Migrate Office 365 to Amazon Workmail

Anurag | November 24th, 2017 | Migration, Updates

No doubt, Microsoft Office 365 is one of the most leading application among the large range of end users. Multiple organizations or professionals have involved in its usage due to several features offered by it. However, the number of cases have been reported where the users are not satisfied with its service. Due to continuously increasing complexity and issues, many users tend to migrate from Office 365 to Amazon Workmail. It has been observed that Amazon Workmail is a secure email application. It will be able to access all messages, contacts, and calendars using email programs like Microsoft Outlook, native iOS and Android email applications, and so on. In the following section, we are going to discuss to let users understand how to migrate from Office 365 to Amazon Workmail in a clear way.

Problems Faced Using MS Office 365

While using MS Office365 many users have faced certain problems, which have necessitated them to migrate from Office 365 suite or move from O365 to AWS. Some of the frequently made queries include:

“I am not able to sync my all emails in Office 365 suite as every time I attempt to open a file, this email program keeps asking about my password. Even I have already entered my password multiple times but it does not allow me to configure and access my account. Kindly help me how to solve this synchronization problem.”

“Yesterday, I have tried to send multiple messages to MS Office 365 but it did not permit me to send all messages. All the messages got assembled in the Outbox folder for a long time. Kindly suggest me any suitable migration tool so that I can transfer Office 365 emails to Amazon Workmail web application.”

“While using Office 365 suite, many times I have tried to insert an attachment. Most of the time, I received a warning message indicating that “Outlook is retrieving information from the Server”. Due to this error, it becomes very difficult for me to share all emails with my clients. Kindly assist me how to fix this or help me to migrate to Amazon AWS account.

Migrate Office 365 to Amazon Workmail

Go through the following steps by which users can migrate emails from Office 365 to AWS (Amazon WorkMail). Let’s take a look:

Step 1. Create or Enable Users in Amazon WorkMail

While creating the new user, Amazon WorkMail web application will create multiple mailboxes for them. Nevertheless, users can log in and access their emails from Amazon WorkMail, mobile phone, or MS Outlook on Mac platform or PC. Follow these steps to migrate Office 365 to Amazon Workmail (AWS).

Create a new user

  • Firstly, click on this link https://console.aws.amazon.com/workmail/ and open the Amazon WorkMail console
  • If necessary, then, you can change the region. From the navigation bar, decide the region that meets your comfort. For more details, you can see Regions and Endpoints within the Amazon Web Services General Reference.
  • On Organizations window, select the organization’s alias from a list of organizations
  • From the navigation pane, choose Users to view the entire list of all users within the directory, including disabled, enabled, and system users
  • Next create a new user, Click to select option Create User
  • On Add the details for your new user screen, enter the first and last name, username, and view the particular name and then, click Next
  • On the Setup email address and password wizard, type the email address and actual password and select Add user option

Step 2: Migrate Towards Amazon Workmail

During conversion from O365 to AWS, you have to promote Amazon Workmail user as a migration administrator. You can mention migration administrator in the following ways:
Add a new user migration_admin inside Amazon Workmail console or also create the user migration_admin within the Active Directory and enable a particular user for the Amazon Workmail application
On Amazon WorkMail console, navigate towards Organizations settings from the Migration settings and choose Edit button. Afterward, you need to specify a user that you have been designated as a migration administrator for the migration_admin field.

Step 3: Use Automated Solution to Migrate Office 365 to Amazon Workmail

Well, end users can use trusted third party tool that allows to transfer data from Office 365 to Amazon Workmail web application. One of the best software is SysTools Amazon WorkMail Migration Tool that can help the user to perform complete conversion in an efficient and convenient way without any data loss. So, its better to have some automated solutions that can help the user to easily migrate data from O365 to Amazon Workmail account easily.

The Bottom Line

Office 365 and Amazon Workmail both are the most dominant cloud-based services. Apart from this, moving data from one platform to another is not at all an easy task. During data conversion users have faced certain problems to migrate to Amazon AWS. Thus, in the above section, we have described manual as well as automated solution that will help to migrate Office 365 to Amazon Workmail without any fear of data loss.