Simple Solution to make Office 365 Migration Easier

Simple Solution to make Office 365 Migration Easier

Migration from on-premise infrastructure to a cloud platform is made simple through two powerful products—LepideMigrator for Exchange and LepideMigrator for Documents. Regardless of what you are looking to migrate—mailboxes, public folders, Outlook profiles, file server data, or SharePoint data—these two solutions will accomplish it for you.

LepideMigrator for Exchange helps you put the entire Exchange email communication system on the cloud without any interruption to service with mailboxes, public folders, and Outlook profiles available in an instant. LepideMigrator for Documents migrates data from traditional data sharing platforms to an advanced collaboration platform that ensures universal accessibility—SharePoint Online (Office 365). With this tool, one can move the file server or SharePoint data and public folder content to Office 365 to take advantage of the advanced document and content management features of SharePoint Online.

With many advanced options for requirement based migration, these tools makes sure that the organization moves to the cloud with all its data, but with minimum expenditure of resources.


It is widely believed that future of enterprise lies on the cloud. A cloud platform frees organizations from investing heavily in on-premise infrastructure and spending regularly on its maintenance. The cloud offers additional advantages like high uptime and universal accessibility while data on the cloud is universally accessible from anywhere on the globe, through various devices like PCs, laptops, tablets  and smartphones. It allows employees to work from anywhere on the globe and is economical for organizations of all sizes. Office 365 from Microsoft is the most widely used cloud platform owing to the brand value of Microsoft and the integration of various Microsoft technologies to it. Attractiveness of the cloud and the advanced collaboration and document management features of SharePoint make Office 365 the perfect choice for organizations.

When it comes to technologies that can move data from the existing infrastructure to the cloud platform, there is a huge gap between what is available and what organizations require for a successful migration. Many organizations may not have enough server resources to conduct the migration. When an email communication system is moved to the cloud, chances are the normal workings of that organization will be affected at least for the period of migration and most likely post-migration too as users adapt to the new environment. Also, SharePoint won’t accept everything to be migrated as it has limits and boundaries such as blocking illegal characters, end strings in file names, illegal file extensions etc. One has to take care of SharePoint architecture and permission structures to ensure the complete migration of data and completing this within time limits while stablizing the new platform are tough challenges for administrators.


To meet the challenges of cloud migration, administrators need professional migration tools that are efficient and user-friendly. Moving from the familiar on-premise platform to an unfamiliar cloud environment without the aid of a reliable tool presents a psychological barrier even for technically proficient administrators. That is why Lepide Software has come up with two state-of the art products—LepideMigrator for Exchange and LepideMigrator for Documents.

Lepide Migrator for Exchange (LME):

LepideMigrator for Exchange helps to move the data of an on-premise email communication system to the Office 365 cloud. It moves mailboxes and public folders along with their properties, permissions, global address list, and Outlook rules and profiles to the cloud while migrating from any version of exchange to Office 365 without disturbing the normal workings of the organisation as it facilitates co-existence between the on-premise resources and the cloud during the migration phase.

As it can employ network computers as part of the migration, you can accomplish the migration even with low resources. To keep the office functioning as normal during the migration, you can choose office working hours as black out hours and pause the migration job for these hours. While using LME, the migration ensures all archive mailboxes, mailbox properties, mailbox permission, Outlook profiles, and Outlook rules are migrated accurately, so end users can perform emailing activities without breaking the continuity.

This software tags the migrated content on the source and destination to avoid duplicates in migration. In order to overcome the resource constraints of Office 365, you can migrate only a selected portion of the data to the cloud using the filtering option of the tool but to quicken up migration you can deploy multiple agents and run multiple migration jobs simultaneously. LepideMigrator for Exchange allows to schedule the migration at specified times and there is no need for administrators to supervise the migration for long hours as it is fully automated.

By configuring alerts, you can also receive emails on job status, job completion, or job cancelation while a reporting facility provides details of every step of the migration. And most importantly, you have the option to undo the entire migration. All these advanced facilities make the LepideMigrator for Exchange the most widely used Exchange to Office 365 migration tool.

LepideMigrator for Documents (LMD) :

LepideMigrator for Documents (LMD) helps to migrate data from file servers and Exchange/Office 365 public folders to SharePoint Online (Office 365). It can be used for SharePoint Server to Office 365 migration as well. Using this tool provides early warning of any challenges in the migration while performing migration according to the priorities of the organization. This is one of the simplest tools available for the file server or SharePoint to Office 365 migration.

LMD, prior to the actual migration, conducts pre-migration analysis in which the software checks the data to be migrated for illegal characters and illegal end strings in file names. It validates the files sizes and file extensions too, enabling all the migration issues to be dealt with prior to migration. Using this software, one can change the file names and URLs automatically too.

During the migration, it moves file server and public folder data along with their meta data and permissions. You can copy the data from the source and paste it to the destination. It helps in selective migration using its filters—date wise, file wise, and user-wise. Additionally it supports migration of Sites, Sub sites, Lists, Libraries, Items, etc., from SharePoint Server (on-premises) to SharePoint Online (Office 365).

Administrators are freed up during the process as the migration is automated, ensuring valuable time savings. You can also perform bulk migration using a CSV file to save time and resources. The software connects with multiple sources and destination sites/URLs simultaneously to perform the migration quicker. You can also think of running multiple instances of the software in parallel to accomplish migration jobs in time.

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