Should I move my firm to Microsoft 365?

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If you are still using on-premise servers to store and manage your firms’ files, you may be finding the current work from home arrangements a little cumbersome and inflexible.

A potential remediation pathway could be to use Microsoft 365 (Formerly Office 365). Microsoft 365 is the recently rebranded Office 365 application suite hosted in the cloud by Microsoft.

The suite includes the ability to host your emails in Exchange Online, store your files in SharePoint, collaborate, chat and video conference with Teams, keep your personal files in OneDrive, and use the Office suite locally from your desktop.

The biggest advantage of Microsoft 365 is that it allows you to move all your local Office files and functions to the cloud, to be accessed anywhere, and any time, on a highly secured platform delivered by Microsoft.

One of the biggest drawbacks to using cloud-based software is that you must “upload/download” each time you want to work on a file. With Microsoft 365, you can link your SharePoint and OneDrive directories to your local workstation and sync the files, replicating the “Network Drive” function you are used to with on-premise servers. Exchange Online connects to your local Outlook the same way it did when hosted in the office, and your Office Applications can be installed on your local workstation. Teams will bind these applications together, giving you a one-stop-shop to access collaborate and work with your team. Some other key advantages to using Microsoft 365 is not having expensive on-premise server and maintenance, a reduced backup and disaster recovery overhead, and continual improvements to the platform’s functions and security being delivered under the subscription.

ServiceScaler can provide you with all your Microsoft 365 requirements, including licence subscriptions, security and configuration of the environment, migration of data and files, installation of software, end user and administrative training, and cloud-to-cloud backup and disaster recovery for Microsoft 365.

Is it time to bin the on-premise infrastructure and move to a platform that supports the way you work? You can with Microsoft 365.

ServiceScaler are still delivering Microsoft 365 migrations, setup and training throughout the pandemic scenario with minimal business interruption. Contact Us to find out more.

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