Office 365 Cutover Migration with Outlook
Posted on 2014-09-11
We have completed the sync portion of our exchange 2010 migration to Office 365 and are now ready to move into the cloud. I have a few questions which I have not found satisfactory answers to; if anyone can provide clear answers, I'd appreciate it.
- The best way to set up the new Outlook profiles. We have 175 users who need to have their Outlook and Iphone accounts switched. The prevalent answer is to do them one at a time manually, Clearly this is not a desirable approach! Surely their must be some kind of group policy or migration tool solution?
-We will be setting up Single sign on and syncing with our local Active Directory. The advice on the guides I've read is to keep a local copy of Exchange running with this solution. Why? Is this necessary? Do I need to have all the users licensed a second time? Can we do without it?
-Finally, assuming we can get all the profiles switched over, are we going to experience huge slowdowns while all the accounts sync out of the cloud the first time everyone logs in?
Hope these questions make sense. Thanks again for the help.