A few weeks after completing the migration from Gmail to Office 365, I’m pretty happy with the improvements. For now, I think the Office 365-based approach with a hosted Exchange Server is everything I need to efficiently manage e-mail on multiple devices and online. I like the ability to quickly and easily install and configure a full version of Microsoft Office on multiple computers without additional licensing charges, activation, and manual license tracking. With the addition of new features like the Microsoft Office App Store, I think the overall experience will continue to improve. Of course, if I do decide to make changes, I’ll plan to post the details on this blog.
Blog Post Index
Here’s a complete list of the posts related to my move from Gmail to Office 365 (in suggested reading order):
- 1) Reasons for Moving from Gmail/POP to Office 365
- 2) Office 365: Benefits and Features
- 3) Migrating from Gmail to Office 365
- 4) Office 365 Issues and Considerations
- 5) Summary: Moving to Office 365 (this post)
Resource for More Information
In my quest to migrate from Gmail to Office 365, I found a lot of useful information from places around the Web. I have tried to avoid re-writing information that’s better covered elsewhere, and I recommend the following links for more information:
- The Office 365 Blog: This is Microsoft’s official blog for the Office 365 program, and it’s a good place to find official announcements and related features and tips.
- The Microsoft Office 365 Technical Community: This site includes a wealth of expert-written posts related to Office 365, and the forums allow you to post your own issues and learn from others. The Wikis also provide for a good basic knowledge based of common solutions.
- What’s new in Outlook 2013 Preview (Microsoft TechNet)
- Paul Thurrott’s Supersite for Windows: Paul’s articles provide both concise and in-depth technical information on new features and service offerings from Microsoft.
- Outlook Versus Gmail: A Feature Comparison (LifeHacker)
I’d like to hear others’ questions and experiences with Gmail, Office 365, and other online services, so please feel free to add a comment here. If you have an in-depth technical question, though, it might be best to post to the Microsoft Office 365 Technical Community Forums.