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Implementing Office365 transition from on premise Exchange Server

I am transferring a small office from Microsoft Exchange to Office365. I would like to set up all the users and transfer all their email before we go live. I have added all the specified records to the DNS with the exception of the MX record, so mail is still being delivered via the "on premises" Exchange Server. When setting up the users I have a choice of using the "tenant domain" username@...onmicrosoft.com or the actual company Domain Name. Initially I tried to use the actual company domain name on one computer running Outlook 2010 but ran into a lot of problems with it repeatedly requesting logon details. So am now unsure what is the correct method of doing this, should I use the tenant account to set up the mailboxes,upload old emails  and set up Outlook and then change over to the actual company domain name one the MX record has been changed or should I always use the actual company domain name for this ? I have the impression that using the same domain name in the "on premise"  server and the office 365 both on the same computer user caused the problem but I cannot be sure.

Any assistance or reference to guides on the best way of doing this would be appreciated

John
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Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
Using the same namespace will indeed cause you troubles, but you can work around them. The most painless way of doing so will be by simply 'instructing' Outlook to bypass the local Autodiscover lookup, by populating the registry keys as detailed in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2212902

All you need to leave in order to be able to configure the Office 365 mailbox is the HTTP redirect method, you can block everything else and the prompts should disappear.
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jhswinsonAuthor Commented:
The problem was actually caused by a Share Point add in being added accidentally to Outlook.
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