How to Migrate Outlook to Office 365

Migrating old Outlook data to new Office 365 is not easy. It involves rigorous export and import process with a risk of losing data. Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate, a tool that not only migrates your Outlook 365 in 7 simple steps, but also exports minute folder properties like message rules and blocked senders lists without any data loss.

You need not look back on your decision to migrate Outlook to Office 365. Although it is a one year subscription, the rewards you get from using Office 365 firmly outweigh the renewability drawback.

Advantages of migrating Outlook to Office 365

  • One of the main advantages that you get with Office 365 Home include three extra apps namely Outlook, Access and Publisher.
  • With the recent update it is now official that you can install Office 365 on five devices and simultaneously use them all at once.
  • Also comes with a 1TB OneDrive cloud storage which enables its users to share, access and save their emails and other Outlook data on cloud.
  • With Office 365 you shall always have an updated Outlook on par with the latest available version. This way you can save the extra dollars you spend on upgrading to new Outlook or Office suite.

Challenges involved in transferring Outlook PST to Outlook 365

Now that you know Office 365 is the most rewarding Office product for you, few drawbacks have to be taken into consideration when you switch from old Outlook to Office 365.

These drawbacks can be listed as follows:

  • You can only create a .pst data file in Outlook and then import it to Office 365 which involves lot of caution and hard work. Any minor flaw can cost all your important mails and contacts.
  • Folder properties, AutoArchive settings, message rules and blocked senders list cannot be transferred using manual export process . All the ground work you once laid into customizing your old Outlook will go in vain.
  • The biggest challenge after migration is to find the folders and notes that are scattered all over and re-categorize them according to your old mailbox.
  • Due to their complex file structure, Outlook data files are known to get corrupted if not handled the right way.

The Right way to move Outlook to Office 365

Understanding the complexity and risk involved in the transfer process of Outlook, an integrated approach in the form of software: Remo Outlook back up and migrate has been designed to move emails from Outlook to new computer.

With this Outlook 365 migration tool transferring your emails, contacts, tasks, calendar, notes and all other Outlook attributes is easier than ever. At just 6 six clicks this tool shall migrate all your Outlook profile to Office 365 with least effort.

This tool is most beneficial when you are trying to transfer Outlook to Office 365 under following scenarios:

  • Migrate to Outlook 365 on a new computer
  • Move old Outlook PST to new Office 365
  • Export Outlook mail box to Office 365 on a new operating system

Process of moving PST to Outlook 365

Although there are a lot of free ways to import Outlook data file into Office 365, it recommended using Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate as it not only saves you time and effort but also protects you from losing information on your Outlook data file (OST or PST).

Migrating to Outlook 365 using Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate involves a two step process:

  • Export PST file to migrate to Office 365
  • Import outlook data file into Office 365

This tool will first copy all attributes and settings to a new PST file and leave the original PST untouched. You can then move Outlook 365 to new computer or operating system using this copy.

Export PST file to migrate to Office 365:

The Outlook back up and migrate software by Remo is built with robust algorithms that have a supreme understanding of your PST file structure. Hence this tool will first analyze your .pst file or .ost file and then create a backup file with “.obm” extension.

This .obm format is formulated exclusively to make the process of importing PST file to Office 365 easier. Once the backup is taken, you can later import Outlook data to Office 365 using this backup copy. The same ".obm" file is also used to transfer Outlook to new computer.

Import Outlook data file into Office 365:

This is the final step to the migration process of Outlook 365. Once the backup file is created, the software will now create a gateway to integrate all your old Outlook information into Outlook 365.

Using Remo backup and Migrate you can import to Office from or within the following Outlook versions:

  • Outlook 2003
  • Outlook 2007
  • Outlook 2010
  • Outlook 2013
  • Outlook 2016
  • Outlook 2016
  • Outlook 365

How to migrate Outlook to Office 365 in seven simple steps:

  • Backup Outlook folders before initiating outlook 365 migration
  • From the home screen choose Migrate option after opening Remo Outlook and Migrate tool
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  • In the next screen browse for the Outlook backup file that you wish to migrate and verify if your Outlook version shown as Outlook and click Next
  • Select from a list of Outlook attributes for example if you desire to transfer Outlook contacts to new computer click on the check box to mark contacts
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  • Stop the migration progress or pause if the need arises
  • Select report to verify information that is migrated
  • Lastly click on Finish to succesfully transfer Outlook to Office 365
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