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Webinar: How to Consolidate Multiple Office 365 Tenants

1 Apr 2020 by Mike Weaver

Join Quadrotech CTO and Microsoft MVP Paul Robichaux along with Mike Weaver, Director of Enterprise Migrations, for their on-demand webinar: How to Consolidate Multiple Office 365 Tenants

Office 365 Tenant to Tenant migration

There are many critical factors involved in the consolidation of multiple Office 365 tenants, and it’s important to note that as people consume more workloads, Office 365 tenant to tenant migrations become more complex. Gone are the days of simply transferring mailboxes there’s much more data involved now.

With the introduction of highly integrated apps such as Teams, SharePoint and Planner, it’s this interconnectivity of data that further complicates the process. Then take into consideration many tenant to tenant migrations are the result of a Merger, Acquisition or Divestiture, and the optics pose some perplexing business and technology challenges.

This becomes even more complicated for companies constantly engaged in MAD activity, as they can quickly find themselves with multiple tenants to migrate, all collaborating independently, which creates a very complex problem.

A new approach to Office 365 Tenant to Tenant migrations

The fact is, M&A migrations are time-consuming and labor-intensive, and no technology will fully automate every aspect of this arduous process. Therefore, it is not possible to eliminate the margin for human error completely, but you can reduce it. With the proper planning, project scoping, and a versatile team in place, you can automate as much as possible, transfer the data as quickly as possible and mitigate these challenges to ensure there’s an effective outcome and your users are happy.

Over the years we’ve successfully refined our migration technology and methodology, which has resulted in some big wins for our customers, including recently sustained speeds of 1 TB/hour for an Office 365 tenant to tenant migration. These features are vital for keeping multi-tenant projects on track, and as we continue to set the bar even higher, we’re keen to share some of our successful strategies and best practices with you in this on-demand webinar.

How to Consolidate Multiple Office 365 Tenants
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In this session, we discuss the fundamentals that need to be identified and put in place pre-migration, as well as these key factors:

  • How to order your tenants – deciding which tenant moves and when based on Office 365 data analysis and reviewing user activity, including guest users
  • Identity management – Exploring Active Directory issues and outlining your options as well as the new complexities around synchronizing and integrating directory management
  • Project cadence – Why migration tooling is an essential part of project management
  • The cost of delays – How the ricochet effect of one failure can impact and related projects – stalling your ROI – and how you can stay on track.

Aimed at IT admins and Project Managers / Project Coordinators, this webinar brings together both the technical and project management considerations, giving you a great head start when you’re faced with merging Office 365 tenants.

Only have one tenant? This webinar can still be for you, especially for complex tenants that would benefit from advanced planning.

Please register here and you’ll be sent a link to the video recording, allowing you to watch at your leisure.


Mike Weaver

Mike Weaver is the Product Owner of Cloud Commander, PST Flight Deck and Mailbox Shuttle. Bringing a wealth of experience in large Enterprise Environments, Mike assists with complex, multi-product implementations of all Quadrotech solutions. Prior to joining Quadrotech, Mike led Merger, Acquisition, and Divesture Messaging Projects. He also administered, and engineered solutions for Microsoft Exchange, Veritas Enterprise Vault, PST Flight Deck, Archive Shuttle, as well as many other solutions and products in the Windows Infrastructure space. Mike holds a Master of Business Administration from Quinnipiac University, and a Bachelor of Science from Central Connecticut State University.