Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x

Office 365

6K

Solutions

4K

Contributors

Office 365 is a group of software plus services subscriptions that provides productivity software and related services to its subscribers. Office 365 allows the use of Microsoft Office apps on Windows and OS X, provides storage space on Microsoft's cloud storage service OneDrive, and grants 60 Skype minutes per month. Office 365 includes e-mail and social networking services through hosted versions of Exchange Server, Skype for Business Server, SharePoint and Office Online, integration with Yammer, as well as access to the Office software. All of Office 365's components can be managed and configured through an online portal; users can be added manually, imported from a CSV file, or Office 365 can be set up for single sign-on with a local Active Directory using Active Directory Federation Services.

Share tech news, updates, or what's on your mind.

Sign up to Post

With so many activities to perform, Exchange administrators are always busy in organizations. If everything, including Exchange Servers, Outlook clients, and Office 365 accounts work without any issues, they can sit and relax. But unfortunately, it is not the scenario in most of the organizations. However, this situation can be improved very much if they try a competent recovery-cum-migration solution in their Exchange environment – Kernel Exchange Suite.


Kernel for Exchange Server – a multifaceted solution for almost all Exchange needs


Kernel Exchange Suite can resolve all the Exchange related issues. If you have this too, you do not need to use different tools for the file recovery (EDB, OST, & PST) and migrations (Office 365 & Exchange). 


  • EDB recovery & migration
  • OST conversion & saving in Exchange/Office 365
  • PST file recovery to various destinations
  • Exchange & Office 365 migrations
  • Exchange backup extractions


When to use Kernel Exchange Suite


Kernel Exchange Suite is a multi-purpose tool for handling various requirements related to Exchange Server, offline EDB files, OST files, Outlook PST files, and Office 365 (Exchange Online). It has many features that are extremely useful for Exchange administrators.


  • EDB & PST File Recovery: This suite can easily recover mailboxes and public folders form EDB files. Also, it recovers emails, calendar, contacts, appointments, lost & deleted emails, etc.from PST files. The recovered data can be saved to Outlook PST files and destinations like Exchange/Office 365. Also, individual emails can be saved to MSG/EML formats.
  • OST to PST Conversion: Exchange OST files residing on user systems is a valuable source of user mailbox data after Exchange crashes and disasters. This suite helps you convert OST files to PST files or to import them directly to Exchange/Office 365. And specific OST items can be retrieved to EML, MSG, file formats.
  • Exchange and Office 365 migrations: By using this suite, you can easily migrate your single or multiple mailboxes to Exchange Server or Office 365. Both the source and the destination data can be viewed on the software console to drag & drop or copy & paste the required data. 
  • Exchange back up extraction: This suite helps to extract your Exchange backups from NT Backup and HP Backup and then restore that to hard disk or you can migrate that into Exchange Server.


Important features of Kernel Exchange Suite


Kernel Exchange Suite provides you many advanced facilities and options for every Exchange related task you have to perform. Unlike the manual methods, all the tasks are performed from a user-friendly interface. Administrators can just glance through the software interface, read the instructions, and choose the options the require, and proceed with the recovery/migration operation.


OST to PST Conversion


This suite can recover mailbox data from OST files (even if damaged or inaccessible) to Outlook PST files. It can recover deleted items too. The OST data can be saved to a new PST file or to an already existing PST file. 


  • Displays the source OST file and destination PST file on the software interface
  • Allows to copy mailbox folders or messages from OST file and paste them into PST folder hierarchy.
  • Copies subfolders and creates a hierarchy in PST file as in the OST file.
  • Filters mailbox data by date range (by specifying a date range).



PST file recovery


Kernel Exchange Suite helps users to fix Outlook issues and PST file corruption issues. It can recover mailbox data from corrupted PST files and save to PST files, Live Exchange, or Office 365 account. 


