Plan for Office 365 Enterprise

When you move an enterprise organization to Office 365, it's important to plan ahead and make the key design decisions that will streamline IT deployment and user adoption.

Planning with Office 365 FastTrack

FastTrack for Office 365 is the best method for getting help from Microsoft for planning your Office 365 deployment. FastTrack can help you through the most common design considerations and can answer questions along the way.


You can also get help from a Microsoft partner.

Do-it-yourself planning for Office 365

To plan for Office 365 on your own, step through the planning and design decisions for these areas:

  • Your Office 365 tenant

    Includes planning for your network connections to the Internet, your Office 365 identities, and integration with apps, on-premises, Azure, and other elements. Start here.

  • Support for your clients

    Includes certificate-based authentication, mobile device management, authentication options, and inter-tenant collaboration. Start here.

  • Support for hybrid modern authentication

    Includes planning for modern authentication when using hybrid configurations of key Office 365 workloads. Start here.

  • Older Office clients and servers

    Includes migration information for Office 2007 and Office 2010 client and server products. Start here.


You can use this process for your Microsoft 365 Enterprise subscription as well.

You can also sign in to your Office 365 subscription and use the Deployment advisors for Office 365 services.