Previously we have created an Office 365 account and login the admin console.
I have a company which using sonatyaylali.com domain for email system. My email server is Microsoft Exchange 2013.
When you login to Office 365, it gives you an account firstname.lastname@example.org. You can use this email address if you don’t have any email account such Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail. Those free email addresses are for non-business.
If you are running business, it would be better to get one domain name. If you have, let’s start configuring it.
Click on start button and start configuring our domain
As you can see, I am asked that use onmicrosoft.com domain or use my own domain?
I am going to use my own domain name. Therefore, I have chosen it.
We are going to start from step 1 and finish the steps. You will see that I am going to skip some steps. Choose Steps 1.
Type your domain name and next
My domain is bought from GoDaddy and Office 365 wants me to confirm it is my domain. I don’t want to confirm because I want to manage the transition. So, I have chosen follow the manual setup option.
Now, The general Instrcution has been chosen and I am given some configuration settings. Let’s start with TXT record. Go to your Domain name provider and add the TXT record.
I have added my TXT record to my DNS setting and verified it.
Step 1 is done. Don’t worry, you didn’t transfer any setting. You just confirmed that the domain name that you are going to use.
Go to Step 2
I don’t want to transfer any user to Office 365 yet. Because I have domain controller and I will configure DirSync to transfer my users later.
Step 2 is done. We haven’t done anything for step 2 but it is completed.
Go to Step 3
That is the trick section. If you have Lync and Exchange on-premises, don’t choose anything here. Leave them unselected and complete the setup.
There is a reason I haven’t moved users and configured DNS now because we are going to plan the migration and finish it smoothly.