choose from cloud deployment, hybrid deployment, or on-premises-to-cloud migration. Then follow the steps for configuring SharePoint Online features like file storage and sharing, external file sharing, site collections, global settings, and user profiles, and your Office 365 team site.
Skype for Business
The Skype for Business deployment advisor helps you get up and running with Skype for Business Online. This wizard shows you how to set up Skype for Business features, like instant messaging (IM), online meetings, video conferencing, public switched telephone network PSTN conferencing, cloud private brand exchange (PBX), and Skype Meeting Broadcast. Steps are included for setting up a hybrid environment, where you connect Skype for Business Online to your on-premises Skype for Business deployment.
The Yammer Enterprise deployment advisor helps you get your organization up and running with Yammer Enterprise. It includes guidance on connecting existing Yammer networks you might have to Office 365, or setting up a new Yammer domain. If you have multiple Yammer networks, it also describes how to consolidate Yammer networks into a single Yammer Enterprise network.