Patrick Lamber
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MS-300 Study guide: Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork

The MS-300 and MS-301 are required to obtain the Microsoft 365 Certified: Teamwork Administrator Associate certificate. Latter, is required with the exams MS-100 and MS-101 to obtain the Microsoft 365 Certified Enterprise Administrator Expert.

The MS-300 exam tests Teamwork Administrators who are responsible for configuring, deploying, and managing Office 365 and Azure workloads that focus on efficient and effective collaboration and adoption. This job role is also involved with decisions regarding governance and works with other administrators to implement many of the decisions made by governance bodies. You must have a fundamental understanding of integration points with the following apps and services: Office, PowerApps, Flow, Yammer, Microsoft Graph, Stream, Planner, and Project.

This study guide will link the necessary resources that you find online to prepare for the exam. The study guide will be extended over time with posts and videos provided by me.

Configure and manage SharePoint Online (35-40%)

Plan and configure site collections and hub sites

  • identify procedures for creating, deleting, and restoring site collections
  • assign users or groups as site collection administrators
  • plan and configure navigation
  • design site collection and subsites structure
  • configure site collection settings and features

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Plan and configure customizations and apps

  • plan and configure App Catalog
  • plan and deploy apps with proper permissions and licenses

Plan and configure managed metadata

  • plan and create the term store structure
  • plan and configure term store security
  • maintain the term store

Plan and configure guest access

  • assign guest licenses
  • configure restricted domains
  • plan and configure guest sharing and site access

Manage SharePoint Online

  • configure user profile properties
  • archive or delete unused artifacts
  • plan for Information Rights Management
  • modify storage limits for SharePoint Online

Manage search

  • create and update search dictionaries
  • manage query suggestions
  • create result sources
  • manage the search schema
  • manage search center settings
  • monitor search usage reports and crawl logs

Monitor and maintain the SharePoint Online service

  • research, troubleshoot, and resolve reported issues
  • monitor service health issues
  • monitor SharePoint usage and usage patterns

Configure and manage OneDrive for Business (25-30%)

Configure and manage OneDrive for Business

  • configure settings in the OneDrive for Business admin center
  • configure external sharing, sync, and storage settings
  • configure device access, notification, and compliance settings
  • research, troubleshoot, and resolve reported issues
  • plan OneDrive for Business silent account configuration

Manage users and groups

  • add and remove admins for a OneDrive account
  • assign a default storage quota
  • configure a retention policy for deleted OneDrive for Business users

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External resources

Manage sharing and security

  • configure data encryption in OneDrive for Business
  • control access to OneDrive for Business from unmanaged devices
  • audit sharing activities and view files shared with people outside an organization

Manage sync security

  • recommend group policy settings to control OneDrive sync client settings
  • limit syncing to devices joined to specific domains
  • limit syncing to domain*joined or compliant devices
  • block syncing of specific file types

Monitor and maintain the OneDrive service

  • research, troubleshoot, and resolve reported issues
  • monitor service health issues
  • monitor OneDrive usage and usage patterns

Configure and manage Teams (20-25%)

Plan and configure Teams settings

  • configure settings in the Teams admin center
  • configure email integration options
  • configure and manage Apps settings
  • configure custom cloud storage
  • configure a Teams meeting policy
  • configure Content Search
  • plan and configure the provisioning process
  • plan and configure Teams templates

Plan identity and authentication for Teams

  • implement identity models and authentication
  • configure guest access

Manage the Teams environment

  • deploy Teams client apps
  • manage visible Apps
  • monitor the audit log for events

Monitor and maintain the Teams service

  • research, troubleshoot, and resolve reported issues
  • monitor service health issues
  • monitor Teams usage and usage patterns

Configure and manage workload integrations (15-20%)

Integrate M365 workloads

  • manage Office 365 connectors for Teams, Yammer, and SharePoint
  • manage integration with Office apps
  • manage user licenses for Flow and PowerApps
  • manage quotas for Flow and PowerApps
  • utilize Delve for collaboration
  • plan for and manage Office 365 groups
  • manage data and environment policies for M365 workloads
  • manage workload Apps with proper permissions and licenses

Manage Yammer capabilities

  • enable document support for Yammer
  • integrate Yammer with SharePoint
  • enable the Yammer webpart for SharePoint sites
  • enable and manage Yammer and Office 365 connected groups
  • migrate users to Azure AD to enable authentication with Yammer
  • enable Yammer integration with on*premises SharePoint deployments

Manage Stream capabilities

  • configure Stream channels to allow integration with Teams
  • enable viewing, sharing, and embedding of Microsoft Stream video content in Teams, SharePoint Online, and Yammer
  • deploy, configure and manage Live Events to publish with Yammer, Stream, and Teams
  • configure companywide channel creation

Integrate M365 workloads with external data and systems

  • identify data access requirements to integrate with lineofbusiness solutions
  • manage tenant settings for Power BI
  • monitor workload usage and usage patterns
  • monitor license usage for workloads

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