Taking the pain out of your platform migration

Microsoft have an enterprise level, communication and collaboration platform in the shape of Office 365. Office 365 is available to organisations of all shapes and sizes across the world and is an “any time, any place, any device” platform.

A licence for Office 365 provides your users with access to the latest tools and knowledge to empower your users and take your business to the next level.

For your organisation to get the most value from Office 365 it will likely mean upgrading your existing environment to Office 365. We have a vast amount of experience in carrying out SharePoint to SharePoint Online and SharePoint to SharePoint migrations so much so that we have our own in house tools to migrate Documents, Pages and other content both into and between SharePoint environments.

At Intelligent Decisioning we understand that each and every business is different and that the driver for you to move to Office 365 or the latest SharePoint may include:

  • The desire for increased productivity.
  • Avoiding potential security risks from running on an out-of-date platform.
  • The ability to access your data from any device.
  • Unifying your productivity and communications systems into one cohesive platform.
  • Lowering your operational IT costs.
  • Staying supportable by Microsoft, therefore reducing potential costs for support calls.

Whatever your business needs are regarding your data and processes, we can make sure that you are taking advantage of the absolute best in Microsoft productivity systems such as Office 365, Teams and SharePoint. We will help you move your data and processes to the current version of these tools quickly and easily.


Office 365 Onboarding

Using Office 365 means you will always be kept up-to-date with security fixes and new productivity features, without the need to perform any maintenance on your existing systems or having to worry about on-premises hardware.

A move to Office 365 can be daunting, especially for your end users, with an unfamiliar user interface and concerns over how you will migrate your content. This is where we fit in and guide you step by step through your move to Office 365, We take care of your content migration with our in-house tools and proven migration processes.

Our involvement doesn’t stop there, once you have been migrated we work with you to increase user adoption, train your end users and get them up to speed with the new features and changes in Office 365.


SharePoint On Premises Upgrades

Performing a migration of your existing SharePoint environment to a new version on-premises is a multi-stage process, involving the following:

  • A full inventory of your current environment, including :
    • Server specifications (CPU, RAM, Disks)
    • Numbers of site collections & content databases
    • Windows Server versions & SQL Server versions and patch levels
    • Customisations (WSPs, Sandboxed solutions, branding changes
  • Informing you of issues that may impede the migration, result in a different experience, or any solutions that will not upgrade easily.
    • The impact of customisations is also analysed, to see if they will upgrade easily or if they will need to be re-engineered. This is dependent upon how the customisations were implemented and is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Backing up existing content databases
  • Preparation of the new environment
    • Provisioning of new servers
    • Installation of SharePoint product software, and applying software updates
    • Creation of Service Applications
  • Restoring Content Databases
  • Performing upgrade tasks on the databases using SharePoint’s “psconfig” tool

The inventory piece of this process forms part of our “Health Check” service, which answers a lot of the questions about your existing environment.


Find out more about how Intelligent Decisioning can help your business migrate to Office 365 by completing the form below


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