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Microsoft Office 365: Exchange Online Implementation and Migration by Loryan Strant, David Greve

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Working with a server

When moving to Office 365, customers face the question do I still need my server? For many, the requirement to continue using a server is negated based on the functionality that Office 365 provides and as such they are able to remove their server after their migration is complete.

However, some businesses may still require the services of an on-premise server for a variety of reasons such as file systems, databases, and line of business applications.

In the latter case, a business would now be faced with the challenge of maintaining two disparate systems (being their server and Office 365).

Generally a business can maintain a single set of usernames through the implementation of Directory Synchronization. However, this is not ...

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