FirstAttribute AG supports medium-sized and large businesseswith the planning, realization and with the operation of Exchangesolutiona. A special competence of the FirstAttribute lies in theplanning and execution of an Exchange migration. We have alreadymigrated numerous postboxes of Exchange, Lotus Notes or GroupWiseinto the current version of Exchange.
In connection with our core areas Active Directory andIT-migration, we can help you quickly and reliably to adapt yourExchange server to the future requirements.
The crucial point in implementing a successful Exchangemigration is considering the requirements of the users. A userwants to keep working the way he or she is used to before, duringand after any changes. He or she wants to profit from his or herOutlook rules , wants to access the current schedule of colleagues,does not want authorizations he or she had setup for colleagues toget lost as well as numerous other settings and functionality.
The actual Exchange migration is, from the users’ point of view,to be carried out “softly”. They want to know the time of thechange, within a set time range, and be migrated without having toadapt manual configurations to their systems.
Tip: Steps for the execution of a successful Exchangemigration
- Analysis of the existing environment
- Optimization of the source environment
- Preparation of a concept for the target environment
- Preparation of a concept for migration, including choice ofmigration tool
- Setup of the target environment
- Functional testing
- Integration of the migration tool
- Execution of a pilot migration
- Execution rollout
- Change e-mail routing
- Clean-up of the new environment
- Retirement of the source environment
During the migration-phase, the postboxes are split intorollout-groups. The contents of the rollout groups aresynchronized, so that the contents are the same in both postboxes(source and target) at the time the mail client of a user is beingmigrated. It is recommended to choose the rollout-groups accordingto related units; so that the mutual access to the postboxes can beguaranteed. For example, a secretary can administer her boss’appointments during the complete migration process.
As an official and long-time “Quest-Software” partner we have agreat amount of expertise in the execution of Exhcange migrationsusing the “Quest Migration Manager for Active Directory”.
You can find information about the Quest Migration Manager forActive Directory here.
Please let us present our proven methods for the execution of asuccessful Exchange migration to you in a personal conversation.You can find our contact-information in the sectionContacts.