When Do You Migrate Microsoft Office?

Microsoft Office migrations aren’t something you usually think about during your workday, but there are times when the movement is absolutely necessary. When do you need to do a migration, and what do you need to keep in mind? Check out this quick guide for more information about Microsoft Office migrations, and when they’re necessary for your business.

When you upgrade the computers at your business, you need to make sure that the new computers can access all the same files. In a typical office, these files can be spread across multiple computers and servers. Be careful that you don’t lose any data stored on a defunct computer during the migration. You need to keep track of every file on every computer you’re upgrading—which can seem like a Herculean task for any large company.

If your business re-uses computers as employees change, then you must make sure each new employee has access to all necessary files. This can be tricky as you ensure permissions on all files are correct on the computer. You don’t need to worry about permissions to files living on the employee’s computer—do their Office files reference any other file in your network? This can be a tricky migration without assistance.

When you change office locations, you need to make sure that your employees can access all Microsoft Office files without issue to keep the workflow moving. You can accomplish this by moving everything in the office at once, but that can be an exhaustive process. Many companies opt to make the process stress-free by moving parts of the office at one time—which means your computers won’t be in the same location as your servers. This can mean lost files unless you take precautions before making the move.

Converter Technology can help you make any Microsoft Office migration a simple process. Contact us today for more information.