Easily Migrate Public Folders in Exchange 2013 to Office 365

Many people looking to migrate public folders from Exchange 2007 and 2010 to Office 365 do so with Microsoft’s array of “native” tools. But there’s currently no native method of migrating public folders in Exchange 2013 to Office 365.

With MigrationWiz, this can easily be accomplished – and when we showed Exchange blogger Todd Nelson how easy it is, he couldn’t believe his eyes. 

Nelson recently reached out to his Twitter followers to inquire about possible methods of a public folder migration from Exchange 2013 to Office 365. The replies were unanimous in their surprise at there being no known tool that would accomplish this.

When BitTitan’s marketing team discovered this dialogue taking place, MigrationWiz program manager Jethro Seghers reached out to Nelson and let him know there was an answer to his dilemma.

Nelson conducted a trial migration to start, and ended up being very impressed by the experience. This was due to factors including:

  • Auto-discovery automatically finds the on-premise public folder structure and assigns licenses accordingly
  • Folder hierarchy is kept intact
  • Full access to folders after migration; both on-premise and in Office 365

When Nelson had a question, BitTitan’s support team provided quick answers. Based on a request sent by Nelson, the support team even devised a new option that will allow multiple item types from one folder to be migrated to the associated Office 365 folder.

With the public folder migration successfully performed, Nelson’s overall experience was even better than he expected. The combination of automated configuration options, an easy-to-use interface, and a fast and knowledgeable support team provided an easy solution to an issue that was previously very hard to solve.

“MigrationWiz showed me the way and I am a believer.  While there are other solutions to migrate public folders to Office 365 Exchange Online, I’m going to place MigrationWiz at the top of the heap.  It is a simple, easy, and clean way to quickly migrate that necessary data to Office 365.” 

-Todd Nelson


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