Ever wondered why Fast Track is limited to 250 users only? I decided to ask Microsoft at Ignite, and they had absolutely no idea why this was the issue. I even asked if I could buy the services standalone, and the answer was “NO”.
So I asked them about manipulating my user count for 1 – 2 months and they said “it doesn’t affect my budget, so sure” 😉
If you have 100 users on CPS, you buy an extra 150 licenses for 1 month. Then you start the Fast Track program, and you migrate to the cloud. The best thing is that this is a migration without data loss, because of database copy. When you are done, you cancel the 150 licenses and you return to normal use.
In most cases you will save lots of money and have no dataloss.