Obviously, Microsoft would love to have its customers migrate all existing Exchange environments to the cloud. But, for many customers, that’s still not a feasible solution for a variety of reasons – some that are valid, some that are not.
Microsoft has now produced and delivered a new “assistant” web site that shows the different Exchange deployment options side-by-side and provides the guidance for each type of method.
The new site is: https://assistants.microsoft.com/
The first option, On-premises Exchange deployments, will go to the Deployment Assistant and all the on-premises deployment options you know and love today. You can select questions and answers to build checklists that help you deploy new Exchange 2013 or Exchange 2016 organizations, or upgrade to them from previous versions of Exchange. Exchange 2019 scenarios are coming soon!
The second option, Migrate Exchange to Office 365 will take you to the Office 365 mail migration advisors. The Office 365 mail migration advisors offer the best solutions for helping you migrate your organization to Office 365. These include staged and cut-over migrations and all flavors of hybrid migrations. They’ll help you decide which migration option is best for you and even make sure your Office 365 tenant is ready for the migration!