New Resources for Planning a Migration to Microsoft Office 365

Are you planning a migration to Office 365? Are you looking for valuable resources to help you design and execute yourmigration plan? I recently came across some very useful information that I thought I’d share …


Microsoft's Office 365 Deployment Guide for Enterprises  

Microsoft Office 365 Deployment GuideAs stated on the Microsoft Office 365 TechNet website, the Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Guide for Enterprises is intended to help you understand the requirements and workflows necessary in introducing Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises to your organization. This guide presents the deployment process for Office 365 in a way that explains both important deployment concepts and detailed deployment procedures. It is intentionally organized into sections that provide specific types of information for specific types of deployment personnel in your organization. Here is a quick overview of what is in this guide:

  • Deployment Overview Section: This section is a high-level look at the deployment and organizational requirements to deploy Office 365. It has valuable information for your IT decision makers, program managers, and technical implementation leads.
  • Plan and Prepare Sections: These sections describe the particular tasks and activities required to get ready and fully implement your Office 365 deployment. The tasks are generally presented in the order in which you address them during your deployment. Topics discussed in the Plan section that need more detail may recur in the Prepare section with instructions for carrying out a task. The Plan and Prepare sections contain information that will interest specific types of technology experts in your organization. 
  • Migrate Section: This section describes the tasks for moving your users’ mailboxes to the Office 365 environment so you can begin using Office 365 as part of your production environment.

Access the entire document here.

Microsoft Exchange Online Migration Performance Guide for Office 365  

Microsoft Office 365 Online Migration Performance GuideMicrosoft’s Neil Johnson recently wrote a blog post on TechNet Blogs that promotes the recent release of the Microsoft Exchange Online Migration Performance Guide for Office 365. Microsoft’s Mark Johnson provides an overview of the document saying, “The Microsoft Exchange Online Migration Performance Guide helps administrators understand the issues that affect a migration to Office 365 and presents best practices for improving migration performance. This guide includes performance results for migrating mailboxes and mailbox data to Office 365 using different migration methods, based on real-world migrations.”


A direct link to the document can be found by clicking here.


A Binary Tree White Paper: Fast-Track Migrations to Microsoft Office 365  


Fast-Track Migrations to Microsoft Office 365This Binary Tree white paper provides an overview of Microsoft Office 365, the benefits of moving to the cloud, and how larger enterprises can fast-track their migration from Lotus Notes and Domino to the Microsoft cloud. The content in the white paper was derived from a webinar hosted by Binary Tree. Karl Sand, Channel Alliances Director at Binary Tree, and Mark DeAngelis (me), Remote Hosted Migration Manager at Binary Tree, participated as both webinar presenters and authors of this paper. Also featured in the webinar was Zach Beers, a Principal Deployment Consultant for Microsoft Online Services. 

Read the entire Binary Tree white paper by clicking here.


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