by Sharon Collins, Microsoft U.S. Cloud Partner Lead

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For Microsoft Cloud Program members in the United States (Microsoft Cloud Essentials Pack and Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Program), I am pleased to extend an exciting offer from Quest Software to help you quickly migrate to Microsoft Office 365. Use your Office 365 license grant from your Cloud Essentials or Cloud Accelerate benefits and migrate your first 25 mailboxes to Office 365 at no additional cost using Quest Software’s software-as-a-service solution, Quest OnDemand Migration for Email.

Overview

  • Migration. Cloud Essentials and Cloud Accelerate members located in the United States can migrate up to 25 mailboxes to Office 365 at no additional cost. Quest Software Terms of Use are at http://www.quest.com/legal/. Offer ends December 31, 2012.
  • Supported email platforms. Microsoft Exchange 2000 and above, Microsoft Live@edu, Microsoft BPOS, Gmail, GroupWise, and Sun ONE/iPlanet.
  • Support. You receive support from Quest's award-winning support team for your migration.
  • More than 25 mailboxes. After your first 25 migrations, you may purchase additional migration licenses for $10 USD each from Quest Software.
  • Migrating made easy. Sign up for the service and begin your migration.

How to get started to migrate your 25 mailboxesimage

  1. Send an email to usmpn@microsoft.com to let us know you would like to participate in the Quest Software offer to migrate your internal users to Office 365.
  2. We will respond to you within one business day of receiving your request to participate, and confirm your Cloud Essentials or Cloud Accelerate membership.
  3. Once we have confirmed you are eligible for this offer, you will receive the details you need to get started migrating your users to Office 365.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is Quest OnDemand Migration for Email? Quest OnDemand Migration for Email is an online service that helps migrate users to Office 365, on-premises Exchange 2010, or hosted Exchange 2010 email platforms without requiring organizations to install or maintain additional software for the move. Administrators have the option of migrating multiple users simultaneously or in a phased approach, as well as filtering unwanted data to help shorten the time it takes to migrate.
  • Where does Quest host OnDemand Migration for Email? Quest OnDemand Migration for Email is a software-as-a-service solution that simplifies migration without the need for traditional software deployment and maintenance, built and hosted on the Microsoft Windows Azure infrastructure.
  • Can I migrate more than 25 mailboxes using OnDemand Migration for Email? Yes. Each additional mailbox (after the first 25) is migrated for the price of $10 (USD) per mailbox. This includes full support from Quest’s support team during your migration. The service for the additional mailboxes will be billed monthly based on the number of actual mailboxes migrated during the previous calendar month.

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