Office 365 – Quick Start

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 xyz@xyz.onmicrosoft.com. 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.

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Click on start button and start configuring our domain

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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.

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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

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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.

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I have added my TXT record to my DNS setting and verified it.

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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

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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.

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Step 2 is done. We haven’t done anything for step 2 but it is completed.

Go to Step 3

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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.

Good job!

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.

Stay tuned

Sonat Yaylali

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