Content last updated: 23 June 2018 [This book has now been replaced by the 2019 edition]
Intensely practical and offering the most up-to-date coverage of its topics, Office 365 for IT Pros, 4th Edition is essential reading if you want to maximize your use of Microsoft's Office 365 cloud services. Office 365 for IT Pros is the only Office 365 book that is constantly refreshed and updated with new information. You will receive updates to keep pace with developments in Office 365, which means that Office 365 for IT Pros remains a valuable reference for you long after you first read it.
Originally published on June 1, 2017, Office 365 for IT Pros, 4th Edition is refreshed regularly to make sure that content stays fresh. At the Ignite 2017 conference, Microsoft said that they make 350-odd changes to Office 365 annually, so that's a lot to track, analyze, understand, and document.
Companies are migrating to Office 365 at increasing speed. Over 135 million active users and 1.2 million tenants use Office 365. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella calls Exchange Online "the gateway drug to the cloud" because it is usually the first workload to move from on-premises servers into the cloud. But as you'll learn in Office 365 for IT Pros, once you’ve moved email across, there are plenty of new and exciting advantages to be gained from the wide breadth of functionality that exists elsewhere inside Office 365.
Office 365 for IT Pros, 4th Edition covers essential business productivity features such as Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, Planner, Delve, MyAnalytics, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Office 365 Video in addition to all the information you’d ever want to know about Exchange Online. You'll learn about Office 365 data governance, compliance, and eDiscovery, and how to exploit the Office 365 audit log to understand what's really happening inside a tenant. A chapter on Azure Information Protection teaches you how to use functionality bundled into Office 365 to protect sensitive content with rights management and encryption.
Written by a team of highly experienced Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), Office 365 for IT Pros is a practical, hands-on reference, based on experience gained by working in real-life projects with a range of customers since the introduction of Office 365 in June 2011. Because we keep an eye on what Microsoft does inside Office 365, you don't have to worry about basing decisions on outdated material - we do all the work for you.
Throughout its 530,000 words, Office 365 for IT Pros includes in-depth instructions (including over 1,000 PowerShell code samples) for provisioning, exploiting, and administering the many different services and features that exist within Office 365.
The chapters in Office 365 for IT Pros, 4th Edition are:
1.Introduction to Office 365
2.Making the cloud decision
3.Office 365 basic workloads
4.Identities and authentication
5.Managing Office 365
6.Office 365 Clients
7.Migrating to Exchange Online
9.Managing mail-enabled objects
12.Managing hybrid connections
14.Working with Office 365 Groups
15.Managing Office 365 Groups
16.Office 365 apps
17.Mobile devices and application management
18.Office 365 data governance
19.eDiscovery and content searches
20.Reporting and auditing
21.Data loss prevention (DLP)
22.Rights management and Azure Information Protection
23.Delve and Office Graph
24.Office 365 analytics
25.Skype for Business
Get your copy of the most comprehensive, up to date Office 365 book today. It might take you 30 hours (or more) to read the complete book, but those hours will save you so much time in deploying and managing Office 365 that the effort will be well worthwhile!