Cloud Migration

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MODIFIED:  October 12, 2018 09:16

The collaboration landscape has changed. Connectivity is ubiquitous and the ability to work remotely has become an ingrained part of the work practice. People have come to expect to be able to access email and documents from anywhere on any device – and for that experience to be seamless.

SharePoint and Microsoft 365 combine power and simplicity to meet your evolving business needs while ensuring ease of use for all. This balance is empowering organizations to better engage employees, teams to work together on content in new ways, and all employees to easily access and collaborate on files to get work done.  Moving to SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams has never been easier.  These resources share some of the capabilities available to help you accelerate your journey to the cloud.

Featured Updates

October 8th, 2018

New capabilities coming soon to the SharePoint Migration Tool

The SharePoint Migration Tool is designed to simplify your journey to the cloud through a free, simple, and fast solution to migrate content from on-premises SharePoint sites and file shares to SharePoint or OneDrive in Office 365. The SharePoint Migration Tool allows you to accelerate your journey to Office 365 overcoming obstacles typically associated with migration projects. With the SharePoint Migration Tool you can evaluate and address the information that matters the most to your organization, the Libraries, and now Lists that form the foundation of the SharePoint experience.

At Microsoft Ignite we announced several new capabilities coming soon to the SharePoint Migration Tool to include:  Keep reading at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-SharePoint-Blog/New-capabilities-coming-soon-to-the-SharePoint-Migration-Tool/ba-p/268419.

July 2nd, 2018

Take your summer back and automate your Office 365 migration

Get this summer started off on the right foot and accelerate your migration to Office 365. More than 200,000 organizations and 190 million people have SharePoint for intranets, team sites and content management, join the ranks of those transforming their workplace with the SharePoint Migration Tool from Microsoft.

Helping people share files and collaborate on content has always been central to SharePoint. At the core of these principles is the content itself, the documents you create, the documents you manage, the documents you share and now we’re making it easier than ever to take advantage of the power content management and collaboration capabilities in SharePoint and OneDrive so you can share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across your organization…  Learn more at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-SharePoint-Blog/Take-your-summer-back-and-automate-your-Office-365-migration/ba-p/210559.

Start your journey to the cloud

Accelerate your journey to Office 365 with the SharePoint Migration Tool from Microsoft.

 

The collaboration landscape has changed

Helping people share files and collaborate on content has always been central to SharePoint. At the core of these principles is the content itself, the documents you create, the documents you manage, the documents you share and now we’re making it easier than ever to take advantage of the power content management and collaboration capabilities in SharePoint and OneDrive so you can share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across your organization.

More than 200,000 organizations and 190 million people have SharePoint for intranets, team sites and content management, join the ranks of those transforming their workplace with Microsoft 365.

Know before you go with the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool

A successful migration is knowing what you have before you go. Through understanding your content and potential problematic sites you can streamline your migration to Office 365. The SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool is a simple command line executable that scans the contents of your SharePoint farm to help identify the impact of migrating your server to SharePoint Online with Office 365.

Accelerate adoption of SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams with the SharePoint Migration Tool

The SharePoint Migration Tool is designed to simplify your journey to the cloud through a free, simple, and fast solution to migrate content from on-premises SharePoint sites and file shares to SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams in Office 365. The SharePoint Migration Tool allows you to accelerate your journey to Office 365 overcoming obstacles typically associated with migration projects. With the SharePoint Migration Tool you can evaluate and address the information that matters the most to your organization, the Libraries, Lists, and Sites that form the foundation of the SharePoint experience.

Based on the learning and experience from Microsoft FastTrack, using the SharePoint Migration Tool from Microsoft with a few simple clicks you can begin to bring your information to the cloud and take advantage of the latest collaboration, intelligence, and security solutions with Office 365.

Quickly deploy a modern desktop experience with Known Folder Move

Moving users’ files and settings to their new or refreshed PCs is a critical process.

If your users are on OneDrive or you are adding OneDrive in as part of this deployment, OneDrive “Known Folder Move” can help accelerate the deployment of a modern desktop experience. Using the cloud to synchronize user files, Known Folder Move feature provides a level of flexibility not possible with local network-based file migration options. If enabled prior to migration, it provides secure access on new or refreshed PCs and, it eliminates the need to create temporary migration stores on your own servers. It is also has the potential to be completely transparent to the user.

