Solved

Office 365 migration guides and information

Posted on 2013-12-18
1
430 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-30
Hello Experts

Our CEO is super excited about office 365, but as sometimes happens, he knows nothing about it and whether it would be a good idea for our small/medium sized business. He wants us to switch over asap.

I tried getting info from microsoft like a migration guide, but they just keep pointing me to 'partners'. That's great, and I'm sure should we decide to migrate our email etc, we would need one of the services that copies the mailboxes, but I would like to figure out the risks and processes of migrating before actually paying someone.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a comprehensive guide to figuring out a project plan? I've googled but haven't come up w/ much in depth info.

Our scenario, in case anyone has opinions on what it might take:

Currently we have hosted email through rackspace, about 38 'rackspace' (aka imap) email boxes, 60ish exchange boxes, and over 300 (!) 'aliases'.

If you experts could point me to resources to figure out a project plan I would certainly appreciate it. Suggestions on good partners who can assist with email and sharepoint migrations would be great too, but we don't want to spend a ton of money on this, of course.

thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:scox72
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 41

Accepted Solution

by:
Vasil Michev (MVP) earned 500 total points
ID: 39727674
Start by reviewing the available migration options:

http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/538c48ad-4a3d-4777-be1b-7fc533ca45eb

If you currently have IMAP, then the only choice is IMAP migration, and you can find all the details here:

http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/ms.exch.ecp.emailmigrationwizardimaplearnmore.aspx

It's not an ideal solution, comes with lot of limitations and you will probably have to do some manual work later.

SharePoint should be easier, you can simply open it with explorer and copy/paste the entire directory structure. You will probably need some adjustments afterwards, but as far as uploading the files goes, it's a simple drag and drop.

There is also tons of documentation/guides on the internet, and you don't need to be a genius to take care of this by your own.
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In-place Upgrading Dirsync to Azure AD Connect
My attempt to use PowerShell and other great resources found online to simplify the deployment of Office 365 ProPlus client components to any workstation that needs it, regardless of existing Office components that may be needing attention.
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

691 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question