Microsoft Office 365 migration is a common first step to digital transformation—after all, more than 90% of enterprises own licenses1, and it’s easy to see why. Office 365 allows IT teams to move costly on-premises infrastructure into the cloud, without impacting user access. But If you’re facing challenges making the move to Office 365, you’re not alone.
For all its benefits, Office 365 migration can lead to a lot of questions: How will you oversee authorization and access? How will frequent updates be handled? What can you do to deliver the high-quality experiences employees expect, without sacrificing security? Making the move to Office 365 can test even the most skilled IT teams.
Thanks to more than 20 years of partnership with Microsoft, Citrix makes migration easier than ever. Citrix Workspace lets you quickly consolidate cloud, mobile and app delivery requirements into one smooth transition to Office 365. There’s no need to migrate your user directory or install additional components to your DMZ. With industry standards like ADFS and SAML to authenticate users and validate logins, it’s remarkably easy to allow single sign-on (SSO). Best of all, you can maintain permissions for all users—employees, temporary workers, partners, contractors and even customers—from one central location.
Manage every element of Office 365 within one unified control pane. You can simplify upgrades, deliver updates and manage endpoints—all while adding additional security to the Microsoft apps themselves. There’s no need to devote hours to compatibility checks when major updates are released. Citrix Workspace will automatically flag and fix any issues as they arise, and your users will always have the latest software versions. And by keeping Office 365 data in the data center, you can ensure it stays safe whether it’s in transit, on endpoints or actively being edited by multiple users.
Are you looking to unify the front-end experience for Office 365 users? Most IT teams are. A recent survey shows this as a top priority across industries.2 That’s why we’ve designed a unique solution that enables you to provide the consistent experience employees need to stay productive. SSO to all apps and data makes it easy for employees to get work done, whether they’re editing documents in Word or conducting video conferences via Microsoft SkypeTeams. As a validated Microsoft Office 365 Networking Partner, Citrix SD-WAN automates and secures connections to Office 365 for optimized network performance.
Better visibility and control
79% of security professionals say that securing mobile devices is growing more difficult. When you consider that 58% of sensitive data stored in the cloud is stored in office documents3 it’s not surprising that Office 365 adoption comes with security challenges for IT teams. Citrix Workspace helps you securely deliver Office 365 apps to every device people use—corporate or personal, desktop or mobile. Seamless integration with your enterprise directory simplifies authentication and user provisioning. Users get the BYO device flexibility they want—without the risk.