What are the Exchange 2007 to 2010 Migration steps/best practices?

I'm going to interview tomorrow for a position, and it so happens that the current project they are working on is an Exchange migration from 2007 to 2010.

I have created accounts and in general configured and administered Exchange, but I haven't participated in a migration.

Can you please tell me what are the steps/best practices to attempt a migration like this?
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Honestly, if you do not know the process before hand I would be upfront about this. Sometimes stating you don't know something or have never done a particular project is better than trying to fudge your way through something.

People that are interviewing you will know Exchange and this process. At least they will look it up and know the answers before they interview you, so if you attempt to memorize the steps they will be able to tell.

Also you will be caught if they ask you why would you do it this way rather than another way, and you don't know the answer then you just look like you don't know what your talking about during the interview.

Be humble, if you don't know something just say you don't know but you will find the answer, or you have resources that will.

However, based on the steps I would highly recommend going over the Exchange Deployment Assistant which outlines all of the necessary steps to migrate your Exchange 2007 to 2010. This also includes other scenarios as well.

Exchange Deployment Assistant


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I agree with Will.  Be honest and express your willingness to learn\research your way through the project.  Share with them other projects you have completed that may be similar.   Exchange migration is a pretty serious project, a company cannot afford e-mail downtime.
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