Description: The article is about microsoft office 365 login. This is a brief introduction on how to move from Microsoft exchange 2003 to Office 365. The author shows two different ways to do the transition,the first one is the easier,but it costs money,the second one is free.
I’m going to show you how to migrate from exchange to office 365. If you’re a small business owner who’s trying to move from exchange 2003 2007 2010,you can read this for finding help. Microsoft Office 365 is a better product than exchange for many reasons. That is using some tools that office 365 provides,you will run into the situation where you have to export PST,if you have a lot of user accounts,that can be problematic.
I’m going to show you the best way that I’ve found to do this,the quickest one may cost a little bit of money,the other way is free. I’ll show you both. The easier way costs money,it’s about two hundred ninety nine dollars,this is the software that I’ve found to use. If you want to do the freeway,it’s going to take you more time.
It’s a little bit tricky,we need to set up all user accounts,we need to set them up in the cloud,you can do this by uploading a excel file and getting all the accounts,you can copy and paste them from an existing excel file. If you do a CSV file,it will be very particular on how to organize and how to name all those things.
I’ve set my name up,I am going to skip some steps. Before this,you need to verify the domain,I’m going to show you how to migrate from an existing exchange. If you need help from zero,I would recommend watching another tutorial on that but we’ve set up all our accounts.
I have logged into my old 2003 server,we’re going to give permission to export this,we can export it in the easiest way. The quickest I found is the system tools,it can let you change from Exchange to Office 365,let me open that up. You need to install this server and do this directly from the server,it can be Outlook 2003 or 2007,you need to get that installed and make a profile,you don’t have to send anything,you only need to install it to work.
This is a $299 product,but there’s no limit on how many accounts you can upload,you can download the demo first and get everything set up,you can do a test upload before you buy the product,there might be certain issues of your system that doesn’t allow it to work,so I recommend doing that first.
Once you have the product installed to your computer and you’ve found the actual user account that you an export,you can move on to the next step. I am going to show yo how to test the permissions,you can click view. If the permissions of this user is working,it should show you in the mail accounts or calendars.This means that the software has the permission to access the user account,let me see if I can find an account.
If we go into user and click view this,I can see that I do not have permission to access this user. I’m going to show you the steps to fix this issue,this is one problem I ran into,I am going to show you how to give permission. You have to give permission on these different migrator tools.
You’re going to go to Active Directory and you’re going to find the user account,you’re going to do a mailbox rights,I’m going to click advanced,you’re going to click add and you’re going to put it in the user account that you’re currently logged into.
I’m locking this administrator check names,I am going to find the correct one,that looks correct. You need to put in full mailbox access,you can check that off and click OK. It means that administrators have full rights to read or write or edit anything they want to do with this particular user account,we can click OK.
We can go back to the account,we can test to make sure that works,there’s only one email in this whole account,let me show you the next step. I want to move over to this account,I’m going to click next. You can see these two accounts. You’re going to put in the email address. If you’re still getting mail into your exchange account and you want to keep that going for a couple days until you know everything’s working and uploading,you can rename it.
We’re going to go back to this. You can rename this to on Microsoft account. We can say it on Microsoft,we can save that,we can change this portion.
That will allow us to upload it,you can get that working. if you don’t switch over the DNS settings to the new domain,you need to do it on Microsoft with all accounts,it’s a simple matter of going to the settings and switching back to the correct domain.
I’ve already pointed my domain to BBOS,it is the correct domain,I’m getting no more emails into my exchange,it’s all going to the 365 account. You can select all and do a big edit,you can quickly switch it over to Microsoft. It’s a quick way to switch,you can get all the emails transferred,it might take sometimes maybe two or three days,it depends on how much email you have to transfer.
You can get everything switched over to and Microsoft,you can verify everything,you can run this software. Instead of sending all the emails all over again,you can do the entire thing at once.
I don’t want Jack to go to this account,but if I click on him by accident,I can delete the account online,that’s going to wipe it out because he’s not currently using this account. During a migration,you might mess up something by accident,don’t worry about it,you can go back to your exchange servers,you have your information backed up,this program doesn’t modify anything in exchange server.
I’m going to choose everything and the email filter that I talked about. If you want to grab the two days,you could grab these two days and delete emails from mailbox. You should always have a backup,I never do this but if you want to free up space,you could do that.
Sometimes we may meet this errors,it could be the great password,it could be the permissions,you might not set it right. After you do these transfers,you need to come back and verify everything.
I have a permission issue,that’s why these are two arrows,I need to go and reset the passwords online,you need to make sure that everything’s set up correctly. I’m going to do that. It’s going to upload for email accounts,I had one email account,those are a hundred thousand emails,it took about two days to transfer.
A thousand accounts might take about a thousand email messages,it may take about an hour,I am going to give you a good idea of how long this would take.
For those forty accounts,it may take about full 24 hours to upload because there are two accounts at one time. You can install this software on a second system and get it running as long as it has been connected to the old domain,it cannot be on the new domain,you’re good to go. That’s the easy way to do it.
I am going to show you another way,it is not the easiest way but it still works. You can export all these emails through PST. We can open up Outlook,I already have administrator set up,we have another additional email account. I can export all of these to the file,it’s going to be a little bit slow because you’re doing two processes. You’re exporting it to a PST file,you have to set up all the accounts.
I would suggest a new or faster server but it is a different system,you need to import the PST and upload that. You need to go through the process and export it to a file,you should export every account you have to PST,you need to save it in a shared location,you have the access to view all the accounts.
I shave showed you how to give an Minister full access to the email accounts,we’re going to go into account settings,that’s a little bit different depending on which version of Outlook you use.
You can’t use Outlook 2013 with exchange 2003,the two versions don’t work. If you want to upgrade to the latest version and you have some problems with that,you can go into change and find more settings. You can see that I have a couple of extreme mailboxes,you can add all the accounts that you want to add.
You can click apply,his inbox is going to show up,this allow me to export his inbox or PSD file. This is another additional way to back it up. I would set up a new system with office 365,this time you can do the same thing at all accounts,they would all be empty starting.
It might not be bad for you depending on the speedier system,those are a couple of extra steps,but those are ways to do it for free. That is a way to do it,it gives you an additional backup.
There are a couple of other products on the market,but they will charge you per mailbox,I don’t like that,if you have a lot of mailboxes,it can be expensive. This software system tools are working good. I’m going to go back in there to see if it has a correct password. I am going to see what’s going,that’s not bad.