SharePoint & Office 365 Migration
Migration opens the way for your digital transformation. Whether you plan to “lift and shift” or take a more strategic approach, every stage of your project deserves a little TLC – from removing old or redundant content before you move, to reporting on your project success.
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As a Microsoft cloud expert, I help companies make the move to cloud. I help companies to migrate to the office 365 cloud without any worries. Please discuss the possibilities with you in person:
Why hire a cloud expert?
Types of migrations
When you’ve decided to migrate to Office 365, it means you’re ready for a Microsoft cloud solution that gives you lots of features and is always up-to-date. Financially, this is also very attractive, as this is often lower than the investment you otherwise have to make in your own hardware and manage it. But how do you ensure that you can migrate your business in the healthy and safe way possible and that you can also make direct use of these benefits?
Draw up migration plan
With an Office 365 migration, you get the chance to handle everything in the right way, and the best way to start with it is to understand what you have. In addition to the desktop versions of Office and email hosting, Office 365 offers much more. By creating a migration plan, you can determine which services you will and will not use. For example, if you use Exchange in combination with Teams and SharePoint, this can complicate the migration plan a lot more.
Draw up the inventory
After you’ve set up the Office 365 migration plan, it’s time to see how these components are currently being used. These include user accounts, configurations of file storage locations, and client versions. How do you want these accounts to be synced or created later and how will the authentication be handled? This allows a trade-off to be made for the strategy of migration, in combination with any wishes and requirements.
Major cleaning for migration
In fact, this is almost as important as drawing up the inventory; cleaning up all the files that are now in the system. Think of email addresses that are no longer used, data of former employees that are no longer needed, old domains that no longer come in and files that have become redundant.
So it is very important that a good inventory takes place first, because this certainly helps to a good migration to the cloud. Removing old user accounts or empty domains can also be deleted. By doing this in advance it will save a lot of time, in addition it will also be cost-effective.
Office 365 inventory migration checklist
- Take stock of the entire current environment
- Collect all active user accounts, login name, and email address
- Collect all mailboxes, including size, number and shared mailboxes
- Collect configurations of browsers, operating systems, mobile versions and office applications, along with client versions
- Data on all network settings should be collected
- Information about file storage locations should be collected
- If you want to migrate intranet sites, this data will be combined
- Should an online meeting and Instant Messaging system be used, collect all the data
- Collect the details of all applications integrated within the existing system
- Migration strategy decision
Furthermore, it is wise to think about the following questions, and to collect this possibly as well:
- How will authentication be handled?
- How will the different accounts be created or synced?
- Will there be a long or short integration?
- Is there data that needs to be migrated and how does it take place?
- What devices can be connected to?