Monthly Archives: August 2012

Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool

Any customer thinking of migrating to Office 365 should use the O365 Deployment Readiness Tool as a prerequisite.

It is a “must” to run this tool to gather information about your platform if you are thinking of moving to Office 365. It checks whether your platform is ready to make a move to the cloud and if not, it will point out the steps to be taken to make your platform Office 365 ready.

The tool does the following assessments:

  • Domains
    • Email domain discovery and number of users leveraging each domain
  • User Identity and Account Provisioning
    • Statistical information
    • Active Directory schema and forest/domain functional data
    • Trusts extract (checks for multi-forest constraints)
    • Directory Synchronization
      • Pre-requisite checks
      • Attribute assessment
    • Single sign on
      • Attribute assessment
  • Exchange Online
    • Statistical information
    • Public folder, public delegates, and proxyaddresses extract
    • 3rd party and unified messaging proxyaddresses information
  • Lync Online
    • Statistical information
    • SIP domains summary
  • SharePoint Online
    • User object count assessment
  • Client and End User Experience
    • Summary of domain joined machines for rich experience/SSO readiness
  • Network
    • Port analysis on certain Office 365 endpoints
    • DNS records assessment

You need to run the tool from a domain joined machine.

 

Download the tool here