June 20, 2022

Amplify Microsoft 365 With Cross-Cloud and Cross-Tenant Collaboration

More businesses and organizations are often using multiple cloud platforms to run data and applications, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, running data and applications using multiple clouds is not enough. Today, to benefit from the true power of data in your business, you have to be cross-cloud.

Amplify Microsoft 365 With Cross-Cloud and Cross-Tenant Collaboration

More businesses and organizations are often using multiple cloud platforms to run data and applications, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, running data and applications using multiple clouds is not enough. Today, to benefit from the true power of data in your business, you have to be cross-cloud.

Cross-cloud allows data to move easily between multiple public clouds without any added work. Cross-cloud also means you will never have to worry about where your data and applications are housed or where your organization and team members are located.

With cross-cloud, your organization will enjoy a seamless experience across the different cloud platforms and you will never be left with the cloud-version of data silos. Cross-cloud will also pave the way for significant business impact by allowing you to securely access and share data on a worldwide scale.

Cross-Cloud Collaboration Delivers More Opportunities

Cross-cloud means data will no longer be steamrolled by the cloud it is housed in but rather can move effortlessly across various cloud platforms.

We know this is no easy feat. Every cloud provider develops its own innovative way of handling data, which can make it even more challenging to harbor data from one cloud platform to another. Cross-cloud addresses this challenge by appropriately handling data with each provider, while also delivering a smooth end-user experience regardless of where data and applications are being housed.

Cross-cloud also ensures business continuity in the event of technical errors or major failures. One of the best ways to create data replication is by using multiple clouds. If one cloud provider fails, another cloud provider will be available. This is only a part of what it means to be cross-cloud.

You always have to stay ahead of your competitors. This means your organization has to implement new technology and cross-cloud collaboration tools that align with your goals and objectives. Unfortunately, once organizations adopt a new system, the technology will generally become a forgotten piece of your organization’s infrastructure.

After implementing cross-cloud collaboration tools, not every organization takes time to evaluate how teams interact with the tools and take the next steps to reap their full potential. What will separate your organization from your competitors is modern data sharing, and cross-cloud takes that to a wider scale. Modern data sharing allows organizations to seamlessly share data, gain and share insights, and benefit from multiple opportunities that may have been seen as unimaginable a short time ago.

Cross-Cloud Collaboration With Microsoft 365

Have you ever taken a step back and asked, “What have we done to help our business communicate and collaborate efficiently and effectively?” You can do more by moving your collaboration workloads into the cloud.

Microsoft 365 has opened new doors for businesses and organizations. Businesses and organizations can communicate and collaborate with one another because the collaboration platform integrates the contrasting directories of the different entities and departments. For example, a message can be sent to every agency in an executive branch through the platform.

The cloud makes it easier for teams to access their email and workspaces when not plugged into the network. Large mailboxes allow employees to spend time collaborating instead of clearing mailboxes. This flexibility your organization can gain can ensure you no longer ration business, but provision business.

The impact of Microsoft 365 allows the best and brightest to spend their time problem-solving, helping people collaborate, bringing in new groups, and being actively involved in the business improvement process. Teams will no longer have to spend their time maintaining servers or applying software patches.

With the change from traditional file sharing to Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online, collaboration on Office documents becomes easier. Documents are automatically versioned and saved, and the documents can be edited together, with changes being visible immediately. With the integration of pre-structured workspaces, team members quickly find their way around new projects and can focus on producing high-quality content.

A Cross-Tenant Solution for Collaborative Cloud Services

Organization A and Organization B both have Microsoft 365 tenants and they both want to work together on several projects. Some of the projects will run for a limited time and some will be ongoing. How can these businesses enable individuals and teams to collaborate more effectively and productively across different tenants? How can this be successfully completed in a secure manner? A user in one Microsoft 365 tenant can create a group and invite users from another Microsoft 365 tenant as guest users. This can also apply to Dynamics CRM.

Exchange Online 

  • Share calendars with other organizations that are also utilizing Microsoft 365
  • Control calendar-sharing with people outside your organization
  • Configure secure email channels and control mail flow

SharePoint Online and OneDrive 

  • Share sites and documents with external users
  • Track and control external sharing for end-users

Microsoft Teams

  • Collaborate in Microsoft Teams with external users external
  • Global admins and team owners can invite anyone with an email address to collaborate in Microsoft Teams
  • Admins can manage and edit guests who are in their tenant

Microsoft 365 cross-tenant collaboration options include using a single location for documents, conversations, sharing calendars, audio/video calls, and securing access to resources and applications. Organization A and Organization B must both maintain their own user accounts, identities, subscriptions, licenses, storage, and security groups.

The collaboration features in Microsoft 365 along with security policies and sharing policies allow access to essential information while maintaining control of valuable assets. Organization domain names can only be used with a single Microsoft 365 tenant. Each tenant needs to have its own namespace. An Exchange organization and Azure AD Connect, on-premises hybrid components, cannot be separated across multiple tenants.

Work Smarter With Cross-Cloud and Cross-Tenant Collaboration

Cross-cloud and cross-tenant collaboration platforms allow organizations to effectively support day-to-day work responsibilities for teams, clients, partners, and suppliers across a variety of tenants. Since today’s organizations are relying heavily on technology, it is essential to get the most out of collaboration platforms.

Your organization can bypass some of the common Microsoft 365 admin challenges, by allowing Initial.IT to review settings and policies, monitor service availability, and find the perfect balance between productivity and security. If you’re looking to implement cross-cloud and cross-tenant collaboration platforms, get in touch with us today to discover how straightforward the process can be with our team and our resources.

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