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I'm interested in switching our office over from having a dedicated email & file server to using Office 365, and either using Share Point as a file server or keeping a physical file server. Has anyone done this? Any thoughts or reviews? Any non-profit specific tips or concerns?
Yes, Moving to Office 365 is a great choice. It enables to you to take advantage of the Safety, Security and Reliability of Microsoft Servers. Your Organizations using a Microsoft Cloud Server is a much more viable choice than owning and maintaining your own in house server. Microsoft makes security and performance updates frequently and will provide you with technical support 24/7.
We are a non-profit agency with a total of 30 stand alone computers on 3 sites. No servers and currently everyone is on Windows 10 and Office 2010.
I am the only IT person (volunteer) and wish to move everyone to Office 365 with the above stated benefits.
Can anyone provide me some links/advice as to how to make the transition?
The best way to get started would be to Purchase The Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium Email plan. This plan comes with a full downloadable version of the Office 2016 Suite which includes (Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher, OneDrive, OneNote, and Word). Furthermore, each email account comes with 5 Licenses of the Office 2016 Suite that you can install on 5 Computer and/or Mobile Devices. To get started, you can contact Microsoft or a Company that sells Office 365 Email on their behalf. Below is a Link to Microsoft with more information.
Hello, If you are are 501(c)3, you don't need to purchase anything! SIgn up through Tech Soup and validate your status with Microsoft. The will give you the full E2 Office 365 Plan for free. You will need to register a domain for your nonprofit if you don't already have one. The E2 plan includes email, OneDrive and a lot of other features. It does NOT include mobile access to office from tablets and phones. You should also get your Office 2016 through TechSoup if you haven't already.
Yes we are a 501(c)3 with a domain. We don't need mobile access so this sounds like the way to go for us. I will check into this and proceed.