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02/07/2023
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Modern Auth for GCC High: How to Migrate in a GCC High Environment

If you’re an MSP working with the Department of Defense (DoD), or organizations that support the DoD, you already know that your customers have unique requirements for their cloud environments. Microsoft has established the Office 365 DoD environment specifically for DoD entities. Organizations that serve the DoD can qualify for a GCC High environment with equivalent security controls. GCC High stands for Microsoft 365 Government Community Cloud High, and it was developed by Microsoft for cleared personnel and organizations that meet stringent eligibility requirements. These are not exactly commercial Office 365 subscriptions. While they include the core Exchange Online, SharePoint, and Skype for Business features, there are some key feature differences. This is due to the increased certification and accreditation requirements of the infrastructure. It’s important to understand the differences in order to effectively serve your customers. And this matters when you’re doing migrations, too.

The right tool and the right guidance

If you’re being asked to migrate to or between DoD or GCC High environments, MigrationWiz has got you covered. In fact, some of BitTitan’s MSP partners are telling us that MigrationWiz is the only third-party solution they’ve found that can accomplish a migration within a GCC High environment with Modern Authentication. It’s important to choose a migration tool that has the capabilities to get the job done. You should also choose one that provides the depth of support so you can get it done right. Even if you’ve done a lot of migrations using MigrationWiz, a GCC High project will have certain nuances you’ll want to prepare for. That’s why we created this that walks you through how to scope, plan, and manage a GCC High migration. Study the guide before getting started and you’ll understand the differences between a regular Teams-to-Teams migration and one in a GCC High environment. The right knowledge and thorough preparation will help you streamline your migration and eliminate issues that could impact the success of your project.

Get the licenses you need

If you’re planning to migrate Microsoft Teams to another instance of Microsoft Teams in a GCC High environment, you’ll want to purchase the MigrationWiz Collaboration (Teams) license. This will allow you to move teams and components including channels, conversation history, chats, and more. With MigrationWiz you’ll be able to monitor and manage your project at the individual team level. With each license you can migrate up to 100GB for a single team, and you can use the license any time within 12 months of purchase. Preparing for your migration, however, won’t cost anything. If you don’t already have an account, you can set one up free on the BitTitan website. There you’ll also find our extensive library of articles, white papers, and guides so you and your team can build your migration expertise. BitTitan is a Microsoft Gold partner, which means we work closely with Microsoft to stay up to date on their offerings and make sure MigrationWiz is compatible with their applications and environments. If you’d like to find out more about how MigrationWiz supports DoD and GCC High migrations, contact us today.

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