Once you have built and tested all sprints for initial go-live, you can install the production-ready templates and import the integration recipes into your production tenant in preparation for sanity testing. You would install these from your test tenant, not from your development tenant.
Once you have your configuration set up, you can begin to populate your tenant with your users' data from external third-party applications and sources.
Once you have prepared your production tenant, you'll want to sign in with a user who has regular permissions (not superuser privileges) and validate that everything is looking good. When you're happy, you may wish to check with a few friendly users before starting with the big announcement.
If there are any problems, restart the cycle:
- Fix in your development tenant.
- Deploy to your test tenant via templates and the integration manifest, then re-test.
- Deploy to your production tenant via UAT templates and the UAT integration manifest, then re-validate.
Once you have completed your application setup, you can continue to monitor usage to fix any issues your users encounter.
We like to have "Go start" parties, rather than the outdated "Go-live and forget" party. It's definitely time to celebrate, but also a reminder that this is the beginning of your journey. Plan to iterate with ongoing sprints that continually add more and more value to your employee customer.