We're happy to announce that the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant (ExDeploy) has been enhanced to include support for configuring hybrid deployments using Exchange 2010 SP2 and the Hybrid Configuration Wizard.
The first in several upcoming scenario additions for configuring hybrid deployments when using the Hybrid Configuration Wizard, this new scenario is for Exchange 2003 organizations interested in maintaining some users on-premises and some users hosted in the cloud by Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises. Although limited, interim hybrid deployment configuration support for Exchange 2007 and 2010 on-premises deployments is also included with this update, complete hybrid deployment checklists for the Exchange 2007 and 2010 on-premises scenarios are in progress and will be released soon. Watch this space for announcements about upcoming Exchange 2007 and 2010 hybrid deployment scenario updates.
The new hybrid information for Exchange 2003 environments is only available in English at this time and requires that you add Exchange 2010 SP2 servers to your current Exchange 2003 organization. If you have previously configured a hybrid deployment using the Deployment Assistant and Exchange 2010 SP1 and still need guidance; don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you! Previous Deployment Assistant checklists for configuring hybrid deployments with Exchange 2010 SP1 are now located here for your convenience.
See the configuration video at http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/21/exchange-server-deployment-assistant-update-for-exchange-2010-sp2-and-office-365-hybrid-deployments.aspx
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