Thursday, July 11, 2013

Seems like migration between Office 365 plans is coming soon!


This blog post by Mary Joe Foley:
http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-simplifies-moving-between-office-365-skus-7000017783/
reports that Microsoft recently announced ‘Office 365 transition SKUs’:
Microsoft partners can now make available to customers Office 365 "transition SKUs" which will enable customers in different Office 365 customer tiers to more seamlessly upgrade to a different set of Office 365 offerings. Before today's announcement, Office 365 midsize customers couldn't move to an Office 365 Enterprise plan without having to migrate all their data out and back into a new tenant.
No further details as yet but this is certainly something that will make life a lot easier for customers (and resellers) because in my experience, although most customers want to start out on the cheapest plan as soon as they appreciate the benefits of Office 365 they want to scale up. Allow the option to do so between plans is going to make moving to the cloud a much more flexible option.