Using its resources and tools, ECF Data can help with solutions for your daily challenges
MOVING YOUR EMAIL TO THE CLOUD
With Microsoft Exchange Online, your employees have 50 GB of storage for all their messages and the ability to send an email up to 25 MB. Exchange Online also enables your users to check their calendars and send and receive messages from any device, helping them stay focused on what’s important. Most importantly, their data is secured, with anti-spam and anti-malware protection built in.
ECF Data will guide your organization through the process to use Exchange Online. The exact steps, depending on your source environment and your email migration plans, can include assisting you in configuring firewall ports; setting up a DNS, including the required Autodiscover, Sender Policy Framework (SPF), and mail exchange (MX) records; setting up email flow between your source messaging environment and Exchange Online; and providing guidance for mail migration from your source messaging environment to Office 365.
A typical migration of email services involves several steps prior to, during, and after the completion of deployment. It also includes coordination ECF Data and your internal teams.
MOVING YOUR FILES TO THE CLOUD
OneDrive for Business makes life easier for your users. It helps them be more productive by giving them access to their data and information when they need it, whether online or offline. Users can quickly and easily find, share, and work on their content from virtually any device, and collaborate seamlessly with others in real time.
For customers with more than 50 seats of an eligible Office 365 plan, ECF Data can help move your files to OneDrive for Business. The data migration service will move your data from file shares, Google Drive, Box, or Dropbox. ECF Data provides guidance to enable both OneDrive for Business and the source environment for migration, with steps varying depending on the source. We provide a combination of tools, documentation, and guidance to help with some migration activities while performing configuration tasks where applicable and feasible. In certain situations, your local environment may require on-site activity or more complex configurations in which ECF Data can assist. We help determine these situations during the Envision stage, allowing you to decide if you would like to use our team onsite.
ECF Data may need the appropriate security access and permissions to perform some activities. If you don’t wish to provide this access, you will need to perform certain defined tasks with guidance from ECF Data.
COLLABORATING IN THE CLOUD
Collaboration in the cloud allows you to access, share, and manage your files. SharePoint Online provides a one-stop shop for document and content management, allowing you to create, review, approve, and publish content as well as address auditing and compliance requirements. SharePoint can help users find information faster with multiple ways of searching for the content they need. And, since you’re in the cloud, you can access these files at all times.
SharePoint is also secured, enabling you to elect unique permissions for parties external to the organization. This brings more value to your customers and gives you the ability to engage them at a higher level.
ECF Data helps you provision SharePoint Online through a combination of tools, documentation, and guidance. If you have more than 50 qualifying seats, we can assist in migration of local file shares and SharePoint sites to the cloud in certain situations, including setting up a DNS, configuring firewall ports, and provisioning users and licenses.
We also perform configuration tasks where applicable and feasible. We also specialize in setting up SharePoint hybrid and migrating customized SharePoint sites.
COMMUNICATING IN THE CLOUD
Skype for Business enables your employees to quickly connect with colleagues. It provides real-time presence so users can easily see which of their contacts are available before reaching out with instant messages, one-to-one video calls, group calls, or online meetings.
Skype for Business offers rich and interactive meeting experiences, with PSTN call-in services for meetings and full PBX in the cloud capabilities, that allow users to share screens, present content, and even coauthor.
ECF Data helps you get Skype for Business up and running in your organization. We offer guidance in configuring firewall ports for remote access to services outside your internal intranet environment, setting up a DNS, creating accounts for any room system devices, and deploying the Skype for Business Online client. For more advanced environments, ECF Data can also work with you to establish split domain server configuration between your on-premises Lync 2010, Lync 2013, or Skype for Business 2015 server environment and Skype for Business Online tenant, PSTN conferencing, Skype Meeting Broadcast, and Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling plans.
DEPLOYING OFFICE 365 PROPLUS TO YOUR LOCAL DESKTOPS AND MOBLE DEVICES
Office 365 ProPlus is a subscription-based service that allows you to download the Microsoft Office Suite on up to five different devices. With Office 365 ProPlus, you can be productive and collaborative wherever you are. Your organization can also benefit from having 1 terabyte (TB) of personal cloud storage, as well as access to other services such as Office Online, Sway, and business intelligence in Excel and Power BI.
In addition to helping you deploy a wide variety of cloud-based services for Office 365, ECF Data can assist with the local deployment of the Office 365 ProPlus client to your employees’ desktops as well as their mobile devices. The ECF Data team will help pre-identify deployment issues during the Envision stage and provide a mitigation plan on how to address these issues.
During deployment, the ECF Data team can work with you to assign end-user licenses using the Office 365 admin center and Windows PowerShell, install Office 365 ProPlus from the Office 365 portal using Click-to-Run, and help you configure update settings using the Office Deployment Tool. ECF Data will assist you with setting up a single on-site distribution server for Office 365 ProPlus, including the creation of a configuration file for use with the Office Deployment Tool.
ENTERPRISE MOBILITY + SECURITY IN THE CLOUD
Your employees expect to access corporate email and documents on the devices of their choice, without going through complex steps or calling the help desk. IT, on the other hand, wants to keep corporate data protected wherever it is. Enterprise Mobility + Security is a solution for both sides.
The perfect complement to Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security helps provide employees with secured, seamless access to corporate email and documents while offering familiar email and productivity experiences with Microsoft Office mobile apps such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It also helps protect corporate data on the device itself and beyond with four unique layers of protection—all without impacting personal data.
Similar to the process with Office 365, ECF Data will contact you to ensure licenses are purchased and to kick off the Envision stage, where you can define your business goals and specific needs regarding EMS.
Once the assessment is complete, ECF Data can work through any local environment remediation that may be required. When mutually decided, ECF Data will help you connect your existing directory infrastructure to the cloud, and then assign user licenses and permissions so that you can begin using Enterprise Mobility + Security services.
OTHER OFFICE 365 SERVICES OFFERED BY ECF Data
ECF Data also offers a set of pre-assessment, provisioning, and deployment services for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Yammer, and Microsoft Power BI. Please contact an ECF Data account manager for more details on these services.