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Published On: 28th August 2017 by Ernie Sherman.

Let Us Help You Migrate Email to Office 365 in Ottawa

Migrating email from on-premises Exchange to Office 365 cloud Exchange (or other on-site platforms to Microsoft’s cloud) has become a challenge for many companies in Ottawa. It’s high on many to-do lists because of the security, utility, and versatility afforded business who do this. Fuelled Networks is here to help you migrate email to Office 365 in Ottawa in the most seamless, painless, and affordable way possible.

For some Ottawa businesses, the need to plan and execute the transition may be competing with other day-to-day issues, which delays their Office 365 Exchange migration. Some may have jumped in and purchased licenses without considering some of the migration fine details (such as mailbox moves and legacy archive issues).

Not to worry, though. With one call to us, we’ll take care of everything!

Getting Your Office 365 Email Migration Started

We try to make our Office 365 consultations and migrations quite persuasive in getting you to make the move to Office 365. Luckily, Microsoft has the Office 365 Deployment Center, and Fuelled Networks has years of know-how in email migration to fuel your transition.

We’ll guide you on such things as using your Office 365 portal, choosing the Exchange Admin Center for your organization, and exploring the Migration tab (under the Recipients feature). Options include:

  • Remote move migration (supported by Exchange Server 2010 and later versions). This requires a hybrid configuration between your on-premises Exchange and Office 365.
  • Staged migration (supported only by Exchange Server 2003 and 2007).
  • Cutover migration (supported by Exchange Server 2003 and later versions). Use of this option is permitted only if you have fewer than 2,000 mailboxes. If you have more than 2,000 mailboxes, you must use either staged migration (on Exchange 2003 and 2007) or remote migration (on Exchange 2010 and 2013).
  • IMAP migration (supported by both Exchange and other email systems) for those of you folks looking to migrate from Google and so on.

The hybrid deployment option for Ottawa businesses provides a variety of features, including:

  • A shared domain space (such as companyname.com)
  • A unified global address list (GAL)
  • Free/busy calendar sharing
  • Onboarding and offboarding at will between the two platforms (note that bandwidth and throttling affect the speed of these processes)
  • Centralized mailbox management through a single console (the Exchange Admin Center from on-premises Exchange 2013).

The 411 on Hybrid Migration

If you’re performing a hybrid configuration with a remote move migration, you’ll find it takes a little bit of time and research to get everything up and running smoothly.

As proclaimed by InfoWorld, in some cases, it’s worth hiring a third-party professional IT services team, as they/we will have witnessed all the snafus that come with migration and will know how to deal with and prevent them.

We will also guide you further on in the hybrid migration process, which starts with dropping in an Exchange 2013 system into your environment to run the Hybrid Configuration wizard. (You can make a hybrid connection with Exchange 2010 SP3, but Microsoft documents the process with the 2013 server, which has the wizard built in.)

Ready to go? If you’re ready for Office 365 email migration in Ottawa that affords your business the full range of benefits and features, then contact an Office 365 consultant at 613.828.1384 or email us at info@fuellednetworks.com right away!

Three Key Components for Email Migration Success

You will learn how the hybrid process has a variety of prerequisites, including Active Directory synchronization through the Azure Active Directory Sync tool. This prerequisite helps keep your on-premises Active Directory and your Office 365 directory in sync.

And, although it’s not a requirement for hybrid deployments, we can set you up a single sign-on so that users can access on-premises and online features with the same username and password.

Note: Both the Active Directory sync and SSO services should be deployed before running the hybrid configuration wizard.

Being a Microsoft Partner lends us some helpful tools for hybrid migration, including the Deployment Assistant, a great tool for obtaining step-by-step instruction for greenfield deployments, coexistence deployments, and migration-focused deployments.

Another great Microsoft tool is the Remote Connectivity Analyzer, a free online tool that lets you test your connectivity and see where adjustments may need to be made.

But, for those who just want a turnkey solution and aren’t interested in any DIY aspects of this process, we’ll take care of it.

Most importantly, don’t remain in the dark concerning Office 365. If you’ve decided to migrate to Office 365 for Exchange, let us help make it happen.

Ensuring a Smooth Move to the Cloud

With Fuelled Networks as your Ottawa Office 365 migration experts, we will securely migrate our clients in any industry and their data to Office 365, on-premises Exchange or hosted Exchange platforms without installing or maintaining migration software.

With the ability to simultaneously migrate multiple users from a single console while securely moving email, calendars and folders, you’ll be able to:

  • Quickly filter out unwanted data to reduce migration timelines
  • Prevent data loss with automated preservation of large attachments
  • Monitor migration progress with progress reports throughout to ensure the security of your data

Our guidance will let you see for yourself how fast email migrations can be with all the easy-to-use Office 365 migration tools we will put at your fingertips.

If you’re ready for Office 365 email migration in Ottawa that affords your business the full range of benefits and features, then call one of our friendly Office 365 consultants at (613) 828-1280 or email us at info@fuellednetworks.com for more details on how to get the process started.

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