Migration Matters: The benefits of moving to SharePoint Online.

All creatures great and small seek optimal conditions. Optimize your conditions and support improved collaboration and communication by leveraging SharePoint Online. 

Animals, it seems, are always on the move. On every continent, great swaths of creatures are moving from one place to another in order to find more productive environments. Whether driven by seasonal changes, climate disruptions or some other force, animals are meant to continually seek to optimize the conditions in which they exist. They’re migrating. 

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Human beings also migrate – physically to new locales and digitally to new platforms – in service of bettering themselves and their conditions. Migration matters to everyone and everything. If you’re working in an older SharePoint environment, maybe now is the time to migrate to SharePoint Online. Here are some of the ways such a move can improve your environment and help you optimize conditions for greater productivity.  


Teamwork makes the dream work. Teamwork has always been a success factor but now, as organizations transition to remote work and – later – the likely dawn of the hybrid workplace, teamwork is especially vital. SharePoint, throughout its various iterations, has always been deployed with teamwork at the forefront. SharePoint Online takes everything you need to work as a team into the cloud so you and your team can work wherever you need to be.

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SharePoint Online can be accessed on any device, allowing users to connect to content from wherever they may be.

And as we work our way through significant disruption, the capability of carrying out remote work and remote teamwork is going to be more important than ever before.  


Screenshot of Microsoft Flow being used to automate workflow in SharePoint
Microsoft Power Automate allows you to create Flows that automate critical processes. Information that is captured in SharePoint can kick off a workflow.

Teamwork is driven by information and information needs to be shared to be useful. With SharePoint Online, everyone in your organization can collaborate, coauthor, share and search from wherever they are.

Screenshot of a document showing two people co-authoring a  document that is stored in SharePoint.
Brian Wallace is sharing a document with Chad Vander Veen. He can see that Chad is in the document and they can work on the document simultaneously.

SharePoint Online also enhances your organization’s informational capabilities because it allows for a single source of truth. When your team creates and edits documents in SharePoint Online, changes are captured in real time, ensuring you’re always working with the latest version of the document while drastically reducing the instances of document duplication.  


For centuries we’ve been building structures that could house workers in order to allow them to collaborate in the same space. Skyscrapers jutting hundreds or thousands of feet into the air are testaments to the fact humans work best in teams. But things are always changing, by desire or by force, and we need to be adaptable while still being able to work together to collaborate. When you migrate to SharePoint Online, you give your organization and the people who comprise it the ability to collaborate in almost any setting from just about anywhere. And now, with Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams work in concert to help your team share, create and innovate using brilliant, easy-to-use tools.  

Migration is about movement. It’s about accepting change is inevitable. And it’s about working together for the benefit of all. As we find ourselves in another era of upheaval, we have a choice to make – continue working the same field or head for a greener pasture. If you decide it’s time for a migration, the Kiefer team is here and ready to help shepherd you on your journey.  


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