  • Repairs PST files of all versions of Outlook
  • Before saving, filters mailbox data by date range
  • Allows creating a new Unicode PST file.
  • Imports PST data to Exchange Server and Office 365



EDB recovery and migration


This suite restores EDB data to Outlook PST files without any loss. During recovery, it maintains data integrity as well as the hierarchy within the mailboxes. It also allows users to export their EDB mailboxes to Office 365 accounts and to Live Exchange Server. 


  • Restores EDB mailboxes and public folders to Outlook PST files
  • Splits PST files after the specified size to save the data in multiple PST files
  • Saves EDB mailboxes to Live Exchange Server and Office 365
  • Facilitates selective migration by filtering EDB mailboxes by Item Type & date range
  • Creates operation logs with the details of EDB recovery process



Exchange and Office 365 migrations


Kernel Exchange Suite facilitates migration of single or multiple mailboxes between different Exchange Servers and Office 365 accounts. With this tool, migration is just a copy/paste or drag/drop affair (from the source Exchange/Office 365 to destination Exchange/Office 365).


  • Supports Office 365 & all Exchange versions at the source/destination ends of the migration
  • Administrator can copy mailboxes and paste them to the destination
  • Maps mailboxes between the source and destination for smooth migration
  • Can create new mailboxes in the target from the software interface itself
  • Support all versions of Exchange Server



Kernel Exchange Suite functions as a combination of 4 essential tool for Exchange administrators. It supports EDB files, PST files, OST files, live Exchange, & Office 365 at the source end and EDB files, PST files, live Exchange, & Office 365 at the destination end of recovery/migration operations. So you do not need to use different tools for recovery of EDB, OST, & PST files and Exchange/Office 365 migrations. It is a reliable tool for all Exchange related activities.

0
Nothing ever in the clear!
LVL 1
Nothing ever in the clear!

This technical paper will help you implement VMware’s VM encryption as well as implement Veeam encryption which together will achieve the nothing ever in the clear goal. If a bad guy steals VMs, backups or traffic they get nothing.

If something goes wrong with Exchange, your IT resources are in trouble.All Exchange server migration processes are not designed to be identical and though migrating email from on-premises Exchange mailbox to Cloud’s Office 365 is relatively simple and straight-forward, especially when you have planned your activities well; you might encounter some complexities in the process. As a result, you have to put in more than required efforts.This article guides you through the pros and cons of using the right method to export Exchange mailboxes to Office 365.

Based upon the network connectivity, Firewall rule setting, and other similar IT-infrastructure setup, you have to decide amongst the possible migration routes from on-premises mailing system to cloud. Migration also depends on the number of users to be moved to cloud, available skill set and availability of IT resources, and time needed to move the boxes. All these factors cumulatively help you choose the right migration tool for safe and fast completion of the process.

Based the requirement, we have classified the manual methods into the following:

Cutover Migration

Migrate all your mailboxes at the same time and ensure success with cutover migration. This method work best when

1.Migration involves less than 2000 mailboxes.

2.Time is a constraint and mailbox movement is to be done as quickly as possible

Cutover migration is works fast but this method may pose considerable challenges when bulky-mailboxes are moved. If users try to move mailboxes of excessively large size, it may take an unacceptable amount of time for complete migration. The easy-to-go method has limitations and these can be overcome provided the organization has competence to troubleshoot and resolve Exchange-related issues.

Hybrid Exchange Deployment

This method integrates the on premise Exchange environment with Office 365. Move your mailboxes gradually and in series over a period of time with hybrid exchange deployment. Hybrid Exchange as the name suggests maintains a mix of on-premises Exchange and Office 365 email users and integrates the two for unified Exchange environment.

This is one of the most convenient methods as users can access mailboxes both online and offline with same login credentials and administrators have access to manage and have full control on security of passwords policies through Active Directory. Reason being servers used to manage password policies are deployed on-premises.

