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SBS 2003/Exchange to Office365/hosted exchange

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I currently have an SBS2003 server that is running our AD and exchange (about 20 emails and only 14 actual users). We are looking to migrate to office365 or some sort of hosted exchange. We will be replacing this server with a 2012 essentials server that will only run AD, not exchange.
I'm running a trial with office365 enterprise but I cannot migrate any emails to test due to our sbs2003 server being 32 bit and active directory sync requires 64 bit. What options do I have? I don't think I can really fully test office365 with just one or two of my current emails.
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easy, export each users mailbox to a pst file from outlook.

connect that user to 365.

import pst.

done.
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So do a cutover migration of emails then migrate sbs2003 server to the new server 2012 essentials. But there may be a brief time where the user accounts are not synced up? correct? Which isn't a big deal if it's short term.
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