Archiving with Office 365 RRS feed

  • Question

  • After researching I understand that in order to use personal archiving you have to have the right version of Outlook to see it on your computer. I have P1 right now with Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 on my computer which I know will not support Personal Archiving, however, if I were to upgrade to the higher plan with Advanced Archiving will that fix the problem or do I need to get a new version of outlook to do any of the archiving supported by Office 365.

    If the answer is I need to get a new version, is there any known work arounds that I might be able to do to support archiving with this version of Outlook and Office 365

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 9:09 PM


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  • Hello,

    I think there is no workaround. but you may also ask this question for Office365 or Outlook forum:

    Outlook IT Pro Discussions Forum

    Microsoft Online: Exchange Online


    Friday, June 15, 2012 5:44 AM
  • The P plan does support the advanced features of Exchange such as email archiving. It is my understanding that you can't add Email archiving to a P plan. Thus to access this functionality you need to change to at least an E3 plan or Exchange Plan 2 in Office 365. Unfortunately, there is no upgrade path from P plans to E plans. You need to migrate out of P and migrate back to E. There are however some third party services that offer this migration service but it is not a native part of Office 365.

    To view the online Exchange archive you need Outlook from the Professional Plus version of Office. You can always access the archive via Outlook Web Access if you don't have a suitable version of Outlook.

    The Office 365 P plan gives you 25GB in total. Couldn't you simply create a sub folder and archive there? What about setting up a forwarding rule that moves emails from Exchange to another hosted mail site? You could create a Hotmail account, link it to Outlook along with Office 365 and use the Hotmail mailbox for archiving.

    Hope that helps.

    Thanks Robert Crane [MVP-Office365]

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:50 PM