Daily Archives: May 2, 2013


How to use EMC to migrate mailboxes from Exchange on premises to Office365 and vice versa

In my previous post you can read how easily it is to use the EMC to administer your Office365 account. Now you can imagine how easily it could be to migrate Exchange mailboxes from your on premises Exchange Server to Office365 or the other way around! This is how you can do that :

First open the console and select New Remote Move Request

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Choose the user you wish to migrate :

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Now specify the target domain and the remote database  and hit next.

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Hit next and watch your mailbox fly to the cloud!

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How to use the EMC to administrate Office365

Nowadays more and more people are migrating from Exchange to Office365/Exchange Online or are using a Hybrid solution. Many people don’t know that they can use the Exchange 2010 Management Console to control their Office365 settings and users. This is how you can link your Office365 environment to the EMC.

First download and install EMC, this is straight forward.  Now open the EMC and select add Exchange forest :

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Enter a friendly name and choose the option “Exchange Online”.

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Enter your credentials and hit ok!

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Notice that you have the possibility to administer your on premises Exchange and Office 365.

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