Ouch-proof Data Migration Plan: Ensuring Security and Data Integrity

By |2024-05-13T15:00:20-04:00April 24th, 2024|article, Blog Archive, Email Migration, Office 365 and Migration|

Migrating to Microsoft 365, consolidating data centers, and upgrading systems all have the potential to drive efficiency and strengthen collaboration. But the migration process may also involve risks to essential business data. Take control of this critical element of your data migration plan: ensuring security and data integrity. Migrations do increase the risk that data will become corrupted, lost, or vulnerable to unauthorized access. However, with careful planning and the right tools, organizations can proceed with confidence. Following best practices before, during, and after migration mitigates risks and helps to ensure a successful migration. Know the Risks Moving data from

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Ensuring Success After a Cloud Migration: Your Guide to a Long-term Plan

By |2024-04-05T16:26:55-04:00April 3rd, 2024|article, Blog Archive, Cloud Migration, Office 365 and Migration|

Cloud migration marks a significant step for any organization looking to improve efficiency, scalability, and innovation. However, the journey does not end at “go live.” Post-migration challenges can hinder progress. Consider these important tips for life after a cloud migration: your guide to a long-term plan. Transitioning to the cloud makes good business sense. For instance, moving to Microsoft 365 and a Teams environment turbo-charges collaboration. And the cloud delivers essential flexibility and scalability to quickly accommodate fluctuations in demand. However, the cloud involves a completely new operating environment, with significant changes for both end users and IT personnel. Cloud

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Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Delivers Powerful, Integrated Email Security

By |2024-04-03T10:48:19-04:00January 31st, 2024|Cyber-Security, Email Management Tips, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

The modern workplace continues to depend on email for essential business communication. However, this versatile tool also exposes organizations to dangerous cyber threats. Microsoft Defender for Office 365 includes the tools necessary to prevent, detect, and respond to attacks on email and collaboration tools. Utilizing AI and machine learning, Defender for Office 365 analyzes billions of signals and detects even highly sophisticated cyber threats. It also integrates with other Microsoft security solutions, including Microsoft Defender XDR and Microsoft Sentinel. This unified security operations platform provides protection across the organization’s digital landscape. Prevent and Detect Attacks More than 90 percent of

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Microsoft 365 Copilot Promises to Save Time and Improve Creative Quality

By |2023-10-26T14:08:45-04:00October 4th, 2023|Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration, Technology|

On November 1, 2023, Microsoft will launch an exciting new productivity tool integrated into the Office apps users already know and love. Microsoft 365 Copilot. At Messaging Architects , we are excited about the implementation of this new AI tool in the Modern Workplace Solutions set, that we are proud to make an offer to new and existing clients. Copilot works in two ways: First, it works alongside users in the Microsoft 365 apps to help them write, edit, summarize, and create better content faster. Second, Copilot works across the Microsoft 365 environment to chat with users using normal conversation

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Why Business Leaders Should Switch to Office 365 Email from Gmail

By |2023-10-06T10:26:28-04:00August 16th, 2023|Email Management Tips, Email Migration, Office 365 and Migration|

Office 365 is the most widely used cloud service by user count, with over 300 million monthly active users as of Q2 2023. Driven by strong demand for cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools, Office 365 saw a 15% increase in monthly active users compared to Q1 2023. Here we explore why business leaders should switch from Gmail to Office 365 Email (Microsoft 365 Outlook). Companies that Switched to Office 365 Email Office 365 users can access their files and collaborate with others from any device and location thanks to its cloud-based platform and mobile apps. ITS San Francisco, a large

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How to Whitelist Email in Office 365 Security and Compliance

By |2023-07-28T08:14:05-04:00July 26th, 2023|Cyber-Security, Email Management Tips, Email Policy, Office 365 and Migration|

Whitelisting allows selected email addresses or domains to bypass spam filters and reach the intended recipients. Knowing how to whitelist email in Office 365 Security and Compliance ensures that important messages from trusted senders are not blocked or marked as junk by Security and Compliance features. Improve Deliverability, Visibility, and User Experience Whitelisting improves the deliverability and visibility of important messages from trusted senders, such as customers, partners, vendors, or internal communications. It also reduces the risk of missing or overlooking critical information due to spam filtering or user actions, such as deleting or ignoring junk mail. Whitelisting also enhances

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Master Microsoft Teams Migration Challenges with Proven Migration Solutions

By |2023-07-28T07:31:16-04:00May 31st, 2023|Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

Migrating Microsoft Teams from one tenant to another can prove quite complex. As with any migration project, file size and number of users impact migration difficulty. But the numerous content types and the structure of Teams introduces additional Microsoft Teams migration challenges. Careful planning and the right tools make the difference. Data Sprawl One major challenge with Teams migrations involves the many interconnected services and components that make up a Team. Teams acts as the front end to numerous Microsoft 365 services, including Exchange, SharePoint, chats, Teams meetings and more. Each of these services stores its data in a different

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Increase Ongoing Productivity with a Successful Microsoft 365 Migration

By |2023-04-27T10:20:19-04:00April 5th, 2023|Email Migration, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

Whether migrating from on premises to the cloud or merging two Microsoft 365 environments, the migration process presents both challenges and opportunity. A poorly planned migration can result in major work disruptions and even data loss. But a successful Microsoft 365 migration presents the perfect time to jump start information governance. The following migration tips will help to ensure that the migration process runs smoothly. At the same time, they prime the organization to move forward with increased productivity and security. Restructure for Optimal Productivity Advances in technology, regulatory changes and evolving business needs mean that the data environment requires

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Exchange to Microsoft 365 Migration Tips for a Seamless Transition

By |2023-04-27T10:35:40-04:00December 14th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

Migrating from Exchange Server to Microsoft 365 brings many benefits, from accessibility to in-place archives and increased storage space. But the Exchange to Microsoft 365 migration process can be complex. Avoid migration failure by knowing what to expect, planning carefully and involving the right migration team members. Benefits of an Exchange to Microsoft 365 Migration Organizations migrate from on-premises Exchange to Microsoft 365 for several reasons. In the first place, companies limping along on older versions of Exchange may experience access issues or server crashes. And even in a well-managed system, the need to install regular patches and keep servers

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GroupWise to Microsoft 365 Migration Basics

By |2023-03-08T13:56:44-05:00December 7th, 2022|Email Migration, Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Migration|

For organizations using legacy systems like GroupWise, Microsoft 365 offers clear benefits, from improved eDiscovery to scalability and easy remote access. However, migrating from GroupWise presents unique challenges. Understanding and following GroupWise to Microsoft 365 Migration basics will help smooth the way to a successful migration. GroupWise Presents Critical Limitations While GroupWise has powered corporate email systems for decades, an infrastructure designed for 1980s workloads struggles to handle modern demands. In particular, GroupWise personal archives present potentially costly issues. In the first place, end users manage their own archives. That means that very little maintenance occurs. And when users continue

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