Workload Considerations for M&A ActivityJune 20, 2019
We have written quite a bit lately about Microsoft Teams, and earlier, we announced the big news that Microsoft Teams migrations are now available as an option in Power365 Migration. And Teams is appearing everywhere, as its growth is rapidly overtaking the market, with estimates of usage doubling in 2019. But that doesn’t mean every company, school or government entity is using Teams. You may be reading this from the laptop of a company that uses Slack, Skype for Business or even Hangouts. So maybe, all of the Microsoft Teams excitement, or the announcement that Power365 Migration can handle Microsoft Teams migrations does not really resonate with you – or maybe it should.
Mergers, Acquisitions, Partnerships and other organizational alignment activities continue to take place at a rapid pace. And that’s where you need to have some thoughts in place on migration of multiple workloads: from Microsoft OneDrive and Microsoft SharePoint to Teams and more! If you have Teams already, you need to plan to onboard a new organization into Teams (if they don’t have it in use). That’s not so hard, though. It’s just like onboarding to other products. But what if the merging organization has Teams on their own? You will be faced with migrating their Teams content, and either establishing it into a new tenant or merging with your Teams application. For years, organizations have known that multi-tenant migration with mail was a critical factor in M&A activity, as Microsoft Azure has grown in use – and Binary Tree is proud to have been the market leader in bringing a multi-tenant migration solution to our customers.
Now, Power365 has expanded its migration capabilities to include OneDrive, SharePoint, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Groups AND Teams! So no matter if your organization is using Teams or not, having a strategy and a migration solution partner in mind that can migrate Teams content is very important. This is only going to increase in importance as 2019 heads towards a close, and 2020 brings about even more corporations using Teams – organizations that may be your next parter or acquisition. You need to be able to migrate Teams information, because that’s where the other organization may keep files, discussions, groups, and collaboration spaces that are vital to its productivity. So no matter if you are using Teams – or just haven’t started yet – or not, keep Teams in mind. It’s becoming one of the most critical Office 365 workloads, with no sign of slowing down.