Every now and again I come across some oddball migration scenarios that require some out-of-the-box thinking. It's been a long time since I had to do a POP3 migration, but I ended up finding myself needing to come up with a solution to migrate a small number of users (around 50) who currently used Thunderbird, … Continue reading Thunderbird to Office 365 Migration
I'm working on a migration project where I need to create temporary accounts for each user that I'm going to be migrating (long story, don't ask!). I wanted a way to create the temporary account based on the real user name, have them easily identifiable as belonging to that user, and then make sure to … Continue reading .TrimEnd removes too many characters
Last night marked the launch of a new Cloud / Office 365 user group hosted by the team at Long View Systems - I had the pleasure of being the inaugural speaker, and we ended up having a great discussion around the various migration strategies available when moving email into Exchange Online. It was awesome getting … Continue reading Migrating to Office 365: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
This has been driving me crazy - I'm running an IMAP migration for one of our clients, and the batches don't appear to have been running their regular incremental sync (by default supposed to run every 24 hours). After digging around in PowerShell cmdlets trying to see if I could find a way to determine … Continue reading IMAP Migrations: Last synced time is WRONG!!
Recently while performing a migration from Exchange 2003 to Office 365 (wave 15), I ran into a few mailboxes that were failing the migration with the following error: The error sounds pretty straightforward, and the general recommendation on the community forums is to delete these accounts and start over. Makes sense… these are user accounts … Continue reading Exchange Migration Errors
This is not meant to be an exhaustive, how-to post... just more of a run through of the different strategies available for migrating to Office 365 from various email platforms, and my experiences with them. 1. Exchange to Office 365 This is the smoothest method available - if you have Exchange 2007 or later,* Office … Continue reading Office 365 Email Migration Options