If you don’t want to use the standard Microsoft tools for migrating Mailboxes to or from Exchange Online you have to use a 3rd party solution. One online solution is MigrationWiz from BitTitan. There are a number of advantages of using MigrationWiz over the standard Microsoft tools, especially when using a Cutover Exchange Migration (CEM) or a Staged Exchange Migration (SEM). A Cutover Exchange Migration is basically a big bang scenario where you switch all services at the same time and gradually migrate all the Mailbox content. There’s no way to schedule anything here and this is much better when using MigrationWiz.
MigrationWiz is using Exchange Web Services to login to your on-premises Mailbox and to your online Mailbox to move all the content between the two platforms.
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Currently I’m working on an environment where 6,000 test mailboxes are created. During test migrations all kinds of information is stored in these mailboxes. You can use Exchange Web Services to empty these mailboxes.
To empty the (test) mailboxes you need the following:
- Exchange Web Services Managed API;
- An account with enough permissions to empty the mailboxes;
- A script that does the actual plumbing.
The Managed API can be downloaded from the Microsoft website: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=13480 and it runs on Windows 7 clients or Windows 2008 (R2) servers.
The script will logon to the mailboxes with an account that needs sufficient permissions. You can set the permissions on the Exchange CAS Server using the following commands:
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In an earlier blog post I explained how to setup a Lync Server 2010 in your Lync organization. Using a Lync Server you can give access to external users and implement federation services. You also might want to implement publishing rules on your Threat Management Server (TMG) 2010 to implement the following additional services:
- Enabling external users to download meeting content for your meetings.
- Enabling external users to expand distribution groups.
- Enabling remote users to download files from the Address Book service.
- Accessing the Microsoft Lync Web App client.
- Accessing the Dial-in Conferencing Settings webpage.
- Accessing the Location Information service.
- Enabling external devices to connect to Device Update web service and obtain updates.
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