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Migrating On-Premises Distribution Lists to Exchange Online

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Tony Redmond
MVP


If you run a hybrid Exchange deployment, you probably have some on-premises distribution lists that you’d like to move to the cloud. Office 365 offers no way to do this, so it’s up to PowerShell. Instead of starting from scratch, you can use a script created by Tim McMichael of Microsoft and amend it to meet your needs. PowerShell is just great
https://office365foritpros.com/2018/10/27/migrate-dl-exchange-online/

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Curious why you would do this when ad sync pulls them across? I guess you have to if you move to cloud only?
Exactly. AD sync brings an onprem object to the cloud but management remains onprem. That’s fine if you want to keep onprem servers around, but not so good if you aspire to become cloud-only.
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