When you make the decision to move to Office 365 you will get the benefit of all the Microsoft Office apps. Integrating these apps into your teams working day will help to streamline your processes and improve productivity.
At Valto we pride ourselves on living and breathing all things Microsoft. We not only have extensive experience with implementation in many different sectors, but we also ensure we keep up to date with our own training so that we can continue to provide the most up-to-date services.
We know that each of our projects will be different and we will never adopt a one size fits all approach. That’s why we always take the time to understand your business goals and objectives so that we can offer a tailored solution designed around your business.
Discover the Full Potential of Office 365 with Valto’s Implementation Services
When used correctly, Office 365 can revolutionise your business, unlocking new levels of efficiency, productivity, and digital optimisation. This comprehensive productivity suite brings together all the essential apps to create, publish, analyse, and manage vast amounts of business data. Its cloud-based system seamlessly connects multiple devices, providing streamlined and fully mobile operations—a perfect fit for the modern remote and virtual working culture.
To fully harness the benefits of Office 365’s online services, ensuring correct implementation is crucial. Valto’s Office 365 implementation services are here to guide you through the process. We will integrate all your existing data into the system, aligning the Microsoft suite with your unique productivity and business goals. Our expertise covers the entire Office 365 universe, including SharePoint Online, PowerApps, Exchange Online, Teams, and more. Additionally, we bring unrivalled knowledge of Azure Active Directory to the table.
With our help, you can confidently deploy Office 365, including crucial aspects such as multi-factor authentication, Azure Information Protection, and device management. We help you develop effective deployment plans and provide post-migration support, ensuring a smooth transition to the cloud-based platform.
Empower your business with the agility and versatility of Office 365 Enterprise. Our services enable you to calculate migration velocity and handle sensitive data securely. Microsoft Teams integration enhances collaboration, allowing real-time communication across all your mobile devices.
Take your business to new heights of productivity with Valto’s Office 365 implementation services. Unlock the full potential of Microsoft’s suite and embrace the power of cloud-based solutions for your organisation’s success.
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Discover Valto’s Office365 Implementation services
With Valto, you can rest assured that you’re in the most capable and experienced hands. Our team members were trained at Microsoft, by Microsoft, so when it comes to Office365 migration projects, we know just what to do. We’ll handle your Office365 adoption from start to finish.
We’ve worked with businesses up and down the UK for years, getting hands-on experience working with businesses of all sizes and types. We’ll apply our years of industry experience and top-level Microsoft-accredited learnings to your project.
What you can expect from Valto’s Microsoft Office365 implementation services?
- A personalised implementation plan designed around your business
- Email migration and data integration
- A one-on-on consultation with our team
- Training and tutorials on the Office365 system
- Ongoing maintenance and management across the platform
- Troubleshooting and emergency rescue support
- Help linking mobile devices to the cloud environment
- Implementation assistance from adoption specialists
- Full and comprehensive Office365 migration services
- Long-term user support – we’ll be on hand for updates, additional features or anything else
- Robust post-adoption strategy built around your business
Ready to get started with Office365? Our Microsoft experts will get you up and running
How to Implement Office365
The team here at Valto have plenty of experience handling user adoption of Office365, but it’s still useful for your team members to know implementation best practices before the actual migration project begins. Read on for our ultimate Office365 implementation checklist to get you in the right place to get started.
Step 1: Initial planning – communication and getting the team on board
It might seem like common sense, but it’s really important to make sure all business users – the people who actually use Office applications day in, day out – are kept up to date and understand why you’re migrating the system.
Communicating timescales and setting expectations is a key step in your plan. Everyone in your organisation will need to know how they will be affected and when projects can be streamlined. This is where Valto’s Microsoft experts can help you draw up a realistic migration plan and map out the timeline.
Step 2: Create an inventory of your current environment
Before transferring everything over to the new Office365 landscape, make a list of everything your existing IT landscape. This might include:
User account data like logins and email addresses
File storage details (locations, intranet hosting, storage locations)
Network architecture (proxy and firewall configurations, DNS hosts, etc.)
