Microsoft WPC Session Summary: Accelerate your customers to Office 365
We’re back from Houston, and still revved up about this year’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. The sessions and speakers were of such great quality this year, we feel we can’t miss the opportunity to share some of the content with you. The most memorable for us was the session on Tuesday titled, “Accelerate your customers to Office 365.” This session was co-hosted by Microsoft’s Steve Luper and Molly McCarthy.
They offered tons of advice on expediting the process of moving U.S. customers through the pipeline and onto the cloud with Microsoft Office 365. As noted in the presentation, many businesses are slow to adopt Office 365, despite their initial investment. Often times, organizations will invest in a costly deployment without even considering a proper migration strategy.
“It’s hard to get going. They see the value, they hear you talk about Office 365 and get convinced and say ‘let’s do it’ and then it might take weeks or months until they get that first mailbox live. You lose the momentum and you don’t have that internal user evangelist,” stated Luper.
This delayed adoption is no news for us at Tzunami. That’s why we’re so focused on providing a swift and efficient migration to SharePoint Online. We want to provide users with access to all of their content on SharePoint Online immediately, to speed up the implementation of Office 365 and provide businesses with a thorough deployment and migration to Office 365.
Luper and McCarthy also suggested several other tools and programs to help avoid the common “sold but not deployed” problem that Office 365 users often confront.
Here’s a list of some of their suggestions for Microsoft Partners: