Local Email Exchange migration to Office 365
– about our customer
This non-profit organization established by the Maryland General Assembly in 1985. Its mission is to support restoration and environmental education efforts that improve the health of the watershed and natural resources. The organization makes millions of dollars in grants per year. The organization receives no public tax dollars. It is funded primarily through sales of commemorative license plates, voluntary donations to the Endangered Species Fund, and partnerships with other fund-raisers and foundations. The organization has repeatedly received four stars (the highest possible rating) from Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator.
We planned the migration with least downtime by creating link between local exchange and Office 365 which synchronized all the emails and settings hence user’s emails were already available via new outlook web access. Users were well informed about the process and were trained on O365 outlook before moving forward, this way we decrease the dependency on the local server so that the migration would be as smooth as possible.
The O365 account also took care of the licensing issue and it includes desktop version of all the latest office products that can be installed on up to 5 devices per user. This feature came very handy as earlier they were using older office version and after the migration, we moved them on latest office 2016. Even the license management become very easy as we can remove any license if any employee leaves the organization which can be re-assign to new user