Migratory patterns

It's a familiar story: Several years ago you paid a premium your software and things have changed a lot since then. Now it's time to move to a new place but where do you begin? This article explains how an IT team relied on a flexible sponsor, a round-the-clock schedule and a project manager with agile know-how to move 5,800 users to a new server. It begins by detailing the two phases of the project: first, the project team would set up the infrastructure that could communicate between the physical premises and Microsoft's cloud storage. Second, the team would migrate employees' software from Exchange 2003 to the 2010 versions and then to 2013. It then explains the benefits of moving to the latest software version and details how the team progressed without a benchmark for assessing how the project would proceed. The article looks at the IT team's objective and identifies how the project manager guided the implementation process. It describes how the project's first phase was completed by using an outside ven
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