Hybrid Organization Configuration Transfer V2 Has Been Announced

Microsoft have announced the Hybrid Organization Configuration Transfer V2 update to the Hybrid Configuration Wizard tool. Update to Hybrid Organization Configuration Transfer v2 gives you the ability to replicate the Exchange 2010/2013/2016 configuration to Exchange online that includes:

  • Retention Policy
  • Retention Policy Tag
  • Data Loss Prevention Policies
  • Malware Filter Policy
  • Policy tip configuration
  • Address List
  • Active Sync Mailbox Policy
  • Mobile Device Mailbox Policy
  • Outlook on the Web Mailbox Policy
  • Active Sync Device Access Rule
  • Active Sync Organization Settings
  • Malware Filter Policy
  • Organization Config

This new update help organizations save time and effort as most of these configurations were done manually in Exchange Online after setting up the Exchange online hybrid to ensure the end user gets the similar experience when their mailbox is moved to Exchange online.

Admins usually perform these updates in Exchange online by using PowerShell or Exchange online Admin Center in Office 365.

Hybrid Organization Configuration Transfer V2 Has Been Announced

With new version of Hybrid Organization Configuration Transfer tool, If object values are updated on-premises after they are moved to exchange online, admins can re-run organization configuration transfer to copy over the updated values from on-premises to exchange online. Admins will continue to control the process of keeping the objects in sync but with reduced effort by using organization configuration wizard.

Hybrid Organization Configuration transfer tool allows you to either update the objects in Exchange Online or to keep them as is. It also provides a script in the log folder with all the required previous settings so you can roll-back the changes.

To use the Hybrid Organization Configuration Transfer V2, ensure your Exchange 2010/2013/2016 is using the most recent or immediate previous release of Exchange Cumulative Update or Update Rollup. You can find a list of Exchange Server build numbers and release dates here.