Metalogix has announced a joint offering with Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) for the migration of SharePoint to Office 365 (O365) SharePoint Online (SPO). The new solution enables organizations to quickly realize the value of SPO by removing the barriers to entry inherent in any end-to-end onboarding project.

Featuring the technology of Metalogix Content Matrix, the SPO Migration and Management offer moves SharePoint users and content seamlessly from source to target.  Through a unique combination of custom-built MCS automation software and direct API integration with Content Matrix's migration engine, clients will experience unprecedented speed and management capabilities while onboarding to O365 SPO.   Removing the onboarding challenges accelerates user adoption and productivity while reducing infrastructure and management costs typically associated with on premise environments.

Forrester's Cheryl McKinnon, a principal analyst serving enterprise architecture professionals, discussed the opportunity migration offers to align business and technology teams, thereby maximizing the business value of new enterprise content management (ECM) deployments, in a recent research report.*  "Business leaders in critical customer-facing and product development roles need to be engaged in setting migration priorities along with their technical peers. Migration presents an optimal opportunity to glean the most valuable content and data from legacy systems and ensure busy information workers can find and use it. A "lift and shift" or "forklift" migration of content from an old to new content management systems generates little new value for sales, marketing, or client service teams. Their top challenges are about findability, easier sharing, and strategic use of content to attract, retain, and serve their clients."

"Metalogix is a trusted and innovative Microsoft partner in the cloud migration space.  Microsoft Consulting Services and many of our certified Partners partner with Metalogix to leverage their Content Matrix technology and suite of tools to lead the most complex SharePoint cloud migrations and deployments," said Terry Birdsell, director business development, Microsoft Consulting Services. "The combination of FastTrack Center Benefit for Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Consulting Services and the Metalogix Content Matrix technology is a proven and powerful combination to help customers move the most complex environments to the cloud.

"At Metalogix, we're here to be a trusted partner and advisor for organizations on their journey to the cloud," said Abe Peled, CEO, Metalogix. "We've been instrumental in helping hundreds of companies migrate their SharePoint data to the cloud and continue to deliver unprecedented performance, manageability and productivity along the way so that they mayquickly realize all the value possible from their SharePoint investments."

Joint Metalogix and Microsoft Consulting Services Roadshow

Metalogix and Microsoft Consulting Services are partnering in a joint roadshow in cities across the U.S. and Europe to share how the two companies can better enable users to improve business productivity, increase security and enhance operational efficiency with a SharePoint move to the cloud. To register for the SharePoint and Office 365 Roadshow in a city near you, please visit the website.

* "Maximize The Business Value Of New ECM Deployments With A Clear Migration Strategy" By Cheryl McKinnon with Leslie Owens and Emily Jedinak, Forrester, June 3, 2014