Posted by: John Ferringer | August 5, 2011

Office 365: Links Worth a Look for Friday, August 5th, 2011


Here’s the latest Office 365 articles and posts that I’ve found interesting lately, for your reading pleasure.

This time around I’ve broken them into a couple of categories, so to start with here’s some articles I would consider definitely worth the time if you’re just getting started with Office 365 or trying to figure out if it’s right for you:

These articles are going to be most relevant if you’re a current BPOS customer and still trying to figure out how you’re going to move to Office 365:

  • If you hadn’t heard about it yet, Live Meeting will be phasing out of Office 365 in the next few years (I don’t think its available for new subscriptions, but will be continued for customers transitioning from BPOS to Office 365 for the next 18 months or so) and replaced by functionality in Lync Online. It’s not a 1:1 replacement (I’ll try to get a blog post up about the differences here soon), so its important that you plan out the right way to move from Live Meeting Online to Lync Online. Here’s documentation from Microsoft to help you get started: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lync/hh182968
  • This post scratches a lot of itches for me, it’s about how to migrate on premise mailboxes (I think this will mainly work for Exchange, but the post indicates that Hotmail could somehow also be possible…) to Exchange Online in Office 365 via PowerShell: http://blog.c7solutions.com/2011/07/migrate-to-office-365-using-command.html
  • A few LWL posts ago I linked to a manual migration solution proposed by a vendor called MigrationWiz that BPOS customers could use to migrate from BPOS to Office 365 on their own. Another vendor, Paradyne, tested out that process and was nice enough to post their findings, and more importantly, provide an additional step they found to be quite helpful. I highly recommend this one if you’re contemplating this approach:http://www.bpossibility.com/2011/07/29/manually-migrating-from-bpos-to-office-365/

Enjoy!

John

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  1. Loving these link posts…keep it up man…do you use Delicious at all?

    • Jeremy —

      Thanks so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it. I haven’t messed with Delicious much, I took a look at it a while back and just couldn’t see a use for it when compared to what I was getting in to with Google Reader. Is there an advantage that I’m missing with it?

      John


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