As big organizations are migrating from on-premise emailing setup to a cloud-based environment, the best way to do so has been an area of interest for experts. The fact, however, remains that there is no good or bad way. An organization needs to take the call depending upon its specific requirements that include the number of users to be migrated, the size of the on-premise environment, the basic messaging surroundings as well as the prospects revolving around coexistence.
In this article, we’ll be featuring one of the easiest ways in which all existing Exchange mailboxes can be moved to Office 365.
The simplest way to perform Exchange 2007 to Office 365 migration
For our particular case here, we need a migration technique that’s capable of working with Exchange 2007. So the Hybrid technique is out. The IMAP method also is out due to its limitations. So in effect, both the cutover and the staged migration techniques should be optimal to migrate Exchange 2007 to Office 365. And this makes the method really simple or better for more than 2000 mailboxes, the staged migration and for less than that, the cutover migration. Herein, we’re discussing the steps to perform the cutover migration. Always, make sure to plan and test the migration before the actual implementation.