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Migration shouldn’t cause you a migraine. Here’s how you can avoid the biggest pitfalls when moving data from your on-premise servers into the cloud.
Microsoft has continued to grow its migration and cloud management capabilities by acquiring two rather similarly-named platforms, Movere and Mover, in recent months. The acquisition suggests that the migration and management of cloud data is still a really strong area of focus for Microsoft.
At CompanyNet we have been helping customers migrate their data to the cloud for years, so we have a good idea of what works, and – more importantly – what doesn’t.
Motivation for migration
Organisations migrate their data for a variety of reasons. You’ll often see “digital transformation” or “cloud first” used as a banner objective, but these don’t tell you much on their own.
There might be a number of underlying motivations for migration. For example, you might have a need to reduce spending on infrastructure. Data centres and servers are expensive to operate, and replacing physical infrastructure with cloud services one way to drive down costs. Continue reading this post »
It’s a new month and that means it’s time for CompanyNet’s regular roundup of changes and new features coming up in Office 365, SharePoint and Kira.
This month we have some insight into best practices for migrating your data; some great new transcription features which will make your workplace more accessible; changes that will help integrate Yammer closer with Office 365, and a couple of much-needed updates to SharePoint Online.
Prefer a video? Watch this month’s full update here, or read on to discover this month’s new features in full:
Thanks to our Solution Designer, James Mackerness, and our Solution Architect, Stuart McLaughlin, for their contributions to this round-up.
Protecting sensitive information is important in any organisation, and can be business-critical to some. Up to this point, sensitivity labelling has been available in Office apps – like Word and PowerPoint – through an external plugin, the Azure Information Protection (AIP) client.
Now, Microsoft have brought this functionality into the apps themselves, making the process of labelling sensitive files easier than ever. A new Sensitivity button on the Office ribbon lets you select a sensitivity label to apply to the current document. Labels are pulled in from your organiastion’s Office 365 Security and Compliance Centre, meaning they can all be managed centrally.
We’ve been waiting a while for sensitivity labels to be properly integrated into Office apps, and it’s finally here. With regulation like GDPR and data breaches hitting the headlines, this functionality is a vital addition for organsiations which regularly handle sensitive data.
The functionality is already being rolled out to the Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook apps for Windows and Mac. You should be able to find a ‘Sensitivity’ button in the Home tab of your ribbon once it’s there. The feature is also available on Android and iOS. We expect to see it coming to Outlook Online soon, too.
If your organisation works with sensitive data, you will need to amend your training to incorporate the new, integrated sensitivity labelling tool.
Here you’ll find insight on CompanyNet’s work, what’s happening in enterprise software, and the future of the workplace. It’s written by a variety of CompanyNet staff. If you’d like to talk to us about anything you see here, just drop us a line.
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