How to Move Your Business to Office 365 in 7 Steps

The number of businesses choosing to move to Office 365 is rapidly increasing. Bytes alone has helped over 1,500,000 business users move to the Microsoft cloud platform. The upsurge in demand for the Microsoft cloud offering is no surprise as the solution offers many benefits.

How though to do move your business to Office 365 as smoothly as possible? Simple ... follow these 7 steps and you’ll be up and running in no time.

Step 1: Planning Call
To ensure your migration is smooth and trouble-free you or your technical team may have a few questions. Our expert migration team are on hand to help answer any questions you or they may have and advise you how to plan your move to Office 365;

Step 2: Readiness Health Check and Report
Not every environment is Office 365-Ready. To check that yours is it’s advisable to run a diagnostics check. Get in touch today and we’ll help you run it. The output will be a Readiness Health Check Report which will pinpoint any areas where corrective action is recommended prior to the migration;

Step 3: Migration
Once you’ve planned the migration and checked and upgraded your environment as appropriate, you’re ready to migrate. If you have the necessary resources to manage the migration, we can recommend the best-fit migration tools to use during the migration. If you do not have the resources, you can use ours. We can manage the whole process for you – on time and on budget;

Step 4: Configuration
Next up involves the configuration of your Outlook profiles. This is reasonably straightforward, but once again, if you do not have the resources to do this, we can do it for you;

Step 5: Training
Your base Office 365 environment is now useable, but are its users able to use it? To ensure your migration is a success and properly adopted, it’s necessary to provide training options and resources to anyone who needs help. We have a range of online and in-person Office 365 training solutions designed specifically for this purpose. Give us a call and we’ll help you design and deliver the right solution;

Step 6: Security
Almost there - you just though need to ensure your environment is properly protected. Microsoft Office 365 does include some native security capabilities, however, third-party tools are necessary to provide confident business continuity. We recommend, and provide (via our CloudFlex solution) all the necessary minimum-viable-protective-solutions including: endpoint security; protection against ransomware; email and document encryption; back-up & disaster recovery; archiving and more;

Step 7: Support
And Finally, you need to decide what level of support you are going to put in place. To provide the flexibility you and your business needs, our support packages are active 24x7 and come in three sizes: Email only; Full Office 365 support; and Full desktop support. As your needs change, so too can the service you receive – giving you complete flexibility and peace of mind.

That’s it. Simple.

To learn more, contact Bytes and ask about our CloudFlex solution.

CloudFlex, exclusively from Bytes, is the most secure and flexible Microsoft Office 365 solution. It provides businesses with a set of turnkey solutions and services designed to increase information security and employee productivity – helping businesses run faster.

Contact us today and join the 1,500,000+ business users who have successfully moved to Office 365 with Bytes.

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