JumpStart Microsoft 365

This blog talks about getting started with Microsoft 365. In here, we will be getting familiar with the fundamentals of Microsoft 365.

Microsoft 365 is a new enterprise solution that is considered the best solution for organizational transformation by helping in securing the work environments. Microsoft 365 is designed not only for enterprises but also for Small Medium Businesses (SMB). 

Components of Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is comprised of different components. Actually,  we can say that Microsoft 365 is a combination of its components. Three main components are there, as mentioned below.
  • Office 365 Enterprise
  • Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 
Let us discuss each component. 
 
Office 365 Enterprise
 
This component of Microsoft 365 helps the organizations transform their work operation to the legal, licensed version of Office Apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Others) with fully enabled services that one organization is in need of, i.e. email, storage collaborative apps, etc. 
 
Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)
 
The most productive service with Microsoft 365, I feel this component helps the organizations make everyday tasks more productive. The component helps through Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), using Microsoft Intune. Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) helps us control our devices via Mobile Device Management (MDM). As a result, the environment turns out to be more secure.
 
Windows 10 Enterprise
 
This component helps the organization grow into a very productive one. It helps the organizations remain on the latest build of the operating system (Windows 10 Enterprise) even if the organizations are on older versions of Windows, i.e., Windows 8.1, 8, 7, etc.
 

Microsoft 365 Plans

 
Microsoft 365 consists of different plans with a mixture of the components described above. Let us discuss these one-by-one.
 
Enterprise - 3 (E3)  
 
The E3 plan of Microsoft 365 comes with all the three components - Office 365 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS).
 
The plan extensively comes with Operating System (Windows Enterprise), Applications (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access). This license will be applicable to 5 devices under this plan. Here are the highlights:
  • Office mobile apps and offline,
  • Email and Calendar (Outlook and Exchange),
  • Meeting and Voice (Teams, Skype for Business),
  • Social and Intranet (Sharepoint and Yammer),
  • Files & Content (OneDrive for Business, Sway, Stream),
  • Task Management (PowerApps and Flow, Yammer,  To-do),
  • Device & App Management (Microsoft Intune, Microsoft 365 Admin Center, System Center Configuration Manager, Windows autopilot, Fine-tuned user experience, and Windows Analytics Device Health),
  • Identity and Access Management [IAM] (Azure Active Directory Plan 1).
  • Threat Protection (Microsoft Advance Threat Analytics, Windows Defender Antivirus, and Device Guard),
  • Information Protection(Office 365 Data loss prevention {DLP}, Windows Information Protection, and BitLocker, Azure Information Protection P1),
  • Security Management (Microsoft Secure Score, Microsoft Security and Compliance Center),
  • Advanced Analytics (My Analytics)
 
Enterprise - 5 (E5) 
 
The E5 plan comes with Office 365 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) [E3 Plan]. Moreover, it comes with advanced security, voice, and data analysis tools. 
 
The plan extensively comes with Operating System (Windows Enterprise), Applications (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access). The license will be applicable to 5 devices under this plan. Here are the highlights:
  • Office mobile apps and offline,
  • Email and Calendar (Outlook and Exchange),
  • Meeting and Voice (Teams, Skype for Business, Audio Conferencing, Phone),
  • Social and Intranet (Sharepoint and Yammer),
  • Files & Content (OneDrive for Business, Sway, Stream),
  • Task Management (PowerApps and Flow, Yammer, To-do),
  • Device & App Management (Microsoft Intune, Microsoft 365 Admin Center, System Center Configuration Manager, Windows autopilot, Fine-tuned user experience, and Windows Analytics Device Health),
  • Identity and Access Management [IAM] (Azure Active Directory Plan 1 & Azure Active Directory Plan 2),
  • Threat Protection (Microsoft Advance Threat Analytics, Windows Defender Antivirus and Device Guard, Windows Defender ATP, Office 365 ATP P1 & P2, Azure Advance Threat Protection),
  • Information Protection (Office 365 Data loss prevention {DLP}, Windows Information Protection and BitLocker, Azure Information Protection P1 & P2, Cloud App Security),
  • Security Management (Microsoft Secure Score, Microsoft Security and Compliance Center),
  • Advanced Compliance (Advance e-discovery, Customer Lockbox, Advance Data Governance, Service Encryption with Customer key, Office 365 Privileged Access Management),
  • Advanced Analytics (My Analytics, PowerBi Pro)  
 
FirstLine - 1 (F1)
 
The plan focuses on the people that are first in line to represent the company to the externals and do their best work to showcase.
 
The plan extensively comes with the Operating System (Windows Enterprise), Applications. This license will be applicable to 5 devices under this plan. Here are the highlights -
  • Office mobile apps and Offline,
  • Email and Calendar (outlook and exchange),
  • Meeting and Voice (Teams, Skype for Business),
  • Social and Intranet (Sharepoint and Yammer),
  • Files & Content (OneDrive for Business, Sway, Stream),
  • Task Management (PowerApps and Flow, Yammer, To-do),
  • Device & App Management (Microsoft Intune, Microsoft 365 Admin Center, System Center Configuration Manager, Windows autopilot, Fine-tuned user experience, and Windows Analytics Device Health),
  • Identity and Access Management [IAM] (Azure Active Directory Plan 1), 
  • Threat Protection (Microsoft Advance Threat Analytics, Windows Defender Antivirus, and Device Guard),
  • Information Protection(Windows Information Protection and BitLocker, Azure Information Protection P1),
  • Security Management (Microsoft Secure Score, Microsoft Security and Compliance Center), 
  • Advanced Analytics (My Analytics) 
 
Deployment Models - Microsoft 365 
 
There are a number of ways to think about the deployment of Microsoft 365, namely FastTrack, with Microsoft Consultation or Microsoft Partner, or by self-deployment/practice. 
 
The deployment models will be discussed in detail in the next blog.