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 changing how Outlook connects to Office 365

By Bern Clark on Aug 21, 2017

Microsoft recently announced an upcoming change to their Office 365 (Exchange Online) service that could result in some Outlook users not being able to connect to their mailboxes. We want to make sure our partners around the world are aware of this so that you can prepare yourselves and your customers.  

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Switching to SkyKick for Office 365 email migration from another tool

By Greg Bobgan on Aug 16, 2017

Many IT service providers come to SkyKick after using other processes and tools to perform Office 365 migrations. They come with assumptions, big questions about how SkyKick may or may not align with their business goals, and surgically-specific questions about our technology. We’ve helped hundreds of partners around the world as they approached the switch, onboarded their teams and started to perform Office 365 email migrations for the first time.

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Product Update – More features and streamlined Review Accounts pages for Email Migrations

By Bern Clark on Jun 6, 2017

I am excited to announce updates to the “Review Accounts” pages in the SMB and Enterprise Migration Planners. We’ve made these changes based on , usability testing, and in-product analysis. These changes simplify the most common email configurations, streamline the most complex, and expand bulk edit capabilities to make changes across an entire Migration Project with just a few clicks. All the configuration capabilities you know and love are still available. Our team focuses on updates like these to simplify complex email migration projects, giving you the control that you need.

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Introducing SkyKick Migrations 101 - all the best content for email migrations to Office 365

By Greg Bobgan on Mar 2, 2017

The Migration Suites section of the Help Center currently contains about 60 articles, covering a wide range of topics, many of which are unique to specific migration scenarios and configurations. While most partners can find what they need using the Search field, we have re-organized the layout, based on Partner feedback, to help you find what you. We’ve added more specific content sections like Migration Project Types, SkyKick Automation and more.

With all this content, if you’re new to SkyKick or interested in gaining a stronger foundation for successful migrations, it may be difficult...

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SNP Technologies Google to Office 365 Migration

By Greg Bobgan on Feb 2, 2017

We're excited to share a new case study that looks at how a partner used the SkyKick Migration Planner to successfuly perform a 5,000 seat cutover from Google to Office 365 migration.

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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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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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