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Hi we have outlook exchange server and we want to retire it and jump to the cloud. We have about 50 pcs.

Can you give us some suggestions step by step?
I have heard that after the cloud is up, it always get some data sync issues .... Being disconnected and etc.
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Hi,
please do a cutover migration.
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Perform-a-cutover-migration-of-email-to-Office-365-9496e93c-1e59-41a8-9bb3-6e8df0cd81b4?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Delete all mail enabled contacts.
Delete all main-enabled security groups
Delete Discovery Search Mailbox (using right-click | remove method) which also deleted AD account
Remove 1 system arbitration mailbox
Other 2 had to be disabled
Deleted Mailbox database
Tried deleting Public Folders database.  Despite nothing in use, it said it had some replicas (I suspect from old 2003 migration).  I ended up dismounting, moving all database and log files, re-mounting and letting it create a clean empty public folders, then removed it no problem at all
Uninstalled Mailbox server
Uninstalled CAS server (final Exchange box!)

Please check this for details
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28962166/Exchange-2010-Retirement.html#a41747922

It has been reported that there sync issues but not always.
It depends on you internet speed and location.
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Take a look at BitTitan MigrationWiz for moving mailboxes and public folder, and BitTitan DeploymentPro for reconfiguring Outlook profiles without losing profile customizations.
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What's the status of your decision and project?
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I believe this can be closed.
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