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If your business is making the switch to Office 365, congrats! You’re about to unlock a world of enhanced collaboration, top-notch security, and boosted productivity. 

As with any big move, making the switch might feel a bit daunting, but don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here are some tips to make your Office 365 migration as smooth as possible. 

Define your starting point 

First things first, take a good look at your current setup. Assess your servers, applications, and data. Understanding your starting point will help you spot potential roadblocks and areas that might need extra attention. It’s like taking inventory before packing up for a move. 

Create your migration game plan 

A solid game plan is key. Decide whether you’ll migrate in phases, moving small groups of users at a time, or go for the all-at-once ‘big bang’ approach. Consider your organisation’s size, setup, and overall goals. The right strategy will depend on your unique needs. 

Get your team on board 

Your team’s support is crucial for a smooth transition. Share the benefits of Office 365 with them and provide training to get everyone up to speed on the new features. If you put effort into making the switch easier for your team and ensuring they’re well informed and prepared, they’ll be happier and more productive during and after the switch. 

Protect your data 

Data integrity and security should be some of your top priorities. Make sure everything is backed up before you start the switch, and check that your data transfer methods are up to scratch to avoid any loss or breaches. It’s better to be safe than sorry! 

Did you know that Microsoft Office 365 doesn’t automatically back up your data? Click here to find out how to keep your data safe in the cloud. 

Run small-scale tests 

Before you make the switch for everyone, consider testing the migration with a small group of users first to iron out any early hiccups. Testing on a smaller scale at first will help to identify any potential issues before they have chance to become big problems. 

Explore the full potential of Office 365 

Office 365 is jam-packed with features designed to boost productivity and collaboration. So, once you’ve made the switch, encourage your team to dive into tools like Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint. Providing ongoing training will help everyone to get the most out of the new features. 

To find out more about unlocking the true potential of Microsoft 365, click here. 

Gather feedback and keep improving 

Finally, listen to your team’s feedback on the migration process. Use their insights to make any necessary tweaks and improvements. A commitment to continuous improvement will keep your Office 365 environment running smoothly and efficiently. 

Migrating to Office 365 doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking – Axon can help you along the way. Contact us today for an initial chat about your requirements and our range of Microsoft 365 packages.