Uncle Rob’s Office 365 Migration Primer – Part 2

This is the second part of my discussion about methods of migrating from on-premise Exchange to Office 365. In the first part of the discussion I identified some key things you need to know about Exchange and Outlook and I…

Uncle Rob’s Office 365 Migration Primer – Part 1

I had a meeting last week with a non-profit and during our discussions I heard many of the same things that I have heard in the past which indicate a total lack of understanding on the part of the end-user…

Office 365 – Uncle Rob Explains Exchange Migration Options

I’m going to go out on a limb, here, and try to cut through some of the “fog” that surrounds email migrations to Office 365.  While there are all sorts of scenarios based on individual situations, there are really only…

O365–Things you can do to help ensure a clean email migration

I migrated one of our SMB clients to O365 over the past week.  They were coming from a hosted POP3 environment and had a mixture of users that would be going to O365 E1 plans and some that were “phone…

O365–Do you need a partner to help migrate to O365?

The quick answer to this is, of course, no.  You don’t need a partner to help you migrate to O365, you could do it yourself.  But you might want to have a partner, specially so if you do not  have…

Some things to keep in mind when you first start using Office 365

This is not going to be a highly technical post; i just want to highlight some observations I’ve made about O365 over the last little while.  If you are a newbie to O365 you might find some of this helpful. …

Migrating from one Sonicwall to another

Sonicwall likes to point out that their O/S – SonicOS – runs on all of their gear from the lowly (but good!) TZ105 to the mighty SuperMassive series.  While that may be true is does not immediately follow that settings…

Know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em

All of us in “the IT biz” have war stories about the things that have gone horribly wrong at one time or another and we all have the battle scars to show off to all and sundry as proof of…

Office365–post migration perspective

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we have been in the process of migrating a customer to Office365 in preparation for their migration from SBS2003 to SBS2011 Essentials.  We decided to move them to 365 well in advance of…

BES server “emergency” migration

I’ve had very mixed results with Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) installs over the years.  At its best, BES is a pain in the ass to install and manage; at its worst it is a cast-iron nightmare.  We (itgroove) abandoned Blackberry…