Move to Microsoft 365 Education


Microsoft 365 Education empowers educators to unlock creativity, promote teamwork, and provide a simple and safe experience in a single, affordable solution built for education. The purpose of this guide and the links below is to help IT administrators deploy Microsoft Education offerings from start to finish, in the easiest and least costly way. We have divided topics into phases and steps to help you through the deployment continuum. For additional help, please e-mail

Phase 1: M365 Education Deployment

Get started by creating your Office 365 tenant, setting up a cloud infrastructure for your school, and creating, managing, and syncing user accounts.

Step 1: Create Your Office 365 Tenant

Step 2: Secure and Configure Your Network

Step 3: Sync your active directory

Step 4: Sync your Student Information System

Step 5: License Users

Phase 2: Device Management

Now that your infrastructure is set up, it's time to get school devices updated and ready with Windows 10, Intune for Education, Office and Minecraft education apps.

Step 1: Deploy Windows 10

Step 2: Manage Devices with Intune for EDU

Step 3: Install Office Apps on devices

Step 4: Install apps from Microsoft Store for Education

Step 5: Set up Teams for Education

Step 6: Install Minecraft: Education Edition

Phase 3: Post Deployment Next Steps

Enable hybrid deployments for Exchange and Sharepoint which can serve as an intermediate step to moving completely to an Exchange Online or Sharepoint Online organization.