Learn the requirements for deploying Office 365 ProPlus.
- [Instructor] If you're thinking of upgrading Microsoft Office, then one of the first things that you should be thinking about is the hardware that Office will run on. Microsoft sets forth some basic hardware requirements. For starters, you're going to need at least a 1.6 gigahertz CPU with a minimum of two cores. The amount of memory that you'll need is going to vary depending on whether you're using the 64-bit version or the 32-bit version of Microsoft Office. If you're using the 64-bit edition, then you'll need a minimum of four gigabytes of RAM. If you're running the 32-bit edition, then you'll need at least two gigabytes of RAM. You're also going to need at least four gigabytes of storage space, although I recommend having substantially more. You can access the full specifications for Microsoft Office Professional Plus at the web link shown on this slide. Now in addition to the basic hardware requirements, there are a couple of other considerations that you need to be thinking about. For starters, you should be thinking about your current Microsoft Office architecture. This is especially true if you've got certain Office applications that you're going to leave in place. The reason for this is that the addition of those applications will determine the edition of Microsoft Office ProPlus that you're able to install. Let me give you an example. Let's suppose that you've got an older version of Microsoft Visio that you're planning on leaving on the desktop hardware. If that copy of Visio is 32-bit, then you're not going to be able to install the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office ProPlus. You'll only be able to install the 32-bit edition. Another consideration is the Office server applications that you may be running on the back end. This is especially true for Exchange Server. Now the reason for this is that some older server applications aren't compatible with newer versions of Office. One example is that Outlook 2016 isn't compatible with Exchange 2007. And then finally, you should be thinking about the deployment tools that you're going to use to roll out Office ProPlus. There were a wide variety of deployment tools that you can use. One example is System Center Configuration Manager. And of course, you're free to use the tool of your choice, but now is a good time to start thinking about what tool you might ultimately decide to use.
- Planning an Office ProPlus installation
- Reviewing requirements and licensing
- Creating a readiness report
- Removing pre-existing Office components
- Using the Office Customization Tool
- Using the Office Deployment Tool
- Adding Office ProPlus to a deployment image
- Managing Office updates