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Costs associated with moving from exchange environment to Cloud based Email

GeTinThere007 152 20 November 18, 2015 at 11:09 AM
Hi,

Was wondering if anyone has experience migrating from local exchange environment with ~100 users to Office 365? What costs are associated with that move assuming a 100% move to cloud not hybrid.

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We did this but not with that many users. License cost is easy to figure based on what package you choose. As for migration costs it depends if your doing it or someone else is, if your using the free MS tools or 3rd party.
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Yes, we did it for around 200 users. I moved from an on premises lotus notes environment to O365 all mailboxes in the cloud.

I do have a hybrid exchange server on premises without any mailboxes though. It is used for mail relays and email blasts from our servers because of rate limitations with sending in O365. This only cost me the Windows server license and SSL cert. There is no exchange licensing cost for the hybrid server.

Cost wise, do it yourself. Exchange to O365 is super easy.
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Yes, we did it for around 200 users. I moved from an on premises lotus notes environment to O365 all mailboxes in the cloud.

I do have a hybrid exchange server on premises without any mailboxes though. It is used for mail relays and email blasts from our servers because of rate limitations with sending in O365. This only cost me the Windows server license and SSL cert. There is no exchange licensing cost for the hybrid server.

Cost wise, do it yourself. Exchange to O365 is super easy.
Thanks. It seems too easy to be true. I'm sure there are many steps that can screw you if you overlook them. I'm glad the costs seem to be very straight forward.
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Thanks. It seems too easy to be true. I'm sure there are many steps that can screw you if you overlook them. I'm glad the costs seem to be very straight forward.
It is pretty straight forward. Microsoft did a nice job with it. Overall, it was one of the best moves I've made in my career so far. It is an overall huge time savor not needing much administration and just works.
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Definitely do it yourself. Just make sure the package you pick has what you need. You shouldn't run into any extra costs other than the expected cost increase for going cloud.
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Definitely do it yourself. Just make sure the package you pick has what you need. You shouldn't run into any extra costs other than the expected cost increase for going cloud.
Very cool. Thanks for the replies all. Are any of you consultants by chance?
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