By carefully writing, then testing different scripts we made sure data, licensing and user identities around the world were correctly mapped. Following a successful pilot, all Active Directory user accounts were synchronised between old and new tenants.
For employees this meant a seamless experience during and after the migration. (So, no logging on to discover all your emails or files have disappeared.)
Previously only a small number of employees had access to collaboration tools such as SharePoint Online, Yammer, OneDrive for Business and Skype for Business. Now, more and more of their global workforce will be able to take advantage of these key tools.
Improved security has been another key outcome. With a best-practice SSO in Azure the IT team has greater control over user access. And their global workforce now has the freedom to sign in to devices wherever they may be, secure in the knowledge that IP and data will be safe.