How Do I Migrate from Exchange to Office 365 or vice versa?

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How Do I Migrate from Exchange to Office 365 or vice versa?

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How Do I Migrate from Exchange to O365 or vice versa?

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You will need to read and follow the instructions below if you are going to be migrating and meet one of the items below:
  • If you are moving from Office 365 to your own Exchange server
  • If you are moving from your own Exchange server to Office 365 service
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When moving from Office 365 to Exchange, or vice versa, you will need to update settings in Prophet to reflect the change as well. Below are the things you will need to change/update during an e-mail server migration.

Step A: Migrate and Setup Outlook** - IT Department
  • Please Inform your IT Department that they must copy ALL data from the old server when transferring to the new server. If only the 'surface' data is copied then it will break Prophet as the meta-data that Prophet uses to identify records will get erased during the migration.
  • Your Office 365 admin will need to create a 'Public Shared Folder' in your O365 admin page if your
  • Your IT department will most likely complete the steps above of migrating your Email server and then updating Outlook to connect to the new email.
Avidian Technologies is unable to assist you with the actual migration or setting Outlook back up with the new email server.

Step B: Update Your Working Contact Folder Location - Prophet Client
  1. Follow the instructions in this article to re-register your WCF.
Your working contact folder should be the only setting you have to update upon the migration.

Step C: Re-Configure 'Manage Shared Folders' - Prophet Admin
Your Prophet administrator will need to re-configure your Company's shared folders if you were using this feature. Not all companies use this feature.
  1. Launch Outlook, click the 'Prophet' tab (top of Outlook) and then click 'Settings'
  2. In the 'Prophet Administrator' window, click the 'Manage Shared Folders' tab.
  3. Set your departments to the new 'Public Shared Folder' your IT/Exchange Admin would have created from Step A.
If you have any other issues during migration pertaining to Prophet or the Prophet software please submit a support ticket: Here

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