The Microsoft 365 Enterprise Deployment Guide

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Microsoft 365 Enterprise is the integrated combination of Office 365 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). It’s goal is to help you realize the Modern Workplace, in which you can enjoy a secure and highly reliable environment for exchanging ideas, having conversations, collaborating, and doing your best work.


Deploying these three products in an integrated way to maximize the security and productivity benefits can be a challenge, especially when you are not a subject matter expert in all three.

To ensure you can do this correctly and with confidence in the final configuration, you can follow these deployment paths:


The resources of the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Deployment Guide answer the following questions:


Q: What is Microsoft 365 Enterprise?

The Microsoft 365 Enterprise poster ( shows you at-a-glance the product components and their features and how they map to key business benefits.


Microsoft365Enterprise.pngThe Microsoft 365 Enterprise poster


Q: How have others done it?

The Contoso case study ( shows how a fictional but representative global enterprise has adopted Microsoft 365 Enterprise.


Contoso-figure.pngThe Contoso Corporation

There are also links to customer success stories and how Microsoft has deployed and is using Microsoft 365 Enterprise.


Q: How can I build out Microsoft 365 Enterprise for POCs, demos, training, and dev/test?

Test Lab Guides ( are a series of modular articles that you use to build out essential infrastructure elements in a simplified test environment.


TLGStack.pngMicrosoft 365 Enterprise Test Lab Guides

You start at the bottom and work your way up, building a test environment that matches your own production environment for experimentation and customization as part of the planning and deployment process.


Q: How do I plan, deploy, and drive adoption?

The Foundation Infrastructure ( and Workload and Scenarios ( resources are key for deploying Microsoft 365 Enterprise, providing a defined path.


m365-deploy-content-arch.pngDeploy Microsoft 365 Enterprise

Like the Test Lab Guides, you start at the bottom and work your way up. Microsoft provides exit criteria or results at each phase or step to ensure you have implemented the required elements and integration.


Call to action!

Use this set of deployment resources to streamline your adoption of Microsoft 365 Enterprise and more quickly realize the business benefits of the Modern Workplace.


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