The number of organizations deciding to take the step into the cloud and migrate their mailboxes from their on-premises Exchange servers to Microsoft 365 (Office 365) is increasing every year. What’s more, it seems that this trend is accelerating due to the increased work-from-home requirements. No matter the trigger, it can be a truly staggering task to devise and execute a thorough migration plan. This is where J. Peter Bruzzese steps in with his book “Conversational Microsoft 365 Migrations”, which is now available in its 7th edition.
J. Peter Bruzzese is an 8-time Microsoft Office 365 MVP and has over 20 years of experience working with Exchange, which makes him more than qualified to write on this topic. He focuses on matters that are crucial to all Microsoft 365 admins as well as anyone thinking about migrating to the Microsoft cloud from on-premises Exchange servers. “Conversational Microsoft 365 Migrations” concentrates on what Microsoft 365 has to offer, what are the native data migration solutions, and how CodeTwo’s migration tool can significantly simplify the entire process. The book is written in a conversational style, which means that it’s enjoyable to read and, at the same time, it provides an ample amount of information on the subject at hand. This makes the book suitable even for those who are new to the Microsoft 365 offering.
The newest, 7th edition of the book has been updated to catch up with all the improvements introduced to Microsoft 365 over the past year. Additionally, in the chapter dedicated to CodeTwo Office 365 Migration, the author lists out the main advantages of the program over native solutions, such as:
- direct migration from any Exchange version, starting from Exchange 2003 and including Exchange Online, without the necessity of double-hop or triple-hop migrations,
- no limitations on the number of migrated mailboxes,
- auto-matching of source and target mailboxes and automatic creation of target mailboxes,
- convenient Time and Folder filters that let you migrate only the data you need,
- and more.
The book also covers the latest enhancements and changes implemented with the newest version of the program, such as migration of mailboxes from hosted Exchange services as well as the scheduled delta migrations.