Microsoft 365 is a bundle of services including Office 365, plus other services like Windows 10 Enterprise, and EMS, making it a secure productivity and collaboration suite for businesses.
With the expanding use of cloud technology, an increasing frequency of enterprises are transitioning to Microsoft 365 for its cloud-first based communication, collaboration, and production capacities.
Microsoft 365 allows multiple paths to successfully migrate mailboxes and certain best practices among them are noteworthy in achieving a seamless migration.
The diagram below gives an example of the decision-making process according to your technical requirements to understand the available migration methods for your scenario.
When assessing and planning the migration, an overarching concern is how to improve the performance of data migration and optimize migration velocity.
In terms of migration processes, ‘Delegation’ refers to setting up an admin with full access rights to other users’ mailboxes. On the other hand, ‘Impersonation’ means that the admin account will actually impersonate each mailbox user when performing the migration and can use email credentials to scan or copy data, without needing individual passwords during the mailbox migration process. In the latter, without the compulsion of having to share the connection limits and throttling quotas of each user, the speed of migration increases.
Furthermore, simply using admin credentials will stamp out the chances of synchronization errors variously caused due to alteration of the on-premises account password by individual users.
For non-hybrid migrations using the IMAP, cutover, or staged migration methods, the following aims at optimizing the migration performance.
Hybrid deployment migration supports the migration between on-premises Exchange servers and Exchange Online in Microsoft 365 or Office 365. Microsoft asserted that hybrid deployment migration supports the fastest migration of mailbox data.
Migrating to Microsoft 365 can be a demanding task. Migration affects the business processes and resources of each division—business stakeholders, IT, security, and compliance—differently. Since there are multiple variables in each migration project, having access to advanced customization options is essential to keeping the project optimally tweaked for success.
Pyramid Consulting provides custom SOW projects to support installation, migration, and "fast starts" with Microsoft's productivity tools, leveraging resources in the US and India to complete your Microsoft 365 projects on time and at peak cost-efficiency.
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