Solved

Office 365 Migration - Public Folder Strategy

Posted on 2015-01-14
2
628 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-15
Greetings.  Here is our current environment:

Exchange 2010 (SP3)
19 Public folders in one public folder database
18 Public folders are mail-enabled so that external senders can send e-mail to them
1 Public folder is a shared Out-of-Office Calendar

We wish to migrate our public folders/mailboxes to Office 365.

Microsoft has a "serial migration" solution with 7 Powershell scripts and dozens of steps to follow:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj983799(v=exchg.150).aspx

I am thinking of creating a new public folder structure and simply exporting our existing public folders to PSTs and then importing them into the corresponding public folders.

1. Has anyone done this exactly ?
2. For the calendar, would it just be better to create a shared mailbox ? or keep it a public folder ?
3. When public folders are "mail-enabled" in Office 365, what is the associated e-mail address ?

Thanks much.
-Stephen
0
Comment
Question by:lapavoni
2 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
Vasil Michev (MVP) earned 500 total points
ID: 40550934
You can migrate 'manually' via PST if that's what you prefer, no issues there. It's basically the same process as importing in user mailbox. But, remember that you will need to reconfigure permissions if you go that route. If your users are familiar with working with PF, you can just keep the calendar there. There are no license requirements, so either solution will not cost you anything, it's just a preference. You can easily change the aliases for any mail enabled PF with:

Set-MailPublicFolder 'First Public Folder' -EmailAddressPolicyEnabled $false -PrimarySmtpAddress publicfolderone@domain.com
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:lapavoni
ID: 40551373
This is outstanding !  Once again, Thank You much.
-Stephen
0

Featured Post

Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Exchange 2016 OWA 3 61
Folder Assist on public folder missing outlook 2016 1 22
EXCHANGE, OUTLOOK, CALENDAR 12 40
Need a mirrored QA test site 2 6
A customer recently asked me about anti-malware and the different deployment options available for his business. Daily news about cyberattacks, zero-day vulnerabilities, and companies that suffered a security breach made him wonder if the endpoint a…
This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question