Exchange public folders have been around for over 20 years, but the feature has been ‘de-emphasized’ since 2006, and there are various functional and administrative limitations which make public folders extremely difficult to manage.
There are plenty of modern services in Office 365 which offer better collaboration features, superior functionality, and comprehensive management. The issue is: How do you clean up your legacy data, and migrate it into a new platform, and (just as importantly), where should it go?
You need to begin by analyzing your public folder hierarchy to see exactly what’s in there. Over the years, public folder hierarchies can become a tangled mess of content, some outdated, some abandoned – if you use a ‘lift and shift’ approach and move everything, you’re not solving the problem, you’re simply moving it to a new location.
Our public folder migration solution conducts detailed analysis of your public folder hierarchies in order to categorize the contents and migrate the data more intelligently. The tool can suggest where the data should be moved, and automatically provision the targets required in Office 365 (Groups, shared mailboxes, modern public folders, etc.)
Rediscover and manage critical business information.
Extricate your data and processes from public folders and you can begin to leverage the collaborative features and services available in Office 365, like Groups or modern public folders.
Migrate what you need, clean up and archive what you don’t.
Automation increases speed by removing the need for manual reconciliation of folder structures and hierarchies.
Enterprise Vault shortcuts can be discovered and reconnected as part of the public folder migration process.