FAQ: Office 365 Exchange Online Hybrid Migrations

19. January 2017 Technical 0
I think I get more traffic and questions about this topic than just about any other. A lot of people send in comments or contact requests asking about things that I know I have already written about. But, apparently I haven’t done a good job of capturing this information in one single place yet. This ...

How to: Express Migration to Office 365 Exchange Online

12. January 2017 Technical 52
For a long time, I have been advocating for hybrid style migrations from Exchange On-premises to Exchange Online with Office 365, regardless of whether you are a small, medium or larger-sized enterprise. The reason being, it is a much better end user experience, and does not require manual reconfiguration of Outlook clients. A seamless switch-over ...

Step-by-Step: How to upgrade a Legacy Hybrid Exchange Server to 2016

27. October 2016 Technical 2
One of the most common frustrations I hear from readers and clients alike is the requirement for keeping a hybrid Exchange server around, even well after all of your mailboxes have been moved to the cloud. Microsoft’s official stance regarding hybrid is this: If you remove the last legacy Exchange server from your domain in a ...

Email migration paths from SBS/Exchange to Office 365

09. June 2016 Technical 2
Whether you are a small business migrating from SBS Server 2003, 2008 or 2011, or a mid-sized business operating with Exchange On-premises (or even if your email system is hosted), there is probably a migration path available for you. Here are various methods you would have to choose from based solely on what version or type of source environment you’re ...

Get Rid of My Servers!

02. May 2016 Business, Opinion 0
If the cloud is supposed to be so great, then why do so many small businesses still have servers? It is a fair question. The truth is, you probably do not need to maintain servers on-premises, but that doesn’t mean you won’t still want to. The majority of small businesses (the “S” in SMB) have very similar ...