Details of any integrated programs (e.g. CRM, workflow and mail enabled platforms)
All information for any programs you plan to migrate (this might include intranet sites, messaging apps, meeting systems etc.)
Collate mailbox details (quantity and size of each)
Identify all data required to move from on-premises system
Record network bandwidth for the migration
Decide mobile access requirements for each user
Assess any compliance issues or industry requirements that could affect migration (e.g. data storage)
Unsure which data you need to record and collect? Our specialist Office365 Consultants can take a full audit of your system and take care of all the details safely and securely.
Step 3: Prepare to move to the cloud
Next, you’ll need to set up the system to host your users and data. There are a number of steps you might need to follow for this process, including:
Verify your domain name via the Microsoft Online Services portal
Make sure Active Directory is clean and up to date – remove any inactive users
Enable single sign-on protocols and verify any identity requirements
Create DNS records in order to migrate domain traffic
Configure Exchange servers to work with email accounts
Migrate existing SharePoint content to the new architecture
Install and configure any messaging or client applications
Step 4: Migrate your on-premises data
At this point you’ll be moving on-premises business data over to the new cloud environment. You should have already mapped out this process during your initial inventory stage; this is actually a good opportunity for a bit of housekeeping – you only want to be bringing up to date, required and relevant files over to Office365. The shorter the list of things to move, the shorter the implementation process will be!
Licences will need to be assigned to each user, and services such as Exchange Online and SharePoint will need to be enabled. This is a cloud-based system after all, so you’ll want to check mobile devices are authorised and syncing correctly. At this point you’ll also want to make sure everyone in your team knows how to use the various Office applications and tools. Our Office365 deployment specialists can provide tutorials and training to get your team off to a running start.
Getting your Office365 implementation right is the first step in moving your business into the future. As you can see, it can be a complex process involving vital steps. Our implementation services will take into consideration issues and opportunities you might not have thought of, and will be on hand to ease any pain points and troubleshoot any and all migration issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Office 365 implementation, and why is it important for my business?
Office 365 implementation refers to the process of setting up and configuring the Microsoft Office 365 suite of productivity tools and services for your business. It is essential for your business as it enables collaboration, enhances productivity, and provides access to powerful cloud-based applications, empowering your team to work efficiently from anywhere.
How long does the Office 365 implementation process typically take?
The duration of the Office 365 implementation process can vary based on the size of your business, existing IT infrastructure, and specific requirements. However, a standard implementation usually takes a few weeks to complete, including planning, migration, and training.
Do I need professional assistance for Office 365 implementation, or can I do it myself?
While it is possible to perform a basic setup on your own, engaging professional assistance for Office 365 implementation is highly recommended. Our expert consultants can ensure a smooth and secure transition, tailored to your unique business needs, and provide comprehensive training to maximise the benefits of Office 365.
Will Office 365 implementation disrupt our current workflow?
The implementation process is designed to minimise disruptions to your workflow. Proper planning and execution should ensure a seamless migration, allowing your team to adapt quickly to the new system with minimal downtime.
Can Office 365 be integrated with our existing IT infrastructure and applications?
Yes, Office 365 is designed to integrate with various existing IT systems and applications. Professional implementation services can help ensure a smooth integration to maximise productivity and efficiency.
What security measures are in place during Office 365 implementation to protect our data?
Office 365 has robust built-in security features, and during implementation, additional security measures will be implemented to safeguard your data and ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.
Will our team receive training on using Office 365 after the implementation?
Yes, comprehensive training is available to your team post-implementation. This training will cover the features of Office 365 relevant to your business, ensuring your team can utilise the tools effectively.
Can we scale Office 365 as our business grows?
Absolutely! Office 365 is highly scalable, and you can easily add or remove users, services, and licenses to accommodate your business’s growth and changing needs.
How often does Office 365 receive updates, and will they affect our implementation?
Office 365 receives regular updates and improvements from Microsoft. These updates are typically seamless and should not negatively impact your implementation, as they are designed to enhance performance and security.
What ongoing support and maintenance services do you provide after Office 365 implementation?
We offer continuous support and maintenance services to ensure your Office 365 environment runs smoothly. Our team is available to address any issues, perform updates, and provide guidance whenever needed.
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