Case Study – Migrate GSuite to Office 365

One of our clients that runs a manufacturing business required a cloud to cloud migration as they had outgrown GSuite and needed more of the Office 365 functionality such as Teams and Sharepoint

Since taking on our client who runs multiple businesses manufacturing in two offices (Portsmouth & Oxford) we had known a change to Office 365 was on the cards.

The main reason for the switch was the extra functionality such as Teams and Sharepoint that our client required. Especially when dealing with other business clients also using these systems.

As part of any larger project, we assigned a project manager to the job to firstly start with the prep work – this is the most crucial stage in our opinion. If you don’t ask the right questions, you can find yourself in deep water half way through a live migration causing downtime, so Jay took this on and a 3 weeks prior to the migration started documenting and creating a project timeline for the team to work to.

We discovered on our initial investigation 6 of the 34 mailboxes that would be moved were over 50GB in size, so adjusted the type of licenses required for these on the Office 365 platform prior to migrating any data.

One of the main points our client was worried about was keeping the file shares and permissions identical to the current setup, this was crucial, so we replicated and ran through the permissions with a senior member of staff prior to the switchover weekend, and proceeded to transfer the 980GB of data.

We used our tried and trusted migration tools, with both onsite presence and multiple remote workers monitoring both the mailbox and data migrations over the weekend.

Then on the Monday morning one of our technicians was at the clients premises to make sure they hit the ground running and assisted in setting up phones for emails etc – This is standard for all of our project work, we make sure before / during / after is performed to a high standard and the client knows they are in safe hands.

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