Tips On Implementing Public Folder Migration for Office 365

If you have decided to migrate your public folders over to Office 365 – then you will need to know what the best solution or your business is.  In this article – we will give you some advice on the best way to migrate public folders to Office 365.

A Bit about Office 365

Office 365 is a fully comprehensive service that enables you to do pretty much everything you need to in terms of collaborating in your everyday business practices.  This could be anything from sharing a Word document to journaling emails.

You can prepare your public folder migration by using Microsoft Outlook or Exchange. If you opt or exchange – this means that anything that you store there will be accessed by anyone who has the log in credentials to reach it no matter what device they choose.  This means no matter where you are in the world – you can access documents.

Don’t Migrate your Public Folders Manually

The most important thing to take from this article is to never migrate public folders to Office 365 manually. If you do this, you could end up with some severe issues – and even data loss that can’t be retrieved.  There are automatic processes which can transfer your folders for you.

They also allow you to bypass requirements that you may need to take into consideration should you opt to do it manually.  An example of this could be that you need to disable the public folder source – before you start to build the endpoint and migrate the data over.  If you have a lot of public data, this could be problematic.

Take into Account Downtime

You always need to take into consideration downtime when using a service to help you with public folder migration.  This can occur during the migration itself, and this could lose you a lot of time, never mind issues with your clients.

There is the possibility that you can complete the migration without downtime.  If you need things to go without a hitch, then you may want to contact a professional IT company to migrate public folders to Office 365 for you.

If you don’t want the stresses and strains of having to deal with migrating your public folders to Office 365 – then please get in touch.

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