Choosing an Exchange migration to Office 365 is just the beginning of this process for administrators. Migrating all the content, troubleshooting the issues and then getting the settings just right in a new system can be overwhelming, especially with tricky legacy archives.
Even though it might appear that the Exchange migration to Office 365 is happening everywhere, transitioning to the cloud is not a black and white choice for every organization. On-premises servers still get the job done; however, Exchange Online offers a constant flow of new features and costs less in some cases. Administrators should also consider a hybrid deployment to get the benefits of both platforms.
Once you have determined the right configuration, you will have to choose how to transfer archived emails and public folders and which tools to use. Beyond relocating mailboxes, administrators have to keep content accessible and security a priority during an Exchange migration to Office 365.
This guide simplifies the decision-making process and steers administrators away from common issues. More advanced tutorials share the reasons to keep certain data on premises and the tricks to set up the cloud service for optimal results.
1Before the move-
Plan your Exchange migration
Prepare for your move from Exchange Server to the cloud by understanding your deployment options and tools to smooth out any bumps in the road.
Companies can take advantage of both the on-premises customizations and capabilities of cloud computing with an Office 365 hybrid deployment. Continue Reading
Microsoft's Express Migration automated setup gives administrators a head start to shift from on-premises Exchange to hosted email in Office 365. Continue Reading
To fully prepare for an Exchange Online migration, admins must plan for technical and organizational obstacles beyond moving mailboxes to the cloud. Continue Reading
Considering an Exchange hardware update? Determine if migrating to Exchange Online vs. keeping on-premises servers is right for you. Continue Reading
2After the move-
Working with Exchange Online
After you've made the switch to Office 365's hosted email platform, these tools and practices will have your organization taking advantage of the new platform's perks without delay.
Security personnel and administrators need to work together to weave an Exchange Online security net from Microsoft's cloud protection capabilities. Continue Reading
Definitions related to Exchange Server migration
Understand the terms related to moving Exchange mailboxes.
- Microsoft Exchange Server
- Exchange staged migration
- Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication Service (MRS)
- Microsoft Outlook on the web (formerly Outlook Web App, OWA)