Office 365 SharePoint Migration

Office 365 SharePoint Migration

SharePoint Online delivers a single, unified location in the cloud where your people can easily cooperate with team members to exchange ideas and expertise, build custom team and project sites and solutions, finding organizational resources, or information search. You can also invite external users to view, share, and collaborate using extranet site groups. In SharePoint Online service, Instead of deploying and managing SharePoint internally, SharePoint Online gives you a complete hosted SharePoint experience. You and your business users have anywhere access to the rich collaboration, information management and business intelligence capabilities of SharePoint.

iLink helps Organizations Migrate from earlier versions of Microsoft Office, Collaboration and Communication Products to Office 365 to enhance their Productivity and Collaboration in a dynamic fashion.

iLink specializes in Office 365 SharePoint migration and follows the approach mentioned below:

  • Determine storage needs
  • Determine URL Strategy
  • Define search requirements
  • Define Security requirements
  • Capture Category content-metadata
  • Design My Sites and user profiles
  • Plan Timeframe / window for migration

iLink’s Office 365 SharePoint Migration focuses on the following Migration Considerations

  • Assess current on-premises solution features to compare them against SharePoint Online capabilities
  • Consider degree of customization of existing on-premises SharePoint deployments
  • Consider Quantity of data to migrate with focus on bandwidth available to migration and capacity requirements of SharePoint Online

Based on the assessment, iLink recommends a suitable SharePoint Migration Strategy – Staged, Cutover, New-on-New and Organic. Typical deployment phases actions are assess, remediate, enable and migrate.

iLink follows the Microsoft provided list of best practices for Office 365 SharePoint Migration Success including Pilot Success and various templates for Migration.

iLink’s Office 365 SharePoint Migration Model relies on the following migration pillars for success

  • Pilot User availability
  • People with knowledge of Source and Target systems
  • Competence in terms of Development and Knowledge management Skills
  • Setting the correct expectation in terms of realistic timelines
  • Commitment provided by a Strong steering committee

iLink has customized its Office 365 based Inside-Out Framework to deliver a SharePoint Office 365 based Intranet for one of the largest and fastest growing electrical distributor that supplies a wide range of electrical equipment to Builders, Commercial and Electrical Contractors, Government, Industrial Marine, Institutions, Mining, OEMs, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals and many more. For more information on iLink’s Inside-Out Framework,

iLink has developed employee training portals for various organizations / verticals, on SharePoint Office 365.  The application needs for these projects were captured through Discussions, Story Boards etc.

iLink’s delivered the following customer benefits

  • A Cross Functional Team that has helped them achieve the following through the application:
    • Readily customizable frameworks reduced the overall time to implement
    • Improved productivity and happier employees due to enhanced UX and intuitive workflows
    • Simplified tracking and reporting key metrics powered by Interactive reports and dashboards
  • A self-sufficient (Technologically and Role based) team that supports the customer in the entire project life cycle and goes hand-in-hand with them to achieve their milestones.
  • Knowledge Retention of the Application Architecture and Business Knowledge.  Hence we are a Development Partner who understands their Landscape and Roadmap for Future.
  • A team with Global Presence that can cater to various geographies in terms of Developing Applications.

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  • SriramGanapathySriram Ganapathy
    Strategist – Cloud Solutions at Microsoft


    Sriram Ganapathy is a Technical Specialist with Microsoft. He has been with Microsoft for 17+ years and has held a variety of roles including solution sales, technical and partner sales, services, support and consulting. During his tenure at Microsoft, his focus has been on the Microsoft Data platform technologies. Sriram is based in Dallas and is focused on providing technology and solution guidance to customers in the US central region in SQL Server, Azure, Big Data, Advanced Analytics and related technologies. 

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    Abhi Vantaram
    Director, iLink Systems

    Abhi has over ten years of experience working on an array of strategic planning, technology assessment, internet infrastructure, software architecture, development and implementation projects. He has over 6 years of experience in working on Environmental applications including Compliance, EMS, Sustainability, Haz Waste, Haz Mat, Conservation, NEPA, etc. He has worked with several fortune 500 clients, startups and product companies, as well as Federal, State & Local, Global Government. He has managed large teams, developed and delivered multiple enterprise solutions. He is well versed and has experience working with both Java/Oracle and Microsoft based technologies.

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    Manigandan Gopalakrishnan
    Director NE Region, iLink Systems


    Mani has over 20 years of IT experience that spans Solution and Services Sales experience across various verticals such as Financial Services, Communications, Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, CPG etc. He has worked with iLink for over 6 years, is based out of NJ and currently heads the NE Region Practice for iLink managing Sales and Business Development for NE, Mid Atlantic and some states in North Central, Mid-West and Heartland Districts.

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    Director – Central region, iLink Systems


    Mr. Parihar, with over 15 years of experience, has overall responsibility for the strategy and business development, including sales and marketing, of the Central region. Mr. Parihar holds a Master degree in Wireless Communication from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.


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    VP – Business Operations & Innovation, iLink Systems

    Piyush is a performance driven technology leader with 16 years of experience in IT, and has overall delivery responsibility for all projects at iLink. He is intrigued by the ways in which technology binds us all, and touches our life (and business) on a daily basis. He enjoys discovering and simplifying the true value, often veiled behind the seemingly complex technology landscape of today. He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies, startups and ISVs to delivery large scale enterprise solutions as well as innovation driven R&D engagements. Personally responsible for iLink’s TCG (Technology Consulting Group) team, he relishes the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies, including delivery of various frameworks and accelerators.

    Prior to iLink, he has served in key positions in Infosys Technologies and TATA Interactive Systems. He holds a Bachelors of Technology degree from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, and Masters in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

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