As Microsoft beefs up their online services, we can no longer compete and provide the same level of service as Microsoft on the products below. As a result we will no longer be providing the these services on the dates specified. Clients wishing to remain with Gotham will have the option to be migrated to Office 365 by our team.
At this time we do not have any plan to discontinue Hosted Exchange, however we do plan to discontinue POP or IMAP only accounts (formely known as LITE).
Since Microsoft has introduced Microsoft Teams, they have announced that they will be sunsetting Skype for Business. Because of this and because t is bundled with many Office 365 packages, we will no longer support on premises Skype for Business as of October 1st 2019. Clients using SfB should plan to migrate to Office 365. Customers have the option of acquiring Office 365 via Gotham, in which case the migration will be free of charge. Please contact email@example.com if you are affected and would like to transition your account to Office 365. This would transition your Exchange Email, Sharepoint and Skype for Business users. Migrations are performed using cutover technology with zero downtime.
Because of the deep integration between SharePoint, One-Drive and Exchange, our on premises SharePoint has become obsolete. As a result we will be discontinue our on premises Microsoft Sharepoint on November 1st 2019. Users have the option to move their accounts to Office 365. Please note that SharePoint installs with heavy customizations may not transfer over to 365 entirely. For additional information we ask that you reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Similar to other Microsoft online services, Dynamics Online provides a much richer experience than on premises. As a result we will discontinue on-premises Dynamics CRM on December 31st 2019. Affected customers should plan accordingly and can reach out to email@example.com for assistance with a migration path to Dymamics Online.
Hosted Exchange POP or IMAP Only Accounts
Starting on October 1st 2019, users on POP/IMAP only accounts will be transitioned to Full Exchange accounts. Full MAPI will become avaialble in addition to POP/IMAP. As a result these will be billed at the Hosted Exchange rate. Customers have the option to keep these accounts on Hosted Exchange as full accounts, or migrate to Office 365 Online accounts at a lower rate. Exchange Online Kiosk accounts start at $2 and allow for POP/IMAP access. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
While this is not directly a Microsoft SKU, we will discontinue support for Email Archiving as of November 1st 2019.
We appreciate your business over the years, and hope you will remain with us and allow us to provide you service on Office 365 platforms. The Microsoft cloud has changed the way email and business communications take place, and we must ensure that our pruct offering align with current market directions.
Friday, August 23, 2019