Migrating from Google Mail to Microsoft 365

Cross-platform migrations are a little more complicated than a basic tenant move. But that doesn’t mean they have to be hard. With MigrationWiz it’s easy to move all components of Gmail – including mail, calendars, and contacts – to Microsoft 365. And with the latest in our video tutorial series, you can migrate like a pro after only 30 minutes of education.
Mark, our migration expert, is in command of the MigrationWiz console again, showing the sequence of steps that will move your workload without disruption or complication. Use the video as a training module or as a brush-up before you start your project.
What you’ll learn in this video
In order to migrate Gmail to Microsoft 365, you’ll need to first do some prep at both the source and the destination. Learn the steps and where to find critical information so you don’t have to hunt around. This video uses live Gmail and Microsoft 365 accounts to demonstrate a migration, including:
Preparing the source. You’ll first need to do some work on the Google side in order to allow access to the data. You’ll add the correct APIs, then set up and establish the scope of the service account. Finally, you’ll see how to turn on admin rights.
Setting up the project. With the MigrationWiz console it’s easy to create a new project, then add the source and destination.
Configuring the destination tenant. On the Microsoft 365 side, you’ll learn how to register the application, adjust settings, apply API permissions, and set up application impersonation using PowerShell.
Executing the migration. Before clicking “migrate,” you’ll see where and how to put in Advanced Options, add items, apply licenses, and verify credentials. Then, watch as the migration happens right before your eyes. Mark will also show you what to do if the mailboxes you’re moving contain large amounts of data.
Handy hints from an expert
In this video you’ll get the information you need to complete a successful Gmail to Microsoft 365 migration, including how to use BitTitan Help Desk articles every step of the way. These guides are updated frequently to make sure they have the most current information. For many actions, you’re encouraged to simply cut and paste commands.
You’ll also get important recommendations on security practices for a safe migration. You’ll learn about different ways to add items, why you might choose to pre-stage your migration, and ways to handle errors.
Check out our growing library of MigrationWiz tutorial videos and access them any time you like. They’re all part of the BitTitan commitment to successful, easy migrations that always make you look good.
Watch the video here, and contact our sales team for more information.

The vCSO Market Opportunity: Why and How

This post was originally published on this siteBruce McCully, CSO, Galactic Advisors Organizations of every kind face a diverse and ever-expanding range of serious threats as they implement more technology—and thereby become increasingly technology-dependent. These threats include ransomware, data theft, insider malfeasance, and failure to fulfill regulatory mandates regarding the protection of customer information. So …

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Google Workspace Set Up and Migration

“The MigrationWiz product has assisted us in multiple migration projects. The tools are very powerful and automate processes that would have taken exponentially more time, resulting in better profit margins for our company and a much more affordable bottom line for our clients. The pay as you go model is extremely flexible and works great for migrations both small and large”

MigrationWiz Quarterly

There’s a lot going on here at BitTitan, and we want to make sure you don’t miss any of it. Here’s the latest product information along with opportunities to increase your skills or come visit us in person. Click the links to learn more.

Here’s the latest in MigrationWiz features and upgrades:
Conversation Fidelity in Teams-to-Teams Migrations – ‘Document Versions’ and ‘Document Metadata’ are now available as a default settings for Teams-to-Teams migrations. You can migrate up to 25 document versions including the current version. In addition, custom metadata columns can now be created at the destination document library before metadata values are migrated. This allows you to retain the user collaboration structure in the destination environment after the migration.
Migrating from GoDaddy – You can now use MigrationWiz to move from GoDaddy to Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, or Microsoft Teams. This includes all email components as well as server-side rules, folder permissions, and calendar acceptance status emails.
Google Groups Migration Updates – Now you have the option of selecting ‘Mailbox’ or ‘Archive’ during a Google Groups to Microsoft 365 shared mailbox migration project. We’ve also updated the Google groups summary page to include comprehensive migration guides.
Level Up Your Expertise
Knowledge is power, and there’s nothing stopping you from becoming a MigrationWiz power user with all this great information at your fingertips. Our new Master Class series introduces you to some less-well-known features and options. And check out our step-by-step video tutorials – you can use them to brush up on your own skills or to train your team.
MigrationWiz Master Class – Add to your knowledge with briefings on User Mapping, Recipient Mapping, and Google Shared Drive to SharePoint migrations.
Video Tutorial: Navigating the MigrationWiz Console– Our BitTitan expert gives you a tour of the MigrationWiz command center using a mail migration as an example. This is just the latest in our series of tutorial videos.

We always learn a lot when we interview our customers or take a deep dive into a specific industry. There’s nothing like real-world stories to give you ideas for how you can optimize the benefits of MigrationWiz. Here are a couple recent stories:
Case Study: SoftwareOne – Read how Chris Chesley and his team help manage mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and companies transitioning to a digital workplace.
School Break: A Chance to Brush Up on Cloud Migration – Learn about all the ways the cloud is transforming education and how to get special educational pricing on MigrationWiz licenses.
BitTitan Live!
Come see us in person at these hands-on Microsoft 365 events. (Pro tip: Add a couple personal days and beat the heat while you explore our breathtaking Pacific Northwest). Here’s where you’ll find us:
TechMentor @Microsoft in Redmond, WA – July 17- 21, 2023
Take your skills to the next level with in-depth training and knowledge sharing so you can better deploy, manage, and support Microsoft products and technologies.
365 EduCon @Seattle Convention Center, WA – August 21-25, 2023
Bringing you the world’s leading experts in Microsoft 365, SharePoint, Power Platform, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva, and Azure – with content designed to fit every experience level and interest.

