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    Office 365 Public Folders

    I'm in the process of migrating our Exchange 2003 box to Office 365 Exchange. With the recent update, Public Folders are now available within O365. We have a couple of folders in our legacy system that would be useful to move to Exchange Online. I've managed to create the folders via the EAC, but unfortunately there isn't a migration process available for our mail-enabled folders.

    After a bit of searching I've found advice such as:

    At present, the feature that migrating public folder from on-premise to Office 365 is not available.

    As a workaround, you can add the on-premise account and Office 365 account into Outlook client, then move the data in on-premise public folder into Office 365 public folder.

    For more information about public folder in Office 365, please refer to the link below:

    Public Folder Procedures in Exchange Online:

    technet.microsoft.com/.../jj966272(v=exchg.150).aspx
    However Outlook 2007 only allows one Exchange mailbox per user, does anybody have any ideas how I can achieve this?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Copy everything into a folder in a Local .PST using your normal account, then setup Outlook again with your O365 account and copy from the local .PST to O365.

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    I would advise you to ensure that you make use of Equipment Mailboxes, Shared Mailboxes, Room Mailboxes going forward and step away from Public Folders, Just because the feature is back in Exchange Online I would ensure you look at changing processes so that you don't rely on public folders!

    Ensure that if you have SharePoint you consider using this for content collaboration and not public folders. :-)

    Regards,
    James.

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    There is now a supported migration path for public folders see: Migrate Public Folders to Exchange 2013 From Previous Versions: Exchange 2013 Help

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