TechValidate Research on Quest Microsoft Platform Management

Case Study: Small Business Computer Services Company


This case study of a small business computer services company is based on a February 2014 survey of Quest SharePoint Migration Solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Agentless solution, quick migration, no downtime and no impact.”


  • Solved the following challenges with Quest Software SharePoint migration solutions:
    • The risk of lost metadata, permissions, version history and settings
    • The risk of downtime and disruption to production systems and users

Use Case

  • Migrated from the following platforms using Quest solutions:
    • SharePoint 2010
    • SharePoint 2007
    • Exchange public folders
  • Migrated to the following platforms using Quest solutions:
    • SharePoint 2013
    • Office 365


  • Selected Quest SharePoint migration solutions for the following differentiating factors:
    • Client-side installation requiring no server agents
    • Ability to migrate from SharePoint, Google Drive, Windows file shares and Exchange public folders from a single tool
    • Simpler user interface
    • Better migration performance
    • Greater fidelity of migrated content and metadata
  • Reduced migration time by 81-100% using Quest SharePoint migration solutions compared to previous solutions

About This Data

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