5 ways to become an Office 365 champion

5 ways to become an Office 365 champion

Over the past few weeks, we’ve unveiled some of the keys to a successful implementation of Microsoft Office 365. To help digest this mountain of tips, we’ve boiled them all down into 5 straight-forward tips.

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A 12-week plan for launching Microsoft Office 365

A 12-week plan for launching Office 365

Picture this: your company has dozens of locations, spread across thousands of miles. You’ve just acquired a few new organizations, each having its own unique communications solutions. You’ve grown, you’ve gotten bigger — but you’re officially a business with no communications or collaboration standards.

As you can imagine, this poses a problem.

At Softchoice, we didn’t have to imagine this scenario. This was our reality just a few months ago. We needed a way to connect the entire organization, closer together. After weeks of collaboration vision sessions and research, identifying what was most important for us as a whole, we finally had a roadmap of the technology solution we needed. Part of the collaboration roadmap included a more prevasive use of Lync and complementary Office 365 capabilities.

Once you’ve done your own due diligence, you need a plan to get there. And Softchoice is ready to provide it.

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Forget about Office 365 features. Focus on this instead.

Forget about Office 365 features. Focus on this instead.

Microsoft Office 365 comes with a long list of new and re-imagined apps, all delivered from the cloud to the desktop and mobile device. Naturally enough, these features are the first thing any IT manager sees when considering the new productivity suite.

What if there was a better way to look at Microsoft’s new offering – one that knocked features down a peg? What if there was something far more important to guaranteeing the success – both in terms of productivity and financial returns – when planning out your Office 365 road map?

This was exactly what I talked about in our Softchoice series covering Office 365 change management. And what I want you to know is this: you can forget the features. Focus, instead, on this.

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Why ‘on time, on budget’ Office 365 projects still fail

Why ‘on time, on budget’ Office 365 projects still fail

Months of meticulous planning. Hundreds of hours of hands-on migration and careful configuration. Then finally, one day, it comes: Office 365 launch day. All systems are go without a hitch.

Don’t pop the champagne just yet. Delivering “on time, and on budget” is only half the battle. The real, often over-looked value of any major IT project hinges on one key thing: adoption. For Office 365 — a technology suite designed to change the way your workers do their job — adoption is more important than ever for realizing its desired business outcomes.

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