Supporting Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures in Microsoft 365

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Customers undergoing mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures often need to transfer the ownership of their data between Microsoft 365 tenants. This session will be focused on new tools to help with cross-tenant content migration in Exchange and SharePoint.
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Great presentation and amazing much needed innovations!
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Exciting news! These are some of our most awaited features. Not only essential for M&A, but also for orgs with silo regional office tenants which needs migration to a single multi-geo tenant. Something we are looking to do but that is very costly and complex at the moment. Looking forward to the day we can define a satellite geo based on an external tenant with a single click, or configure cross-tenant hybrid AAD sync :) Thanks for investing in this critical area.
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@MelissaBathum @Robert Lowe This was a good overview of the capabilities and thank you for investing in these critical capabilities.   Can you share a link with additional documentation and requirements to use the migration tools you outlined in the video?   Thanks again.  

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@TGibson, here's the link to the public preview announcement for cross-tenant mailbox migration: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-blog/cross-tenant-mailbox-migration-in-now-in-p..., and the detailed documentation https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/enterprise/cross-tenant-mailbox-migration?view=o365-w....

 

There are links at the end of the presentation if you want to register interest in the other features that aren't in preview quite yet:

 

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Fabulous, this is going to make things a lot smoother for growing enterprises.

What will be the behavior for remote domains\ auto forwarding restrictions. Will it use the default or remote domain settings or behave like an internal accepted domain.

How many tenants can have it as an internal relay
Incase a tenant wants to be authoritative, guess the removal procedures will be similar.

Any plans or documentations for these would help.
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@MelissaBathum 

Great set of features !

Is there news regarding the display of the tenant name in sharepoint urls, or renaming of a tenant ? This is a big issue that will prevent the merging of 2 tenants, because the name of the tenant is often the name of a company and this can become a marketing/political nighmare.

 

Regards

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@Satyajit321 thanks for the feedback. We'll be producing the additional detailed documentation for the new features as they go to preview.

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This is an good start and I look forward to more maturation in this space.

In regards to Acquisitions/divestitures, we'd love to see the ability to move all/specific data for Teams and Yammer with full fidelity. This is a gap which we cannot currently address in our M&A scenarios.

 

For longer term cross tenant coexistence, in addition to people search would love to see the ability for permissioning across tenant boundaries for SPO/Teams (adding users from trusted tenants w/o needing guest accounts etc.). Easier means to a unified EXO OAB would be great too. 

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@MelissaBathum Hi, very interesting...but I can't find anything about migrating personal chat history for Teams users.

I'm not talking about a chat in a channel in a Team, but personnal chat history.

It seems like it's stored in a hidden folder in the Exchange mailbox, but it seems like mailboxes migration tools can't access this folder...this is a huge issue regarding merging of tenants...any info on this subject ?

 

Regards

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@MelissaBathum This is great news, who is eligible to request access to the preview.

Also when will documentation be available.

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