Migrating data with FastTrack

risual are 1 of 22 FastTrack Ready Partners in the UK. This allows us to offer FastTrack benefits to our clients and help on pretty much every stage of the file migration projects. I’ve been supporting a number of migrations recently via FastTrack and thought it would be a good idea to share some information about the benefits.

What is FastTrack?

FastTrack is a benefit which is included in a client’s Office 365 subscription. The service provides remote technical onboarding guidance, project coordination, email and data migration services, adoption resources, best practices and self-serve tools. Not all benefits are available to all clients, it is subject to eligibility based on a client’s seat number.

Support levels.

All paid customers have access to Microsoft Support in the admin portal. 150+ seats clients have access to FastTrack specialists to support M365 cloud deployment and adoption. 500+ seats clients will be entitled to the full FastTrack benefit, which includes the data/mail migration.

File migration benefits.

This benefit is only available to client with 500+ seats. It provides a great alternative to running migration activities in-house. Microsoft FastTrack team can migrate the data on behalf of our clients, cutting on cost and freeing internal resources. A well-established process is used to migrate the data using an agreed migration schedule. The supported source-destination scenarios for file migration include migrating files to SharePoint Online and OneDrive from:

– File shares (Server Message Block (SMB) file shares on devices supporting SMB 2.0 onward).

– A single G Suite environment (Google Drive only).

– Box (Starter, Business, Enterprise).

– Dropbox for Teams (Standard and Advanced).

Typical engagement.

During a typical FastTrack engagement we can offer advice and guidance from one of our Subject Matter Expert (SME). This could be walking through available migration tools, explaining the migration process, talking about how to prepare your data or helping you to plan the business engagement. We explain what activities are covered by FastTrack and what risual can offer in addition to the free benefit. We also liaise with Microsoft FastTrack team to assign migration resources. Throughout the migration project our risual FastTrack team will offer advice and guidance during regularly scheduled calls.

Useful links.

FastTrack portal : https://fasttrack.microsoft.com 

Benefits overview – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/fasttrack/introduction

Data migration – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/fasttrack/data-migration#

If you would like to discuss how risual can help you to plan your migration or have any questions about Microsoft 365 get in touch today.

Thanks for reading and I hope that has been useful for you!

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