Office 365 Anti-Spam and Anti-Malware Protection

Office 365 Anti-Spam and Anti-Malware Protection

 

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Migrating to Office 365

Migrating to Office 365

MICROSOFT FAST START Project PHASES

Project Kickoff The deployment project officially begins and the project team members begin work. From this date, the project owner coordinates activities and provides the project sponsor with regular status updates.
Assess Phase During this phase, the project team determines any areas of the existing environment that should be updated or modified to ensure that Office 365 integrates with existing systems and meets user requirements. The outcome of this phase is a readiness checklist identifying any detailed risks and issues.
Remediate Phase Any risks or issues identified in the assess phase mitigated by the project team to ensure smooth deployment. At the completion of this phase, the project owner confirms that core enablement tasks are ready to begin.
Enable Phase Identity management integration takes place and users are provisioned so that they can begin production use of Office 365. Administrator roles are assigned to operations staff and initial workloads are configured for first use.
Migrate Phase Mailbox data including email, calendar and contact information are migrated to Office 365. In this phase, a migration schedule should be prepared and the order and timing of mailboxes should be determined.
User Acceptance Testing Users confirm acceptance of the deployment.
Project Completion The deployment project is considered complete when all identified users have access to Office 365 and all in-scope mailboxes have been migrated to Office 365. The project sponsor confirm that the project is complete.

DETAILED PHASES

  •  Plan
    • Licenses Assessment
    • Health Check
  • Prepare
    • Tenant Setup
    • Infrastructure Preparation
    • Remediation
  • Migrate
    • PoC
    • Migration Plan
    • Change Management
  • Support
    • Post Support
    • End User Training
    • End User Support Documentation
    • Delegated Admin
    • Handover
    • As Built, Access Codes and Detailed Design Documentation
    • 24/7 O365 – Service Desk Support

BUSINESS CASE

SUCESS CRITERIA

KEY COMPONENTS

  • OFFICE SUITE
  • OFFICE WEB APPS
  • EXCHANGE ONLINE
  • EXCHANGE ONLINE ARCHIVING
  • LYNC ONLINE
  • SHAREPOINT ONLINE
  • OND DRIVE
  • SKYPE
  • EXCHANGE ONLINE PROTECTION / SaaS SPAM
  • NETWORK BANDWITH

CRITICAL PATH

  1. Run Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tool or Microsoft License or Microsoft Software Inventory Analyzer to identify the current installed software.
  2. Identify the correct Office 365 Plan
  3. Activate Tenant and Purchase Software
  4. Run Pre-Checks and Validations on existing Infrastructure
  5. Health Check Clients, Active Directory, Exchange, Lync, Sharepoint and Internet Links
    • Insure minimum requirements are met for Office 365
    • o365prePublic Folders
    • Office 365 Deployment Assessment
    • Insure Internet connection is sufficient
    • Check Bandwidth
    • Run Office 365 Auditing Tools
  6. Remediate
    1. AD Issues
    2. Exchange Mailbox Sizes
    3. Public Folders
  7. Configure Single Sign on to Office 365
    • Azure ADFS
    • ADFS Server
    • SSO SaaS
    • AD Connect
  8. Setup Exchange Hybrid Mode
    • Setup DirSycn
  9. Setup WAN Accelerators
  10. Setup Lync Servers or other
  11. Setup File Sharing
  12. Deploy new versions of Office Suite
  13. Delegated Administration setup
  14. End user Training (New Features)
  15. Setup Office 365 Backup and Archival SaaS

PREREQUISITES

  • SSL Certificates
  • SPAM Filtering (Office 365 SPAM filtering is pathetic, suggest using another SaaS SPAM services)
  • Purchase SSO SaaS
  • Configure ADFS
  • Purchase Office 365 Backup and Archival Software
  • Purchase WAN Accelerators
  • Lync Server
  • Access to your DNS records and MX Records

QUESTIONS

  1. Number of Users
  2. Number of Shared mailboxes
  3. Exchange versions and Service Pack
  4. Exchange servers and Architecture
  5. Active Directory Forrest and Domain layout
  6. Active Directory Schema Extension (Exchange 2010 extent)
  7. Internet Bandwidth – https://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn850362
  8. Office 365 versions
  9. Compliance requirements
  10. Backup Requirements
  11. Single Sign On (DirSycn, ADFS, Azure AD/Okta)
  12. ADFS Architecture
    1. ADFS Proxy
    2. ADFS Federation Server
    3. Placement / DMZ (Networking)
    4. DFS
    5. Redundancy (Single Point of Failure)
  13. SPAM filtering (Symantec, ProofPoint)
  14. Public Folders
  15. DNS and MX records Access
  16. SSL Certificates
  17. Migration Modes
  18. Cache Mode / Online Mode for Outlook (Cache for Citrix)
  19. Inbox limits and Sizes
  20. Applications using SMTP forwarder
  21. Office Suite Deployment including Outlook
  22. Lync and Sharepoint
  23. Approach
    1. Assess and Plan (Tenant Setup)
    2. Remediate (Customer Responsibility/NetGuard)
    3. Enable  / Migrate / UAT / Handover

Office 365 MIGRATION TOOLS

OFFICE 365 VENDOR ECOSYSTEM

O365 Documentation

Reference