Office 365 sharepoint for public calendar or resource mailbox
Posted on 2012-09-14
We are going to implement office365 E3 plan.
Microsoft said that we will need to use resoure mailbox or sharepoint online to hold public folder in our existing exchange 2003 environment.
My questions are as follows:
1) how easy or hard to move our existing public folder to sharepoint instead of resouce mailbox online? If we migrate them to sharepoint online, can we just enable sharepoint for this feature (Public folder) without giving them all the sharepoint functionality temporarily.
2) If we use decide to use resousce mailbox online to start with, how do we migrate them back to sharepoint online?
Does it require a lot of efforts?
If you were in my shoes, which way you would like to choose? (The reason is that we would like to implement this office 365 project in phases, phase 1 is to only migrate our existing exchange users to office 365 exchange online and phase 2 is to use sharepoint. It is very hard to draw the line between two phases unless we migrate all existing public folder to exchange resource mailbox online)