What if I’m migrating from Gsuite to Microsoft 365? Gmail mailboxes also utilize IMAP protocol so the email redirection can be completed via IMAP configuration. If your organization is looking to also migrate calendars and contact information, you need to complete a full Gsuite Migration, which might require additional steps and we can help you with that.
Run backups and Sharepoint configuration
Backup is your organization’s safety net and essential for business continuity. Organizations incorrectly assume that their data on the cloud is immune to data loss. While Microsoft 365 is extremely secure, it cannot protect you from data loss!
Having a dependable backup and recovery solution will enable you to quickly recover emails and data in the event of a breach. Make sure that your new environment is being automatically and reliably backed up.
After you’ve completed your Microsoft 365 migration, it is important to review the configuration of your Sharepoint and OneDrive. Make sure all your content has replicated across correctly, and is visible and available to the your users. If this is not the case, you can use Microsoft Sharepoint Migration Toolbox to reorganize and reconfigure your new Sharepoint environment, or you can contact a Microsoft 365 certified partner to guide you in this process.
Transfer User Permissions and Licenses
This step will truly make or break your end-user experience. You want to make sure that the right users have the right applications and can access them from any device. Once you have effectively migrated the mailboxes, make sure you pair end-users with the right Microsoft 365 license, and that the user permissions for Sharepoint and OneDrive are accurate.
Configure DNS Records
Domain Name System (DNS) is essentially the phonebook of the internet. Every time you type a website url, like “yourcompany.com”, the DNS record will translate that domain name to an IP address and establish a connection.
Once you are using Microsoft 365, DNS remains vital to having a quality user experience, as it will help the users to connect their mailboxes to Outlook email clients, as well as other mobile clients.
You could create an Autodiscover DNS record to ensure that when your users attempt to configure a new Outlook profile, the client will look up your Microsoft 365 DNS record, and not discover your On-Premise Exchange Server. Check here, for more information about DNS and Autodiscover.
Enable permissions and security features
Based on the Cloud Security Shared Responsibility Model, end-users are responsible for enabling application and infrastructure security layers. The good news is that Microsoft 365 makes a variety of security features available to enhance application and infrastructure security; these can be activated and configured through the Microsoft 365 Security Center.
For instance, from small businesses to large enterprises, implementing measures such as Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) should be a high priority. Make sure you set up MFA using mobile devices to guarantee the right users have access to the right data, at any given time.