Tune Exchange Online (O365) Performance

To improve the speed of migration and reduce your organization’s bandwidth constraints for Exchange Online, consider the following:

  • Reduce mailbox sizes and always use cached mode
    • Smaller mailbox size improves migration speed. Cached Exchange Mode enables a better experience when you use an Exchange account. In this mode, a copy of your mailbox is saved on your computer. This copy provides quick access to your data, and it is frequently updated with the server that runs Microsoft Exchange.
  • Use the mailbox move capabilities with an Exchange hybrid deployment:
    • With an Exchange hybrid deployment, offline mail (in the form of .OST files) does not require re-download when migrating to Exchange Online. This significantly reduces your download bandwidth requirements. A hybrid deployment provides the seamless look and feel of a single Exchange organization between an on-premises Exchange organization and Exchange Online in Microsoft Office 365. In addition, a hybrid deployment can serve as an intermediate step to moving completely to an Exchange Online organization.
  • Schedule mailbox moves to occur during periods of low Internet traffic and low on-premises Exchange use:
    • When scheduling moves, migration requests are submitted to the mailbox replication proxy and may not take place immediately.

For support migrating to Office 365 or enhancing your current environment. Contact Us at www.SkyBridgePro.com 

 

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Third-Party Exchange Online Migration Tools

Over the last 5 years we have migrated thousands of mailboxes from on premise systems to Microsoft Office 365 – Exchange Online. During those years, we have been able to identify many tools from third parties that facilitate and automate the migration processes. They use distinctive protocols and approaches to conduct email migrations from email platforms like Exchange, IBM Lotus Notes, Zimbra and Novell GroupWise.

Here are some of our favorite third-party migration tools that can assist with Exchange migrations from either Exchange or other third-party platforms:

  • Binary Tree: Provider of cross-platform messaging migration and coexistence software, with products that provide for the analysis of and the coexistence and migration between on-premises and online enterprise messaging and collaboration environments based on IBM Lotus Notes and Domino and Exchange and SharePoint.
  • BitTitan: Provider of migration solutions to Office 365. This is one of our preferred tool and is very cost efficient. Supports multiple platforms and it also has a new tool support outlook reconfiguration (DeploymentPro).
  • Dell: Provider of on-premises and hosted migration and coexistence software, including pre-migration analysis and complete user and application coexistence. Also known as Quest Migration Tools. Full-featured migrations from on-premises Exchange, IBM Domino, Novell GroupWise, Zimbra, and other environments to Office 365, and SharePoint Online. The main drawback of these tool are the cost. Not recommended from the SMB market.
  • Metalogix: Provider of migration solutions to Office 365 and SharePoint Online.
  • SkyKick: Provider of automated migration solutions to move on-premises Exchange, Gmail, POP3, IMAP, Lotus Notes to Office 365. The end-to-end migration tools help partners with the sales, planning, migration, management, and onsite phases of the migration project.
  • TransVault: Provider of migration solutions to Office 365.

For more information about the migration tools and process, please contact our experts at info@skybridgepro.com. We will be happy to assist you or provide any help or submit your question  via twitter to @SkyBridgeUS.