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The users of GroupWise enjoy the services of a collaborative platform which handles email management, contacts, documents, and Personnel Information System (PIS). But with the advancement of cloud technologies, businesses are moving to more flexible cloud platforms like Office 365. Office 365 incorporates some essential tools of Microsoft like MS Office Suite, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business, Yammer, etc. You can enjoy the benefits of all these tools in a single plan, and you can also access them from anywhere. That’s why the businesses want to move their entire data to Office 365, and here the search begins for a suitable method or a tool to migrate from GroupWise data to Office 365. Also, many organizations migrate from GroupWise to on-premises Exchange and then utilize the hybrid deployment facility to take advantage of Office 365 features.
One challenge in the migration of GroupWise of Office 365 is locating and migrating the GroupWise archive. Because the archive is present on the local drive or a network folder, and it is the GroupWise client that decides the location of the archive, it is difficult for others to find the archive location. If you are not able to find the archive, then the migration will be incomplete and probably error-prone.
That’s why you should use a proper migrator tool that is familiar with the environment of GroupWise. Kernel for Novell GroupWise to Exchange is a migrator tool that has an option for selecting the archive mailbox directly from its location. It takes only a minimum number of steps in completing the migration, and you can save the data directly to either Office 365, live Exchange, or Outlook PST.
Let’s go through the simple process of migration from GroupWise to Exchange/Office 365
Here is the process from the beginning:
The process of migrating the Archive data to Office 365 is entirely similar to the process for Exchange. Here, you need to input the details for Office 365 credentials; click the OK button.
The further process remains the same as for Exchange, including the mapping of the mailboxes and applying filters.
Kernel for Novell GroupWise to Exchange helps GroupWise users who want to adopt the more advantageous platforms like Exchange Server and Office 365. It has a straightforward user interface that facilitates easy selection of the GroupWise mailbox data, filtering of the data and mapping to the destination. After the migration, you can visit the destination and access the data.