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Our Lotus Notes to Office 365 experts guided the Solent team through the process of migrating 22,000 total mailboxes, using our rigorous methodology to plan, prepare and execute.

Office 365

Education

Mailbox migration of 2,000 Staff and 20,000 students

Background

This involved migrating the 2,000 Staff and Faculty of Southampton Solent University from Lotus Notes to Office 365, whilst also deploying Skype for Business and OneDrive.

This was Cloud Business’ second major project for the university having previously been engaged to migrate its 20,000 students from Oracle Mail to Office 365.

Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University is more than just a university – it’s an active part of the wider world. Through our global network of industry contacts and an innovative blend of specialised knowledge and real-world experience, we give our students the tools they need to forge their own success story.

The Results

The 22,000 mailboxes were migrated in 14 planned batches with almost no disruption to users email access. Training and floor walking was scheduled alongside these batches.

During this period co-existence was provided between Notes and Office 365 users.

  • Full Discovery and Planning
  • User Experience led approach
  • Minimal Downtime
  • Enterprise migration tools

The Benefits

Southampton Solent University now have a much simpler email architecture from a single provider (Microsoft) with a full SLA providing a great platform for growth.

  • Full Discovery and Planning
  • User Experience led approach
  • Minimal Downtime
  • Enterprise migration tools
  • Staff and Faculty Training

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