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Automated Office 365 Migration


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EdbMails simplifies Office 365 migration by automating the configuration and migration tasks. Effectively transfers the data between two Office 365 tenants. It allows you to migrate all the existing mailboxes, contacts and distribution groups, etc. from one Office 365 tenant to another. Its incremental migration feature avoids duplicates on the target mailbox.

Key Features & Advantages:

- It can perform as a single batch move that includes all of your mailboxes, contacts, and distribution group objects, etc.
- Designed with multithreading which improves migration speed and saves lot of time.
- Only the newly added items are migrated to your target server on consecutive incremental migrations which avoids duplicate items.
- Seamlessly migrate your Public folder data to Office 365 with all sub-folders and folder permissions.
- Easy to use user interface, automatic migration (without any Powershell commands) that reduces your time and resources.
- Supported with easy to use GUI, No Powershell commands involved, which reduces your time and resources.
- Automatically maps the source and target mailboxes for the migration operation. In addition, it allows you to manually change/map the target mailboxes.
- Allows moving the recent data with date filter settings and the user can start working with recent emails. Later the rest can be migrated without any downtime.

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Office 365 from Microsoft has helped many small organizations to have an enterprise-level email communication system with minimal investment in infrastructure. For them, an Office 365 subscription is far more economic and convenient than an on-premises Exchange Server deployment. At the same time, there is a major concern regarding how they will be able to do Exchange Migration to Office 365. For small organizations having up to 150 mailboxes, Microsoft suggests cut-over migration as the way of Office 365 migration.


3 Reasons to Migrate to Office 365:

Always up-to-date – One of the best things about Office 365 is that it upgrades automatically without any extra costs. Users get access to all the enhancements and innovations as soon as they are released. In on-premises deployments, users have to upgrade the hardware and buy the software too. These upgrades may cause considerable downtime too. But, this is not the case with Office 365 because Microsoft handles all the updates in such a way that doesn’t affect its availability.

Data is secure – One of the major concerns for any organization is the security of their data in the cloud. And when it comes to security, you’ll find that many organizations are moving towards Microsoft cloud services as Office 365 is a more secure option compared to the on-premises environment. The infrastructure of Office 365 is top notch, highly available, and patched. It ensures that the corporate data stored into it is secure always.

Don’t worry about servers and maintenance – Office 365 is available on the cloud, yet also has the flexibility of integrating with your company’s On-Premises solutions if needs be. Using the cloud has so many advantages, particularly in terms of saving on the maintenance costs associated with local servers. And the Office 365 Trust Center means you know your data will be in safe hands.


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The Office 365 migration process involves several steps to ensure a smooth transition from an on-premises environment to the cloud-based Office 365 suite. Here's a detailed breakdown:


Assessment and Planning:


  • Take stock of your current infrastructure, including servers, applications, data, and user accounts.
  • Identify user needs and expectations to tailor the migration plan accordingly.
  • Assess the compatibility of existing systems with Office 365.
  • Select the Office 365 subscription plan that best suits your organization's needs, considering factors like the number of users, required applications, and desired features.
  • Perform backups of critical data to safeguard against any loss during the migration process.
  • Clean up unnecessary data and optimize existing resources to streamline the migration.
  • Set up Azure AD and establish single sign-on (SSO) if required.
    Sync on-premises Active Directory with Azure AD using tools like Azure AD Connect.

Email Migration:


  • Choose a migration method based on your environment
  • Suitable for small organizations with fewer mailboxes.
  • Ideal for medium-sized businesses migrating mailboxes in batches.
  • Larger enterprises requiring a gradual transition.
  • Migrate SharePoint sites, OneDrive data, Teams, and other collaboration tools.
    Use tools like SharePoint Migration Tool or third-party solutions for SharePoint and OneDrive migrations or use Softaken IMAP to IMAP Migration Tool.
  • Assess and migrate any applications or services hosted on-premises that are compatible with Office 365.
  • Reconfigure or update applications to integrate seamlessly with the new environment.