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Upcoming Webinar: Understanding Modern Public Folders

4 May 2017 by emma.robinson

This webinar has now taken place. Watch the webinar here: Understanding Modern Public Folders 
Love them or hate them, your organisation probably has (or had) tonnes of them. For a long time, public folders were one of the most popular ways to access and share mail-related items. With a wide range of different use cases, including team collaboration, tracking processes for emails, tasks and calendar items, it was easy for users to create and self-manage these folders and hierarchies, but public folders offered limited governance or centralised control for admins.
Fast forward to an Office 365 migration, and for a lot of organisations, the question became: ‘What do you we do with our public folders?’ Microsoft’s solution? They added ‘modern public folders’ to Office 365 – a location where all public folder data could be moved directly into.  Offering you a direct replacement for your current system, with improved functionality, and the ability to easily share information with others in your organisation, be it calendar items with an individual person, or notes with the entire company, the possibilities with modern public folders are immense.
Whilst this is undoubtedly a positive solution in theory, both the transition, and the considerable scope and variety of public folder data can make these folders challenging to utilise and manage effectively, even for the most seasoned of IT admins. Office 365 is packed full of new services and features that boost productivity, and use a constantly improving understanding of how people work, in order to better facilitate these behaviours. With the availability of other collaborative services, and systems, like Office 365 Groups, Microsoft Teams, and shared mailboxes – are modern public folders the best option for your legacy public folder data. Do you know enough about the contents of your public folder to make this decision? As with most things, the more options you have available, the more difficult it is to decide how, and what, to use! This is where we want to help, with our upcoming webinar, ‘Understanding Modern Public Folders’.
Hosted by two brilliant Microsoft MVPs: Siegfried Jaggot and Vasil Michev, the entire focus of the webinar is to provide you with a better understanding of public folders, starting with a brief overview of legacy public folders, then moving through to take a closer look at their modern iteration. Exploring how – and when – to use modern public folders, the webinar will highlight the best practices for migrating to them, managing them and finally, accurately and effectively reporting on them.
What’s more, we’re really excited to be able to share with you our new Cogmotive public folder reports. You will be amongst the first people to see them (you can find a preview below). These reports haven’t been formally released yet, and are heading into beta shortly, but we’re taking the opportunity to show you just what’s going to be possible when using them.

Similarly, we’re going to be taking the time to talk about some of the great public folder analysis that’s available from within ADAM, QUADROtech’s Advanced Data Analytics and Migration solution for public folders. A brilliant tool with Deep Analytics Technology (DAT) to enable you to really understand what’s in your public folders, and where this data should go. If you’re planning a migration, it’s important to know what’s lurking in your public folders, not to mention how, or whether this data is being used. It might seem like a tangled mess in there, but we will show you that there are ways to quickly, and intelligently ‘untangle’, understand, and classify this data – just make sure you don’t miss this webinar!
Join us on the 10th May as we share:

  • A clear overview of how, and when, to use modern public folders
  • An in-depth evaluation of the tools available for public folder migration
  • The various options available for reporting on, and management of, public folders

Cogmotive is the leading global provider of enterprise level reporting and analytics applications for Office 365. Find out more now