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Public Folder Migration :
The best way to migrate your public folders and archives to the cloud


Public Folder migration to Microsoft 365


Public Folder Migration

Migrating legacy public folders to Microsoft 365 modern public folders can be tricky.

You may also want to migrate them to alternative destinations such as Microsoft Teams, shared mailboxes, or SharePoint Online.

Essential offers an impartial approach to finding the right solution and best approach for your project.


The benefits of our Public Folder migration solution

Migrate legacy Public Folders to a range of locations

  • Modern Public Folders: Easily migrate from Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, 2013, & 2016 to modern Public Folders online.
  • Microsoft 365 Groups: By migrating on-premises Public Folders to Microsoft groups you can enhance social collaboration whilst reducing management overheads.
  • SharePoint Online: Move regularly updated PF content (e.g., company policies) into SharePoint Online.

Migrate archived Public Folders

If you’ve been archiving Public Folders, we can move those too.

Virtually all legacy and current archive platforms are supported, including Enterprise Vault (EV), EAS, EMC EmailXtender, EMC SourceOne, Quest, Metalogix & many more.


Features of our Public Folder migration solution

Pre-Migration Analysis

Prior to migration you can analyse your public folders to size up the effort involved and make informed decisions on what needs moving and where…and whether it needs moving at all.

A Seamless User Experience

By checking for mail-enabled folders, data ownership, and permissions in advance you can ensure that public folders behave correctly for on-premises and cloud-based users as they migrate.

Zero Downtime

During your migration your business activities – including mail-enabled public folders – will continue uninterrupted, with the option to synchronise content between on-prem and the cloud.

Ability to Cope With Complexity

Modern public folders have many sizing requirements.  E.g., your legacy PF hierarchies may be too big to map directly into Microsoft 365.  We can help you tackle these issues in advance.


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What our customers have to say about us

What our customers have to say

The challenge was to migrate 11TB of Public Folders for our 5,000 users, which the Essential team carried out professionally with a minimum of downtime.

Kenneth Olsted, Norconsult AS
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What our customers have to say

“Thank you so much for a successful migration and all help and guidance on the way. You and your team have been very helpful throughout the project.”

Kenneth Olsted, Norconsult AS

What our customers have to say

“We found migrating our archived email and public folders to Office 365 was complicated, both from an IT & admin perspective. Given our long & successful relationship with Essential it was a natural step for them to manage the entire migration process.”

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Lars Henrik Folke Ossum, ICT Director L & S