With the two Canadian Microsoft data centers in full effect for Canadian public and private sector businesses, the momentum to move to the cloud through Office 365, Cloud PBX (Skype for Business) and Azure are rampant. At Softlanding, we're seeing demand from public sector industries including school districts, government and finance to migrate their workloads to the cloud utilizing complimentary funds allocated through Microsoft under a tool called Fast Track.
So what is Fast Track?
Fast Track is a customer-success service designed to help customers move to Office 365 with the assistance of qualified Microsoft partners to road-map and carry out engagements faster and more cost-effectively. Available for organizations with 50 or more seats of Office 365 Business, Business Essentials and Business Premium SKUs purchased within September 2015 to June 30, 2016 - Fast Track offers:
To help deliver value and drive adoption, Fast Track funding for Office 365, Cloud PBX and Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) are available for organizations looking to create a new tenant in Office 365. Funding can range up to $60,000 USD per eligible organization.
All qualifying customers are eligible to use the remote services to migrate their files to One Drive for Business and SharePoint Team Sites from file shares or Google Drive as well as Exchange Online as a complimentary service.
Onboarding and Adoption Assistance
Receive onboarding assistance with Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility Suite of products including Intune, Active Directory Premium and Azure Rights Management as well as the Onboarding and Adoption planning for Office 365 (Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business, One Drive for Business, Office 365 Pro Plus and Yammer Enterprise).
Sandboxing in Office 365
Trial a Sandbox environment to see the experiences and the value that Office 365 can deliver. This trial tenant available for up to 250 users for 90 days allows organizations to try Enterprise E5 licenses with PSTN conferencing capabilities.
Are you Eligible?
Fast Track funding are enabled through engaging with Microsoft Gold Partners, like Softlanding, to carry out engagements related to Office 365, Cloud PBX and Azure. Softlanding can assist in migrations and drive adoption working alongside Fast Track services to reduce costs.
If you would like to explore the opportunities available with Fast Track, but are unsure whether your organization qualifies for funding and for how much, contact us to find out.