If you’re already using OneDrive, you will know that users can select the folders and locations they would like to sync from OneDrive or SharePoint to their device, but that effectively puts the burden on the end user to set it up. With Known Folder Move, you can target the Documents, Desktop and Pictures folders within a user profile and protect it all on OneDrive. A user can do this themselves or, importantly for this scenario, you can enforce this using Group Policy settings.

With Known Folder Move, users don’t change their workflow – everything looks the same before, during and after synchronization with OneDrive is complete. Through Group Policy you can even choose whether or not to notify users that their documents, pictures and desktop are protected in OneDrive. If you choose not to, it all happens silently in the background. The users will only be aware when they take delivery of a new PC or their PC is refreshed. As soon as they sign in to their OneDrive account, these files will be available again, and will be restored to their new PC. And of course, OneDrive means they will also their files securely at any time from their phones and other devices.

Move confidently to the cloud with Microsoft FastTrack

Microsoft FastTrack helps you deploy Microsoft cloud solutions. If eligible subscriptions to Microsoft 365, Azure, or Dynamics 365 you can use FastTrack at no additional cost for the life of your subscription.

Customer stories

“Our legal department, risk management group, and human resources organization thoroughly reviewed our options to make sure the [system] we chose would support continuous adherence to all our requirements. Like other global companies, we must comply with all local regulations. Office 365 gives us confidence that we can remain in compliance from a data privacy and security standpoint.”

Sherry Nubert
Chief Information Officer
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

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Korn Ferry earns client trust with Multi-Geo Capabilities in Office 365

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We combine strategy and talent to drive superior performance and create opportunities for our clients. Our approximately 8,000 colleagues serve clients in more than 50 countries. As a partner to 93 percent of Fortune 100 companies, we know that the world’s most successful companies have great people with access to intelligent technology that empowers them to do their best work, every day. We chose Microsoft 365, a complete, intelligent solution, for that very reason. We use Microsoft 365 cloud-based services to empower our employees to collaborate more closely with customers and help them attract and retain top talent. It’s the best of both worlds.

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TD redefines banking in the digital age with the Microsoft Cloud to empower employees and transform the customer experience

Growing from Canada’s smallest bank to one of North America’s largest in just over 20 years, TD Bank Group (TD) is in the habit of planning for the future. As we continue to expand, we are taking bold steps to make sure that the technology we use grows with us. Transforming technology at TD starts with listening to our employees and creating a “Workplace of the Future” that supports enhanced mobility and collaboration across the organization. We are deploying Microsoft Office 365 to empower employees to be more mobile and productive, so they can continue to provide the legendary customer service that has always set us apart.

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IT consultancy extends global employee productivity with data residency compliance

As an IT consultancy, Dimension Data helps companies use technology to be more productive and competitive. But it was stymied in its own global rollout of Microsoft Office 365—Australian government contractual requirements blocked the company’s ability to move its Australian business to the cloud. Dimension Data is removing that blocker with Multi-Geo Capabilities in Office 365. With all employees using Office 365, Dimension Data expands collaboration and teamwork and reduces costs by eliminating on-premises infrastructure.

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Cloud technology supports Coty in drive to celebrate beauty

Coty is a leading global beauty company making cosmetic, skincare, fragrance, hair color and styling brands loved by many. We want to positively disrupt the cosmetics industry to promote a radically inclusive world of beauty. We believe passionately that the beauty of humanity lies in the individuality and authenticity of people. Coty exists to celebrate the diversity of beauty.

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Consulting startup implements cloud-based solution at light speed, adds enhanced data security

Acies Consulting, a startup based in Mumbai, India, needed an IT solution that was quick to implement and would offer greater security features to help safeguard its customers’ sensitive financial information. Acies deployed Microsoft 365 and not only delivered enhanced security but also launched operations immediately with familiar programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, and SharePoint Online. Acies quickly scaled with business intelligence tools and cloud-based services, all with minimal upfront investment.

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Engineering Success: How engineering services company Engcomp combines talent & technology to innovate

Founded in 2004, Saskatoon-based engineering firm Engcomp (www.engcomp.ca) provides engineering and decision analysis services to Western Canada’s heavy industrial sector. As trusted advisors, the company’s multitalented team of engineers and technologists partner on industrial-scale projects in sectors such as potash, uranium, gold, diamond, agriculture, and food processing.

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