Exchange to Office 365 Migration

Automation for predictable, seamless Exchange to Office 365 cloud migrations

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For Exchange to Office 365 migrations, SkyKick can pretty much move it all. From your basic email, calendar and contacts data to email signature blocks, rules and calendar permissions, we’ll make transitioning your customers from the Microsoft Exchange Server to Outlook 365 easy and low-risk. Plus, we handle every version of Exchange from 2003 onward.

As a 100% partner-focused company, we built our solution to help IT partners deliver customer value, reduce complexity and increase sales velocity. As an Office 365 tool, SkyKick complements technical teams to create the easiest way to migrate SMB customers from Exchange to Office 365.

Why SkyKick Migration?

At SkyKick, we know there’s a big difference between migrating a few desk-less workers and migrating an entire enterprise-level organization. SkyKick offers three different migration products to meet your customer’s unique environment.

Data-Only Email Migrations

Move just the email data. Perfect for customers with desk-less workers, Mac shops and project work that needs only data migrated.

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Migration Planner

Automated mailbox discovery, mailbox Auto-Match, and source-side impersonation make scheduling migrations fast and easy.

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Migration Sync

Our Server Sync technology offers accurate data quality and less risk, without the effort of managing migration passes.

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Migration Manager

Server Sync automatically manages the migration for you. Easily stay current on all the progress with Migration Manager.

Small Business Migration Suite

Robust project automation designed for Office 365 migrations from 1-250 users

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Migration Planner

A fast, easy-to-use sales assessment, planning and configuration application that streamlines analyzing your customer’s Exchange email environment and scoping your project.

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Server Sync

Keeps all the critical pieces of your Exchange to Office 365 transition in sync. Data is automatically synced before, during, and after cutover to virtually eliminate data migration risk, with easy-to-make adjustments if the migration date changes.

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Outlook Assistant

Works with Server Sync to finalize the migration, and ensure every desktop is ready to migrate. The Outlook Assistant performs local PST migrations and retains extras like address autocomplete, signature blocks, and Outlook profiles, so users feel at home when they get to Office 365.

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Migration Tracker

Easily track, monitor, and take action on all your migration projects from a single dashboard. As the automation progresses, you remain in control to make any adjustments to ensure a seamless cutover.

Enterprise Migration Suite

Project automation for large, staged, or multi-server Office 365 migrations

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Migration Planner

A web-based application that provides the information and organization that partners need to create a detailed migration plan with less time and effort.

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Migration Sync

Perform large cutover or staged migrations with ease. Keep the critical pieces in sync, and automatically adjust your original migration plan, if necessary.

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Outlook Assistant

Works with Migration Sync to help manage and finalize the migration. Potential issues are proactively mitigated and end-users are ready for Office 365 long before they’re migrated.

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Migration Manager

One central command center to manage your migration business. Rich dashboards keep you informed of all your migrations, stages and users.

What We Migrate

SkyKick can move data from virtually any on-premises or
hosted POP3/IMAP/Exchange email system

SMB and Enterprise Migration Suites – compare with Data-Only Migrations

DATA / SETTINGS EXCHANGE POP3 IMAP GOOGLE SBS
Email
Calendar
Contacts
Tasks
Data Journal
Alias/Distribution Groups
Public Folders (Unlimited)
Public Folder Permissions
Shared Mailbox
Massive Mailboxes (50GB+)
Email Categories
Folder & Calendar Permissions
Mailbox Full Access Permission
Meeting Invite Integrity/Status
Outlook Profile
Attach Add’l Offline PSTs
Address Autocomplete
Signature Block
Rules
PRODUCT KEY
Outlook Assistant
Server Sync
Exchange Assistant

  • Small Business Server versions 2003-2013. Exchange versions 2003-2013.
  • The SkyKick Exchange Assistant requires Exchange 2010 to be installed in the same domain being migrated.
  • SkyKick does not utilize DirSync integration when performing the migration. If you require DirSync configured permanently for business reasons, we recommend you set it up prior to finalizing your SkyKick migration order. SkyKick supports migrations from Kerio, GroupWise, or Zimbra on a case-by-case basis.

Frequently asked questions

What makes SkyKick migrations different from other Exchange mailbox migration tools?

As a 100% to-partner company, we built the SkyKick Migration Suites to provide IT partners with an automated migration tool to accelerate their cloud business with comprehensive planning, accurate provisioning, no lost data, and a great end-user experience. Unlike other Office 365 migration tools that focus primarily on moving server-side data—one step in a comprehensive migration-consulting project—SkyKick technology automates up to 90% of the manual effort and helps partners manage all of the essential steps across the entire migration project.

