Using Microsoft 365 licensing to drive your Azure Migration Strategy

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When Microsoft released BPOS as its first hosted offering back in early 2008, people didn't realize at the time was that this was the start of the Cloud Computing revolution. Over the next 15 years, multiple customers would bin their on-premises Exchange Servers and move to what became Office 365 and now Microsoft 365 to avail of secure hosted Exchange email and collaboration tools such as SharePoint and Teams. But thats where some companies stopped their cloud migrations. The range of services offered in different Office 365 and Microsoft 365 licensing plans have evolved to include multiple layers of security, compliance and infrastructure management services. And that means there has never been a better time to leverage your existing Office 365 and Microsoft 365 licensing to drive your Azure Migrations. Combined with the different Azure migration tools that are now available, this can have a transformative effect and provide modernisation and stability for your business. In this session, I'll run through the different license plans in Office 365 and Microsoft 365, and where these can align to Azure services and opportunities for migration.


Michael Durkan 🇮🇪

Microsoft Azure MVP - Azure Cloud Architect

I'm a Microsoft Azure MVP and work for Avanade as an Azure Cloud Architect. I have over 20 years experience in both On-premises , Hybrid and Cloud environments with a particular focus on giving customers trusted advice in their Cloud Migration strategy.

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