How to set up your Azure Internal Use Rights + FREE SkyKick Cloud Backup for Office 365

By Florn Berbeneciuc on Dec 13, 2016

 

This blog provides an overview of the Microsoft’s Internal Use Rights Benefits (IUR Benefits) from SkyKick, it guides a partner through the steps to get the Cloud Backup benefit started, and answers common questions about the setup. 

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SkyKick 2nd fastest growing in Seattle on 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List

By Courtney Gold on Nov 16, 2016

5 years ago SkyKick set a goal to make sure all IT solutions providers could be more successful in the cloud.

Each year Deloitte creates the Technology Fast 500 list, where they recognize companies in North America ranging from software to biotech who have shown rapid growth in their industry. 

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Microsoft Announces Issues with Outlook 2016

By Amit Grover on Nov 15, 2016

When there is a known Microsoft issue that is impacting migrations, we often post the details on the SkyKick Partner Portal. Microsoft has recently announced a variety of issues with Outlook 2016 that may affect SkyKick Partners' Migration to Office 365 projects. We want to be sure that you have all the information necessary to provide your customers with the best customer service and migration experience. 

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Automated Email Migrations to Office 365 - How syncs work for you

By Lee Ramse on Oct 6, 2016

Let’s face it, technology and especially IT work is often all about minutia. We’ve built careers on being exacting. We’ve had to, because the smallest configurations, a flag here, a single check mark on an advanced settings page there, can mean the difference between failure and success.

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Save time configuring email migrations to Office 365 by getting Fancy

By Sarah Gilbert on Oct 6, 2016

Imagine that you are moving to a new house. You have completed the heavy lifting of packing up the boxes and scribbling the labels of “kitchen” or “bedroom” on the boxes with that fresh, large Sharpie. Then comes the grueling task of moving those boxes, making sure they go into the right rooms, unpacking the delicate items just right … are you feeling tired yet?  I know I am.

These boxes are your migrating emails and there is preparation that needs to be done in the new Office 365 home. But there is good news! The SkyKick Migration Application will perform all these tasks FOR you. This is...

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Microsoft Australia Partner Conference 2016 Recap

By Ian Medcalf on Oct 6, 2016

Unbelievably, it has been a month since the 2016 Microsoft Australia Partner Conference where SkyKick was invited by Microsoft to participate and contribute.  The theme this year was “Define Your Future” and SkyKick’s Co-CEO’s Evan Richman and Todd Schwartz were humbled to be invited in to the morning Keynote, along with head of Microsoft Partner Group, Gavriella Schuster.  Todd and Evan discussed trends they were seeing for partners in this cloud-first world. 

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What's New in the Help Center - Updating articles for Migrations from Google to Office 365 technology changes and more

By Greg Bobgan on Sep 20, 2016

Article Updates

Over the last few weeks, thanks to partner feedback and requests, we have updated several articles to make them more useful. This included:

  • adjusting the instructions to configure a Service Account in the Google Developer Console to match recent changes made by Google 
  • providing instructions for the Microsoft AutoDiscover Connectivity Analyzer
  • adding information on the Directory Synchronization Scheduler
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Tips & Tricks - Local DNS settings need Partner attention in Office 365 migrations from Exchange

By Chris Tietz on Sep 20, 2016

As part of SkyKick’s technical support team, I have the opportunity to consult with partners on every aspect of their migration projects, from pre-sales through post-migration.

One of the most common support questions that we see in Office 365 migration projects revolves around understanding and addressing the customer’s local DNS settings. There are several values that are created when applications like Exchange are installed within an environment using Active Directory. These values play a role similar to air traffic control for both applications and mailflow. The misconception can be...

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Self-Service Migration and Backup Apps Taking Off

By Sonam Saxena on Aug 29, 2016

It’s been a fun few weeks talking with Partners after the launch of our self-service migration and backup apps at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2016.

Here’s a short refresher on the self-service syndicated apps: Once you have embedded SkyKick’s white-label migration and backup products directly on your website, customers can initiate a migration order to Office 365 or a backup subscription to back up their Office 365 Exchange, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business data THEMSELVES, but you remain in control. You are notified that an order has been initiated, and you can review the...

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New Webinars - Cloud Profitability Resource Series

By Kristen Larsen on Aug 29, 2016

In our recent State of the Office 365 SMB Cloud study, we found that 92.5% of businesses with under 250 employees have yet to move to Office 365 in the cloud. The IDC has even predicted that the greater cloud market is forecasted to be $500B by 2020*. Clearly there is still a massive opportunity for IT Solution providers in the cloud.  At SkyKick, not only are we committed to providing our partners with great technology and tools, but also insights and education that can help inform you along the path to cloud readiness and to be a success in the growing cloud sector. 

As part of our...

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