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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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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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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Product Update - New Outlook Assistant Capabilities - Retry and Uninstall

By Bern Clark on Jun 28, 2016

Exciting news out of the Migration Suite team this week! There are some new features for the SkyKick Outlook Assistant that we're excited to share. We are providing partners the capability to retry Outlook reconfiguration when the Outlook Assistant encounters an error and to uninstall all Outlook Assistant devices once the migration is complete.

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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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