Now that we have started the process of provisioning your servers, we also need to start thinking about the migration process and areas you need to consider. At a high level, there are a few areas we should prioritize. These areas include:
Bandwidth evaluations (user connectivity and migration traffic)
Public Folder use
Communicating and training
While planning your migration to Office 365, bandwidth is one area that cannot be overlooked. Most organizations planning to move to Office 365 likely host their messaging infrastructure internally. This means that you have not prepared your primary egress points for the traffic you are going to send over it. Much of your traffic may be internal or traversing over separate WAN links. When you move your users to Office 365, those users will then leverage the egress points you have in place for internet traffic.
There are two areas that you need to be preparing your bandwidth for. These two areas are...