Many organizations need help getting started with Office 365, even those with an existing IT staff. Migrations don’t take place every day, but with a bit of guidance the staff that runs your day-to-day operations can probably manage this with ease.
That’s where MessageOps can help. We can work with your IT team to configure co-existence with your existing infrastructure, trial the service, plan the migration, and help migrate the initial pilot users. Once your IT staff is comfortable with the migration process, they can assume responsibility for migrating the remaining users. MessageOps remains available for consultations if any issues arise. It’s a “teach you to fish” approach that we find sets our clients up for long term success, as this allows them to become familiar with Office 365 during the migration stage, so they are better suited to manage Office 365 when the migration is complete.
These migration services, at the level just described, are free to MessageOps community members that designate MessageOps as their Partner. At this level, our role is show you how it can be done, not to manage the entire migration for you.
If you are running Windows Server 2003, there will no longer be support after July 14, 2015. Now is the time to start your migration to Windows 2012 R2 (or 2008 R2) and MessageOps can help make sure that you have everything you need to get it done. So where do you start? Let us show you and help plan your migration.
Let MessageOps assist your organization with SharePoint migration services using our time-tested methodology and toolset. We can deliver pre-migration testing and remediation, full migration processing, and post migration services.
What about the organization without an IT staff? Or what about the organization that simply wants a partner to manage and perform the entire migration? MessageOps can help, but for that level of support we do charge a per-mailbox fee. Our process includes the following:
At the beginning of your deployment project, MessageOps performs a readiness assessment to gather and capture information about your existing IT environment. This discovery activity provides a comprehensive and up-to-date record of the technology solutions implemented by your organization.
MessageOps gathers information in the following areas:
MessageOps also leverages our free Config365 service to automatically create a new outlook profile to connect to an Office 365 mailbox and reattach your existing PST files to your new profile.
The migration phase is primarily focused on the steps required to move user mailbox content from on-premises to Exchange Online. The following are the key deployment tasks and events that MessageOps will carry out during this phase:
MessageOps will perform many of the common tasks associated with administering Office 365 so you don’t have to: password management, creating shared mailboxes, editing mailbox and folder permissions, forwarding mail to alternate mailboxes, mailbox mapping, and providing status alerts and escalation support.
MessageOps can also provide detailed reporting and analysis of your Office 365 environment by building custom reports that include historical data in various charts and graphs. This
rich reporting will help you better manage and monitor groups, mailbox sizes, mailbox details,
security, mobile devices, and users.
Contact us for our very reasonable migration services rates.