Microsoft Office 365 is a feature-rich software that can significantly boost collaboration, communication, and information security for your organization. It has gained traction in the past few years thanks to advanced cloud capabilities and a suite of tools that optimize and drive teamwork (including Microsoft Teams). If you know Office 365 is the platform for your enterprise, don’t fumble your way through deployment and migration. Get the most value for your investment using this step-by-step guide for pain-free adoption.
When done correctly, migrating your business's documents, email and collaboration platforms to the cloud can result in a huge number of benefits, including a centralized system of record, easy updates and an increased chance of recovery. That said, migrating to Office 365 is often easier said than done, as there is planning that needs to occur and prerequisites that need to be fulfilled. In order to alleviate the risks associated with migrating to Office 365 and minimize the pins your team needs to juggle, we have compiled our top three tips to make the migration go as smoothly as possible.
You’ve done your research and concluded that deploying Microsoft 365 | Office 365 would be in your organization’s best interests. The cloud capabilities might have attracted you, or maybe it's the ability to replace other software that's in use at your business with new Office 365 tools that will provide better collaboration. Either way, the next steps you take are critical to the success and adoption of Office 365 at your enterprise. Migrating to new technology can feel overwhelming until you break it into smaller tasks. It is important that your business plans for the transition to Office 365. KnowledgeWave's checklist can help to reduce the stress of your Office 365 deployment while also helping to increase user adoption and improve business ROI.
2019 is the year to rethink the way your employees work. The right business platform migration could eliminate harmful data leaks, save time, and facilitate easier collaborations. Office 365, a major component of the Microsoft 365 suite, offers a powerful, reliable, integrated experience with apps and services to help organize and grow your business.
Don’t expect your staff to meet a Microsoft Office 365 migration with perfect enthusiasm and seamless adoption. Resistance to change is a common outcome of a new program roll-out. Prepare your staff for implementation by tackling this potential problem head-on with proper migration communication planning. Take the following steps to prepare your staff to switch to Office 365 before launching the new platform for the best possible transition.
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When enabled by an organization that has deployed Office 365, Microsoft Flow provides end-users with the ability to create automated workflows between applications and many different services using connectors. Microsoft applications and an ever-growing list of third-party services are available to link together. Microsoft Flow lets employees create simple to more complex workflows that can provide efficiencies for businesses around their workflow needs. It's an end-user option, that in most cases does not require a developer for workflows.
Deploying Microsoft Office 365 is bound to fall flat at your workplace if you don’t pair the launch with proactive employee training. One mistake many organizations make is assuming implementation equals adoption. In reality, these are two separate feats and they require the same amount of attention from the implementation team. If the Office 365 engagement rate dissatisfies your boss and you were the one in charge of migration, take the following steps to get your team on board with the new platform.
After successfully completing Microsoft Office 365 migration, you thought the hard part was over. Yet now employees are still submitting projects in the old format, or using outdated email to exchange information instead of the collaboration channels you painstakingly set up in Microsoft Teams. What went wrong? It could be that you skimped on employee training to properly use Office 365. If you notice any of these three warning signs in your office, odds are your team needs additional training:
Combining the forces of Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business can give your company a powerful communication and information exchange system. You can easily share and store files, comply with security requirements, and give your enterprise the tools it needs for enhanced business processes. Migrating to Office 365 with SharePoint and OneDrive can yield several important benefits, including the following top five.
Microsoft Teams is a great new tool that is available through your Office 365 subscription. Or, it’s free if you aren’t even an Office 365 customer. Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool that provides a hub for teamwork where you can work around your content. Microsoft Teams provides a means to communicate through chats and online meetings with your colleagues both inside and outside of your organization (if external access is turned on). While you can use it free, you’ll eventually want or need a subscription to Office 365 to schedule meetings and get a more robust collaborative experience.
Teams is Microsoft’s answer to group chat, based off the preexisting 365 environment, including Skype integration. With an Office 365 Business Premium, Business Essentials, OR Enterprise (E1, E3, or E5) subscription, your organization can enable Groups and Teams.
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Office 365 presents businesses and their employees with new modern ways to work. One great example is Office 365 Groups, often referred to as Modern Groups.
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