How to Migrate from Hosted Exchange to Office 365?

We are in a world of cloud-based applications where users are highly satisfied with the concept of data storage and working on cloud platforms. Moreover, your saved data on the cloud is available and accessible from any part of the world with a simple login. With the availability of numerous cloud platforms from reputed providers, data migration from on-premises and hosted platforms to the cloud is a trend among organizations.

Here, we are explaining the migration of mailboxes from hosted Exchange Server to Office 365.

Hosted Exchange Vs. Office 365

Today businesses have a lot of options for email hosting, apart from on-premises deployments. They include hosted Exchange from different service providers as well as Office 365 from Microsoft. One of the advantages of hosted Exchange is that it provides email facilities at a lower cost compared to on-premises deployments. Many small businesses choose this option compared to Office 365 because of compliance requirements. Also, hosted Exchange Services are competitively priced because of the availability of multiple service providers. But one disadvantage of hosted Exchange is that users may or may not get the latest technologies depending on whether the service provider updates their software and hardware. But with Office 365, users get all the latest Microsoft technologies without any additional payment.

Migrate Mailboxes from Hosted Exchange to Office 365

The most convenient and popular solution to migrate hosted Exchange Server mailboxes to the cloud platform of Office 365 is third-party software. The best and most recommended Exchange migration software for this purpose is Kernel Migrator for Exchange. The software requires minimal configurations and no special hardware or installation requirements. Let’s get into the working of the software to export mailboxes from hosted Exchange to Office 365.

Follow the steps mentioned below for migrating hosted Exchange mailboxes to Office 365.

Step 1: Start Kernel Migrator for Exchange and select Add Project from the menu on the home screen of the software. Simply, add Project Name and click OK.

click OK

Step 2: Select Add Job for Mailbox tab under the Tasks section and enter the Project Name and Job Name to start the migration process.

please enter the project name and job name

Step 3: In this step, enter the credentials of hosted Exchange Server, the source of migration, and click Next.

click Next

Step 4: Select the mailboxes that you want to migrate from hosted Exchange to Office 365 mailbox account and click Next.

migrate from hosted Exchange to Office 365 mailbox account and click Next

Step 5: Now, select the destination as Office 365 and enter the required credentials (with administrative rights) to log in.

select the destination as Office 365 and enter the required credentials

Step 6: You can add or choose filters to segregate data as per need (optional). Click Next.

Click Next

Step 7: In this step, you need to map the source to target mailboxes to begin the final migration task.

source to target mailboxes, to begin with the final migration task

You can also opt to skip bad items and synchronization, opt for notification settings, set timeout settings and schedule mailbox migration before hitting the Finish button at the end.

Concluding Lines

Being an Exchange administrator, you might face situations where you need to migrate your hosted Exchange data to Office 365 or migrate from Live Exchange Server to Office 365 in a limited time. That is where Kernel Migrator for Exchange comes into the picture as this tool facilitates quick and hassle-free hosted Exchange to Office 365 migration.

  1. We were using hosted Exchange and paying heavily for them. Later, when we planned to move to Office 365 for better flexibility, there was not a manual solution. I tried this software and got the best results.

  1. I got the best results by using this software as the emails were migrated with their complete information. I migrated multiple mailboxes, their emails, and their attachments. Everything was fine with the migration.

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