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Migrating from Google Apps to Office 365 – Step 3

August 14, 2011

INDEX / Step 3 – Add Users


At the portal admin page click on Users under Management




Then click on New and select Bulk add users  










Now you get the option to add a CSV file to add all your users. Your best option is to click on Download a sample CSV file and save it on your desktop to edit.


In the screen below is a sample on how I made my CSV file
Do keep in mind when editing the file in Excel that once you save the file you need to check if everything is still seperated with a komma and not a tab.


Browse to the CSV file and click Next


The verification proces begins, once finished click Next


Set the sign-in status to allowed (standard) and set the apropriate user location and click Next


Select the services that you want available for your users and click Next.


You can send all the temporary passwords to yourself or someone else by clicking on Create or untick the Send email to see them only in the next screen.
Continue to see the results


Here are the results for the users that you created; if you left the Send email tick on you will also receive this per email.
Click close to go back to the Users screen


Here you can see that the users you had in the CSV file are now populated in the portal.


If you click on a newly created user and see what kind of Properties are set, then you can see that everything that you typed in the CSV file is filled in.


By clicking on Settings you can assign select users different kind of roles within the Portal; the different kind of roles are: Billing Administrator, Global Administrator, Password Administrator, Service Administrator and User Management Administrator.
Now I can image that you are thinking what does these all mean?! Well it’s all explained over here on this web page.
You can also change the sign-in status and user location.


By clicking on Licenses you can change the different types of services the user has access to.


If you click on More you will be able to set more options for the users Mailbox and Lync.


The following screen below is a representation of ALL of the options that can be set for the users mailbox.
Such as Company, Manager, Email Aliases, Ability to assign a different security role, Mailtips, Enable Archiving, Enable Litigation (Legal) Hold and last but not least Enable Unified Messaging


In the next image you will be able to see the settings that can be changed for Lync.







Making a distribution group would be a wise decision because you will be able to send e-mails to all your users at once.
On the Admin page of the Portal click on Manage under Exchange Online






After clicking on Distribution Groups select New to create a Distribution Group


Type All Users as the Display name, and allusers for the Alias, the E-mail address will be populated automatically.Don’t forget to select your domain in stead of the tenant domain.
If you want to add any other users as owners of this group you may do so by adding them by clicking on the geen + sign.
To add every user to the Distribution Group click on the green + sign and select the first user and scroll down to the last user, hold shift while selecting this user to select all. Then click Add. Select Owner Approval and tick Closed: Members can be removed only by the group owners. Click on Save to continue


And there you go, you have a Distribution Group. (Who can spot the mistake in this picture? šŸ™‚


If you double click on the Distribution Group or click on Details you will get to see more options that you can set.
Please do familiarize yourself with these options as they are very usefull (Mailtips, Message Approval etc…)













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