How can I get started with an Exchange to Office 365 migration?

The best way to get started with an Exchange to Office 365 migration – or any migration – is to visit the Getting Started page in the SkyKick help center. There you can get detailed information on Migration Pre-Sales Scoping and Planning, Migration Planning and Configuration, Migration Monitoring and Management, Pre-Migration Prep Guide and Migration Getting Started Guide.

Do you migrate every version of Exchange to Office 365?

SkyKick performs migrations to Office 365 from every version of Exchange from 2003 onward. For more information, see Exchange to Office 365 Migration.

Are there any special considerations for Exchange 2003 to Office 365 migrations?

Exchange 2003 and some early versions of Exchange 2007 support the WebDAV protocol. For those wanting to migrate from Exchange servers using the WebDAV protocol, SkyKick provides a high-fidelity migration from WebDAV with the following limitations:

  • No permissions are migrated
  • Distribution groups are migrated, but not membership
  • Categories are migrated, but no master category list
  • Impersonation is not supported (see Configuring a Delegated Access user section below)

For more information, see Migrating from Exchange WebDAV in the SkyKick help center.

How do you perform Exchange Server to Office 365 migrations?

For Exchange to Office 365 migrations, SkyKick can pretty much move it all. From your basic email, calendar and contacts data to email signature blocks, rules and calendar permissions, we’ll make transitioning your customers from the Microsoft Exchange Server to Outlook 365 easy and low risk. For more information, see Exchange to Office 365 Migration.

Does SkyKick perform Office 365 to Office 365 Migrations?

Yes, while Office 365 to Office 365 (O to O) migrations are similar to migrating from any hosted Exchange EWS server, there are critical differences that require additional attention. For more information see Office 365 to Office 365 Migrations – What you need to know and to discuss a specific O to O migration, contact support@skykick.com.

What kind of data can be migrated in an Exchange to Office 365 migration?

SkyKick migrates server-side data, including email, calendars, tasks, contacts, and inbox rules for individual mailboxes, shared mailboxes, as well as public folders and associated permissions. SkyKick also migrates local client-side data, including auto-complete and email signature blocks.

How long does it take to perform an Exchange to office 365 migration?

Because no two migrations are identical, it is difficult to predict precisely how long a migration from Exchange to Office 365 will take. This is due to a variety of factors, including migration method, data source, data type and density, network performance, end-user engagement, and throttling, that can extend the duration required to complete the migration. However, SkyKick makes it easy to schedule and adjust a migration date, scope and requirements, depending on the desired timeline. If you are an IT partner with a specific migration project, contact support@skykick.com for more information on the timeline.

How much does SkyKick charge to migrate public folders?

Unlike other email migration vendors, SkyKick charges the same price for public folders as mailboxes.

How does SkyKick reduce the risk of data loss in Exchange to Office 365 migrations?

SkyKick migration technology automatically processes data at the nearest regional Microsoft Azure data center in the country where the Office 365 tenant specified in the Migration Planner is located. All email content remains in the region during a migration. This includes compute, path of information from source to destination, and storage of metadata/state files. This information is transferred directly from source server to Office 365. At no time are data written to disk, stored, or taken possession of by SkyKick. For more information see Migration Security.

How do SkyKick migrations interact with directory synchronization (e.g. AD Connect)?

Directory synchronization is not required for Office 365 or SkyKick Migrations. However, if the company being migrated wants to implement directory synchronization, SkyKick technology can still be used. For more information, see  Configuring Active Directory Synchronization for an Office 365 Migration.

Does the SkyKick Outlook Assistant have any requirements?

Local PC health is essential to the success of the Outlook Assistant. It is recommended that Windows Update be run on all machines prior to the installation of the Outlook Assistant to ensure that the local Office installation is ready to connect to Office 365. For additional requirements see Outlook Assistant Overview.

Is SkyKick HIPPA compliant?

SkyKick conforms to all the HIPAA requirements of a Business Associate. It can therefore sign and fulfill the elements contained in its Business Associate Agreement (BAA) (once completed and signed by a covered entity performing the migration). The BAA contains the elements specified at 45 CFR 164.504€, including:

  • A description of the permitted and required uses of protected health information by SkyKick.
  • The provision that SkyKick will not use or further disclose the protected health information other than as permitted or required by the contract or as required by law
  • Requirements to use appropriate safeguards to prevent a use or disclosure of the protected health information other than as provided for by the contract.

For more information, see HIPAA Compliant Migrations.

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