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Cloud Services Thread, Exchange 2007 to Office 365 for a poor confused idiot in Technical; Originally Posted by FragglePete Likewise. I've taken the decision not to replace our Exchange 2007 Server this year and look ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FragglePete View Post
    Likewise. I've taken the decision not to replace our Exchange 2007 Server this year and look to migrate to Office365 next summer instead. I'll more than likely just migrate staff mailboxes only but setup new ones for Students. The SSO is going to be the key for this to work effectively.

    Pete
    Same as me although im still keeping my options open with having exchange still on site but moving to 2013.

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    I am being really thick here and struggling to get started. Once I get going I'll be on my way, but at the moment I can't spot an obvious route in to get some momentum (and motivation) going.

    How do I test a user without changing DNS about? Do I need to use an alternate domain (I have one to hand anyway) or can I use the .sch.uk address? The staged migration document seems to say that email gets forwarded on from Exchange for now. Presumably then when I've moved everyone over, I update the DNS, and cut the Exchange box out of the picture?

    Do I need to create the user account on Office 365 before the staged migration or is this done by DirSync? How do I configure Outlook to point to 365 for the email - is there a *.prf file or do I have to configure autodiscover on my internal DNS?

    /feeling very stupid in the heat

    I have Outlook Anywhere set up anyway, which is something at least!

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    Also - DirSync - does it want installing on a DC?

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    Documentations advises it not to be installed on a DC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeC View Post
    Documentations advises it not to be installed on a DC.
    Presumably it needs to be on a server though, not just a workstation?

    /getting lost in tab explosion hell trying to work all this out

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    Prepare for directory synchronization

    I'm also looking to do the same as you and keep getting lost as I don't want to break my existing exchange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbmarshall View Post


    Damn, this looked like the perfect solution but it requires outlook anywhere to be configured and won't accept a selfcert

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    Bit of a necro, but I've just picked this job up again and it seems silly creating a whole new thread just to document my ongoing idiocy.

    I've got a handle on what I'm doing and where I'm going now, I think - dirsync is working (without breaking my SCCM install this time, seriously, it would be lovely if the dirsync installer could at least check if I had SQL Server installed already and ask if I wanted to use that instead of assuming I knew to launch from the command line with a flag. It seemed like such an obvious question for an installer to ask I didn't even think to read up first ) and I've got a few sets of instructions on doing a staged migration, so I'm happy there.

    Questions I have now are operational, really, as I'm still not commited to this path over Exchange 2013 onsite:
    * Can I get access to other user's mailboxes without just resetting their password? Obviously important when dealing with children.
    * Can I run cmdlets to search & remove messages from all mailboxes, as I can now with 2007? It doesn't come up often but it has covered backsides in the past and it'd be very useful to have this still (not a deal breaker, though)
    * How do backups work if a user accidentally deletes an email? Does O365 store a certain backup range automatically? And, in all honesty, I need to know if we as schools are expected to retain this data for a set amount of time, and if so how does O365 jive with that?

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    Technical answers.
    yes, yes, yes - Message and Recipient Limits

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