How to migrate Exchange 2010 to Office 365

Exchange 2010 to Office 365 migration is in the talk of the town. Office 365 is a cloud-based software as a service that has numerous user-centric features and services. It has a lot more to offer you. Users of Exchange Server 2007 have several methods to move Exchange mailboxes to Exchange Server 2010, 2013, and 2016 easily or directly to Office 365.

Cutover Migration for Exchange 2010 to Office 365:

If less than 200 mailboxes are there on your Exchange Server, the cutover migration process is the perfect solution for Exchange 2010 to Office 365 Migration. This can be done using Setup wizard or by EAC (Exchange Admin Center). Using the Setup wizard, users can move 150 mailboxes only. You can also move 2000 or more mailboxes with Exchange Admin Center.

Typical Staged Migration Process: If any user wants to migrate 2,000 or more mailboxes, then the Staged Migration Process is also a solution for migrating to Office 365 from Exchange 2010.

Hybrid Migration Method: Hybrid Migration Method doesn’t work in Exchange 2007. It works well with Exchange 2010 and 2013 servers and helps to migrate Exchange 2010 to Office 365.

Download Exchange Server Suite tool to Migrate Exchange Server mailboxes.

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Know more about the Cutover Method:

At first, you need to open the ‘Exchange Deployment Assistant’ site. It covers all the migration scenarios of moving from Exchange 2010 to Office 365. Use the cloud-only option for a better response.

Now it should be a check that Exchange 2007 server infrastructure supports MS Outlook Anywhere and Auto discover. Use the guide to authenticate the Exchange server 2007 setup after that. After the verification of the setup, use Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer and verify Outlook Anywhere. Also, the user needs to be sure that you assigned the migration permissions for a correct account to the mailboxes that you’re going to move.

Open Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer website.

  • Click Outlook Anywhere (RPC over HTTP) test. Click Next to proceed further.
  • Enter the required information.
  • Then, verify the usage of Auto discover to detect server settings.
  • Enter Verification code now.
  • Click Perform Test.

Cutover Migration Process Configuration:

  • At first, login into Office 365 Admin Center.
  • Open Exchange Admin Center
  • Click the Migration button.
  • Then, click on the Plus (+) button and choose Migrate to Exchange Online option
  • Choose cutover migration now and click next.
  • Enter on-premises account details and proceed further.

RPC Proxy Server Setting along with Next Exchange Server will be selected automatically. Click next after that.

  • Rename New Migration Batch. Click Next.

A completely new Exchange Server Migration batch file will get formed, and you’ll see the status of syncing the provided information from the old file. One can check migration detail by clicking “View Details” under Mailbox Status.

Migration Process Completion

After migrating to Office 365 from Exchange 2010, the synchronization status will change from Syncing to Synced. You will also receive a confirmation report by mail.

The drawbacks of the Manual migration process-

  • Manual process using steps by step configuration is time-consuming.
  • It is a very complex process and not gives 100% assurance of success.
  • You might have lost some files while migrating them between servers exchange.
  • If the process disrupts, you will have to restart it from the very beginning.

Shoviv Exchange Server Suite 

Shoviv Exchange Server Migration Tool is a remarkable tool, which helps with Exchange 2010 to Office 365 migration process in the most efficient way. Using Shoviv Exchange Server Suite helps to get all the files successfully migrated from one server to another. Shoviv Exchange Server Suite is built with the advanced GUI and has many user-oriented services and features, for example:

  1. Users can add mailboxes of any Exchange Server variant.
  2. Users can review the Exchange mailboxes items and their attributes before migrating them.
  3. Allows the recovery of corrupted EDB files and also recover deleted mailboxes from EDB files.
  4. It has a search option to navigate and migrate specific items from Exchange Server to Office 365.
  5. Users can exclude unwanted items from migrating to Office 365 from Exchange 2010 and any other variants.
  6. The software has an Incremental export option that allows resuming the interrupted migration process without duplicity.

These are the few highlights of the software that comes in handy to migrate Exchange 2010 to Office 365 as per requirements. Now let me show you how this tool works:

Steps to Migrate Exchange 2010 to Office 365  :

  • Step1: Install and start the software.
  • Step2: Click the Add file option.
  • Step3: Elect Exchange Server mailboxes option.
  • Step4: Enter the asked credentials.
  • Step5: Select Exchange mailboxes to export.
  • Step6: Now click on the Office 365 option.
  • Step7: Then, selects the subfolders.
  • Step8: Provide the Office 365 credentials.
  • Step9: Then, map mailboxes and use the filter option.
  • Step10: Now it will start moving Exchange 2010 to Office 365.

It is the process to migrate Exchange 2010 to Office 365 using the Shoviv Exchange Server Suite. Honestly, the software is very convenient, and using it is the same as using an android application. You can check the software processes and skills using the free version.


Above, we discussed how to migrate Exchange 2010 to Office 365 step by step. With the mentioned third-party tool, it is very easy to migrate the data and information from the Exchange Server to Office 365. A free demo/trial version of the Shoviv Exchange Server Suite is also available to download. The free trial version allows the migration of the first 50 items per folder.

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