Moving to Office 365 doesn’t happen overnight. Whether it be from an on-premises environment or tenant to tenant, there are so many details to consider to ensure business and collaboration continuity.

For round one, we are focusing on how to approach transitioning your third-party backup tools and strategies to best defend your content from user error, unexpected changes, and the many other waysorganizations lose data on their way to Office 365.

There are various ways to counter all these incoming jabs, hooks, and uppercuts with Cloud Backup.

  1. Block: Platform Backup
    Maintain a record of information on-premise before you get backup continuity in the cloud. Or, you can decide to backup your on-prem into an Azure storage location to establish a record of your content ahead of your arrival. Now if anything unexpected happens to your data – such as failures, downtime, and workflows not transferring – You have something to fall back on.

  2. Stamina: Hybrid Support
    Do you have an abundance of content requiring a segmented migration plan? If your migration is prolonged, Cloud Backup will provide hybrid support to ensure both environments are actively being backed up. Your company can have a unilateral or bilateral backup destination, meaning you can choose to retain content in one or two locations.

  3. Jabs: Incremental Backups
    Already in Office 365 and just migrating from one tenant to another? Cloud Backup will continue to run incremental backups up to four times a day during the execution.


In addition to backing up the whole of your content, there are also other defenses that are worth strengthening. This includes permission management, maintaining metadata, and mitigating downtime.

Meet the Experts

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Wendy Henry

Client Services Strategic Consultant with AvePoint

Wendy Henry is an accomplished technical author, consultant, educator and international conference presenter. Specializing in Microsoft since 1998, she has over 26 years of IT industry experience consulting with Government and Fortune 500 companies from various industries to cultivate solutions that employ technology to its peak potential according to business needs. Her background in finance and business analysis gives her a unique perspective on the overall fiscal and operational impact of systems integration in today’s business environment. She holds several professional and technical certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, Novell, Linux, CompTIA, and PMLG, as well as technical training certifications. A published technical editor and author, Wendy has contributed to multiple books, white papers and guides for several manufacturers including Microsoft, EMC, AvePoint and more.