Deploy Microsoft 365 Enterprise

Microsoft 365 Enterprise is a combination of Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), and Windows 10 Enterprise that:

  • Has intelligent security.
  • Is integrated for simplicity.
  • Unlocks creativity.
  • Is built for teamwork.

These benefits are not realized just by obtaining the licenses for the three products, but by deploying them and their features in a specific way that includes integration and state-of-the-art security.

There are two main ways to deploy Microsoft 365 Enterprise:

  • Do it with Microsoft engineers using FastTrack for Microsoft 365
  • Do it yourself with the Microsoft 365 Enterprise deployment guide

FastTrack for Microsoft 365

FastTrack is an ongoing and repeatable benefit—available as part of your subscription—that is delivered by Microsoft engineers to help you move to the cloud at your own pace. FastTrack also gives you access to qualified partners for additional services. With over 40,000 customers enabled to date, FastTrack helps maximize ROI, accelerate deployment, and increase adoption across your organization. See FastTrack for Microsoft 365.

If you want to take advantage of FastTrack to deploy Microsoft 365 Enterprise, you can use the FastTrack Microsoft 365 deployment advisor for guidance on how to deploy and set up your foundation infrastructure. Note that you must be signed on as a global administrator in an Office 365 or Microsoft 365 tenant in order to access this page.

Get started on your end-to-end deployment journey with FastTrack here.

Microsoft 365 Enterprise deployment guide

The Microsoft 365 Enterprise Deployment Guide steps you through the end-to-end deployment so that when you're done, you have the correct and required configuration of Microsoft 365 Enterprise products and features.

To deploy Microsoft 365 Enterprise yourself:

  • First, deploy the required foundation infrastructure for built-in security and integration for simplified management, which makes it easier to ensure your client software is updated with the latest productivity and security enhancements.
  • Next, deploy key productivity workloads and scenarios on top of the foundation infrastructure. These unlock creativity and teamwork in your organization.

Here's the relationship between the foundation infrastructure and the workloads and scenarios and your path through the content.

Get self-started on your end-to-end deployment journey here.

Take a test drive

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” - Aristotle

If you're new to Microsoft 365 Enterprise or to a specific product or feature, one of the best ways to gain understanding is to build it out yourself and see it working.

We've made this easier with Test Lab Guides (TLGs), which step you through the configuration of infrastructure or a feature in a simplified but representative environment using trial or paid subscriptions.

With TLGs, you can self-learn, demonstrate, customize, or build a proof of concept of a complex configuration, workload, or end-to-end scenario.

For more information, see Microsoft 365 Enterprise Test Lab Guides.

Test Lab Guides for the Microsoft cloud

How did others do it?

Use these resources to understand how others have deployed and are using Microsoft 365 Enterprise.

How customers use Microsoft 365 Enterprise

Here's how our customers are using Microsoft 365 Enterprise as their complete, intelligent solution that empowers everyone to be creative and work together securely:

How Microsoft uses Microsoft 365 Enterprise

Take a peek inside Microsoft IT and learn how they deployed Microsoft 365 Enterprise and how Microsoft employees use it every day.



Windows 10 Enterprise

Office 365 ProPlus

Mobility and device management

Security and information protection

Microsoft Teams

Data migration

How the Contoso Corporation deployed Microsoft 365 Enterprise

The Contoso Corporation is a fictional but representative global manufacturing conglomerate with its headquarters in Paris, France. See how Contoso deployed Microsoft 365 Enterprise and addressed major design decisions and implementation details for networking, identity, Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365 ProPlus, mobile device management, information protection, and security.

Additional Microsoft 365 solutions

  • Microsoft 365 Business

    Bring together the best-in-class productivity and collaboration capabilities of Office 365 with device management and security solutions to safeguard business data for small and midsize businesses (SMB).

  • Microsoft 365 Education

    Empower educators to unlock creativity, promote teamwork, and provide a simple and safe experience in a single, affordable solution built for education.

Next step

To do it with direct Microsoft assistance, use FastTrack.

To do it yourself, see the foundation infrastructure.