Launched back in February 2019, Cloudiway has improved its Microsoft Teams migration tool over time, and the product is now robust and intuitive. It allows you to complete the entire Microsoft Teams migration from one tenant to another, with flexibility and confidence.
We’ve seen over the last year a massive acceleration in uptake in the use of Teams.
The expansion of MS Teams within companies and extensive accounts is a strong trend towards cloud computing and collaboration tools that will continue to develop.
It is not always a smooth process, especially in cross-tenant migration projects, including different collaboration solutions.
In this white paper, we discuss the various aspects surrounding MS Teams migration, and the role of a third-party tool such as Cloudiway. We explore what Cloudiway offers and how it addresses security and limitation concerns.
Migration is easy to manage, and the user in charge of the migration can follow the entire process and its progress in real-time from a single interface.
Therefore, migrations using the Cloudiway migration product for Teams tenant to tenant do not require any software installation and can allow quick and secure migrations.
Some features of the Cloudiway product for MS Teams migrations:
Careful planning and smart configuration are the keys to any successful migration. Aided by Cloudiway support, our customers have a proven, stepwise way to a successful, high-fidelity migration.
If you are moving files and mailboxes on the way, Cloudiway offers a package that covers all your needs, including consulting services to ensure your project is well-prepared and ready to migrate.
Following our Microsoft Teams Migration tenant to tenant Guide, Cloudiway automatically creates the team; therefore, it does not have to exist prior to the migration. If it already exists, data will be appended to it.
The Cloudiway platform needs to communicate with both your source and target domains. To do this, Cloudiway uses connectors. You will need to set up a connector for each source and target tenants.
For large projects, it is possible to create multiple connectors that will be used in parallel. Please contact Cloudiway migration specialists if you need to set up such a configuration.
Once you have created your connectors, Cloudiway gives you three different methods: Get List to automatically pull your groups and teams from your source or target, CSV import or, by creating your team manually.
Cloudiway plans to roll out more features and functionality for Teams migrations. If you didn’t find what you are looking for or have any concerns, do not hesitate to contact us.
The Audit feature is a great way to measure the number of channels, conversations, files and members before starting the migration.
Finally, the pre-processing tool creates the team at the target if it does not already exist. It ensures that the migration account will have all the necessary permissions during the migration.
Cloudiway provides a cloud-based application hosted on Windows Azure. It means that the software and data are centrally hosted and accessed by clients using a web browser and internet connection.
Additionally, Cloudiway’s SaaS benefits from Windows Azure’s certifications, ensuring the security of the infrastructure, network, and physical security layers of the Cloudiway cloud.
You can either create an Azure Active Directory Application manually or let the platform create one for you.
For total assurance, Cloudiway provides auditing tools, secure, authenticated data connections, and a logging system. More specifically:
*For the delta pass mechanism, the messageID of each email is used. This ensures that no data is duplicated.
We automatically delete inactive records after 90 days, or upon request.
Also, because the Cloudiway platform needs credentials to connect to the source and the target, you define connectors and enter credentials that will be used for the connection. These credentials are stored encrypted using AES 256.
For complete peace of mind, we recommend that you create a temporary migration account during your migration which you can delete at the completion of your project.
Finally, consulting services complete the solution and make it possible to rely on an expert consultant to implement your migration project to Teams.
“All was achieved 24h after the start, 1st time in my career after more than 10 years of migration. Cloudiway takes care of everything, Mail/shared mailboxes/Ressources/Teams/OneDrive, etc. You need one hour of consulting services to be sure everything is well set up before starting, but in a migration budget, this hour is nothing regarding the time you earn after in support issues…”
IT Manager at EyeD Pharma
“The Cloudiway Expert was fantastic to work with, very knowledgeable and helpful”
Director and Messaging Architect at Nero Blanco
“Microsoft Teams usage continues to grow worldwide, and migration between different teams or from different collaboration systems can be a requirement. With years of experience and a new interface, Cloudiway offers a solution to MSPs and IT Professionals.”
Director of Microsoft 365 Ecosystem marketing at Microsoft Corp
“The choice of the Cloudiway solution was a guarantee of success given the experience acquired over many years and the need to migrate Teams that only Cloudiway was able to offer on the market at the time.
Experience has shown that Cloudiway is the ideal partner.”
“Cloudiway has been exceptionally helpful throughout our implementation.
During the first day of our corporate partnership, they have been responsive and tireless in getting to the bottom of some teething issues.”
IT Infrastructure Team Leader
“Migration has been a non-event for IPSEN employees which was saluted by the governance! The transition was seamless and with complete availability of the messaging system and without any disruption for IPSEN users.”
Head of IT IPSEN
“Cloudiway allowed us to save considerable time during our Office 365 migration. The solution is fully automated to make work processes easier. The smooth migration process delivered real benefits for our business goals.”
IT Project Leader
“The migration and the platform was really helpful. We completed it in time without errors.”
Senior Infrastructure Architect Fidelity Bank
“Cloudiway solution was an important key to our success during the acquisition process. We migrated more than 1700 users from Gmail to O365 at lightning speed. Cloudiway is also a great partner when it comes to performance and support…”
IT Project Manager
“Cloudiway solves an important business problem for us by allowing Office 365 users to effectively work with and schedule meetings with Google users in our subsidiary company. It’s invisible to the end-user, but the benefits have greatly reduced the back-and-forth communication necessary for collaboration and enabled better business results.”
Director of IT, Acxiom
“The Cloudiway tool was very valuable in assisting us during our transition from our parent company to our own totally new tenant. Most of our users thought we simply changed their email address in the background – I couldn’t have asked for a better solution.”
Senior Infrastructure Architect CMD Group
“It’s very hard to explain just how successful the migration project is currently. Particularly when you consider the scale, data size, time constraints.”
Head of IT GAA
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