office 365 from local exchange

I have local exchange but I moved everything to office 365 ,

the issue that I have is when I try to setup the profiles, it detects the local exchange.

how can I force to use the external office 365 and not the local one. I tried giving it the server and manual settings it doesn't work I guess I need to stop the exchange. I did stop the exchange services.

please advise.
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alonig1Asked:
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afroonCommented:
Hi, have you changed the MX & autodiscover entries on your domain hosting to point to the 365 servers?
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alonig1Author Commented:
Yes,

but it still automatically detects the local server.
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Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
You can 'instruct' Outlook to bypass the local server during the Autodiscover process by populating the reg keys mentioned in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2212902

All you need working for O365 is the HTTP redirect method, you can block everything else.
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FlippCommented:
There is a way to configure Outlook for O365 - I do this while we are using a staged migration.
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alonig1Author Commented:
I found a solution, I just changed the local machines DNS settings to a public one (8.8.8.8 etc...) and then it didn't look for it locally.
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FlippCommented:
Yes you can change local DNS, but wouldn;t you need to change DNS back at some stage? If/when you do Autodiscovery will kick in and you will get prompted for credentials as it will be going to incorrect mail server.
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alonig1Author Commented:
it worked!
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