Get FREE Azure Storage from Microsoft for your Office 365 High Speed Migration

Get FREE Azure Storage from Microsoft for your Office 365 High Speed Migration

There exists the capability inside of the office 365 administration to create a storage account at Microsoft’s cost. The intention is that you use it for high speed migrations either Exchange or SharePoint. Navigate to the Admin Center in Office 365 and then choose the import option on the left (may require first release) Choose “Upload the Files over the network” Choose Get/Show Key and & URL on the Page You should now have an Azure Key that you can…

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Office 365 SharePoint Parallel High Speed Migration Powershell Example Scripts

Office 365 SharePoint Parallel High Speed Migration Powershell Example Scripts

Last week there was an announcement from the Office 365 team regarding the High Speed Migration Preview. It was first announced back in may at Ignite (First Look article here) and has been in trials by several ISVs as well as individuals (Find the announcement here). Directly linked from this announcement is an article talking abit more technically about the Migration Process that circumvents the CSOM throttling. This article (link) gives some observed performance numbers from .5GB/HR all the way…

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Turning off Telemetry for Office 2013

Turning off Telemetry for Office 2013

There have been several articles about privacy issues with Windows 10 and by extent Office. Microsoft does a pretty decent job explaining what it collects (at least for office) and how to disable it on this article: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj591589.aspx I condensed the registry commands into a single file which you can download here: TurnOffTelemtry Simply rename the .txt file to .reg and off you go. Or if you’d rather create your own file you can do so by copying and pasting…

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SharePoint Online Cloud High Speed Migration Test Summary

SharePoint Online Cloud High Speed Migration Test Summary

Thanks to Mikael Svenson for the helping generate data for these tests and providing feedback. Over the last couple months  I have been testing and experimenting with the new SharePoint Import Service provided by the Office 365 team. It is interesting to see where the investment dollars are going in the SharePoint team these days. Once I saw that the beta was opened to the public, I jumped at the chance to test it. It was a bit slow going…

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Speculation on the SharePoint 2016 Public Preview Release Date

Speculation on the SharePoint 2016 Public Preview Release Date

While researching the SharePoint Hybrid Search options that are being released, I happened upon this recently published support article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080169. As you can see in the article, the hybrid search functionality will released for public preview on September 7th, 2015. Back in July at the World Partner Conference, it was announced that the first preview of SharePoint 2016 was coming to the public in August. See this ITUnity article by Dan Holme for more information: http://www.itunity.com/article/sharepoint-2016-preview-released-august-2283 Knowing what was announced…

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