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Deploying and managing Microsoft 365

Deploying and managing Microsoft 365

In the modern workplace, the role of technology has never been more important. Technology connects business functions, eliminates silos, and breaks down barriers, accelerating digital transformation in the process. Microsoft 365—a platform that brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility Security—helps Microsoft empower our employees with innovative technology to embrace a new culture of work. Our workplace is diverse, geographically distributed, and highly mobile, with an increasingly complex threat environment. Microsoft 365 is key to creating a secure and productive foundation for a digital culture.

Establishing a digital culture is important to every leader who strives to create a modern digital workplace. It starts with empowering everyone in an organization to be more creative and collaborative, and ultimately to apply technology that helps shape how we work. This cultural shift is top of mind across every organization, and Microsoft 365 was designed to support that endeavor. We use Microsoft 365 to meet business needs and minimize total cost of ownership across the IT lifecycle, from deployment to management and ongoing servicing.

Office 365

Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 sits at the core of how our people get work done. The heart of our cloud services, it meets our needs for robust security, reliability, and productivity in the cloud. Our goal is to enable our 124,000 employees and vendors to work anytime, anywhere, and to pick up where they left off on any device. Discover our collection of case studies, best practices, implementation strategies, and lessons learned for deploying and managing Office 365, including Skype for Business Online, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Office 365.

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Deploying and updating Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus
Jun 28, 2016 | 

In this technical case study, we share how Microsoft automated upgrades to Office 365 ProPlus with System Center Configuration Manager for a smooth upgrade experience across the company.

SharePoint to the cloud: Learn how Microsoft ran its own migration
Mar 15, 2016 | 

Migrating to SharePoint Online required careful planning and evaluation of existing Microsoft sites. Learn about the strategies Microsoft used to move 185,000 internal sites and portals to the cloud.

Microsoft migrates 150,000 mailboxes to Exchange Online
Oct 31, 2017 | 

Learn how Microsoft migrated over 150,000 mailboxes in our complex global environment to Microsoft Exchange Online.

How Microsoft planned and deployed Skype for Business to the Office 365 Enterprise E5 cloud
Jul 14, 2017 | 

Microsoft migrated to Skype for Business in two phases. Find out how we made the transition from a hybrid architecture to cloud-based unified communications.

Improving service quality in Skype for Business
Jun 24, 2016 | 

Microsoft shares best practices for deploying Skype for Business, including how to manage a complex network, accommodate remote clients, and run unified communications in a hybrid cloud environment.

Automating licensing for Office 365 in a hybrid environment
Mar 24, 2016 | 

Find out how Microsoft built an automation service to manage Microsoft Office 365 licenses in a hybrid environment.

Optimizing network performance for Microsoft Office 365
Sep 20, 2018 | 

Discover how Microsoft optimized network capacity and performance with strategic plans for its network when deploying Microsoft Office 365.

From systems to people: rethinking service management
Sep 13, 2017 | 

After moving to the cloud, IT service managers need to think differently about their roles. Learn how Microsoft approaches and delivers end-to-end services—where managing the service is only part of the job.

Microsoft uses threat intelligence to protect, detect, and respond to threats
Sep 27, 2018 | 

It’s critical that every IT pro make security a top priority to keep corporate assets safe. Learn how Microsoft uses threat intelligence to protect, detect, and respond to threats.

Microsoft thwarts phishing attempts with Office 365
Sep 12, 2017 | 

Learn how technologies in Office 365 help us keep our assets safe and protect our people from phishing email.

Office 365 meets evolving eDiscovery challenges in a cloud-first world
Dec 19, 2016 | 

Find out how to use the advanced search and analytics tools in Office 365 eDiscovery to comply with legal and regulatory requests. Using these tools, the legal department at Microsoft saves about $4.5 million per year.

Windows 10

Windows 10

At Microsoft today, we think of Windows as a service. In-place upgrades help promote Windows adoption across the company. Our streamlined application compatibility testing and pilot deployments with early adopters help us keep pace with faster release cadences for feature, quality, and security updates. We keep our Windows devices current, providing an up-to-date environment that helps reduce risk. Read our case studies and resources to learn how we deploy and support Windows 10 in our global organization.

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Aug 26, 2018 | 

As a core customer of the Windows Devices Group, Microsoft Core Services Engineering and Operations (CSEO) deployed Windows 10 to 96,000 distributed users at Microsoft. The deployment included both remote users and users on the corporate network, and was completed in nine weeks. To improve on past operating-system deployments, CSEO deployed Windows 10 as an in-place upgrade that maintained productivity and offered a consistent user experience.

Adopting Windows as a service at Microsoft
Aug 27, 2018 | 

Windows 10 introduces a new way to streamline operating system updates. Find out how to embrace agile development and delivery models to reduce deployment timelines, enable more frequent updates, and reduce risk.

Implementing strong user authentication with Windows Hello for Business
Jun 27, 2018 | 

Discover how the strong two-factor authentication of Windows Hello for Business combines an enrolled device with a PIN or biometric user input, replacing passwords while improving security.

Windows 10 deployment: tips and tricks from Microsoft IT
Aug 21, 2017 | 

Listen in as our experts share best practices for application compatibility testing, upgrading, readiness, and adopting Windows Hello and Always-On VPN connection.

Microsoft uses Windows Defender ATP antivirus capabilities to boost malware protection
Jun 25, 2018 | 

Windows Defender ATP antivirus capabilities in Windows 10 helps meet your antimalware, antivirus, and similar security needs. With this built-in infrastructure, Core Services Engineering saves time and money we previously spent on antimalware implementation, hardware, and maintenance.

Securing the modern enterprise with Windows Defender and Windows Defender ATP
Apr 21, 2017 | 

Protect the network from anomalous behavior that may indicate malicious attacks or security breaches. Learn how Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection monitors the network for malware and cyberthreats.

Enterprise Mobility + Security

Enterprise Mobility + Security

As employees embrace a new culture of work across devices and cloud apps, it’s important to secure our digital estate. At Microsoft, we encourage people to use personal devices and work from any location. As we become more mobile, we must balance mobility with security to protect our corporate resources, data, and documents.

Learn how we manage identities and access in the cloud, secure apps and data, and use intelligence to protect against today’s advanced attacks.

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Managing user identities and secure access at Microsoft
Jun 29, 2016 | 

Make sure your people can work securely from anywhere. Learn about ways Microsoft manages identity in a hybrid environment.

Using Azure AD Privileged Identity Management for elevated access
Sep 19, 2018 | 

Privileged identities such as administrative roles are important to maintain, but they can introduce security risks. Learn to manage privileged identities with just-in-time access for Azure services.

Managing modern mobile productivity with Enterprise Mobility   Securityt
Oct 30, 2017 | 

It’s likely your people want to use personal devices for work. Find out how to balance the security of your corporate resources with mobile productivity. Learn how we manage mobile devices at Microsoft through a combination of Microsoft Intune and Azure services.

Protecting files in the cloud with Azure Information Protection
Sep 14, 2018 | 

Learn how to protect your corporate data and prevent inadvertent data sharing on public venues with Azure Information Protection.

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