FullArmor Announces Worldwide Availability of Data Migration Tool for Microsoft Live@edu


Microsoft and FullArmor Will Offer MailPortal Migrator Tool at No Cost to Live@edu Customers

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FullArmor, a leader in enterprise policy management, today announced the availability of MailPortal Migrator, which simplifies the migration of on-premise Microsoft Exchange and Google Apps mail to the Microsoft Live@edu communications and collaboration service for educational institutions. FullArmor also announced that Microsoft has licensed MailPortal Migrator, and will make it available for free to Live@edu customers. It will be available for download from Microsoft and FullArmor after Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference.

“With MailPortal Migrator, FullArmor is providing schools around the world a cost effective, efficient way to move from their existing mail and calendaring system to Live@edu”

“With MailPortal Migrator, FullArmor is providing schools around the world a cost effective, efficient way to move from their existing mail and calendaring system to Live@edu,” said Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education for Microsoft. “We are pleased to be able to provide this capability to our Live@edu community so IT administrators can quickly deploy a best of breed communications and collaboration infrastructure so students and teachers can be more productive.”

MailPortal Migrator extracts the data from Outlook PST files as well as Google Apps mailboxes and migrates the mail, calendar and contact information to a Live@edu mailbox. This tool can be used by an end user to migrate their personal mailbox. The scope of the migration is customizable so that the user or administrator can pick and choose which data elements to move. For example, MailPortal Migrator can migrate just mail, calendar, or contacts, or any combination of these three categories.

For education organizations interested in bulk migration, MailPortal Migrator Admin can be purchased directly from FullArmor and its authorized partners. This MailPortal Migrator Admin version was utilized by the Kentucky Department of Education in their process of migrating 700,000 student, teacher, and staff Exchange mailboxes to Live@edu, which was the largest and fastest Exchange to Live@edu migration to date.

“One of our key requirements was to provide local school districts options to address the migration of mail, calendar and contacts from our on-prem Exchange infrastructure to Live@edu. FullArmor’s solution made this possible for us,” said Chuck Austin from the Office of Education Technology of Kentucky. “Our technical team in cooperation with Microsoft Consulting Services and FullArmor did a fantastic job.”

“Educational institutions that want to take advantage of Live@edu face the complicated and time consuming task of migrating mail, calendar, and contact data to the Microsoft cloud platform,” said Rich Farrell CEO for FullArmor. “MailPortal Migrator automates this process and eliminates a major barrier to the adoption of Live@edu. We are pleased to license this to Microsoft to help alleviate this barrier and accelerate adoption.”

Pricing and Availability

MailPortal Migrator will be available for download at no cost from the Microsoft and FullArmor websites beginning July 19, 2010. MailPortal Migrator Admin can be purchased directly from FullArmor and its authorized partners.

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