Microsoft 365 design

What is Microsoft 365 design?

Microsoft 365 (M365) design is a planned approach to determining how to structure and govern your M365 tenant. A M365 design considers how you will use and configure applications within the M365 solution that addresses all your compliance and business requirements.

Left to grow organically without proper thought and planning, your Microsoft 365 environment and applications, such as SharePoint and Teams, can quickly become an unmanageable source of risk. This can leave you open to information security issues, data breaches, poor data quality, and lead you to  invest in add-on applications that are costly and often unnecessary. This is why Microsoft 365 design is so important.

Why you need Microsoft 365 design

When properly architected, implemented, and managed, a good M365 design will support your information governance, information security and IT roadmaps.

A good design ensures that as you adopt M365, you make the most of the functionality of each application to support you in your management of information.

Design of supporting structures, such as access models and metadata schemes, places you in a stronger position to adopt any new technologies as they become available.

Our M365 design services
  • Microsoft 365 vision, strategy and business case
  • Microsoft 365 information-architecture
  • Microsoft 365 governance frameworks
  • SharePoint and Teams information architectures
  • Implementation of M365 as a document or records management system
  • Purview planning and configuration
  • Intranet and extranet implementations
  • Independent assessment of existing or proposed designs
  • Enterprise content management portals
  • Assessment of M365 third party records management tools
Key benefits
  • Well planned architecture and product configuration
  • A system that supports well governed information
  • Reduced time investigating and making design and configuration decisions
  • Reduced compliance risks
  • Improved data quality and quality of business decisions
  • Readiness to adopt new technologies (such as Copilot/AI)

How we do it

We work with you to understand your organisational requirements to match the best solutions within M365 for your organisation. We can work independently or in partnership with your internal teams and technical vendors, to deliver your M365 design projects.

We can guide you through the key decisions that you need to make prepare a good design for you M365 tenancy. After working with us, you will have a clear roadmap for your M365 implementation and will be ready for any new technologies ahead.

Why us?

Metataxis is dedicated to ensuring that you have everything you need to design and implement your M365 tenant in line with your information governance needs. There are so many decisions to make in M365 and it can be hard to know where to start.

We have vast knowledge and experience working with many clients on M365 implementations and can confidently make recommendations and develop a sustainable design for your organisation, that can continue independently into the future.

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