The Admin Corner: Migrating to Office 365

With the much anticipated release of Office 365 this week there are many who are signing up (especially smaller businesses looking to offload the on-premises infrastructure) and now wondering how they migrate their content. With Exchange that isn’t as big of an issue because Microsoft has put a lot of effort into it already and there are options. With SharePoint the options narrow down to third party solutions. ClipTraining’s J. Peter Bruzzese has written more on this subject in his Enterprise Windows column on InfoWorld entitled: Now that Office 365 is live, here is how to migrate to it.

In the column J.P.B. mentions a company called Metalogix to help you migrate your SharePoint environment.  They announced yesterday that they offer Office 365 support through their Migration Manager for SharePoint product.  We think their solution is an absolute must for anyone looking to migrate to the cloud.  In addition, they have other solutions that will assist with things like Public Folder migration out of Exchange and much more.   The full announcement is included here:

METALOGIX ANNOUNCES GENERAL AVAILABILITY OF MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 SUPPORT WITH METALOGIX MIGRATION MANAGER FOR SHAREPOINT

Metalogix Migration Manager Offers Support for Office 365 to Speed Migration to the Cloud

WASHINGTON, DC, June 28, 2011– Metalogix Software, the leading provider in content lifecycle management (CLM) solutions for Microsoft® SharePoint®, Exchange®, and legacy environments, today announced general availability of Microsoft Office 365 support in its migration solution offering. Metalogix Migration Manager for SharePoint is the only migration product to pass Microsoft SharePoint Online Code Analysis Framework (MSOCAF)testing and be deployed by customers in Microsoft data centers for Office 365 and BPOS.  Metalogix Migration Manager for SharePoint now delivers Office 365 support for customers looking to benefit right away from the value of the anytime, anywhere online application suite.

“Sixty-two percent of companies we recently surveyed said that SharePoint is going to be one of their top five business applications in the next two years,” said Brian Babineau, vice president, Research and Analyst Services, Enterprise Strategy Group.  “As Microsoft continues to innovate on this extremely valuable platform – with the most recent enhancements coming to market in Office 365 – organizations will need technology solutions that allow them to take advantage of all the new capabilities. Metalogix is ideally suited to help companies advance their use of SharePoint with Office 365 because the company has a strong history of delivering cloud migrations for BPOS (including SharePoint) in cooperation with Microsoft and other cloud providers.”

Metalogix Migration Manager for SharePoint is the industry’s de facto standard for upgrading, consolidating, reorganizing or transforming SharePoint environments. Using a familiar copy-and-paste-style user interface, Metalogix Migration Manager enables users to quickly migrate content silos to a common SharePoint system. All data libraries, lists, web parts and permissions can be moved while preserving views, version chains, metadata and user-edit information. Furthermore, customers can use Migration Manager for SharePoint – File Share Edition, to easily migrate large repositories of files to Office 365.

“Microsoft Office 365 is arguably one of the most advanced productivity solutions ever delivered by Microsoft,” said Stephen Cawood, SharePoint MVP and director of product marketing, Metalogix. “It enables true application freedom for every user, without the cost and complexity of on-premises infrastructure management. For those users looking to rapidly take advantage of this game-changing environment, Metalogix Migration Manager offers immediate support upon Office 365’s general availability release, for rapid migration to this new, dynamic cloud-based environment.”

To help customers maximize flexibility and choice, Metalogix is pleased to offer special pricing that enables freedom to move to and from the cloud easily on a “pay and save as you grow” pricing model.

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 About Metalogix

Metalogix is the leading provider of content lifecycle management (CLM) solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, and legacy enterprise content management environments. We enable organizations to scale and cost-effectively manage, migrate, store, archive and protect enterprise content whether on-premises or in the cloud. The company is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, privately held, and backed by Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners.

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 Metalogix, and the Metalogix logo are trademarks of Metalogix Software. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

 Media Contact:

Sabrina Sanchez
Ventana Public Relations for Metalogix   
(540) 253-5060
sabrina.sanchez@ventanapr.com

Posted on June 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

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