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Optimizing the Move to Microsoft Office 365 at TechEd Europe 2012 #TEE12

I’ve been keeping really busy this year at TechEd Europe 2012! After having the chance to deliver a demonstration of DocAve Replicator during the Windows Azure keynote, I joined Alistair Speirs, Senior Product Manager – Office at Microsoft, for his session: “Microsoft Office 365 Management and Deployment” on Wednesday, June 27.
In the session, Alistair gave attendees a primer on the investments being made to simplify the deployment, management, and administration of Office 365 through the portal, tools, and automation. He asked me to come and present with him, in order to show an example of how AvePoint’s DocAve Software Platform can help organizations optimize the migration of content from on-premises SharePoint deployments to Office 365.

In the presentation, I explained how AvePoint can help in the following ways:
· Granular Content Selection: Utilize flexible filters to migrate based on powerful rules such as “last modified”, “last accessed”, “author”, and “workflow state”. This is a great way to clean up stale content.
· Maintain Custom Metadata & Taxonomy: A key feature of any enterprise-class solution, organizations can maintain critical data from their on-premise environments and utilize it immediately in the cloud.
· Mixed Workload Support: Maintain synchronized hybrid environments to ensure redundancy and content integrity, and enable users to avoid unnecessary business disruption.
· Schedule Migration to Promote Business Continuity: Ensure that migration occurs according to organizational timetables, with the option to schedule during non-production hours and take a phased migration approach.
· Agile Restructuring for Optimized Architecture: Take this chance not only to remove stale content but also restructure Information Architecture to better support the evolving needs of organizations’ SharePoint deployments.

For more information on how AvePoint can help optimize Office 365 deployments, please visit our website and read two white papers on Office 365 – from a business perspective as well as a technical one.

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