Configuring Office 365 services for beginners
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Configuring Office 365 services for beginners

Office 365 essential skills to activate tenant, provide Email and Skype services for small business, family and friends
4.6 (17 ratings)
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71 students enrolled
Created by Ashraf Ahmed
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • High level understanding of office 365 services and the tenant concept
  • Activate your first office 365 tenant
  • Activate Exchange online and Skype for business services in office 365 tenant
  • Enroll few users for office 365 services
  • Select the right office 365 license plan
  • Master basic office 365 administration tasks
  • Configure desktop Client and Mobile clients to connect to Office 365 email
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Requirements
  • Computer and internet access, no additional software is required
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic skills using email and skype
  • Passion to learn new skills and discover new areas in cloud services
Description

This course will give you a jump start to Office 365 skills, you will learn what is office 365 ,what is the tenant and then you will learn step by step how to create your free office 365 tenant and activate services for email and skype. In this course you will get familiar with many areas related to office 365 such as custom domains, license, mobile phone configuration with office 365.By completing this short course and the associated exercises you will have the required skills to setup your production tenant and provide services for your business or your family and friends. If you are IT professional, you will have the required skills to answer questions related to office 365 setup and move to higher paying jobs in the IT hierarchy with cloud focus.









Who is the target audience?
  • Fresh IT professionals who are considering Office 365/cloud as long term carrier
  • IT professionals who would like to gain office 365 skills
  • Regular home users and freelancers who would like manage Email and skype services for their businesses, family, and friends
  • This course is not meant to cover all topics for Exam 70-347:" Enabling Office 365 Services”, which is planned for a different foreseeable future course
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
01:27:02
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Office 365 services overview
2 Lectures 03:33
  • In this lecture I will answer the most basic question: What is Office 365 services?



Preview 01:40

  • In this lecture I will answer the most basic question: What is Office 365 tenant ?
  • I will simplify the service definition and map it to daily life examples
what is office 365 tenant
01:53
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Provision your office 365 trial tenant
5 Lectures 10:48
  • In this lecture I will cover the requirements for trial tenant activating and the limitations of the trial tenant
Office 365 tenant activation requirements
01:18

In this lecture I will explain the differences between office 365 default domain and custom domain and why we need custom domains

Default domain and custom domain definiation
02:25

In this lecture I will cover tenant activation steps

Tenant activation process
01:06

In this demo i will cover step by step the tenant activation process in test environment

Tenant Activation Lab
05:10

This exercise for you to follow the same steps and create your own office 365 trial tenant

Exercise 1 Activate your tenant
00:49
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Configure office 365 Tenant
12 Lectures 35:21

In this lecture you will learn how to access your Office 365 tenant

Access office 365 tenant
00:48

in this Demo you will get familiar with Office 365 logon process and the different options in the landing page

Access office 365 tenant lab
04:18

In this lecturee  you will learn how to add custom domain to you tenant , how to complete the domain verification process and how to update your public DNS provider with required information for the verification process

Custom Domain Configuration Part 1
02:48

In this cession you will learn how to add custom domain to you tenant , how to complete the domain verification process and how to update your public DNS provider with required information for the verification process

Custome domain configuration part 2
04:36

In this exercise you will add your custom domain to your Office 365 tenant and complete the verification process

Exercise 2 configure your custom domain
00:39

In this lecture you will learn the required public DNS records for Office 365 services such as Exchange online and Skype for business

Required DNS records for office 365 services
01:06

In this Lecture you will learn the discovery process of the outlook client and Skype Client and how they locate the service based on specific public DNS records , and why we need additional DNS records to support the process

Exchange online and SKype online required DNS records explained
06:16

In this lecture you will learn how to configure the required DNS records for Exchange online and Skype for business in test tenant and in DNS hosted provider

Configure the required DNS records for the service
04:51

In this exercise you will complete the Exchange and skype DNS configuration in your test tenant

Exercise 3 add DNS service records to your custom domain
01:33

In this lecture you will learn how to create users , assign office 365 services to the user and validate the services are activated

Create users and activate services Part 1
00:30

In this lecture you will learn how to create users , assign office 365 services to the user and validate the services are activated

Create users and activate services Part 2
07:25

In this exercise you will provision and activate  users in your tenant

Excercise 4 Create users and activate services
00:31
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Email Clients configuration
3 Lectures 09:48

In this lecture we will learn how to download and install outlook, and how to configure outlook client to connect to office 365 mailbox

Outlook Client configuration
06:55

In this session we will learn how to configure mobile phone to connect to office 365 service and access mailbox

Preview 02:32

In this exercise you will test your skills based on what you learned and configure outlook clients in your environment against your test tenant

Exercise 5 Configure Email Clients
00:21
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Skype for Business Client configuration
3 Lectures 07:57

In this lecture you will learn how to download Skype for business client  and configure the client to connect to office 365 skype service

Skype for Business client for desktop
04:25

In this session you will learn how to download Skype client for mobile phone    and configure the client to connect to office 365 skype service

Skype for business client for Mobile phone
03:01

In this exercise you will configure skype clients in your environment to connect to you test tenant

Exercise 6 Configure Skype for business clients
00:31
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Office 365 Administration tasks
6 Lectures 19:35

in this lecture you will learn how to modify office 365 user account, delete user account and reset password

Manage user account (Delete, Modify and reset password)
03:56

in this lecture you will learn how to setup multifactor authentication for admin account using phone and  txt message with code as second factor authentication

Preview 03:55


Disable office 365 service for a user
01:41

Select and assign production license plan
05:18

This lecture covers the course wrap-up and next step on the office 365 journey

Course wrap-up and next step
02:22
About the Instructor
Ashraf Ahmed
4.5 Average rating
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5,160 Students
4 Courses
Senior Cloud consultant

Hi, my name is Ash 

I’m a certified windows azure architect, a certified office 365 admin, a MCSE, certified Exchange master, and a certified exchange architect with over 20 years’ experience in the IT field, and last 15 years working as senior consultant for a major global consulting firm. My main responsibilities are centered around supporting large corporations and government entities, in the US and globally, in designing and implementing unified communication and collaboration solutions based on Microsoft products, such as MS Exchange server and Skype for business.

In the last 5 years, I shifted my focus to help my global customers move to office 365 and MS cloud platforms.I have hundreds of projects working on different complex environments and helping customers move to the cloud.

My latest projects include all office 365 services such as Exchange online, Skype for business online, Yammer, SharePoint online, and Identity integration between on premises / cloud. 

I am also responsible, as part of my job, for delivering customer training and knowledge transfer, which enables me to satisfy my passion towards teaching where I enjoy making difficult subjects easy to understand.

Join me on the first step in this MS office 365 and cloud platform journey 

Looking forward to welcoming you in my courses on Udemy