From IT Pro to Cloud Pro Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online, 1st edition

  • Ben Curry
  • Brian Laws


Modernize your IT skills for the new world of cloud computing!

Whether you are an IT administrator, developer, or architect, cloud technologies are transforming your role. This guide brings together the knowledge you need to transition smoothly to Microsoft Office 365 cloud-only and hybrid environments. Microsoft MVP Ben Curry and leading cloud architect Brian Laws present specific, up-to-date guidance on administering key cloud technologies, including Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint Online, Azure AD, and OneDrive for Business.

Microsoft cloud technology experts Ben Curry and Brian Laws show you how to:

  • Anticipate and respond to the ways cloud technologies change your responsibilities, such as scripting key management tasks via Windows PowerShell
  • Understand today’s new mix of essential “Cloud Pro” skills related to infrastructure, scripting, security, and networking
  • Master modern cloud administration for Office 365 cloud and hybrid environments to deliver content and services, any time, on any device, from anywhere, and across organizational boundaries
  • Administer and configure SharePoint Online, including services, site collections, and hybrid features
  • Help secure client devices via Mobile Device Management for Office 365
  • Centrally manage user profiles, groups, apps, and social features
  • Bridge Office 365 and on-premises environments to share identities and data
  • Enforce governance, security, and compliance


Table of contents


Chapter 1         Getting started as an Office 365 cloud pro

Becoming a cloud pro

Living in a tenant world

The rapid pace of change

Preparing the network

Getting started with Office 365

Chapter 2         PowerShell 101 for cloud pros                                                                              

Beyond the browser with Office 365

Microsoft Windows PowerShell fundamentals

Prepare your environment for Office 365 PowerShell

How to connect via PowerShell

Work with Office 365 using PowerShell

Chapter 3         Working with Azure Active Directory for Office 365                               

Azure Active Directory

Identity scenarios

Identity sync with Azure Active Directory Connect

Configuring identity federation with Office 365

Chapter 4         SharePoint Online administration and configuration                             

SharePoint Online architecture

Understanding licensing, update channels, and tenant types

Configuring SharePoint Online

Site Collection administration

Managed Metadata Service

Search settings

Chapter 5         Managing the client: OneDrive for Business, Office ProPlus, and Mobile Device Management
for Office 365      

Office 365 and the client

Managing OneDrive for Business

Managing Office ProPlus

Protecting your data through Mobile Device Management for Office 365

Chapter 6         Hybrid Office 365                                                                                                           

Hybrid Office 365 scenarios and considerations

SharePoint hybrid solutions

Publishing on-premises applications through Azure AD

Surfacing on-premises data through Power BI

Chapter 7         Social capabilities, Office 365 Groups, and apps                                        

Socializing in the cloud world


Office 365 Groups

Diving into Delve

Office 365 Video Portal

Know your roadmap

Chapter 8         Managing governance, security, and compliance                                     

Service assurance




Chapter 9         Migrating content to SharePoint Online                                                        

Use a methodology

Migration scenarios and scope

Migrating SharePoint and My Site content

Change management and communication

Running a migration project


Published by Microsoft Press (October 17th 2016) - Copyright © 2017