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Intensely practical and offering the most up-to-date coverage of its topics, Office 365 for IT Pros (2020 edition) is essential reading if you want to maximize your use of Microsoft's Office 365 cloud service. Office 365 for IT Pros (2020 Edition) is the only book covering Office 365 that is constantly refreshed and updated with new information. Until the next edition is published, your subscription allows you to download updated content to keep pace with developments in Office 365, which means that Office 365 for IT Pros continues as a valuable reference for you long after you first read it.
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Matching Developments Inside Office 365
Originally published on July 1, 2019, Office 365 for IT Pros (2020 edition) is updated monthly to make sure that content stays fresh. Over the last few years, Microsoft has made thousands of changes to Office 365. That’s a lot of information to track. We made 164 major chapter updates to the 2019 edition over 15 updates released to subscribers.
Written by a team of highly experienced Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), Office 365 for IT Pros (2020 edition) 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we keep an eye on what Microsoft does inside Office 365, you don't have to worry about making decisions based on outdated material - we do all the work for you.
The Massive Scale of Office 365
Companies are migrating to Office 365 at increasing speed. In April 2020, Microsoft reported 258 million paid seats of Office 365. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella calls Exchange Online "the gateway drug to the cloud" because email 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, there are plenty of new and exciting advantages to be gained from the wide breadth of functionality that exists inside Office 365.
Office 365 for IT Pros (2020 edition) covers essential business productivity features such as Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, Stream, Planner, Flow, PowerApps, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business. 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 Microsoft Information Protection teaches you how to use Office 365 to protect sensitive messages and documents with rights management and encryption.
Two books are included in this package. You'll get PDF and EPUB versions of the main book and the companion volume. The companion volume covers topics like Delve and MyAnalytics that were in the main book (in previous editions) together with other information that we can’t fit into the main book but still consider interesting and valuable.
Chapters (Main Book)
Office 365 for IT Pros (2020 edition) includes in-depth instructions (including over 1,000 examples of using PowerShell) for provisioning, exploiting, and administering the many different services and features that exist within Office 365.
The chapters in Office 365 for IT Pros (2020 edition) are:
1. Introduction to Office 365.
2. Making the cloud decision.
3. Identities and Authentication.
4. Managing Office 365
5. Exchange Online and Mailboxes
6. Managed Shared Mailboxes and Distribution Lists
7. SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business
8. Office 365 Clients
9. Office 365 Groups
10. Managing Office 365 Groups
12. Managing Teams
13. Managing Teams and Groups with PowerShell
16. Teams Meetings and Cloud Voice
17. Mail flow and Online Protection
18. Mobile Devices, EMS, and Intune
19. Office 365 Data Governance
20. Content Searches and eDiscovery
21. Reporting and Auditing
22. Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
23. Automating Office 365 with Power Platform and PowerApps
24. Protecting Office 365 content
25. Sponsor Content
It might take you more than 30 hours to read the 600,000 words in Office 365 for IT Pros (2020 edition), but those hours will save you so much time in deploying and managing Office 365 that the effort will be well worthwhile!
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