How Do I Migrate Email Accounts to Microsoft Office 365?

by | Jun 16, 2017 | Business IT News and Information For Small to Large Companies In Polk County

It’s easy! You can migrate email accounts to Microsoft Office 365 (an entire office’s worth) virtually overnight, in a few easy steps. And, Alltek are the IT consulting experts who can steer you through your Office 365 migration every step of the way!

Can you break-down every aspect of our email migration to Office 365?

Absolutely! We’ll advise you on how your organization can migrate email accounts to Office 365 from other systems, and how your administrators can also migrate mailboxes from an Exchange Server or from another email system.

Your users can import their own email, contacts, and other mailbox information to an Office 365 mailbox created for them. Your organization can also work with a partner to migrate email accounts to Office 365.

Before we start your email migration, we’ll review your limits and best practices for Exchange Online to make sure you get the performance you expect after migration.

We can help you with such things as deciding on a migration path or Exchange migration advisory for help with choosing the best option for your organization.

Can you help us with migrating mailboxes from Exchange Server?

You bet! With our help, and for migrations from an existing on-premises Exchange Server environment, an administrator can migrate all email, calendar, and contacts from user mailboxes to Office 365.

An administrator performs a staged or cutover migration to Office 365. All email, contacts, and calendar information can be migrated for each mailbox.

There are 3 different types of email migrations that can be made from an Exchange Server:

  1. Migrate all mailboxes at once (cutover migration), through Express migration.

You’ll get this type of migration if you’re running Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, or Exchange 2013, and if there are fewer than 2000 mailboxes. You can perform a cutover migration by starting from the Exchange admin center (EAC). We’ll use Express email migration to migrate Exchange mailboxes to Office 365 if you meet these criteria.

With cutover migration, you can move up to 2000 mailboxes, but due to the length of time it takes to create and migrate 2000 users, it is more reasonable to migrate 150 users or less. This scenario fits most businesses best.

  1. Migrate mailboxes in batches (staged migration)

Use this type of migration if you’re running Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2007, and there are more than 2,000 mailboxes. For an overview of staged migration, we’ll advise you on what you need to know about a staged email migration to Office 365. To perform the migration tasks, we’ll perform a staged migration of Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange 2007 to Office 365.

  1. Migrate using an integrated Exchange Server and Office 365 environment (hybrid)

Use a hybrid migration to maintain both on-premises and online mailboxes for your organization and to gradually migrate users and email to Office 365. This type of migration will be used if:

  • You have Exchange 2010 and more than 150-2,000 mailboxes.
  • You have Exchange 2010 and want to migrate mailboxes in small batches over time.
  • You have Exchange 2013.

Those are the basics, but contact us if you have more questions on how it works, or to get your email migration to Office 365 going right away.

Great! I think we’re ready for our Office 365 migration and support!

Excellent! Just contact us today at 863-709-0709 or email us at {email} if you have any questions about our Office 365 email migration solutions, and for a quick and easy consult on getting the only Office 365 support in Lakeland FL you’ll ever need!