Staged Migration

Move the mailboxes in batches when you have:

1.To move more than 2000 mailboxes and

2.Time required to move mailboxes in not enough

Staged migration may sound similar to Hybrid Exchange but the difference is that users can’t manage their mailboxes online as well as offline. Secondly, the duration of co-existence of two environments – On-premises Exchange and Cloud is very small. Contrary to the Hybrid environment, staged migration involves moving the mailboxes to Cloud Office 365 in so much time that IT resources do not have to integrate and manage two environments, separately.

IMAP Migration

A little variation in migration environment – IMAP is compatible for migrating non-Exchange environment to cloud Office 365. Generally, this method is adopted to move mailboxes from outdated Exchange server like version 2000 and similar. Though this method is beneficial for the outdated Exchange versions, its migration capacity is limited to Emails only. Users cannot access their Calendar entries, contacts, journals and other related information with the switch to Office 365 with IMAP.

If you are ready to conciliate with your data transfer, opt for IMAP migration.

Third Party Tools

As the name suggests, this method of migration involves migrating mailboxes from platforms like Novel GroupWise or IBM lotus Notes or others to Office365. Vast number of third-party tools are available in the market to help migrate mailboxes to Exchange online. Choose the right method of migration basis the reviews and surveys.

Microsoft support

Moving Exchange to Office 365 is not easy. Keeping in view, Microsoft has come up with support tools to let you decide the right method of migration and conclude migrating with ease.

1.Exchange Server Deployment Assistant: Integrating the hybrid deployment of on-premises Exchange with mailboxes in Cloud may require additional resources. For this reason, Microsoft has released Exchange Server Deployment Assistant tool for this rich-coexistence scenario.Valid for Exchange 2010, 2013 and 2016, Exchange Server Deployment Assistant asks you a set of questions about your current mailbox environment and the requirements. On this basis, it creates a custom checklist and procedures for simplified deployment.

Note: Exchange Server Deployment Assistant assists in migrating non-hybrid on premise Exchange to Office 365 also.


2.Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool: This Support and Recovery Assistant is relatively new to help fix issues related to Office 365 Apps and services. Even after migrating mailboxes, users may face problems with account setup, connectivity and password and in extreme cases Outlook stops responding. Remote Connectivity Analyzer identifies the root cause of the existing problems and suggest an appropriate solution.

You have the understanding of your on premise Exchange environment and you are mindful of your requirements. Now that you are aware of all the manual methods and their advantages and limitations, you must be in the position to choose the right migration method for available Exchange environment.

Exporting Exchange mailboxes to Office 365 may not be as expected, and support and troubleshoot needs time and effort. It is always good to take the help of migration tools like Stellar EDB to PST Converter.

Why Stellar EDB to PST Converter?

Stellar tool is an Exchange Migrator to help you export offline Exchange mailboxes to Office 365 and foregoes the manual process of reconfiguring users on Exchange. The three step process

1.Select Offline Users

2.Preview scanned mailboxes

3.Enter Credentials and Export to Office 365.

ServerConsole.exe grants full mailbox rights to disconnected mailbox.

Explanation with screenshots:

Step 1: Select Offline EDB. From the Homepage, select Offline EDB. Alternately, find the EDB file from the parent folder. Select the right EDB file from drop-down menu. Click on start button

Step 2: Progress bar is displayed showing the progress of file-scanning


Step 3: A preview of the file is displayed in tree-format. Left pane describes mailbox details, middle pane is about mailbox components and right pane is the description of selected mailbox entry.

Step 4: Select Office 365 from the available options and export mailbox data to Office 365

Step 5: Enter the Login credentials for Office365 to exported selected mailbox folders:

Step 6: Selected Exchange Mailboxes are exported to Office 365 with Stellar EDB to PST Converter. 

The Conclusion

Exchange mailbox Migration to Office 365 is a good decision but this should not be done in haste. Analyze the migration-options, comprehend your Exchange environment and select the right method of migration. However, it is a difficult task. To execute such important task, Exchange Administrators need to select but the best and Stellar EDB to PST converter is the finest mailbox migrating tool. It helps you scan your files, displays the preview of the available mailboxes and maintains originality even after exporting mailboxes. And above all facilitates smooth uninterrupted migration. 

