Office 365 for IT Pros (2024 Edition):

The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Microsoft’s Cloud Office System


Why buy separate books to learn about Microsoft 365, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Teams, eDiscovery, Information Protection, Compliance, and PowerShell? Office 365 for IT Pros covers all these topics and much more.

Intensely practical and offering the most up-to-date coverage of its topics, Office 365 for IT Pros (2024 edition) is essential reading if you want to maximize your use Microsoft 365. Because of the large number of updates Microsoft releases monthly for Azure AD, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Teams, OneDrive for Business, and the rest of the Office 365 ecosystem, we publish a new book every month and make the book available to our subscribers. Each monthly update we deliver to subscribers is a completely refreshed and up-to-date book.

The Main book was last updated on 1 September 2023. Subscribers receive monthly updates for the main book and updates for the companion volume as we release them. We’re currently at monthly update #99, so we think we’ve mastered this process!

Two books are included in this package in both EPUB and PDF formats. You’ll get the main book and the companion volume. The companion volume covers topics that used to be in the main book (in previous editions) together with other information that we can’t fit into the main book but still consider interesting and valuable. Many of our readers convert the EPUB version to MOBI to read the book on Amazon Kindle devices.

Hundreds of Updates Annually

Satya Nadella, the Microsoft CEO, acknowledges that Microsoft ships hundreds of updates for Office 365 apps every year. When you take Azure AD and other Microsoft 365 components into account, a tenant administrator might have to cope with five hundred individual changes annually. Office 365 for IT Pros is the only book that covers changes on a monthly basis. Until we publish the next edition, your subscription allows you to download monthly updates to keep pace with developments in Office 365, meaning that Office 365 for IT Pros continues to be a valuable reference long after you first read it. To give some insight into the volume of changes we process, the Office 365 for IT Pros team processed over 400 major updates to chapters for the last edition.

Subscribers can download the latest files from their Gumroad account or by using the link in the receipt issued on purchase. For more information, see our FAQ. Full details of changes made to the book are in our change log.

Tracking Cloud Developments

Written by a team of highly experienced authors, most of whom are Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), Office 365 for IT Pros (2024 edition) is a practical, hands-on reference, based on years of hard-won experience from real-life projects since Microsoft launched Office 365 in June 2011. Because we keep an eye on what Microsoft does, you don’t have to worry about making decisions based on outdated material – we do the work for you. We explain how the technology works and why it works as it does, including when new technology like Microsoft 365 Copilot comes along.

And because we’re always up-to-date, Office 365 for IT Pros is totally unlike any printed technical reference you’ve ever used.

The Massive Scale of Microsoft Cloud Services

In April 2023, Microsoft reported 382 million paid seats of Office 365 (enterprise plans). Office 365 for IT Pros (2024 edition) includes in-depth coverage of essential business productivity features such as Teams, Microsoft 365 Groups, Stream, Planner, Power Automate, Power Apps, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Viva Engage, and OneDrive for Business. You’ll learn about the Microsoft Purview solutions like eDiscovery, data lifecycle management (retention), and data loss prevention. We explain how to exploit the audit log to understand what’s really happening inside a tenant. A chapter on Microsoft Information Protection teaches you how to protect messages and documents with sensitivity labels.


  1. The Microsoft 365 Ecosystem and Office 365
  2. Embracing the Cloud
  3. Managing Identities
  4. Managing Tenants
  5. Managing Users
  6. Managing Exchange Online
  7. Managing Mailflow
  8. Managing SharePoint Online
  9. Managing Microsoft 365 Tasks
  10. Managing Video
  11. Managing Groups
  12. Teams Architecture and Structure
  13. Managing Teams
  14. Managing Teams Voice
  15. Managing Clients
  16. Managing Devices with Intune
  17. Managing Compliance
  18. Managing eDiscovery
  19. Managing Data Loss Prevention
  20. Managing Information Protection
  21. Managing Reporting and Auditing
  22. Managing Power Platform
  23. Managing Tenants with PowerShell
  24. Sponsor content
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