Microsoft Office365

Microsoft Office365

Your cloud technology partner

Microsoft Office 365 dramatically changes the way we collaborate and do business.

Office 365 provides a rich set of technologies; in order to help organisations ‘unlock’ Office 365 and EMS capabilities; Exchange Online Skype for Business, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Yammer and Intune.

NetPillar will assess your current environment and discover where Office 365 can provide you with cost savings and operational improvements made by transitioning email, intranets, collaboration and communications platforms.

NetPillar will assess your current environment and discover where Office 365 can provide you with cost savings and operational improvements made by transitioning email, intranets, collaboration and communications platforms.

Office 365 Roadmap and Strategy will provide a deeper understanding of Office 365, and how it can benefit your organisation. The first day will be an on-site workshop, which will start with an overview of Office 365 followed by a discovery session.

 

With the information collected from the workshop, a document will be created which will detail the following:

  • Overview of current estate
  • Business Vision and Goals
  • Technical Challenges
  • Solution Readiness
  • Benefits Roadmap
  • Office 365 Service Costings

Office 365 Technical Planning will provide recommendations and costed technical options, ready for the Office 365 Design, Office 365 Proof of Concept and Office 365 Implementation workstreams.

Office 365 Design builds upon the working document from the Technical Planning and provides the low-level design (LLD) elements for the chosen option.

 

The LLD is then used to inform the implementation phases.

Office 365 Proof or Concept (PoC) workstream can either be run as a separate engagement or followed on from any of the previous workstreams discussed.

 

As a separate engagement; usually, this model is taken where the customer has a clear design or understanding of what they would like to use Office 365 for. The PoC will be the focus on the components required for the design to work such as Exchange Hybrid, SharePoint Baseline deployment, Skype for Business rollout.

 

As a follow-on activity, similar to the separate engagement, but would require a planning, design workstream before the PoC commenced to design the high-level requirements with the customer before the PoC can be started.

 

PoC’s would usually focus on the following Office 365 Services:

  • Identity using AD Connect
  • Email Migration components
  • SharePoint Baseline
  • Skype for Business
  • Teams
  • Office Pro Plus (Office 2016)

Office 365 Implementation takes the documentation completed from the Office 365 Technical Planning and Office 365 Design work streams, is used to create and build the following:

  • Identity solution (AD Connect\ADFS)
  • Exchange Hybrid
  • Exchange Cutover\Third-party tools
  • SharePoint Online Intranet
  • SharePoint Online communications portal
  • SharePoint Online
  • Skype 4 Business\Lync IM\Cloud PBX\PSTN
  • Office Pro Plus (Office 2016)
  • Teams enablement and governance
  • Handover

Office 365 Migration service focuses on the migration of Email, Shares, Collaboration and Intranet data to Office 365

 

The following Office 365 solutions work well for the Office 365 Migration workstream:

  • Email to Exchange Online
  • User Shares to OneDrive for Business
  • Departmental Shares to SharePoint Online
  • On-premise SharePoint Server repositories to SharePoint Online

Office 365 Enhance is a bespoke option which may have many workstreams or enhances the Office 365 service deployed as part of the Office 365 PoC, Office 365 Implementation and Office 365 Migration workstreams.

 

Typically, we see the Enhance phase focusing on the following services:

  • Security Enhancements using Exchange ATP\ DLP\IRM\Intune\EMS\
  • Mobile Device Management using Exchange and Intune
  • Office Pro Plus Rollout
  • Windows 10 Desktop Rollout
  • Change Management
    • Transition
    • Adoption (Training)
    • Governance