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Offline Heather Reetz

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Transition to Exchange Online
« on: September 14, 2017, 10:46:42 am »
We are transitioning our email to the cloud.  We will continue to have an on premise Exchange 2013 server.  What has been your process if you've migrated and where have you routed mail?  Through M$ to on premise or vice versa? 
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Re: Transition to Exchange Online
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 03:41:48 pm »
Just curious - why have both? We gave up the on-prem box and haven't looked back. Don't miss Exchange!
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Re: Transition to Exchange Online
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 03:44:49 pm »
Same here
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Re: Transition to Exchange Online
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 05:26:02 pm »
Same here - no reason to keep an onsite box. Transition took about 2 days. This is one of the best moves I have done.
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Re: Transition to Exchange Online
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 05:33:20 pm »
By the way if the reason is to help the migration, there are many migration services, such as Skykick (which is what we used) that automate a lot of the process. You fire it up and let it cook - it'll sync over all mailboxes via Activesync, then once they're all 100%, it does a final pass and you're good to go switch DNS over.
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Re: Transition to Exchange Online
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 09:22:20 am »
The reason is to help with the migration.  We were thinking of moving gradually.

How many users to you all have?
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Re: Transition to Exchange Online
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2017, 12:23:53 pm »
on Exchange, 84 users.
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Re: Transition to Exchange Online
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 02:02:53 pm »
We moved approx 80 some mailboxes.

Again, using the migration tools, it will give you a live status - you start the migration ahead of time, and once it's "caught up" it's technically doing a live sync, its totally up to you then when to cut things over, and cutting things over is technically removing the mail profile from outlook and repointing it to O365, and then once that's all there (its still syncing), you point DNS to O365 and turn off the migration tool and you're there.
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