MS Office 365 gives the provision of an off-premise collaborative platform for the professionals looking forward to work with MS Outlook and Exchange Server. Whilst working with the on-premise Exchange Server, the entire data is saved in an OST (.ost) file, when Outlook is in cached Exchange mode. These files are stored locally in the user machine and cannot be accessed in any other machine. However, when it comes to working with Exchange Server online, it gets necessary to access OST files so as to work with the Exchange data. This is where MS Office 365 comes into scenario. It enables the users to access the Exchange Server OST file data. In this write-up, we will discuss two methods to export OST to Office 365.
Need of Using Off-Premise Exchange Server
There are many scenarios, in which a professional might seek for migrating to Online Exchange. Let’s have a look at some of them:
In addition to the above-mentioned reasons, there can be other factors, which contribute to the migration from on-premise Exchange to Online Exchange. In the same manner, users can migrate OST to Office 365 if their management is switching to Exchange Server with the assistance of the Outlook OST files.
There exists no manual method with the help of which OST file data can be migrated to Office 365. This is because OST file becomes unreadable, as soon as it is disconnected from the Exchange Server. Therefore, the only resolution for processing the migration is to deploy a third party software for facilitating the migration process.
This application has been designed with the aim to process hassle-free migration from OST to Office 365. It converts all the OST file data to Offline 365 format6. Moreover, the software can easily convert orphaned and inaccessible OST file from OST file to Office 365. It maintains the integrity of the OST file and saves it from getting corrupted again.
Some of the important features of this tool are:
You can download the demo version of the software before going for the purchased version. The freeware can only be used for trial purposes and if you find it good enough, you can go for the license version by purchasing it.
All in all, ensure that you do bulk data migration of OST file without fearing of any data loss.