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How To Migrate To Microsoft 365 (Formerly Office 365)

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If your company is currently thinking of hiring the services of the Microsoft suite and promoting work in the cloud, it is necessary to consider certain aspects that guarantee a successful technological migration.

In this article, we share the essential points that, according to our experience, you should take into account.

Review the technological inventory that your company has

Before taking full advantage of the benefits of working in the cloud, it is imperative to analyze the status of your company’s tools, applications and information.

It is recommended to gather information about:

  • the storage locations of the company’s sensitive data,
  • locations of important documents used by collaborators (shared or hosted on an intranet),
  • email accounts and names for login; as well as
  • configurations in browsers, operating systems, office applications, mobile versions, among others.

Make timely decisions

There are certain aspects that you need to assess with greater attention, among them are the possibility of leaving the option of integration with local systems, deciding which devices will be able to connect remotely to your network, among others.

Here it is important that you consider the needs of your company and based on them, select what is most convenient for it.

Configure Microsoft 365 services (formerly Office 365)

This section could not be missing from the list for optimal migration to Microsoft 365. And it is essential to check the domains you want to use together with the suite subscription.

Nor should you overlook the settings for emails, cloud collaboration, file storage, and more. Additionally, consider implementing directory synchronization.

If you want to migrate to Microsoft 365 and don’t know where to start, we have the help you need. Al Rafay Global is an experience and reliable name in SharePoint and MS 365 consulting.

Note that it is also crucial to spread the word to users about future changes and explain how they will affect the current workflow.

Run the setup for the users

An essential motivation to carry out a proper migration to Microsoft 365 is the ease with which users can take full advantage of the features of this suite. Therefore, it is essential to assign the appropriate licenses, migrate the DNS settings to Microsoft 365, and validate their functionality.

At the end of this procedure, it is necessary that you inform your collaborators when they will be able to use this tool.

Make sure your desktops are up to date and configured to avoid compatibility issues.

We invite you to follow the recommendations we have shared with you and use both desktop and cloud applications to ensure maximum productivity for your collaborators.

Additionally, we invite you to learn about our exclusive support plan for Microsoft 365 users. We will gladly help your team to take advantage of the contracting tools.

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