Microsoft 365 Business Standard Query

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MarHMS
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Microsoft 365 Business Standard Query

Post by MarHMS » 2022-10-21 12:29

Based on my research and speaking with a Microsoft representative, I would have to migrate our emails from HMS to Microsoft 365 if we wish to utilize their subscription service to gain access to licensed Microsoft Office Suite applications. Is this accurate?

Is there any way I could utilize their service with our domain without affecting our inhouse email server?

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Re: Microsoft 365 Business Standard Query

Post by johang » 2022-10-21 15:37

MarHMS wrote:
2022-10-21 12:29
Based on my research and speaking with a Microsoft representative, I would have to migrate our emails from HMS to Microsoft 365 if we wish to utilize their subscription service to gain access to licensed Microsoft Office Suite applications. Is this accurate?

Is there any way I could utilize their service with our domain without affecting our inhouse email server?
my guess is that its doable, but depends what functionality of O365 office Suite you are expecting/demanding, ( what functionality are you willing to give up by hosting email elsewhere )

https://www.google.com/search?q=add+dom ... e&ie=UTF-8

you could even be able to use your own subdomain "O365.yourdomain.com" and mx point that subdomain to MS O365 if you want to.
what you cant get if you have email elsewhere is for instance outlook integrated calender functionality ( if you dont mix it up with your own subdomain, but i havent heard anyone saying that they use it like that.. )
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Re: Microsoft 365 Business Standard Query

Post by mikedibella » 2022-10-21 17:15

I think this is possible if you configure your MX records to deliver to Office 365 and set the relevant domains in Office 365 to be of type "Internal Relay". You will also need one or more Connectors configured to define the namespaces (domains) for external routing and that routing for the namespace will be to the specified host and not by MX lookup.

With this configuration, if the mailbox exists in Exchange Online, it is delivered there, otherwise it is relayed to the specified host.

See https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/excha ... ed-domains and https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/excha ... route-mail.

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Re: Microsoft 365 Business Standard Query

Post by MarHMS » 2022-10-25 15:34

Thanks all for the responses. I will take all under advisement.

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