Because of price flexibility, storage benefits, scalability, improved cloud storage, and enhanced security features, many businesses have opted to adopt Microsoft 365.
Is an M365 migration in your future? If you’ve taken inventory of your business’ organization and use-case scenarios, have listed your business’ objectives, and have gotten buy-in from end-users, now is the time to migrate those files. However, performing the groundwork, planning, and implementing a large-scale migration like this may seem daunting. Here are several tips that can simplify your data migration to M365 and ensure a seamless and successful outcome.
Tip #1: Organize and Clean it Up
In addition to planning and assessing your needs, a vital first step in the migration process is cleaning up your content. Now is the time to take inventory and clear that clutter. Some issues may include:
- Orphaned users
- Empty libraries and lists
- Long file names
- Archived files
- Duplicate content
- Unused and out-of-date content
Additionally, one common mistake companies make when migrating to M365 is to file dump from the physical server without performing this critical step. Although it may sound simple (depending on how organized your content is), this step may take some time. If your content is disorganized, now is the optimal time to get organized and see what you have.
Tip #2: Consider Using Microsoft FastTrack
FastTrack for Microsoft 365 is a tool that will help you implement your M365 hybrid work environment; it has helped companies with up to one million users migrate to M365. So far, FastTrack has migrated over 38 petabytes of data for some of the world’s largest organizations.
Available at no extra cost for eligible subscriptions, this remote self-service option includes a combination of tools that will simplify your M365 file migration. These tools include information that explains the engagement experience, a best practice overview, and information about migration prerequisites. Eligible FastTrack customers include those with 150 or more licenses for Office 365, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Viva, Windows 10/11, or Enterprise Mobility and Security. Learn more about data migration for tenants with 500-plus seats here.
A FastTrack specialist will walk you through an end-to-end migration process with 24/7 support. This process includes envisioning your deployment, identifying and prioritizing scenarios, setting business goals, and performing the onboarding stage. Additional customized scenarios are available with FastTrack for a fee. After the migration is complete, available reports will provide you with success metrics, migration results, data visualizations detailing scheduled events, and more.
Tip #3: Consult a Certified Microsoft Partner
Trusted Tech Team is a certified Microsoft Gold Partner, which means we have an advanced understanding of Microsoft products and processes. Microsoft Gold Partners have demonstrated competencies in cloud platforms and productivity, communications, data platforms, project and portfolio management as well as small- and mid-market cloud solutions, including Microsoft 365. Contact us by phone, email, or live chat— we’re here to help. Our California-based IT technicians will help you find the right product and walk you through the considerations needed before, during, and after migrating your data to M365.
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