Deploy Windows with Microsoft 365

This article provides a brief overview of Microsoft 365 and describes how to use a free 90-day trial account to review some of the benefits of Microsoft 365.

Microsoft 365 is an offering from Microsoft that combines Windows with Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS). See the Microsoft 365 Enterprise poster for an overview.

For Windows deployment, Microsoft 365 includes a deployment advisor that walks through the entire process of deploying Windows. The wizard supports multiple Windows deployment methods, including:

  • Windows Autopilot.
  • In-place upgrade.
  • Deploying Windows upgrade with Intune.
  • Deploying Windows upgrade with Microsoft Configuration Manager.
  • Deploying a computer refresh with Microsoft Configuration Manager.

Free trial account

If an existing Microsoft services subscription account exists, and there's access to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center:

  1. Sign into the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.
  2. Go to Billing and then Purchase services.
  3. In the Enterprise Suites section of the service offerings, find the Microsoft 365 E3 and Microsoft 365 E5 tiles.
  4. Select one of the available Start Free Trial options.

If there isn't an existing Microsoft services subscription, Microsoft 365 deployment advisor and other resources can be tried for free! Just follow these steps:

  1. Obtain a free Microsoft 365 trial.
  2. Check out the Microsoft 365 deployment advisor.


When setup guide runs for the first time, the Prepare your environment guide appears. This guide makes sure the basics are covered like domain verification and a method for adding users. At the end of the Prepare your environment guide, there's a Ready to continue button that goes back to the original guide that was selected.

Microsoft 365 Enterprise poster

Select Microsoft 365 Enterprise poster to see the latest version of the Microsoft 365 Enterprise poster.