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Deployment Plan Phase


Applies to: Office 365 Dedicated Plans

Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-26

The Plan Phase is the first phase of an Office 365 dedicated plans deployment project. The project scope and deployment schedule are determined during the Plan Phase.

During the Plan Phase, your deployment team and Microsoft complete the tasks described below.

Microsoft Tasks

  • Perform detailed discovery of your IT environment in order to understand how to configure the Office 365 services you are deploying.
  • Scan your Active Directory implementation to see if your account data is compatible with Office 365 requirements.
  • Order the hardware required for your Office 365 services (and Lotus Notes migrations if applicable).
  • Conduct the project kickoff meeting with your organization.
  • Conduct the Service Desk onboarding kickoff meeting with your organization.
  • Set up the Customer Deployment Portal.
  • Develop the deployment project plan.

Your Tasks

  • Work with Microsoft to complete the discovery questionnaires and environment assessment.
  • Review the Microsoft directory scan results and begin any necessary directory remediation work.
  • Participate in project kickoff meeting and Service Desk kickoff meeting.
  • Complete the necessary documentation for permanent network connectivity.
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