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Office 365 Migration - Public Folder Strategy

Posted on 2015-01-14
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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
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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
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This is outstanding !  Once again, Thank You much.
-Stephen
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