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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Blog Series “Designing For Office 365 Infrastructure” | Scalability & Resources

I hope you are on track & if not here’s the quick glance on “Designing for Office 365 Infrastructure” Revising & Deployment Methodology.

Lets continue further…

Although Office 365 can provide an excellent service for the majority of potential customers, there are some scalability limits and potential conflicts of which you need to be aware. Some of these limits may complicate the FastTrack migration process, and some of these limitations are currently not addressed in Office 365. However, there are plenty of mitigating approaches available to address these issues.


Note: I assume in this example(like wise you should consider doing research for other plans) customers will be migrating to the Enterprise E3 plan. Therefore, inherent scalability limits with the mid-sized and small business versions of Office 365 are not discussed.


Office 365 Scalability Limit

Exchange Online

Exchange Online in a hybrid environment is only supported with single Exchange organizations.

SharePoint Online

You should contact Microsoft Support if you are migrating an organization with more than 500,000 users. SharePoint Online does not support full-trust code, but it can be configured in a hybrid arrangement with on-premises SharePoint implementations.

Windows Azure Active Directory

If your customer has more than 100,000 user accounts (previously 50,000) and you are planning to use directory synchronization, contact Microsoft support.


Office 365 Resources

The following resources will assist you to get started with the Office 365 FastTrack process.

  • Office 365 FastTrack Deployment Center: Use this site to get the customer facing deployment content – http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=306546
  • TechNet Center for the new Office : Get the IT pro resources you need to try the new Office (Office 2013 and Office 365 ProPlus), including details about activation, compatibility, and deployment – http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=321171


Stay tuned for the upcoming articles…


Charles Derber
Charles Derber
Charles Derber is an IT Consultant, Volunteer & Speaker. He is Passionate about IT Technology & has an experience for a Decade in this Industry. His expertise is consulting on IT Infrastructure & Cloud, helping customers all over the world to plan, design & implement.

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