Blog Update - OUTLOOK ISSUE – New Microsoft Direct Connect feature may prematurely connect Outlook to Office 365

Updated: December 6, 2018

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Best practices for deploying the SkyKick Outlook Assistant

By Joshua Dowdy on Nov 28, 2017

SkyKick regularly updates the Outlook Assistant client and MSIs to work most effectively with Office 365 as it evolves. It is therefore best practice to download and use the most current version for each migration project (rather than using an MSI file saved from a previous migration). This optimizes performance and significantly reduces the potential for issues as the Outlook Assistant performs its various actions across a migration project.

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What's new in the Help Center-Cloud Backup and Multi-Factor Authentication | Office 365 mailbox limit | Outlook Assistant Management

By Greg Bobgan on Feb 1, 2017

We continue to expand and improve our Help Center, based on your feedback, evolving technology, and the growth of our products. In the last couple of months, we have added 12 new articles and updated many others. Here are a few:

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Blog Update: Best practices to address Outlook 2016 Temporary Mailbox error

By Amit Grover on Nov 15, 2016

UPDATE: November 13, 2018

Updated Microsoft article on addressing Outlook 2016 Temporary Mailbox error.

UPDATE: March 17, 2017

SkyKick is passionate about keeping our Partners up-to-date on industry news which can affect migration and backup projects. So here is the latest announcement from Microsoft, via a Support article updated recently: 

 

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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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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 - 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

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SkyKick Migration Suites - 2015 in Review (part 2/2)

By Bern Clark on Apr 1, 2016

In Part 1, we shared key enhancements to the SkyKick Migration product, including the Hands-Free Migration Experience and tremendous International Growth. Below, in Part 2, we review the other 2015 improvements and look ahead to 2016.

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