Prep for Office 365 services in your organization

After your IT shop has prepped its environment for an Office 365 migration, choose a remediation plan based on your migration approach. IT shops require a clear remediation plan to migrate to Office 365 services. The preparations will vary based on the chosen migration approach: hybrid, third-party, staged, IMAP or cutover. In my article over…

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Exchange updates improve ActiveSync client migrations

Mobile devices are a pain point during a mail migration to Office 365, but a new Exchange Server feature promises to fix that. Although more organizations have started using mobile device management options, the majority of IT teams moving to Office 365 have to go through the pain of manually reconfiguring smartphones and tablets. Exchange…

Transition to Office 365 to boost productivity

A move to Office 365 will make your organization more productive if you include these areas in the planning stages.   A transition to Office 365 is disruptive to a business for good and bad reasons. A successful migration enhances productivity, whereas a troublesome migration causes pain for end users and potentially even leads to…

Transitioning to Office 365 with ease

Microsoft’s Office 365 has made significant waves since its 2011 release, as enterprises have heard about the many benefits of the cloud-based services as adoption success stories have come to the surface. Still, there are organizations that have yet to make the transition. The increased number of applications available for Office 365 — the overall…

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Calculate Exchange Online bandwidth requirements

Bandwidth planning for Exchange Online migrations may seem boring, but it’s essential for a successful move to Office 365. A badly planned move to Office 365 can cripple an organization if the bandwidth requirements aren’t investigated before migrating. Although services such as Exchange Online aren’t bandwidth heavy in daily use, services such as Lync can…