0
With its various features, Office 365 can not only help you with your day-to-day business tasks, it can also do wonders for your marketing campaign.
0
A walk-through example of how to obtain and apply new DID phone numbers to your cloud PBX enabled users that are configured in Office 365. Whether you have 1, 10 or 100+ users in your tenant, it's quite easy to get them phone-enabled and making/receiving phone calls.
0
Microsoft has changed the look and feel of Azure AD and Microsoft account sign-in pages so that you will have a more unified look and feel when moving between the two interfaces.
0
Microsoft Office 365 is a subscriptions based service which includes services like Exchange Online and Skype for business Online. These services integrate with Microsoft's online version of Active Directory called Azure Active Directory.
0
Cancel future meetings from user mailboxes in Office 365 using Remove-CalendarEvents
0
There are times when we need to generate a report on the inbox rules, where users have set up forwarding externally in their mailbox. In this article, I will be sharing a script I wrote to generate the report in CSV format.
1
 
LVL 9

Author Comment

by:Sunil Chauhan
Comment Utility
0
 

Expert Comment

by:sankara parameswaran
Comment Utility
still inbox rule executing and did not provide any result. Hope it will complete and some results. we are running for office365
1
eDiscovery-Business
Microsoft is moving in-place eDiscovery & hold from ECP to EOP console under Content Search in Search and Investigation Options. In this post, I will be showing you how to export emails to a PST file using the Content Search Options.
8
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Ajit Singh
Comment Utility
Nice one!
1
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:☁ François Peroux ☁
Comment Utility
Really good article.
1
If you troubleshoot Outlook for clients, you may want to know a bit more about the OST file before doing your next job. IMAP can cause a lot of drama if removed in the accounts without backing up.
2
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Marshal Hubs
Comment Utility
Dear Lisa,

Very Informative Article!!

In case you want to transfer OST file to a new computer then you can also try Stellar OST to PST Converter. The software can export emails, contacts, calendars, tasks and notes to a PST file in few easy clicks. For more information about the software, please check this link: https://www.stellarinfo.com/convert-ost-to-pst.php
1
 
LVL 9

Author Comment

by:Lisa Hendrickson "CallThatGirl"
Comment Utility
hi Marshal, I use Stellar for converting OST to PST and for PST repairs, sometimes I use Kernal too.
1
What does it mean to be "Always On"?
LVL 4
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

This article describes how to import an Outlook PST file to Office 365 using a third party product to avoid Microsoft's Azure command line tool, saving you time.
3
 

Expert Comment

by:Ravi Gupta
Comment Utility
Thanks Geeta for publishing this helpful article about PST to Office 365 migration. I hope it will help many users who want to import Outlook PST files into Office 365 account.
1
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Geeta Malik
Comment Utility
Thanks Ravi for your valuable comment. :)
0
My attempt to use PowerShell and other great resources found online to simplify the deployment of Office 365 ProPlus client components to any workstation that needs it, regardless of existing Office components that may be needing attention.
2
 
LVL 15

Author Comment

by:Greg Besso
Comment Utility
So IMO this is a great example of a project where you can "divide and conquer". You have a few different parts...

First, you have your method of deploying Office 365 ProPlus. This article shows my method of getting that done. Just download the scripts, tweak them to meet your needs/environment, and then it's all set.

Second, you have the "how will I install this remotely on many computers" step. For me, I rolled my own SCCM type of solution which is a set of scripts that I also have up on my blog that I called "PSMANAGE" scripts. It's an evolving project of mine, but check it out if you like.

