Migrate from SBS 2011 to Office 365 and using SSO

I have a SBS 2011 server.  I just purchased a new 2012 r2 windows server and purchased office 365.  What is the best process to migrate to Office 365 and to the new windows server 2012 r2?  I want to use single sign on (SSO) as well.  The new 2012 r2 server will be the new domain but Office 365 will be hosting exchange instead of an on premise exchange.  Any guide as what to do first and any links to documentation for the migration process would be great.  Thanks.
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Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
Single sign on (AD FS) is an overkill for small businesses, a normal setup requires 2+2 servers. Same sign on offers you almost the same end user experience with the only requirement being to have disrync/AADSync. Check more here: http://blogs.office.com/2013/07/26/password-hash-sync-simplifies-user-management-for-office-365/
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WarmadAuthor Commented:
Should I migrate to Office 365 first and then migrate from old SBS 2011 server to the new 2012 r2 server?
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
How will you be using Office 365--access your emails via a browser or will you continue to use Outlook? What I would recommend will differ depending on how you answer that. When I migrated a client from Exchange to Office 365 using Outlook I migrated all user to Office 365 and once all the issues were resolved with that I got rid of onsite exchange (which is your case is going to 2012r2 from sbs). That worked for me--only minor issue I had was some auto-discovery from improper exchange settings--once those were resolved the switch was easy. How many users do you have?
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WarmadAuthor Commented:
I want to use Outlook to access email.  I currently have 75 users.
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
I would then still suggest the same process, namely do migration to Office 365 first, get that stable and then move onto server 2012. I highly recommend MigrationWiz for migrate your local Outlook to Outlook with Office 365-they do all the hard work for you. if you don't like this option there are many companies that do similar things but I have used them in the past with no issues https://www.bittitan.com/products/migrationwiz/mailbox-migration. If you don't want to pay for a service you can still do it yourself by setting up the accounts in Office 365 and then manually importing the users PST files into their new Office 365 accounts
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WarmadAuthor Commented:
I don't mind the price so if i go with MigrationWiz do i still need to setup all users first in office 365?  or does the migrationwiz do that?  Also, i want to have users user one sign on when they log into their computers each day.  I don't want them to have a different username and password for Outlook.  SHould i use Microsoft Azure?
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
migrationwiz does it all for you. As far as one-sign on goes that depends on which version of Office 365 you have, some offer AD integration and one sign-on features, others don't so which plan did you buy? Further if you buy Office 365 from a certified Office365 MS Partner they can help you with this transition
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WarmadAuthor Commented:
I am getting with my MS Partner and will get back to you.  Thanks for your help today.
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
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