Although designed for enterprise organizations (those with more than 500 employees), Microsoft 365 Enterprise can also be used by medium and smaller businesses that:
For this discussion, we define a non-enterprise as an organization that:
For a non-enterprise, deploying the six layers of foundation infrastructure for Microsoft 365 Enterprise can be a challenge.
To meet this challenge, the Foundation infrastructure for non-enterprises article provides a streamlined and simplified deployment so that non-enterprises can benefit from the integration and security of Microsoft 365 Enterprise.
You step through the six phases of the foundation infrastructure, configuring global settings and settings tied to groups. The result is a configured infrastructure and a set of groups that you use to manage elements of security and the onboarding of employees.
If you are PowerShell savvy, an additional downloadable Excel workbook allows you to quickly generate the PowerShell commands to add a new employee to the right groups for onboarding.
To create the PowerShell commands:
If you or your customers are non-enterprises, use the Foundation infrastructure for non-enterprises article to get the foundation deployed quickly. From there, deploy key workloads like Microsoft Teams, Exchange Online, and SharePoint for collaboration and creativity on an integrated and secured infrastructure.
Microsoft Senior Technical Writer