We have migrated our Exchange and SharePoint to Microsoft’s Online service BPOS. The migration was very straightforward and has been working well. If you want help migrating to Microsoft Online Services please get in touch.


About Julian Sharp

I have worked with Dynamics CRM/365 since 2004 and have been involved in over 100 CRM projects. I am a Dynamics 365 MCT and teach Dynamics 365 and Azure in the UK and across Europe
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4 Responses to BPOS

  1. Roger says:

    Hi JulianWe did the same thing a while ago & been really pleased with it – never need to think about it anymore, just works. you going to wwpc?roger

  2. Julian says:

    Hi Roger.I know what you mean – you just forget about it.No not going with WWPC this year as I am on holiday in JulyJulian

  3. Pablo says:

    Julian, we are planning to do the same. How was your experience on the migration process itself? How long did you take from start to finish? thanks for sharing!

  4. julians1966 says:

    A couple of weeks ahead of time I verified our email domain which required a CNAME entry adding to our DNS.

    I then used the Migration tool to copy mailboxes to Exchange Online. I let the migration tool set up rules on each existing mailbox to forward email to the Exchange Online mailbox. The Migration tool/console took a couple of hours to seup and the mailbox migrations were done by the next morning. (I had enforced limits on mailboxes and encouraged users to clear down their mailboxes especially of large files, so this helped)

    I let the existing Exchange run for a couple of weeks to make sure I was happy all was OK, which it was.

    I then changed the MX record for our domains to point to BPOS.

    I again left the existing Exchange running to pick up and forward any stray emails and then turned the old Exchange off.

    In elapsed time it took about 6 weeks (and probably 10 hours work) but I was being caution and I could do this again in about a week.

    I am still migrating SharePoint but this is down to clearing out files and re-organising Sites and Libraries

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