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Use this node to discuss planning and deployment for Exchange Online, both for Office 365 for enterprises and Office 365 for professionals and small businesses.
For Office 365 for enterprises, if you're currently managing an on-premises e-mail system and want to extend it into the cloud, you need to plan carefully. To understand your options and how to get ready to deploy, check out Exchange Hybrid Deployment and Migration with Office 365 -- A Planning Primer.
To learn more about planning for Office 365 and Exchange hybrid deployment, check out Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Guide.
For Office 365 for enterprises, make sure to walk through the steps in the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant.
For Office 365 for enterprises, sharing free/busy information between your on-premises Exchange organization and your cloud-based organization is one of the primary benefits of configuring an Exchange hybrid deployment. Make sure to read Exchange Hybrid Deployment Configuration Tips: Sharing Free/Busy Information for help configuring free/busy.
A new routing scenario is now supported: Hybrid Routing - Pointing your MX record to the Cloud.