The Ultimate Guide to Office 365

Office 365 has over 1.2 million customers with more than 70 million active users worldwide.

Stay up to date in this fast moving, cloud-first world with the most comprehensive, independent guide to Microsoft Office 365.


Understand how Microsoft's online cloud services really work, and the role that each service plays in the Office 365 ecosystem.

Learn how to plan, deploy, migrate and manage Office 365, including migrations, mail flow, security, file sharing, and more.

Do more with the cloud. Make use of Delve, SharePoint, and other applications to take advantage of everything that Office 365 can offer.

"You'll find this book by Tony, Michael and Paul clear, informative, fun and enjoyable. You will also get a taste of the passion for the subject matter that has enabled the MVPs to make such a difference."

- Perry Clark, Corporate VP, Exchange Engineering, Microsoft Corporation

Office 365 for IT Pros is continually updated to match developments within Office 365. Authored by a team of MVPs, this book gives you the real world, independent view of Office 365 that Microsoft's marketing materials don't provide.

The continued growth of Microsoft Office 365 means that IT professionals can't afford to ignore it any longer. Whether it's just for hosting email in Exchange Online, or for leveraging other Office 365 services such as SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business Online, or Yammer, more and more customers are moving to Office 365 every day.

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned IT professional, this eBook will provide you with the information you need to confidently take on Office 365 deployment, administration and support roles in your career.

You Will Learn:

How Microsoft builds and runs the Office 365 infrastructure, and what that means for you.

How to make the right decision for migrating your email and collaboration workloads to Office 365.

A deep understanding of the complexities of identity management, single sign-on, and directory sync in cloud and hybrid scenarios.

How to manage licenses, users, mailboxes, Office 365 Groups, and more.

How to use compliance features such as eDiscovery, retention policies, and Information Rights Management to control your critical data.

How to audit and report Office 365 activity.

And a whole lot more!

Who Should Read This eBook?


With 24 chapters spanning more than 800 pages, Office 365 for IT Pros is the perfect eBook for:

  • Consultants and sysadmins tasked with migrating an organization to Office 365
  • IT professionals expected to manage or support Office 365 services
  • Experienced IT professionals who may be tasked with supporting services in Office 365 that they previously did not support on-premises
  • Help desk staff required to support Office 365 services and clients
  • IT pros looking for practical, real-world material to complement their training

About the Authors


Tony Redmond is an Office Servers and Services MVP and one of the leading voices in the Exchange Server and Office 365 communities. He has over three decades of experience with enterprise email and works with customers around the world to understand, embrace, and maximize the use of email and associated technology.


Paul Cunningham is an Office Servers and Services MVP, specializing in Exchange Server and Office 365. Paul works as a writer, trainer and speaker from Brisbane, Australia. Throughout his career, Paul has deployed and managed the Exchange Server environments for some of Australia's largest enterprises.


Michael "Van Hybrid" Van Horenbeeck is an Office Servers and Services MVP, and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master from Belgium. Michael works as an independent consultant, speaker and author, and specializes in Office 365, Hybrid deployments, and identity management solutions.

About the Technical Editors


Jeff Guillet is an Exchange MCM/MCSM and Office Servers and Services MVP. He is a well-known speaker and is the author and publisher of the blog. Jeff is a Principal Systems Consultant for SPS and has been an author, contributor, or technical editor for more than a dozen technical books and publications.


Vasil Michev is an Office Servers and Services MVP, specializing in Office 365. He's currently employed as a Cloud Technical Consultant, and in his free time he can be found helping others in the Office 365 community.

"Office 365 for IT Pros is exactly the kind of book you would expect from authors of this calibre. Tony, Paul and Michael are industry legends and this is immediately obvious when you start to read each chapter. This should definitely be on the required reading list of any IT administrator who is about to embark on a journey to Office 365."

- Alan Byrne, Founder, Cogmotive

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How should I use this eBook?

A: Office 365 for IT Pros is written to be useful to you in multiple ways. You can read it cover to cover, and learn a lot about Office 365 along the way. Or you can use it as a reference, dipping into different sections as you encounter deployment and support scenarios on the job.​

Q: What if I think something is missing from the eBook?

A: We welcome all feedback from readers, whether it be a mistake that we made, or a topic that you think should be covered in more detail. You can let us know at, and thanks to e-publishing we'll be able to release updates to the eBook for customers.​

Q: Are updates to the eBook free?

A: ​Updates and corrections to the current edition are made available to customers free of charge. When a new edition is published that contains significant amounts of new content (such as brand new features in Office 365), we'll offer customers a discount to upgrade to the new edition. You can read more about how we handle eBook updates here.

Q: Is there an Amazon Kindle version of the eBook?​

A: Yes, Office 365 for IT Pros is also available on Amazon Kindle. However, due to the mechanics of how the Kindle store works, if you buy through the Kindle store we are unable to offer you a discount on future editions of the eBook.

Q: Is there a print version of the book available?

A: No, at this time we do not offer a print version of the book. Due to the frequent updates to eBook content we have found that it would be nearly impossible to maintain updates for a print version as well. Furthermore, customers who purchase a print copy would not be able to receive the updates that eBook customers get.​

Get your copy of Office 365 for IT Pros today

  • Instant access digital download, so you can start reading straight away
  • PDF and EPUB formats, so you can read on PC and mobile devices
  • Secure payment, with PayPal and major credit cards accepted
  • 30 day money back guarantee (not that we think you'll need it)

Premium Package

$49.95 (USD)
  • Everything included in the Standard package
  • "Building a Hybrid Exchange Connection" (56 minute) video, by Michael Van Horenbeeck
  • "The Case for Office 365" (48 minute) audio, with Tony Redmond and Paul Cunningham
  • "Getting Started with PowerShell for Office 365" (13 page) PDF

Standard Package

$39.95 (USD)
  • "Office 365 for IT Pros", the 800+ page eBook in PDF and EPUB formats
  • 7 bonus PDFs with extra content and step by step tutorials on the history of Office 365, performing cutover and staged migrations, the Hybrid Configuration Wizard, Azure AD Connect, Site mailboxes, and using the Office 365 Import Service.

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If you're not satisfied that Office 365 for IT Pros helped you to improve your knowledge and skills in Office 365, just let us know within 30 days and we'll refund your money in full. That's how confident we are in the value and quality of the content in this eBook.

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