I am working on a project to migrate 25 employee from nothing to the Office 365 cloud…
Now, we only have outlook with individual PST downloading messages from pop3, no emails are saved on the hosting server, so everything is locally on outlook 2003/2007/2010.
I am planning on migrate the whole office to the cloud using Office 365 Small Business Premium.
What am I planning to do is:
1. Create the Office 365 admin account
2. Verify domain
3. Create user accounts
4. Update to Office 2013 in all computers
5. Create a new profile with the 365 account
6. Import manually all data from latest PST file, using the IMPORT option from outlook
Technically this will work and it won’t take me that long because I only have 25 users, the problem is the following:
Once the mailbox is ready, receiving mail normally, I import the old pst into the new profile, Outlook 2013 automatically will upload every message to the cloud until the last message is uploaded, but, since I start uploading all the messages I can see on the bottom “UPDATIN INBOX”, this means it´s sending all the message to the cloud, but meanwhile outlook will not update and will not show up new messages until all folders has been updated, so it can take one or two days until all folders are updated so Outlook 2013 can show new email…
What can I do so they can see new mail while uploading old meesages?
Another question, If I set in Outlook 2013 to show only one year, all messages imported past that year will be uploaded right?, but they will be hidden?, and if I install another outlook with the same account then it will only download one year right?