Using third-party tools to perform Exchange-to-O365 migrations can be extremely costly, especially for small businesses with very little IT budget. Using the FREE native tools that Microsoft provides vastly reduces hard costs, but using them can be confusing. As such, I've authored this outstanding course on migrating email from on-premises Exchange to Office 365 using Microsoft's native tools.
In this course, the student will learn how to prepare for (and perform) a cut-over migration from an on-premises Microsoft Exchange 2010 server to Office 365 / Exchange Online.
Topics covered include:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to successfully plan, prepare for, and perform a cut-over migration from Exchange 2010 to Office 365 using the native tools that Microsoft provides.
This lecture will provide an overview of the course. It's basically a walk-through of what tasks we will be completing during the course.
This brief lesson discusses the most common Active Directory issues that present problems within O365.
The IDFix utility is a small program that identifies issues within Actove Directory that must be addressed before a move to O365. This lesson explains how to install and run the utility.
In this lecture, students will learn how to correct the most common AD issues identified by IDFix. Included in this lecture is a downloadable PowerShell command that can be used to remove unneeded proxy addresses from all users in AD.
The cutover migration process utilizes Outlook Anywhere to connect to the on-premises Exchange server. In this lecture, the student will learn how to enable Outlook Anywhere in Exchange.
A cutover migration to O365 requires Outlook Anywhere. This lecture explains how to verify that Outlook Anywhere is working in your Exchange environment.
This lecture explains what permissions are required to perform a migration from Exchange to O365.
You must disable Unified Messaging for your user mailboxes prior to migration to O365. This lecture explains the process.
Reducing the TTL for your MX record will reduce the possibility of delayed emails after the cutover, This lecture explains what the MX record is, what the TTL is, and how to change it.
This lecture explains how to get on-premises mail-enabled security groups into O365.
The Migration Endpoint connects the on-premises Exchange environment to O365 and is used for the migration. This lecture teaches you how to setup the Migration Endpoint.
In this lecture, the student is taught how to create the migration batch that will be used to migrate mailboxes to O365.
In this lecture, the student will learn how to launch the cutover migration batch and how to view batch details and statistics.
In this lecture, the student will learn how to confirm that the initial synchronization of on-premises mailboxes to the cloud was successful. We will also see how the migration treated the security groups that existed in Active Directory.
This lecture will explain how to change the MX record so that email starts flowing directly to O365 instead of the on-premises Exchange organization.
In this lecture, the student is walked through the process of turning off mailbox synchronization from the on-prem server to O365.
Students are taught in this lecture how to activate licenses for migrated users.
One of the last steps in the migration is to modify public DNS to ensure everything points to O365. This lecture walks the student through this process.
This lecture walks the student through the process of modifying internal DNS to support autodiscover internally.
If you were using Unified Messaging prior to your migration to O365, you had to disable it before cutting over. This lecture explains how to re-enable Unified Messaging in O365 for user who need it.
I am a seasoned IT professional with expert knowledge in various IT disciplines.
As a Microsoft Exchange Subject Matter Expert (SME), I have designed and implemented numerous Microsoft messaging solutions.
As an Active Directory Subject Matter Expert (SME), I have designed countless AD architectures and tracked down numerous (and complex) AD failures.
My IT experiences include building out the systems infrastructure for the recently-opened SLS Las Vegas Casino and Hotel. As an integral part of the Infrastructure Team, I was responsible for providing guidance to the Desktop Support team while ensuring the systems infrastructure was prepared for the Grand Opening of the property.
My ability to see things from a 50,000 foot view sets me apart from many other IT professionals. As such, I am able to see "the big picture" when designing / implementing IT solutions.