Get the most out of Microsoft 365 with AMDH
Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based cloud service that brings together best-in-class productivity apps with advanced security and device management. It helps organisations of all sizes to improve the way they work.
Because Microsoft 365 is hosted in the cloud, it means you won’t need to invest in or maintain, expensive, bulky on-premise server equipment. You can pay only for what you use, making it easy and cost-effective to scale up or down, depending on your needs.
Microsoft 365 can give all your team members access to the most popular Microsoft apps including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook online, along with advanced tools and storage, sharing and collaboration services.
Documents can be accessed and shared by team members and other key stakeholders, from wherever device and at any time. And because it is cloud-based, you’ll always have access to the latest versions of all the applications, features, bug fixes and security updates.
However, implementing Microsoft 365 within your organisation can be a challenge, particularly if you don’t have any in-house resource or expertise to help optimise your system and tailor it to your organisation’s requirements.
Here’s how AMDH Services can help make your transition to Microsoft 365 a success:
Discovery and initial setup
We’ll review and help you to understand your current ICT environment and what actions you’ll need to take to make your migration a success.
This will include detailed planning around getting your existing email, applications, users and telephony services into Microsoft 365.
If you have existing Exchange or SharePoint environments, we can identify how these might need to change so they can be linked to your new Microsoft 365 environment.
We’ll also review the licensing you need for Microsoft 365 and, if required, provide your licenses and manage the tenancy on your behalf.
Microsoft recommends that organisations using existing on-premise implementations of Exchange, SharePoint, and other services run a series of checks against these environments before using Microsoft 365.
These checks can highlight the remediation activities that need to be completed before migration can take place.
We can help your organisation complete all remediation tasks and remove the potential blockers to a successful migration.
If you have on-premise implementations of services like Exchange, SharePoint or Skype for Business, you may want to retain a small on-premise footprint to accommodate the improved management tooling and integration capabilities that are available only on-premise.
This is known as a ‘hybrid’ environment – a combination of cloud-based applications and on-premise infrastructure.
If this is what you choose, we can help you get your hybrid environment up-and-running and fault free.
Migrating email into Microsoft 365 can be completed in a variety of different ways, depending on where your email service currently sits. This should be performed in a carefully planned manner to ensure that changes are made when convenient for the organisation, to minimise disruption.
We have experience in migrating both ‘Exchange Online to Exchange Online’ and ‘Exchange On-Premise to Exchange Online’ migrations, so can help you plan and complete the most appropriate migration for your organisation.
Migrating to sharepoint online can require some site redesign due to the differences between the features supported on-premise versus in cloud. This can make migration complex. We can help you complete your SharePoint migration and redesign any existing sites to ensure they continue to work once the migration is done.
Security design and implementation
Microsoft 365 offers an array of free and paid for security features and it can be confusing when deciding which ones your organisation needs.
We can help you understand which ones your organisation will require, and which can be disabled, along with advising on any potential further costs and implications.
Once your migration is complete, we can help you understand the training options available, and provide them, to help your organisation and its users get the most out of your new Microsoft 365 environment. We can deliver training ourselves or via carefully selected training partners.
Once your organisation is up and running in using Microsoft 365, we offer three different tiers of ongoing support to help keep your system running as it should and address and resolve any issues or challenges quickly.
How do I get started?
Getting up and running in Microsoft 365 quickly can be a challenge for many churches, charities and not for profit organisations, and that’s where AMDH can help.
We offer a wide range of implementation and support options to help your organisation make the switch to Microsoft 365 and make the most of its features.
We can work with you to identify your needs and Microsoft 365 licensing requirements and help you procure and implement your new solution.
We can also help migrate your existing email and files to the Microsoft 365 cloud, optimise your apps and security settings and establish best practice to ensure your organisation makes the most of its investment. And if you need it, we can also provide ongoing advice and support to keep your new system running as it should.
Interested in finding out how we can help your church, charity or not for profit organisation unleash its full potential with Microsoft 365?