Public Folders in Office 365 hybrid


It is a fairly simple question, but one that Microsoft can't answer definitively.

We are running Exchange 2010 SP3 in hybrid mode against Office 365 and we have issues with public folders.

We have been trying to get PFs synced across the premises, but a tiny little line in the documentation, discovered yesterday says you can’t sync mail enabled folders and Microsoft haven’t a clue as this contradicts another document.

So the question is in two parts

a)	Can you sync mail enabled public folders across premises in hybrid mode? E.g. have you got it working?
b)	If the above answer is No, as is now my guess after wasting a month, can we have public folders in the cloud and on premise. I don’t mean synced, I mean cloud users have PFs and local users have on premise PFs, they all mail enabled, all 130 of them!

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Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
have you ready this script and make it working?

These scripts can be used for:

Initial creation of mail enabled public folder objects in the destination Active Directory for public folder migration from Exchange 2007 or 2010 to Exchange 2013
Synchronization of mail enabled public folder objects from cloud to on-premise Active Directory
Synchronization of mail enabled public folder objects from on-premise to cloud Active Directory
Synchronization of public folder mailbox objects from cloud to on-premise Active Directory
IanR-ansAuthor Commented:

Yes we have tried those and they don't work.

Just had a call from Microsoft "lead technical support", who advises they are up to their necks in PF issues and they are expecting a new release/fixes within a few weeks.

I won't hold my breath, but has anyone actually got this working?
Glen KnightCommented:
The scripts mentioned above are for migration from Exchange 2007 or 2010 to Exchange 2013 and then sync from Exchange 2013 to Office365.

I've never seen this work, but that said.  I've never tried.

My guess is for this to work successfully you will need to be using Exchange 2013 on-premise

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