The checks and balances of government offered NIE an opportunity to assist with the City of Chicago’s migration to Office 365. The City of Chicago – Committee on Finance runs systems that are separate from the main City of Chicago network. As their systems are separate from the City of Chicago, but play an integral role, they needed a qualified, accomplished, and reputable Microsoft partner to handle their migration to Office 365. It was business as usual for the Committee on Finance as NIE worked diligently and accurately to ensure their Active Directory environment populated Office 365 allowing them single point of maintenance going forward. Coupled with top notch migration tools to ensure all of the Committee on Finance’s data was migrated quickly and completely to Office 365, users were able to continue working during the process and after the migration without any issues. Office 365 allowed Committee on Finance to streamline their back end while leaving the end user experience for the most part unchanged with additional services available should they chose to use them. Even though we added additional functionality and all the services that Office 365 offers like spam filtering, malware protection, click-to-run Office suite with anywhere access to their documents; change management of the system became easier as our implementation centralized management in Active Directory. The end result is a streamline implementation with single point of maintenance, reliability of Exchange email, and the services they need to effectively manage their integral and important part in the running of our fine City of Chicago.