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Microsoft 365 migration for Half Lion Brewing Company 

Did you know that, according to Forbes, in 2018 the average employee used twenty-eight different apps to complete basic tasks? App fatigue is real, and it affects our productivity. Consolidating everything into one simple place is crucial to helping teams thrive in the digital era. 

Half Lion Brewing Company contacted us, wanting to consolidate their tools to one system, a single pane of glass. They were using multiple platforms for activities such as file sharing, file storage, email, calendars, and more. Tools which could be replaced with Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business (included with Microsoft 365). 

Part of our role as Microsoft Gold Partners and Cloud Solution Providers is to always provide guidance and recommendations to our customers, based on best practices and our years of experience.

After a few discovery calls to learn and gather details about their existing environment, our team presented the best path forward for them to combine their solutions with our Microsoft 365 packaged migration services. We successfully migrated their email solution to Exchange Online.

Given the small amount of data in their document management solutions, and it being the most cost-effective option, we recommended they have their end-users perform the migration of each of their documents to the new location.

The Migration 

We leveraged our Microsoft 365 packaged migration services to migrate their email to Exchange Online. Taking them from point A to point B, with as little business interruption and data loss as possible, making for a seamless transition to Microsoft Cloud. 

Our team always works with a copy of the customer’s data, to ensure it’s business-as-usual for the end-users. Meaning they can keep working while we work on the back end, until the time of the cutover comes. 

The Cutover 

This is when users stop using their previous tools and, in cases such as this, start logging in to Exchange Online to check their email.

The duration of a project depends on the particulars of what we are migrating. For Half Lion, specifically, who had 18 mailboxes (15 personal and 3 shared, all of them below 50 GB), our team made an estimate of 2-weeks.

The Results 

At the conclusion of this project, Half Lion Brewing Company was able to continue with their historical email in Exchange Online and had the necessary knowledge about Microsoft 365 to make the most out of their investment.

Team Venti’s Microsoft experts can help you deploy a production-ready Microsoft 365 environment. Enabling the ability to scale and manage as per your organization needs. All of this is backed by our years of experience and our Microsoft credentials.

To learn more about our services or to book a personalized, no-cost consultation for your organization, please contact us today.