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Top 5 Office 365 Migration Posts of 2020

If there was ever a time to move to Office 365, it was 2020. As organizations flocked to a platform that their employees could access anywhere during the quarantine, our experts took it upon themselves to write helpful posts that run the gamut from case studies to Slack -> Microsoft Teams migration guides. Here are our top 5 migration posts of 2020.

5. How to Migrate 100GB+ from Slack to Microsoft Teams (Case Study) by Michael Segner

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Following the COVID-19 lockdown, it became abundantly clear to Pure SEO operations and systems manager, Joel Madden, that a Slack to Teams migration would result in cost savings and improved operations.

”The main decider was that we were paying $6,000 a year for Slack as well as the Microsoft licensing fee for the Microsoft suite of products,” said Madden. “However, Slack also had a limitation to the number of people who can be in a call, which especially for calls within the company, didn’t work. We had to use another program called 8×8. We looked at Zoom but the free version had limitations and we didn’t want to pay for another version.”

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4. How to Migrate 40TB of Data to SharePoint Online in Under a Year by Chandler Johnson

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For a long time, JAL was using file servers installed at airports and regional offices across Japan for internal file sharing. However, due to the increasing volume of large data files, server storage became a concern. This led the company to consider migrating to the cloud.

“We also believed it would align with the Japan government’s Work Style Reform and allow our employees to access their data from anywhere on any device,” explained Mr. Chikahiro Honda, the assistant manager of overseas IT communication platform team, IT planning group.

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3. Quick Guide: How to Plan an Upgrade From Skype to Microsoft Teams by Jenelle Rofe

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Why Upgrade to Microsoft Teams from Skype?

Skype for Business has served the needs of organizations for years, but Teams is an advanced, modern experience that takes advantage of the newest technologies to provide bottom-line benefits and productivity. It’s the next step forward for organizational communication.

It’s also worth noting that Skype for Business will be retired on July 31, 2021.

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2. Quick Guide: Slack to Microsoft Teams Migration by Ron Delaney

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Microsoft Teams is the fastest-growing collaboration platform going and it’s not difficult to see why. With the intuitive structure of Teams (logical groups of users working in the same department or on the same project/initiative) and Channels (for specific collaborations within a Team), Microsoft Teams makes simple what email, IM apps, and SharePoint tried to do for a long time. So much so, that as of this writing, there are over 75 million daily active Teams users.

So, it should come as no shock to anyone that more and more organizations are moving to Teams. While some businesses get going in Teams from the jump, there are also tons of existing orgs migrating from other platforms like Slack. This happens for the reasons mentioned above and the deep integration with Microsoft 365 business applications that Teams provides. If your organization is the latter, you’ll need to migrate, which means making a migration plan. That always starts with understanding your source and destination, so let’s begin there.

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1. The 5 Step Plan For Office 365 Tenant to Tenant Migrations by Kate Faaland

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It goes without saying that the logistics of merging two organizations together can be pretty tricky. This also applies to migrating data in Office 365 or merging tenants. It’s easy for data and users to get lost in the shuffle if the proper planning and validation procedures aren’t put in place in the beginning. To help make the process as smooth as possible, read on for a quick guide to migrating Office 365 data during mergers and acquisitions!

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