The deployment wizards for Office 365 give you self-guided support for setting up Office 365. Just select a wizard and sign in to Office 365. As you select the features and options you want to deploy, the 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. The wizard 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.
Small business quick start
If you have an Office for Business plan and you want to get going fast, follow these basic setup steps for email, cloud storage, team sites, and Office apps.
File creation, storage, and sharing
OneDrive for Business
Use this guide to get started quickly with OneDrive for Business for file storage, sharing, and syncing.
Office 365 ProPlus
This guide walks you through the steps for installing Office on either a PC or a Mac for your company, and it includes tips for getting everyone started with Office.
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.
This quick start shows you how to set up SharePoint in the cloud for document storage and content management. This basic setup is all you need if you don’t have a large amount of data to migrate or an on-premises SharePoint Server that you want to continue running in a hybrid setup.
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
Minimal or express hybrid
A minimal or express hybrid deployment is recommended when you don't need all the features of full hybrid and you haven't yet set up directory sync or a hybrid environment. This assistant will help you deploy the minimal hybrid option for migration and recipient administration without the overhead of full hybrid, or the express hybrid option for quickly migrating all users to Office 365.
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 Office 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.
Security and Identity
Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect) advisor
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 hash synchronization or pass-through authentication so users can sign into their email and your domain using the same password. If you choose to set up federated sign-in with AD FS, this guide also gives you steps for deploying AD FS on a new server or in an existing Windows Server 2012 R2 farm. 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.
With the Basic edition of Azure Active Directory, you get features like group-based access management, self-service password reset for cloud applications, and Azure Active Directory Application Proxy for publishing on-premises web applications.
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 Information Protection deployment assistant helps you configure information rights management (IRM) so that you can help protect your organization’s sensitive information from unauthorized access.
Verify your domain
Tailor Office 365 by adding your own domain name (also known as your website name).
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.
Communication and online conferencing
Microsoft Teams is the chat-based collaboration service in Office 365 that provides team workspaces for chats, calls, meetings, and private messages. The deployment advisor for Teams helps you set up and configure the optimal Teams experience with Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Office 365 Groups. It includes information about configuring tenant settings, Teams and Channels for your projects, Calls and Meetings, Messaging, Tabs for quick access to apps, informational Bots, and Connectors to third-party services.
Skype for Business
Get going fast with Skype for Business for instant messaging (IM), presence, online meetings, and screen sharing. If you don’t need advanced features, this basic setup is all you need.
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.
This quick start guide shows you how to successfully roll out Yammer in your organization. If you don’t have existing Yammer networks to consolidate or migrate, this basic setup is all you need.
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.
Microsoft StaffHub is a cloud-based platform that works across all your devices. It enables firstline workers (employees with roles that don't require a computer) and their managers to manage shift schedules, communicate with their teams, and share content.
Videos for IT pros
Office 365 ProPlus
OneDrive for Business
Skype for Business
Walkthroughs for users
See the Walkthroughs for Office 365 users for quick, how-to guidance on things like installing Office 365 apps on mobile devices or syncing files to OneDrive for Business.