Today’s post was written by Cyril Belikoff, senior director of Office Marketing.
It’s no secret that the pace of digital transformation is accelerating across all industries. Information Technology (IT) is right at the forefront of this trend. We built Microsoft FastTrack to help IT organizations embrace this change by making it easier for them to move to the cloud and realize their business value faster. Included with Office 365 at no additional charge, Microsoft FastTrack is the Office 365 customer success service for our business customers.
To date, Microsoft FastTrack has enabled more than 22,000 customers, migrated 2.45 PB of data and is currently taking on more than 4,000 new customers every month. We have over 800 FastTrack engineers worldwide, available to assist you and your partner in 12 languages, providing best practices, insight and guidance.
FastTrack helps IT teams plan, onboard and drive adoption of Office 365 within their organizations—across Exchange, SharePoint, Skype, Yammer and Office apps. To help even more customers, we added migration support for Notes, Gmail, GroupWise, file shares, Box and Google Drive.
One of the keys to any successful migration, once an organization has deployed the new tools, is to make sure people are learning and using them. Some of the most popular digital resources for adoption include our Awareness kits to drive awareness of Office 365 scenarios, the Office Training Center for user training content, and the Productivity Library to help individuals in HR, R&D, Finance, Legal and Sales get the best value from Office 365.
New FastTrack offer for SharePoint 2013 migrations
As you get ready for onboarding, we can support you with emails and file migration from other on-premises environments and cloud providers like Notes, Gmail, GroupWise, file shares, Box and Google Drive.
Today, we are pleased to announce a limited-time offer of migration services from on-premises SharePoint 2013 to Office 365—available at no additional cost to eligible Office 365 customers until March 31, 2017. This offer is available to customers with at least 150 licenses for an eligible service or plan for their Office 365 tenant. For customers who take advantage of this offer, the FastTrack team will assess your SharePoint 2013 environment, and help you build and execute a plan to migrate from your on-premises team sites and MySites to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, respectively. Refer to the offer FAQs for a complete list of items available for migration. To get started, sign in to FastTrack and request the offer from the list of available offers.
FastTrack helps customers add value to their businesses
FastTrack is engineering-led by design to help you reduce the time and cost of migration, and resolve deployment and adoption challenges more easily. As the FastTrack team works with customers, we learn from those experiences and use all of that learning to continually improve the service. With more customers discovering the benefits of Office 365 and FastTrack, migrations are now increasing at an average rate of 10 percent per month. For example, companies like CSC, a leading IT services company, and Jabil, a global manufacturer, have used FastTrack to move to Office 365 to increase productivity and improve collaboration.
Watch this video to learn more about the value of FastTrack from customers who have experienced it firsthand:
FastTrack is continuously evolving
Over the past 12 months, we’ve continuously evolved FastTrack to help meet your needs by enhancing the FastTrack digital experience at fasttrack.microsoft.com and expanding the scope of services delivered by our engineering team. Learn more about what’s included (or not) by watching this webcast and reading our service description. Visit the Office 365 Roadmap to learn about other new updates, features and improvements coming from Microsoft FastTrack.
Want to engage with FastTrack? Sign in at fasttrack.microsoft.com/office to create your personalized success plan and request FastTrack assistance.
We look forward to helping you transition to Office 365.