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Divestiture Dilemmas: How to migrate users from one Office 365 tenant to another

15 Apr 2020 by Natalie Frith

If you need to migrate users from one Office 365 tenant to another, please join us for this on-demand webinar, ‘Office 365 Tenant Divestitures: How to manage your breakup’. WATCH HERE.

Quadrotech specializes in Merger, Acquisition, and Divestiture (MAD) projects, consolidating IT systems by helping large enterprises migrate users from one Office 365 tenant to another.

Performing an Office 365 tenant to tenant migration is inherently complex, with many moving parts, but the nature of divestitures makes this process all the more complex.

Our resident expert, “MAD” Mike Weaver (Quadrotech’s Director of Enterprise Migrations) has created this short video series to explain in simple terms why divestitures call for specialist migrations that require careful planning and execution.

In this first video, he outlines why divestitures are so hard:

Helping you migrate users from one Office 365 tenant to another

The second video highlights the most popular migration option, a user-driven migration. Not always the most practical, but the most favored method we see amongst our clients who need to divest a group of users to another tenant:

This method is popular because users are at the heart of the process, minimizing the risk of important data going missing, while also allowing admins to carry out spot-checks and ensure everything is correct.

However, the last video will acquaint you with an approach that is becoming more prominent as eDiscovery tools mature and become more robust, the eDiscovery method. Lots of people advocate this approach, but it may not be entirely practical.

Office 365 Tenant Divestitures: How to manage your breakup
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In Mike’s on-demand webinar, he dives deeper into why using a combination of eDiscovery and user-driven migration methods is actually the best approach when you need to migrate users from one Office 365 tenant to another.

He also discusses these key points:

  • Data collection and security – how to decide what stays, what needs to move, and how to ensure you cut the right people off
  • Separation methods – Exploring both user-driven and automated approaches
  • What to ask your leadership team – Getting on top of your processes in the planning stages
  • Setting user and management expectations – Effectively communicating the change to avoid any nasty surprises

The effort of removing data is often underestimated and under-planned, but this technical session for IT managers, Exchange admins and Office 365 engineers will set you up for success.

There will be time for Q&As after the session, so please come prepared with your questions and Mike will offer first-hand best practice advice to help you migrate users from one Office 365 tenant to another

All registrants will be sent a link to the video recording, so please sign up today if you’d like to learn more.