Providing QUB’s Exchange users with an increased mailbox was the first priority in this planned cloud migration. Alongside the need for capacity-on-demand, this made Microsoft 365 the best-fit solution.
As the vast majority of QUB domain users are students, migrating these accounts to the Cloud removes a significant drain on the resources and time of the organisation’s IT department. Bringing in our team further ensures that the configuration and migration is handled expertly, efficiently, and without placing unnecessary additional demands on the internal IT staff.
QUB was an early adopter of Microsoft 365. Having our engineers architect a site-specific solution within the platform allowed for the initial challenges to be met and the migration to be carried out seamlessly, and without disrupting the University systems at large. This was a large and complex hybrid messaging environment incorporating Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010 and Exchange Online (Office 365).
QUB required a universal login/logout landing page, regardless of final mailbox destination. This was facilitated by custom-portal development, incorporating authentication redirection and logout redirection. The Microsoft 365 custom configured solution allows users to keep the same email address and domain ‘for life’.