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Cutover Migration - Exchange 2007

I am trying to perform a Cutover migration from on-premise Exchange to Office 365.

I am currently trying to create a migration endpoint and am having an issue.

First, for whatever reason, I tried running the commands on the local machine "$TSMA = Test-MigrationServerAvailability -ExchangeOutlookAnywhere -Autodiscover -EmailAddress administrator@contoso.com -Credentials $credentials" and received an error message that the cmdlet was not found (tried in powershell v2 and exchange management shell)

I then connected poweshell to the office 365 account and ran the same command and after the command completed it did not say any info about it being successful.

I then tried the command "New-MigrationEndpoint -ExchangeOutlookAnywhere -Name CutoverEndpoint -ConnectionSettings $TSMA.ConnectionSettings" and received an error that the parameter set cannot be resolved using the specified named parameters.

I am extremely confused as to where and how I create the migration endpoint. Im guessing i would have to do it locally but the command cannot be found.

I appreciate any help,

Thanks
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What you need to do is simply enable Outlook Anywhere. You don't need to test this using PowerShell, you can navigate to ExRCA and run the Outlook Anywhere test:

https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/

Then, simply login to the portal and create the migration batch. Here's the article just in case:

http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/ff628719.aspx
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Unfortunately, with the new redesigned Office 365 interface it is not possible to simply follow those instructions.

A Migration endpoint needs to be created with the new layout or design.
If you are using the 'new office', pressing the New migration button will actually walk you over the steps of creating new migration endpoint as well (if this is the first migration you are running). Alternatively, you can first create the endpoint in EAC -> Recipients -> press the ... button -> Migration Endpoints -> New

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/jj874458(v=exchg.150).aspx#OutlookAnywhere

(look for the Create a migration endpoint for cutover and staged Exchange migration section)

Basically, you need to provide the username/password for on-prem admin account as with the previous version, or if that fails, manual settings (exhcange server and proxy FQDNs)

Once you have created the endpoint you can test it using the PowerShell commands above or ExRCA and continue with the migration.
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As far as I know EAC is only available on Exchange 2013, they are running Exchange 2007. This is why I am lost as far as the powershell commands not working.

I have followed the steps above to a T on the on-premise and Office 365 Powershells.
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Awesome, thank you vasilcho!

Worked like a charm. Microsoft should update that config to say that EAC is incorporate into Office 365 now too.