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What is the Luxsci Platform?

This is the current server used by ZOL to host email services which will be decommissioned on 02/07/21. As part of our commitment to improve email & backup services, we are moving to Microsoft.

How do l know if my email service is on the Luxsci Platform?

Use the link below, if records point to sslzol.co.zw, that shows emails are hosted on Luxsci https://toolbox.googleapps.com/apps/dig/#MX/ and type in the part of your email address after the @ sign e.g. for the email address sales@teamzol.co.zw, you only type in zol.co.zw

Why the migration?

  1. The legacy Luxsci platform has become unstable, causing system unavailability. Migrating to the proposed platforms will ensure customers use more modern, secure, and robust environments.
  2. We have also partnered with Microsoft to provide Microsoft 365 and Azure cloud services. Storage and compute options on the cloud are more flexible and provides tools to enhance your emails and website capabilities.

What are Microsoft Services?

Microsoft offers a comprehensive, differentiated suite of cloud services that customers require. Microsoft 365 for Business is an integrated solution that brings together the productivity of Office 365 with the security of Windows 10. It’s a cost-effective, subscription-based cloud service that is specifically built for small and medium sized businesses like yours. It empowers your team to be productive every day with Office 365, no matter their locations.

Plus, you can use Windows 10 Pro to manage controls with automatic updates to securely protect your company’s data across devices – all from one simple administrative console.

What are the benefits of Microsoft Services?

The Benefits of Microsoft O365 are:

  1. Be more productive wherever you are. Connect employees to the people, information, and content they need to improve productivity and transform collaboration.
  2. Seamless integration with a host of collaboration, communication, and productivity tools.
  3. Hub for teamwork. Digital workspace enables teams and cross-functional teams to work together from a central location.
  4. Anytime, anywhere access to important documents, email, contact and calendar from any device.
  5. Flexibility. Microsoft 365 is a monthly subscription service, there is no requirement for massive upfront capital outlay.

What Microsoft services are available?

 Please refer to the table below to view the services available:

Feature LuxSci(Current platform) Exchange Online Kiosk Exchange Online Plan 1 Exchange Online Plan 2
License Period ZOL Decommissioning End of July 2021 Renewable Annually Renewable Annually Renewable Annually
User mailbox storage max Less than 1GB 2GB 50GB 100GB
Integration with Outlook YES NO YES YES
Mailbox storage max/structure Shared Mailbox Dedicated 2GB per User Dedicated 50GB per user Dedicated 100GB per user
Mailbox archiving max Not available Not available 50GB Unlimited
Mailbox preservation Not available Not available YES Add-on license needed
Data loss prevention Not available Not available Not available YES
Intelligent anti-spam filtering Not available Not available YES YES
Mailbox protected with premier anti-malware Not available Not available YES YES
Keep a copy of your email on the server Not available Not available YES YES
Shared calendars, groups, global address list, tasks Not available Not available YES YES

Will I lose any emails or data during the migration process?

When you migrate to Microsoft 365, our team can help move your emails and make them available on the cloud. Websites can be moved to Azure given you have access to your website admin panels for final reconfiguration on Azure.

How do I migrate to Microsoft 365?

Contact your Account Manager or email sales@teamzol.co.zw for assistance Sign up on Office 365. The Liquid Intelligent Technologies Cloud team will get in touch with the customer and assist with migration.