Another tool I used to push out software remotely was this PS Tools PsExec.exe. You could remotely push a command to any workstation that was online, such as telling it to run your silentInstall.bat file. Check that out also:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/pstools.aspx
1
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Senior IT System Engineer
Comment Utility
Thanks, Greg, you are amazing :-)
let us know once you've shared the new script of yours.
0
Enabling the Skype for Business Meeting Scheduler in Hybrid OWA
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:pchettri
Comment Utility
Thanks for your suggestion and I have updated the subject and summary, as advised. However, I would not be able to paste screenshots of DNS from production. For details, reference I have included the MS line that shows exact entry for DNS. Specific process of adding DNS entry would vary between console from different vendor, therefore, screenshot might not be useful, even if I used the screen shot from the vendor I use.
0
In-place Upgrading Dirsync to Azure AD Connect
0
As cyber crime continues to grow in both numbers and sophistication, a troubling trend of optimization has emerged over the last year.
0
It’s the first day of March, the weather is starting to warm up and the excitement of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday can be felt throughout the world.
3
How to resolve IMCEAEX NDRs in Exchange or Exchange Online related to invalid X500 addresses.
0
Mailbox Overload?
1
Acronis file sync trends

Adoption of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility and Security solution and Office 365 will re-order the File Sync and Share market


Microsoft has stated that its Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) is the fastest growing product in the history of the company.  The growing adoption of EMS and Office 365 in corporate and government customers are creating waves in the Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) space:
  • Intune is the Enterprise Mobility Management component of EMS, and Microsoft has been enhancing its capabilities at a rapid pace.  As Intune improves, more and more customers will be switching from traditional mobility management suites such as MobileIron, Blackberry and AirWatch.  Companies using the EFSS offerings bundled with these suites will look to migrate to new tools that support the Intune platform for mobility management.  We will also start to see traditional mobility management companies pushing their EFSS solutions as stand-alone rather than bundled offerings.
  • In addition to Intune compatibility, companies adopting Office 365 will demand that their EFSS solution integrate with the native Office mobile applications for data access on the road.  Companies are beginning to leverage Microsoft Intune to apply data leakage policies to the Office mobile applications and will look to adopt EFSS tools that support this scenario.
While cloud-based storage will continue to grow rapidly, most companies will
2
VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE
LVL 4
VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Acronis Cloud Adoption Trends
Cloud-based technologies and services will continue to grow in popularity in 2017 thanks to the simple, scalable and cost-effective solutions they deliver. Here are three areas where cloud adoption is poised to really take off.
1
Read this checklist to learn more about the 15 things you should never include in an email signature.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Jeffry Gunawan
Comment Utility
You havent mention about giving refferal link in email signature
0
This is my first article on Expert Exchange on the Manual Method of Exporting Office 365 Mailboxes to PST format by using the eDiscovery mechanism of Office. Hope you will enjoy the article.
1
Find out what you should include to make the best professional email signature for your organization.
0
Find out what the Office 365 disclaimer function is, why you would use it and its limited ability to create Office 365 signatures.
0
Is your Office 365 signature not working the way you want it to? Are signature updates taking up too much of your time? Let's run through the most common problems that an IT administrator can encounter when dealing with Office 365 email signatures.
0

Office 365

6K

Solutions

4K

Contributors

Office 365 is a group of software plus services subscriptions that provides productivity software and related services to its subscribers. Office 365 allows the use of Microsoft Office apps on Windows and OS X, provides storage space on Microsoft's cloud storage service OneDrive, and grants 60 Skype minutes per month. Office 365 includes e-mail and social networking services through hosted versions of Exchange Server, Skype for Business Server, SharePoint and Office Online, integration with Yammer, as well as access to the Office software. All of Office 365's components can be managed and configured through an online portal; users can be added manually, imported from a CSV file, or Office 365 can be set up for single sign-on with a local Active Directory using Active Directory Federation Services.

Vendor Experts

Naveen SharmaKernel Data Recovery Learn more about Kernel Data Recovery
Sandeep KumarKernel Data Recovery Learn more about Kernel Data Recovery