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We’ve just finished watching Jeff Teper and co. take us through a phenomenal tour of the new features coming to Office 365—specifically SharePoint. Last year, Jeff Teper, Corporate Vice President of Office, OneDrive, & SharePoint, walked the Microsoft world through the new SharePoint experience and reignited the excitement behind SharePoint.

This year (which now seems to be a general trend for the Office business group), they did it again at the SharePoint Virtual Summit event, streamed live across the web and Twitterraties to an unprecedented number of people.

So your organization has decided to migrate to Office 365 and you’ve been tasked with not only moving content, but with making the most of your organization’s investment. Moving across collaboration platforms is nothing new, but an Office 365 migration brings additional pressures and challenges that do differ from conventional migration activities.

One of the benefits of moving your organization’s collaboration content to Office 365 is its natural ability to store and create backups of that content. While SharePoint or other collaboration platform administrators were once tasked with creating workflows to store all that content on-premises or even in the cloud, Office 365 just does it. Yet, even Office 365 has its limits. While it will store backups, it only makes a backup every 12 hours and it only stores backups for 14 days. After 14 days, backups are discarded.

Microsoft verfügt seit 2013 - seit es Office 365 gibt - über ein sogenanntes "FastTrack"-Team. Das Team hat sich von der reinen Unterstützung bei der Bereitstellung von Office 365 zum praktischen Einsatzassistenten entwickelt, ausgerichtet, was die Kundezufriedenheit um 64 % gesteigert und die für den Umzug auf Office 365 benötigte Zeit um 33 % gesenkt hat. Die Dienste des Teams beinhalteten i. d. R. den Einsatz von Exchange, OneDrive for Business und Skype. Seit September 2016 verfügt FastTrack außerdem über einen begrenztes Angebot, SharePoint 2013 für Office 365 bereitzustellen.

If you didn't know, Microsoft has had a FastTrack team since 2013 when Office 365 came into existence. This team has grown from being dedicated to deployment guidance and readiness, to hands-on remote deployment assistance in 2014, increasing customer satisfaction by 64% and reducing the onboarding time into Office 365 by 33%. The services typically covered the Exchange, OneDrive for Business and Skype deployment migrations, but as of September 2016 FastTrack has a limited time offer to provide SharePoint 2013 to Office 365.

As promised, we’ve reached the final post in our series covering Office 365 migration and what it takes to be ready.

In preparation for the Collab365 Summer Games I sat down with four SharePoint MVPs who have been 'SharePointing' for over a decade. We took a trip down memory lane, looking back to our very first moments, and discussed few areas we discovered through trial and error. While a lot has changed and improved in SharePoint, we imagined a scenario where we could talk to our starting SharePoint or Office 365 self to share these secrets for all those who continually work with these technologies or are just getting started.

With Microsoft’s generous offers of making Office 365 more available to students, many IT administrators expect easier management responsibilities with user licenses and their data. Yet after implementing Office 365 within an educational environment, IT pros need to rethink the way they manage student or faculty data. This is especially important if you’re migrating data and documents from a non-Microsoft system to OneDrive for Business.

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