Tag - SBS migration

Checklist: Preparing for the Migration from SBS to Office 365 & Windows Server 2016

Before you begin your migration from SBS 2008/2011 to Office 365 and Windows Server 2012 R2 or 2016, it pays to set aside 2-3 hours to review the existing environment, look for pitfalls, and set out your plan of attack. This is a checklist that helps me do just that.

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Hybrid Network Architecture Options & Pre-Reqs for SBS Migration to Office 365 & Windows Server 2016

In this post I will lay out some of the options to consider when replacing the late Small Business Server (SBS) product with a hybrid architecture. Along with the huge success of Office 365, many small businesses are realizing the benefits of a hybrid deployment model, where some infrastructure is kept on-premises, and other...
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Email migration paths from SBS/Exchange to Office 365

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...
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How to properly remove Exchange 2007/2010 from SBS 2008/2011 after migration to Office 365

Most small businesses that were invested in the Small Business Server (SBS) platform are migrating to Office 365. This means they no longer need to keep their on-premises Exchange Server. However, there is a proper way to remove the Exchange services from the SBS server before you dismantle it for good. Exchange should...
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Migration path from SBS to Office 365 & Windows Server 2016

So many small businesses adopted Microsoft's Windows Small Business Server (SBS) product--now that the product has been discontinued, these organizations tend to need a little more guidance regarding the migration path forward from SBS 2003, 2008 or 2011.

Do I still need an On-premises Windows Server?

With the option to move most SBS Server functions...
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How to Remove a Legacy Hybrid Exchange Server and migrate to Windows Server Essentials Office 365 Integration

If you performed a Remote Move migration from a legacy system such as SBS 2011 or Exchange 2010, and now you want to remove your hybrid server without losing the ability to sync passwords to Office 365, I have some good news for you: it's totally...
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How-to migrate Email from Small Business Server 2008/2011 or Exchange Server 2007/2010 to Office 365 with Zero Downtime

Update: Please refer to this newer article. Some of the details here are very dated--like there is no hybrid key anymore--and the activation only works on 2016, not 2019, plus we have minimal hybrid now, etc., etc. A "minimal hybrid" approach is preferred if you're just doing a quick...
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