We make Microsoft 365 migration easy (and for a fixed cost).
Choosing the right team to help you migrate to Microsoft 365 can be the determining factor for a successful deployment – especially if you’re a larger enterprise with multiple domains or have a complex set of technical or business needs.
We don’t just do a ‘lift and shift’ of your on-premises workforce into the cloud.
At Cloud Essentials we take a holistic approach to ensure the smoothest, safest and most cost-effective migration for your business.
These are the kinds of challenges we will help you address as part of your migration:
- Do we need a full E5 licence or can we save costs with an E3?
- Can we shrink the amount data we migrate into the cloud (and defensibly delete what we omit)?
- What’s the best way to handle content belonging to leavers?
- Will the multiple address lists, calendars & AD forests we have be addressed?
- Will we still need third-party solutions (such as anti-virus & journaling) to protect our email service?
- Can we migrate our third-party email archives in a way that is transparent to end users?
Understanding the things that have worked for other customers and having vast experience of legacy and hybrid environments means we can advise you on approaches, licence options, configurations and tools that will expedite your Microsoft 365 migration and save you from re-inventing the wheel or paying for services you no longer need.
Wherever possible we’ll empower your own in-house IT team to get involved. We’ll also leverage the tools and services offered by Microsoft (like ‘Fast Start’) to reduce project time and cost.
Our Microsoft 365 migration service includes:
Exchange Hybrid environment configuration
Microsoft 365 configuration
Email Archive Migration
Exchange Online Protection configuration
Advanced Threat Management
SharePoint Review & Migration
Active Directory Federation
OneDrive for Business, Teams & SharePoint governance
Your project benefits from a delivery framework with 4 key stages, underpinned by project management, regular communications & a big emphasis on knowledge transfer:
Starting with one or more workshops, we’ll review your Microsoft 365 vision & explore any concerns, such as security & access controls & handling data belonging to ex-employees, archived data & journal mailbox contents.
Next we’ll plan a practical, no-nonsense approach to achieving your vision. This includes giving you a realistic expectation of timelines & costs & training your own IT team to drive the migration (& reduce expense).
The target environment is configured, & users & data are migrated. Where needed, we use proof of concepts, re-design & remediation to ensure a successful transition of trickier content such as email archives.
This is where we review outcomes & assess whether additional training, services or tools are needed to optimise your Microsoft 365 investment.