Q: (from numerous partners and customers)
I am interested in Microsoft Office 365 with archiving, but I have an existing archiving solution today. Can I import my existing archive into Office 365?
First off, if you are not familiar with Office 365 archiving, allow me to direct you toward the blog post from my peer Tim Tetrick: Office 365 Archiving.
But there are two changes that make Office 365 archiving even better:
- Import Service
This service, announced on May 15th, 2015 and still in preview, will allow the upload and import of a PST file online OR you can ship Microsoft a physical drive with the PST file. More details can be found at: Making email archive migration easier with the Office 365 Import Service
- Auto-Expanding Archive:
Announced on June 3rd, 2015, this capability will increase the archive allocation for a business without needing to contact Microsoft support. More details can be found on the official blog: Announcing auto-expanding, highly scalable archives for Office 365 email