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We are downsizing our office to a new location. We already use MS Office 365 in the cloud, so I want to know if it's viable to move our files from a dedicated server onto a cloud service. Out uses are fairly simple, mostly Office documents, spreadsheets, Access db.
You are really asking three questions here:
Think things over carefully and do not make any hasty decisions.
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Hello FamiliesandSchools,It is possible to transfer your files from a dedicated server to your 365 tenancy. There's a couple of options:1. File Shares to OneDrive/SharePoint
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointmigration/fileshare-to-odsp-migration-guideYou will need to download the SharePoint migration tool
2. Azure (blob) StorageYou can use the link below to match your scenario to the appropriate solutionhttps://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-choose-data-transfer-solution
Based on the size of your infrastructure I would say a tool such as Azure (Az) Copy would sufficehttps://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-solution-small-dataset-low-moderate-network
Note, to perform either of these functions a user may be required to carry a particular core subscription license along with the appropriate administrative role within the tenant. To learn more about the capabilities of Azure you can refer to the link belowhttps://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/active-directory/
There is also a grant program available for eligible organizations to access up to $3500 year in Azure Credits
In their everyday lives, most people have grown accustomed to using cloud-based apps. We use the cloud to back up our photos, stream shows, and conduct online banking through multiple devices.
Aside from personal use, many businesses have begun to move some business operations to the cloud. Email is typically one of the first programs that companies migrate to the cloud by relocating their Exchange servers. Moving communication-focused office applications like video conferencing, chat, and CRMs is typically the next move. The advantages of providing convenient access to these services are obvious. Making this transition is frequently simple and convenient.
Moving work files to the cloud, on the other hand, is not as easy for most teams. Getting rid of the old local file server and replacing it with three cloud service models-based software is still a scary prospect for many businesses. Defense, enforcement, and access are all frequently raised concerns. Despite these reservations, today's workplace demands that workers have access to their files from everywhere, just as they do to contact networks and other business applications.
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