Office 365 ProPlus Evaluation Resources
For details on features and business benefits of Office 365 ProPlus, see the
product details page.
Guided Labs: Office 365 for IT Pros
On this training page, you’ll find guided labs that show you how to prepare an organization to move some of its on-premises user accounts to Office 365. In these labs, you will walk through the process of setting up and configuring Active Directory Federation Services (AD-FS); see how to install, configure and run Directory Synchronization; and finally, learn about the hybrid scenarios available in Office 365.
Technical Evaluation Process
Overview & Support
Library Article: Overview of Office 365 ProPlus
The Office 365 ProPlus offering provides the complete Office client suite as a monthly subscription service. The combination of the Office 365 ProPlus suite and the Office 365 services provides the best way for users to collaborate on documents. It also enables them to work either online or offline and provides access to documents, email messages, and calendars from almost any device.
Office 365 ProPlus Content Roadmap
Learn about resources for Office 365 ProPlus deployment methods, application compatibility assessment, updates, and user settings management. Office 365 ProPlus allows users to quickly begin to use Office applications on computers that are running at least Windows 7, before the complete product is downloaded. The users' files and personalized settings follow them from one computer to another.
Office 365 Trust Center
As an Office 365 customer, you have entrusted Microsoft to help protect your data. Microsoft values the partnerships we have with our customers and place great emphasis on protecting the privacy and security of customer data. Learn more about the steps we've taken to gain your trust.
Office 365 Support
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Library Article: Click-to-Run for Office 365 Setup Architecture Overview
Click-to-Run is a streaming and virtualization technology that is designed to significantly reduce the time that is required to download and use Office client products. Streaming allows users to begin to use a Click-to-Run product before the complete product is downloaded. Click-to-Run for Office 365 products are based on core virtualization and streaming Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) technologies. Click-to-Run resources run in an isolated virtual environment on the local operating system.
Library Article: Customization Overview for Click-to-Run
The Office 2013 release provides a downloadable Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run that allows administrators to download Click-to-Run product and language sources to an on-premises location. This is useful in scenarios where administrators want to minimize the demand on the network or to prevent users from installing products from the Internet because of corporate security requirements.
Download: Office 2013 Administrative Template Files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool
This download includes Group Policy Administrative Template files and Office Customization Tool files for use with Office 2013 applications. It also includes an \Admin folder with an Office Customization Tool, and ADMX and ADML versions of Office 2013 system Administrative Template files. For administrative template files, you may use the combination of ADMX and language-specific ADML files on computers running at least Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
Deployment & Licensing
Office Web Apps
Library Article: Office Web Apps
Office Web Apps architecture and deployment have changed in this new release. Learn how Office Web Apps Server makes this possible.
Library Article: Deploy Office Web Apps Server
Deploy Office Web Apps Server on-premises for use by SharePoint 2013, Lync Server 2013, and Exchange Server 2013. To deploy Office Web Apps Server, you install prerequisite software, server roles, services, and features, and then install Office Web Apps Server. Next, you use Windows PowerShell to configure the Office Web Apps Server farm.
Library Article: Use Office Web Apps with SharePoint 2013
When used with SharePoint 2013 on-premises, Office Web Apps provides updated versions of Word Web App, Excel Web App, PowerPoint Web App, and OneNote Web App. Users can view and optionally edit Office documents by using a supported web browser on computers and on different mobile devices, such as Windows Phones, iPhones, and iPads. In addition to new features in Office Web Apps, the architecture and deployment methods have also changed, which allow Office Web Apps to provide viewing functionality for Exchange Server 2013 and Lync Server 2013.
Download: Office Web Apps Server Management Pack Guide for System Center Operations Manager
This guide contains a Quick Start section to help you set up the environment, import management packs, and configure the system for monitoring by using SCOM. It also contains monitors and rules for Office Web Apps Server and links that will connect you to information about common tasks that are associated with System Center management packs.