Tag Archives: Office365

Migrating from BPOS Mailbox to Office 365

What a pain! (Kind of, till I found out why the pain and how to work around that)

I was using Microsoft BPOS since last couple of months for some of my active domains with limited users and last month, I planned to move them over to Office 365.

Microsoft have a BPOS to Office 365 transition web site, which is pretty useless. Useless since it does not have any tools or guidance that I could use to make a smooth transition. Thankfully I hadn’t started using SharePoint in BPOS, so migrating data from BPOS (SharePoint) to Office 365 (SharePoint) is one less headache to take care of… very glad, given the pain I went through to migrate from BPOS to Office 365 for 3 users mailbox and behind the scenes with DNS, etc.

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Life Before Office365

Have you tried or used Office Live? In early days since it launched, I had signed up for it and essentially what it gave me was a public facing website, ability to integrate mail (using Hotmail as the back-end platform) and also enabled collaboration with others by using their email address (via the workspace).

In short, it was SharePoint lite (workspace) combined with email and the public facing website – all in the cloud – for individuals and small businesses enabling them to get started with a website, email and collaboration platform in the cloud. Continue reading Life Before Office365

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