The following issues have been addressed:
Single recovery mode – Users were experiencing a situation in which Exchange was entering import single recovery mode when throttling was detected. This issue was fixed by extending the wait time to avoid EWS dropping into single recovery mode.
Dropped messages – To avoid having to execute multiple migration passes in order to get missing data, MigrationWiz will now capture dropped messaged from AMR job queue.
Identify and improve logging – Users were finding that the manifest object count provided after the AMR call was incomplete. MigrationWiz now compares the root object count API to the AMR job manifest to confirm accuracy.
Bogged down memory – We’ve instituted a new memory release strategy to address ‘Queued’ and ‘Very Slow’ migrations at our US Datacenter.

Contact us if you have any questions about what’s new with BitTitan, or if we can help you choose licenses and get started with a migration.

Breaking Into New Industries: How to Diversify Your Customer Base

This post was originally published on this siteMany managed service providers (MSPs) avoid specializing in several verticals, which could lead to a missed opportunity to grow their business. The overall goal is to expand the pool of prospects while not having to compromise the quality of service you’re delivering to existing customers.  There are several …

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Exploring the benefits of Kaseya’s Remote IT and Security Management Certification Course with FIU Dr. Leonard Simon 

This post was originally published on this siteIn today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, the demand for skilled IT professionals who can effectively manage remote IT infrastructure and ensure robust security measures has never been greater. As the world embraces these technological changes, organizations are seeking individuals equipped with the knowledge and expertise to navigate the …

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Navigating the MigrationWiz Console

The MigrationWiz console is the command center for all your migrations. If you’re new to MigrationWiz, or if you’ve only used it for a single migration type, a quick tour around the console will give you the tools to perform migrations with more confidence. Our newest video tutorial provides a valuable overview of the console.
In this tutorial, a BitTitan expert walks you through all the steps using a mail migration as an example—from setting up the project to post-migration.
What you’ll learn in this video
With a single sign-in you’ll have access to all your migration projects—even if you have multiple customers. The starting dashboard shows each project’s status and an overview of your available licenses. Your tour of the MigrationWiz console includes the following:

Getting started: How to select the project type and create a new project. You’ll then see how to add customers as well as source and destination information.
Adding items to the project: Different ways of adding items to be moved include quick add, bulk add, and autodiscover. Find out which method is advised depending on the quantity of users and data.
Kicking off your migration: You’ll verify credentials before the migration begins, then review your current MigrationWiz licenses, apply them to the project, and purchase additional licenses as needed.
Testing your setup: You’re advised to do a trial migration before moving to the real thing. You’ll see how to run a test on a single user to make sure you’ve got everything set up correctly.
Executing the migration: Learn how to schedule a pre-stage migration, and when this step makes sense in order to speed your final cut-over and minimize user disruption. Finally, you’ll see how to schedule the final migration for any time that’s convenient for you and your customer.
After the migration: You’ll get information on how to address errors, re-set items as needed, and even configure Outlook.

You’ll use your MigrationWiz console to manage all different types of migrations. Since MigrationWiz handles a wide variety of sources, destinations, and data, there’s no need to get a different tool for different migrations.
This new video, Navigating the MigrationWiz Console, is a great place to start if you or someone on your team is new to MigrationWiz. Our tutorial library now includes half a dozen topics on video that you can watch any time to prepare for a specific migration or to expand your knowledge.
Watch the video! 

MigrationWiz Master Class: User Mapping

We built MigrationWiz to handle all types and sizes of migration projects. It’s fast and easy for standard data and mailbox migrations; full-featured and customizable for more complex scenarios. Our MigrationWiz Master Class series introduces you to options and techniques that will boost your expertise so you can deliver a smooth migration every time.
User Mapping: Streamline Your Teams Migration
MigrationWiz users are always looking for ways to make migrations more efficient and more accurate at the same time. User mapping solves the problem of handling large number of users; making sure their data gets moved accurately without disruption. Here’s what you need to know:
What is it? User mapping is a bulk way to make sure Teams users end up in the correct destination post-migration.
When will I use it? In a Microsoft Teams migration with a large number of users.
What do I need to make it work? You’ll need a current version of the BitTitan SDK (software development kit). Instructions for downloading the BitTitan SDK are here. Before running the PowerShell command, you’ll prepare a CSV file using the example provided.
How do I learn to use it? Read Microsoft Teams Migration – How do I apply user mapping for a large number of users? on the BitTitan Help Center.
Is there anything else I should know? Keep in mind that in a Teams migration you can select specific teams to migrate, but you can’t migrate a subset of users within a team.
What are some examples? User mapping is recommended for any Teams migration with more than 150 users.

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