Migrating To Office 365 – Common Pitfalls To Avoid

The road ahead might be rocky but if you avoid some of these pitfalls the view at the end will be worth it!

There is no doubt that migrating to Office 365 can increase productivity and make collaboration much easier.

Here at Appetite we love to show people the benefits of why migrating to Office 365 would be beneficial for their business. We will continue helping them to get the most from it when they have it – as is obvious from the posts Imagine and PowerPoint: Working With 3D Objects.

However, to get to the end destination there always has to be a journey.

As we discussed in a previous post, when you move house it’s the end home comforts that are the reward but unless you plan accordingly and have the right people supporting you – the route to get there can be troublesome and ultimately taint the beauty of the end results.

With Office 365 migrations we’ve seen the good, we’ve seen the bad and we learn from these to make sure clients considering migrating we know what the potential problems could be and what to do in order to avoid them.

Every business situation is different and from our experience we now have a deep knowledge of best practices and how to plan and prepare which we are always happy to share. However, no one’s knowledge is exhaustive and there are always benefits to learning from other people’s experiences.

So, we’ve done some extra research and identified 5 articles where others share their knowledge.

Of course, there are similarities in each but it’s always interesting hearing things from other viewpoints.

10 Office 365 Migration Pitfalls to Avoid

Migrating To Office 365 – Common Pitfalls To Avoid

Carl O’Connor from Sharegate shares his top ten which include items such as ‘leaving all the work to IT’ and ‘failing to train end users’.

All too often we see the ‘training fail’ – what’s the point in giving people something new and hoping they ‘get by’ when they could be working smarter and not harder.

How to Avoid the Nine Major Office 365 Migration Pitfalls

Migrating To Office 365 – Common Pitfalls To Avoid

Thomas Ruden from Randstad Technologies mentions here how important it is to know about the different licensing options and know what you will be paying for with your money. It’s a regular occurrence for us that we see people paying for a license which includes a 1TB One Drive capacity yet the users are still paying for Dropbox subscriptions.

5 Tips to Avoid Office 365 Deployment Pitfalls

Migrating To Office 365 – Common Pitfalls To Avoid

The team from iCorps Technologies discuss how important it is to have a ‘clean up’ prior to migration – exactly as you would (or should) do when moving home.

5 Biggest Office 365 Migration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Migrating To Office 365 – Common Pitfalls To Avoid

AgileIT talk about security in their list and how moving on premises data to ‘the cloud’ ignites fear of the unknown in many people so it’s very important to reassure how serious Microsoft take security.

I’m sure that’s given you a better insight into what to look out for when considering the move. Thanks to all the writers above for their insights.

The road ahead might be rocky but if you avoid some of these pitfalls the view at the end will be worth it!

If you would like more information regarding the technical aspects or the end user benefits look out for upcoming events we will be running in collaboration with Converged Communications.

Migrating To Office 365 – Common Pitfalls To Avoid 

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