Changes to off boarding from Exchange Online

When I migrate customers to Exchange Online I always recommend they maintain an Exchange hybrid server. There are several reasons for this recommendation; it’s much easier to manage SMTP addresses with an Exchange server on-premises, and it’s much easier to get your mailboxes back out of Office 365 if you maintain a hybrid server. To me, one of the great advantages of Office 365 is that I have never felt Microsoft was trying to “trap” customers in the service. They have always made it fairly easy to move mailboxes in and out of Office 365.

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Notes from MEC: Exchange Multi-Org Hybrid

I’m going to do a series of blog posts going over some of the things we learned at the Microsoft Exchange Conference this year. For me, the number one thing I got from MEC was Microsoft’s announcement that they now support Multi-Org Hybrid deployments done by civilians (non MCS/ACS deployments). By “Multi-Org Hybrid” we mean connecting multiple Exchange on-premises organizations to the same Office 365 tenant. I’ve had several customers asking for this deployment for years now, so it is a great boon for me to be able to do these deployments now.

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