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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Product Update - Updated device management from the Migration Dashboard

By Bern Clark on Aug 18, 2016

Desktop management is an ongoing challenge for any IT Manager. A primary benefit of moving to the Cloud is the reduction of IT infrastructure management costs, and many of the benefits of newer Microsoft operating systems and Office Pro Plus have been in the simplification of desktop and device management. It’s exciting to be part of the technology that is bringing these advances to business around the world with Office 365.

Managing end-users’ desktop devices when migrating email to Office 365 is an often-overlooked overhead in an Office 365 migration project. In order to successfully...

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Product Update - Migrations Now Processed in Local Data Centers

By Brad Younge on Aug 1, 2016

To provide a better Office 365 migration experience for partners and their customers around the world, we recently released the ability to process data migrations in local data centers.

This feature may be especially valuable for customers that are sensitive to the prospect of any of their Mailbox data passing though US borders.

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Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2016 Recap from SkyKick

By Chike Farrell on Jul 29, 2016

Fast-paced, Inspiring, Exciting, Connected

Those are a few of the words that come to mind when thinking about the experience for Team SkyKick over the 4 days we spent at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2016.

With just over a week passing since the conclusion of this immense event, here is a walk-through of our team's awesome time connecting with partners throughout the event.  

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Cloud Backup Tips and Tricks - Admin Credential-Bulk Restores-Customer Access

By Florn Berbeneciuc on Jul 25, 2016

Our Technical Account Managers love chatting with Partners around the globe, so we get loads of insight and feedback into how our tools are being used. And we want to contribute to the SkyKick blog often to pass along that knowledge.

I've seen SkyKick Cloud Backup adoption skyrocket since we launched it 8 months ago. It's exciting to hear partners love the product - and that it's helped save time and money for their customers again and again. We hear that backing up Office 365 Exchange, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business is often a first step for Partners to drive their business into the...

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