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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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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Major SkyKick cloud platform updates allow IT pros to extend and build cloud management solutions

By Evan Richman on Jun 22, 2016

We have big news!

Today we announced in the press a major evolution to our cloud management platform, and we're excited to share this news with you here on our blog.

For as long as we've existed, our relentless focus has been on enabling IT solution providers to succeed in the cloud. First, we worked hard to ensure that partners could move their customers to the cloud in a more efficient, low-risk, highly automated way with the SkyKick Migration Suites.

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What's New in the Help Center - Cloud Backup Marketing | Cutover and Migration Timeline

By Greg Bobgan on Jun 8, 2016

In the last few weeks, we’ve worked hard to address the feedback that we’ve heard from you. We continue to hear that customer interest in Cloud Backup for Office 365 is high, and you’d sure love more collateral to help you sell. Your customers are asking for help with Office 365 backup, SharePoint backup, OneDrive backup and Exchange backup. They need help recovering files quickly in the cloud and how Office 365 archiving works in comparison to SkyKick Cloud Backup.

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Outlook Assistant + Server Sync for simple Office 365 email migrations

By Lee Ramse on Apr 28, 2016

We often get the question from partners – “What is the difference between the Outlook Assistant and Server Sync, and how do they work together in email migrations to Office 365?

At the high level of migrating email data...

  • Server Sync automatically migrates email data from the source server
  • Outlook Assistant automatically migrates local email data when required and automatically reconfigures Outlook, without interrupting End-Users

Outlook Assistant

The SkyKick Outlook Assistant tool is responsible for the migration of local Outlook profiles, Outlook settings, and, depending on a number...

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What's New in the Help Center

By Greg Bobgan on Apr 25, 2016

We are excited to announce several key updates in our ever-expanding  Help Center. Many of these have been in response to you, our partners. Our goal is to help you be successful, so if you have any suggestions or feedback for our Help Center content, please let us know!

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