MIGRATION OF 750+ USERS FROM EXCHANGE 2013 TO

750 people affected
7 people managed
3 month project

Project Description

MIGRATION OF 750+ USERS FROM EXCHANGE 2013 TO OFFICE 365 ENTERPRISE

The Project was centred on migrating 750+ users from the on-premises Exchange Servers 2013 to the Exchange Online System. This was done ober a period of 3 months as most users had large mailbox databases. 

A cutover migration was then done over the final weekend. 

Lessons Learned

  • Advanced filtering options – where we  can choose to migrate chosen groups of users and even select to migrate only some of their items, based on a time and folder filter. This lets us migrate only the most recent emails and calendars, switch to Office 365 and then move the older items to the cloud.
  • No downtime – the migration could run in the background with no impact on users. 

Highlights

ahead of schedule
under budget
received recognition / award
support from colleagues

Difficulties

management had to be convinced
steep learning curve
large no. of people impacted

Technical Skills Used

  • MICROSOFT O365 SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION

Technical Certifications Used

  • MICROSOFT MCSA

Awards

DIGITAL WORKPLACE INNOVATOR
  • Harare-17.827731.0534
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