GoDaddy is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, domain registrar and hosting company worldwide. GoDaddy has a partnership with Microsoft to offer Office 365 services. At first look this offers a huge advantages for SMBs to sign up and use Office 365. GoDaddy for Office 365 offers an exclusive email and productivity service to its customers, who are predominantly small business owners. Customers can also buy a multi-year subscription and prices are lower than obtaining a licence directly from Microsoft.
However there are several drawbacks signing up for Office 365 with GoDaddy. When customers started using the service they started to experience several issues.
Drawbacks of GoDaddy Office 365
As stated the prices are initially lower than signing up directly with Microsoft. However when you need to renew you will find that the renewal prices are much higher than Microsoft. You will get encouraged to sign up for a few years however the longer you use their Office 365 the harder it will to migrate.
Another major problem is that GoDaddy’s Office 365 application requires users to sign in through GoDaddy’s Office 365 UI. When you access the application like this there are issues with token-based authentication which conflicts with other Microsoft apps or services. Also apps like Microsoft 365, Bing and Outlook also require re-authentication and consistently prompt users to login again.
Also there is no option to enable multi factor authentication. This could leave your business vulnerable to phishing and other cyber attacks.
And the Office 365 GoDaddy is offering is a light version of the Microsoft version. You will get less features and functionality. Scalability could also be an issue as the server space is limited.
Migrating GoDaddy Office 365 to Microsoft 365
If you have already signed up with GoDaddy and want to move to Microsoft 365 you will have to migrate your account. Migrating from GoDaddy Office 365 to Microsoft 365 is quite a complicated process which can take up to two days. This process can be quite a daunting task and you might not have the IT knowledge in house to successfully complete this migration. The migration is a process which you want to be completed by experts as for your day to day running of your business it is important that your email keeps working and that you do not lose your email archives.
At Tech-Wales we have the expertise and use the latest secure methods to migrate your GoDaddy Office 365 account to Microsoft. We will make sure all your data is being migrated whilst you can keep running your business.
We also offer excellent business application development and consultancy where we combine the power of Microsoft 365 and PowerApps to help you build powerful apps for your business. Contact us today to take full advantage of all the functionality of Microsoft 365.