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Google Migrations: Go With the EDU Expert

11/10/2021
BitTitan Team
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While students and faculty are at home, it’s a good time for system upgrades that will enhance collaboration, access, and security. Many colleges, universities, and school systems are planning winter break migrations to move or consolidate tenants and even adopt new collaboration platforms.

If you’re using Google Workspace, MigrationWiz is the tool you need for migrating a wide variety of workloads: Mailboxes, documents, archives, and even collaboration platforms. You can take advantage of low education pricing to move from one Google instance to another, or from Google Workspace to Microsoft Teams. MigrationWiz handles all these workloads:

  • Gmail and Vault, including inbox, folders/labels, email, muted emails, contacts, calendars, and calendar notifications.
  • Drive, including files, folders, permissions, document history, comments, and more.
  • Shared Drives, including documents, permissions, versions, and metadata.

Great education pricing is one thing, but when you’re planning a migration, you should never skimp on experience, capabilities, and security. That’s why BitTitan has been the choice of educational institutions for more than 13 years.

Experienced experts are here to help

BitTitan has migrated thousands of students, faculty, and staff at hundreds of educational institutions all around the globe. While MigrationWiz is known for being intuitive and easy to use, you never have to go it alone, especially if your project is more complex. Our world-class Customer Success team are dedicated migration experts who can help you plan your project.

In fact, now is the perfect time to call so we can connect you with team members who have extensive experience in educational environments – including implementing complex Google Workspace migrations.

Fast, easy, and flexible

Educational institutions choose MigrationWiz because it’s fully automated and 100% SaaS. In fact, if you were expecting to sprint around campus in order to complete your migration, you may have to get your exercise some other way. With MigrationWiz you simply initiate your migration from one centralized dashboard, then use DeploymentPro – which is included – to automate Outlook configuration.

Don’t be fooled, though. Easy doesn’t mean basic. MigrationWiz is highly customizable with advanced options that give you full control over your migration. You’re always in charge of timing, testing, setup, and execution. You can also use project sharing to involve team members across departments for greater visibility and collaboration throughout the migration.

Top security with Azure datacenters

Security is top priority for every migration project, especially in educational settings. You’re responsible for protecting personal information from students and faculty, as well as proprietary documents and research. You must be able to ensure every bit of data is safe throughout the migration process. With MigrationWiz you get the extra security of Azure datacenters. And, your data is always encrypted and never stored.

With BitTitan by your side, you can get a lot done over winter break. So when faculty, staff, and students return, they might not even notice because they’ll be able to get started with the new semester without any disruptions.

Now’s the time to plan your migration

If you’re ready to implement a migration, there’s still time to put a plan in place. Contact us today to find out about education pricing for MigrationWiz and to learn how we can help make your migration a success.

At BitTitan we consistently get high marks for our attention to detail. We also hear from users that our documentation is second to none. So this month we’re announcing new features, updates, and help topic changes to make sure your migrations keep running smoothly. Here are highlights of what’s new and improved with MigrationWiz:

New in MigrationWiz – Migrate Channel Tabs in Teams

MigrationWiz Teams-to-Teams migrations now support the migration of additional tabs including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, and websites. These tabs will be migrated by default when Channel Tabs is selected at the start of the migration. This feature doesn’t support all tabs, including those for private chats and EDU or government tenants. Tabs for public channels linking to a location outside the team’s main document library, the private channel, or the team’s main document library will also not be migrated.

Refer to the Teams-to-Teams migration guide and FAQ for more details.

 

Improved personal site provisioning

OneDrive to OneDrive for Business (with Versions and Metadata) migrations now support personal site provisioning at the destination.

 

New Documentation – Hybrid Pre Flight Script

 The Hybrid Pre Flight Script provides a way to connect via PowerShell into the Migration Wiz backend and automatically check that all mailboxes in batches have a proxy address matching the appropriate mail.onmicrosoft.com domain. You’ll get a report at the end showing any mailboxes that will cause you problems during the migration.

Read the documentation on Hybrid Pre Flight Script here.

Migration Guide Updates

 The following guides have recently been updated to reflect the maximum individual file size limitation (60GB) for MigrationWiz. Additional changes have been made as well to keep documentation up to date with current product capabilities:

Exchange Mailbox Migration Troubleshooting

SharePoint & OneDrive Migration FAQs

Versions & Metadata Migration for SharePoint & OneDrive

HealthCheck for Microsoft 365

Teams Troubleshooting & Error Lookup

Use the Google Vault Extractor

Exchange Online (Microsoft 365) to Exchange Online (Microsoft 365) Mailbox Migration Guide

 

Click the links in this article to discover more about our latest changes. If you have questions about any of our new features and enhancements, contact technical sales or your account team.

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