Expanding Capabilities and Improved User Interface (UI) and Search Options for Cloud Backup for SharePoint

By Doug Handler on Nov 16, 2017

Cloud Backup makes it easy for IT partners to protect customers with a fast, easy way to restore business data quickly and deliver a great customer experience. It’s also a simple way to add Azure workloads and create recurring revenue streams. We continue to evolve the product to be more powerful and flexible to meet your customers' needs.

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SkyKick 5th fastest growing in Seattle on 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List

By Courtney Gold on Nov 9, 2017

Thank you to Deloitte, and most of all, thank you to our Partners.  For the 2nd year in a row, we are honored to be part of the Deloitte Fast 500 list. More than 6 years ago, SkyKick set a goal to make sure all IT solutions providers could be more successful in the cloud. It's exciting to receive this type of recognition while we stay laser focused on our goals.

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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New Features - More Action Buttons, Settings, Views and Shortcuts in the Migration Dashboard provide even more control

By Bernard Clark on Oct 31, 2017

Our recent Migration Dashboard redesign, launched in July, featured more visibility, focus, and control for improved project management. However, that was just the beginning. A primary facet of the redesign was its overall structure which now allows us to expose more data and more controls.

In the three months since the release, we have accelerated the delivery of features that partners have been requesting, and we continue to expand the actions that partners can take to control their migration projects.

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New Features - Updated Password Reception and Automated Email Controls

By Lee Ramse on Oct 31, 2017

Over my years working with thousands of partners and their projects, I’ve learned that migrations are like snowflakes.  No two are quite alike. We are continuing to enhance and develop Migration Manager features that give you more control of the migration automation experience.

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[UPDATE] Microsoft changing how Outlook connects to Office 365

By Bernard Clark on Oct 11, 2017

UPDATE POSTED 10/10/2017 based on new Microsoft information. Changes to the original SkyKick blog, posted on 21 August, are noted below in ITALICS.

Microsoft has updated their recent announcement about the protocol previously used by Outlook 2007, 2010, and 2013 to connect with Office 365 (RPC over HTTP aka Outlook Anywhere). The updated announcement indicates that the protocol will NOT be removed on October 31, but confirms that RPC over HTTP will reach end of support in Office 365 at that time, and that MAPI-over-HTTP will be the only supported protocol. The update also emphasizes that...

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Product Update - Provide Individual End User password credentials for Office 365 email migrations directly in the Partner Portal

By Joshua Dowdy on Oct 3, 2017

As a Technical Account Manager, I get the opportunity to talk with our partners of all shapes and sizes and learn about their business practices and how they utilize the SkyKick platform to achieve their business goals. Our Product team collects loads of data and insights from my team’s conversations with partners to drive product updates. It’s exciting for our team to see updates, like this one, that really save our partners time and effort with their customers email migrations to Office 365.

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Backup flexibility for OneDrive for Business - New Cloud Backup SKUs

By Doug Handler on Sep 22, 2017

Forcing customers into any “one size fits all” solution can hurt MSP business. We want to keep our products flexible and allow partners the ability to adjust to their customers’ needs. We are excited about a recent change to our Cloud Backup product and how it works with OneDrive for Business.

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More transparency and improved customer billing for Partners who purchase Cloud Backup through a distributor

By Doug Handler on Sep 20, 2017

We recently released new features to improve product management and billing. These features were driven by partner requests, so please continue to let us know how we can improve Cloud Backup to help you grow your cloud practice. 

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New Devices tab helps partners manage the Outlook Assistant better than ever

By Lee Ramse on Sep 7, 2017

I’ve learned through numerous conversations with partners, all over the world, that they’re passionate about Outlook Assistant and the time it saves. They love that they don’t have to go on site and that it automates the most tedious aspect of their job… Outlook setup. While there is already so much love, many Partners have asked for even more out of Outlook Assistant. Specifically, more visibility and more control. 

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Microsoft Inspire 2017 recap

By Mary Kelly Rich on Aug 21, 2017

Hard to believe it has already been a month since our whirlwind week in Washington D.C. for Microsoft’s Inspire (formally known as WPC). We loved every minute of this year’s Inspire and are already making plans for 2018 in Vegas.

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