How easy is it to migrate to Office 365?

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Migrating to Office 365

Posted on 24 March 2022 by Beaming Support

For many businesses, email is central to the day-to-day operation. Having a straightforward email system that just works can make a huge difference. If you’re considering migrating to Office 365, leaving it to the experts, like Beaming, to manage the details is going to be the easiest solution.

What happens in a migration?

Moving your business email to Office 365 is a 3-step process which we manage entirely usually in under a day, with no email downtime for you or loss of data.

  1. We start by switching the domain names to us, this is so that we can manage the DNS efficiently for you. This is usually very quick but where the switch is more complicated it can take up to 10 days. The switch won’t affect your use of email and we handle this on your behalf.
  2. When the domain has been switched, we export all email data to a PST file and clear other mail profiles from your computer. Meanwhile the switch to Office 365 will be happening in the background, meaning that all emails received during this period, are already going to the new platform.
  3. Once the live profiles are set up on your computer, we import all your past email data and the migration is complete.

What are the benefits of migrating to Office 365?

Security: Office 365 offers a great level of encryption to protect your data, secure access to ensure only authorized users can gain access and automated threat management to limit and prevent risk of cyber threats.

Versatility: With the synchronization of your accounts across devices, you can work from anywhere and the wide range of options available allows for a tailored user experience.

Ease: You don’t need to be an IT wiz to move to Office 365 as administration can be done remotely, we manage everything for you, leaving you to enjoy a new and improved system with expert support.

How long does a migration take?

It can vary but most migrations are handled very quickly in as little as one day.

Will I lose data?

No, all your data will be exported and moved to Office 365. Any data from during the switch will be forwarded to Office 365 so nothing falls between the cracks.

How much does it cost?

Depending on your licence this will either be billed annually or monthly in advance and includes account management and user support. There are no setup fees.


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