Email Migration: 4 most frequently asked questions of an office 365 migration

Which email providers can we migrate?

We can migrate any email provider to Office 365! We most frequently do the following: GoDaddy to Office 365 migration, IMAP migration to office 365, google apps to office 365 migration, Hotmail migration to Office 365, and On-premise Exchange to Office 365.

What can be migrated?

In short, everything.

If you’d like the long list, then: your inbox, personal calendar, shared calendars, contact list, blocked senders list, blocked domain list, distribution list, auto forward rules, all your domains, all SMTP addresses (aliases), standard groups, security groups, SharePoint, and your OneDrive!

How long does it take?

1 to 7 days. Depending on your need, we can even have it done after business hours (so your business is uninterrupted) and we can even work on the weekend. Microsoft policy sets the transfer limit to 10GB per user per day, with the cap at 70GB per user. If your inbox is larger than 70GB we ask that you do some spring cleaning before the migration.

Will the synchronization continue to occur up until the time of conversion?

Yes, the synchronization will continue to synchronize current emails until the “cut over” period. Outgoing or incoming emails during this period will be placed on hold, but will resume when connected to Microsoft Exchange, therefore no data or emails will be lost.

Looking to migrate your email to Office 365? Book a meeting here.

Email Security Tips: 3 ways to secure your email

You are the chief executive of a small business and you have 50 employees, you’re doing well for yourself. But it’s 2019 and you’re learning about criminals sending phishing emails, stealing your passwords, hacking into your Wi-Fi, and you don’t want to be a victim of this.

91 percent of cyberattacks start with a phishing email and 61 percent of all cyberattack victims are small businesses, which costs businesses like yours an average of $2,235,000 to fix. Do you have that money?

 The first step in protecting your small business from cyber attacks is securing your email. And because it only takes one employee to accidentally click a phishing email or scam, the more employees you have, the more likely you’ll be a victim to these attacks in your company.

Don’t share sensitive information over email

Do you share passwords, social security numbers, or credit card numbers over email? Don’t! Email is not encrypted by default, making it easy for anyone to eavesdrop or read your emails. Sometimes it’s really hard to stop yourself or any of the employees in your company from doing so, which is why Microsoft developed Azure Information Protection. This tool notices when an email contains sensitive information such as passwords or credit card numbers and can prevent an email being sent! If you need to share passwords or credit cards with others, use a password vault such as keeper to do so.

What if the CFO accidentally sends your financial statements to one of the employees that wasn’t supposed to receive it and finds out what everyone’s salaries are? It’s not unlikely, as 58 percent of people admit to having sent emails to the wrong person. Worse yet, what if an employee accidentally sends that sensitive document to someone outside of your company? Once again, Microsoft’s Azure Information protection can make it so that employees in your company that don’t have the proper ‘clearing’ or ‘credentials’ cannot open the document, even if they received it. This tool can also be configured to not allow anyone outside of the organization from opening your sensitive documents.

Send encrypted emails

If you are going to share sensitive information, then send it encrypted. Once again, most emails you send don’t contain anything sensitive, but your organization should encrypt documents like SOWs, employment contracts, health information etc… You can easily send encrypted emails using Office 365 email encryption.

Filter out spam, phishing emails, and malicious code

Even as a Cybersecurity Engineer, it can be hard for me to tell the difference between a phishing email and a real one as hackers are getting better at crafting immaculate emails. It’s better to take out the guessing altogether by enabling Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection, which uses AI to detect malicious code and phishing emails and removes them from your inbox, vastly reducing any opportunities for you and your employees of clicking on anything dangerous.

Want more hands on help with securing your email? Book a meeting here for a free consultation.

BeMo at Microsoft Ignite 2015

BeMo will be present at Microsoft Ignite 2015. If you happen to be at Ignite, please make sure to meet our team (Joel Lachance, James Bulmer, Bruno Lecoq) and learn about our hosting solutions for Microsoft Project, SharePoint, and Lync.

Looking forward a great conference in Chicago as well as reconnecting with all our colleagues, partners, and customers!

Bruno Lecoq
BeMo President

BeMo scheduled maintenance – April 22, 2015

BeMo will be performing a network and server maintenance for its BeMo Project Online and BeMo SharePoint Cloud services. These upgrades will be applied during the following maintenance scheduled on:

April 22, 2015 between 1:00 AM and 5:00 AM PDT (UTC-7)

Impact:

During this maintenance the following services will be interrupted multiple times for short periods of typically 5 to 10 minutes:

  • BeMo website and My BeMo Account page (www.bemopro.com)
  • BeMo Project Online 2010 (pwa.bemopro.com)
  • BeMo Project Online 2013 (pwa13.bemopro.com)
  • BeMo SharePoint Cloud 2010 (sp.bemopro.com)
  • BeMo SharePoint Cloud 2013 (sp13.bemopro.com)

Note to existing dedicated server customers: Access to your Project Server instance will not be impacted by this maintenance.

We can appreciate that the maintenance may not be convenient for everyone, but it is being performed in the interest of continuing to provide you with the best possible experience.

Thank you for your understanding.