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Understanding Microsoft FastTrack

For many businesses, starting the transition to Office 365 can be daunting. Many businesses have legacy systems, physical servers, and a whole host of other pre-cloud baggage that makes any major transition seem like a huge task. However, with Microsoft FastTrack, Ultima can provide your organisation with remote support and advice, helping you achieve a seamless migration. Find out more about this programme below.

What is FastTrack?

Microsoft has moved its focus away from just selling licences and upfront commitments to a more consumption and usage based model to ensure that customers are using the technologies they are investing in. This is where FastTrack comes in.

With Microsoft FastTrack, businesses can migrate to Office 365 rapidly and effectively when working with a FastTrack partner such as Ultima. Through this dedicated programme, Ultima can provide remote advice and support to help you deploy and adopt Microsoft 365, promote effective teamwork and keep your devices and apps up to date. Customers with eligible subscriptions to Microsoft 365, Azure, or Dynamics 365 can apply via Ultima to take advantage of the FastTrack programme at no additional cost.

Could FastTrack Work For Me?

To help understand if your business could be suitable for joining the FastTrack programme, we have put together 4 simple qualifying questions to help you understand if you would benefit:

  • Have you deployed all the workloads you are eligible for under your licensing bundles? People tend to forget some of the security features they are licensed for.

  • Are you interested in assistance in lowering your overall deployment costs with support and guidance as well as the option to blend with Ultima’s Professional Services to fill any gaps in your capabilities or resourcing limitations.

  • Do you have the technical capabilities in house to deploy your Microsoft technology but need a Partner to guide you and highlight best practices?

  • Are you over 500 users and interested in Microsoft’s free of charge migration services for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business?

Why Utilise a Microsoft Partner, like Ultima?

Ultima are currently one of a very limited number of FastTrack Ready Partners in the UK. This means that we have the ability to assist companies around the world to migrate to the cloud effectively via Microsoft’s FastTrack solution. We have obtained 13 Microsoft Gold competencies by proving our technical skills, customer consumption and sales initiatives.

By using a FastTrack ready partner like Ultima, you are able to take advantage of the programme’s framework, best practices and free migration offer as well as benefiting from our extensive knowledge on Microsoft and many other top vendors such as Cisco, Citrix, VMware, Check Point, HP, Dell and many more. Should FastTrack not be enough with just remote support, we are able to use our Professional Service division and tailor work to suit your project. This can even be blended with FastTrack to reduce costings as much as possible.

How To Find Out More

Reach out to fasttrack@ultima.com today to arrange an Ultima FastTrack kick off call. You will be aligned an Ultima FastTrack manager to take you through the programme, understand your requirements and plan the next steps of engagement to support you in the deployment of your cloud software.

Abbey L

Written by Abbey Long, Product Specialist - Modern Workspace

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