Often customers I speak to like the idea of a hybrid deployment in order to keep their staff users on their local Exchange servers, while taking advantage of Exchange Online in Office 365 for education for their students and maintaining a rich co-existence between the two environments.

With the continued push for cost savings and more efficient use of IT in schools, colleges and universities there is a growing number of customers who want to go “all in” and remove the local Exchange servers altogether, and in doing so, decommissioning their hybrid deployment.

Helpfully, the fantastic Exchange Team Blog recently talked about how to go about doing this, so go and check it out!

Decommissioning Exchange 2010 servers in a Hybrid Deployment