Retrospectively ensure your Office 365 migration has been successful

Any large migration project can be demanding in terms of your time and resources. Once completed, it’s important to ensure that the rollout has been a success, and this is true especially for Office 365 which becomes central to the day to day operations of many businesses. There are a number of things you can retrospectively check to ensure your Office 365 Migration has been successful:

Check mailboxes are correct

One thing that you can check is that you have the expected number of mailboxes. This will include each user having their own individual mailbox, as well as any shared department mailboxes. Each of these may have different capacities depending on the requirements of the user, so it’s important to check this is also correct.

Are all users there as expected?

Anyone using the current system should be accounted for following the migration to Office 365, including usernames and passwords for each user. This is a good time to also update any passwords where necessary, and remove any user accounts that are no longer needed. Users should be assigned to different functions as per their needs, so it’s essential to make sure that everyone has access to the applications that they require.

Working with other services

In many cases, businesses choose to integrate Office 365 with other existing services, which means that accurate synchronisation must occur in order to avoid confusion or contradictions between the two. This user identity must be mirrored across both cloud-based and local user ID, to ensure that access is the same online and locally, and all relevant data is accessible to users.

Configuring devices

Alongside the desktop setup, configuration is also important across different browsers and operating systems including personal devices such as laptops and mobiles. Every device must be accounted for and set up correctly, whether they are company-owned devices or employees’ personal devices being used as part of a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) strategy.

Storage and network setup

Retrospectively, you should also check that your network setup is functioning as it should be and offering all of the things that it needs to be for daily use. Firewalls should be in place and there should be sufficient bandwidth and strong internet connections. Additional DNS settings should be saved correctly to point to Office 365 servers. In addition to this, all files should be accounted for during the migration process, and put into the correct locations.

Support and training for staff

For the smoothest transition, there should be training for staff before the migration process as well as following it. This could include what changes to expect, how to do basic things that they will need to do on a daily basis, and when their mailboxes will go live. They should also know what processes to follow to report any problems. Ongoing support should be available and SLAs agreed in order to manage any issues that occur.

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