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Hello Everyone I am responsible on switching our company's email from gmail to microsoft 365. I was wondering if anyone has done this before and if you have any advice? I'd like to try to do this automatically but alot of the tools to do this do not work right CodeTwo keeps erroring after doing a few thousand emails. I have feeling I may have to do this by hand by setting each ofice 365 account to import from gmails imap server......

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Tony, I was facing the same issues last year. Do all your users use outlook? The easy way out for me was that everyone used outlook and all their mail was stored locally. so I didn't bother transferring it for them. I simply turned on 365 and asked all my users to drag their mailbox+folders to the 365 account. since it's exchange, everything gets uploaded and you are set. 

 

Also try the office365 support lines. they are extremely helpful. I had a tech remote in and work on an issue for 6 hours. when it wasn't resolved, he spent another 4 later that night. 

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Tony, I was facing the same issues last year. Do all your users use outlook? The easy way out for me was that everyone used outlook and all their mail was stored locally. so I didn't bother transferring it for them. I simply turned on 365 and asked all my users to drag their mailbox+folders to the 365 account. since it's exchange, everything gets uploaded and you are set. 

 

Also try the office365 support lines. they are extremely helpful. I had a tech remote in and work on an issue for 6 hours. when it wasn't resolved, he spent another 4 later that night. 

Thanks, Were you able to some how create each account on office 365 automatically? or was that done by hand?

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Hopefully you have some understanding of exchange/google apps/office 365.

 

Review this article: http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/how-make-the-move-google-apps-office-365-217617

 

Microsoft has an office 365 migration tool: http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/ms.exch.ecp.emailmigrationwizardimaplearnmore.aspx

 

Direct from microsoft faq: http://community.office365.com/en-us/wikis/manage/660.aspx

 

Migrationwiz: https://www.migrationwiz.com/

 

Please tell me that you are not doing this on the fly and have actually tested this out.  The last thing you want is to start a migration like this and have email go down and lose email accounts/boxes because a migration failed mid-stream.

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You know you pay for support through office 365. Probably answer you are looking for, but it would be pretty easy to pick up the phone and call.

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I'm actually doing this now and I saw some options to just sync your AD with it so its pretty simple in that sense. When you start setting up exchange online it asks you these questions and basically does it for you once it has the right info.

I was gonna import emails too bit figured its easier to just sync local users to 365 which will upload all of their data and settings to the new server. IMAP only does email so with my way it syncs calendar and contacts and categories and all that if they have them set :)

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