Migrate to EOP
Applies to: Exchange Online Protection
Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-22
It’s highly likely that, instead of coming to Microsoft Exchange Online Protection (EOP) from a situation where you have no email protection, you currently use Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) or a third-party email-protection product. The first section in this topic points to resources that help you understand the upgrade process from FOPE to EOP. EOP is replacing FOPE as Microsoft’s cloud-based email protection service. The second section links to a topic that explains migration from a third-party email-protection product.
|If you currently don’t have email protection and you want to learn how to set up EOP to protect your on-premises mailboxes, see Set Up Your EOP Service.|
Microsoft is upgrading all current Exchange Online customers, who receive FOPE protection by default, and FOPE standalone customers, who use FOPE to protect their on-premises mailboxes, to EOP. There are a few specific topics that provide helpful information for upgraded Exchange Online and FOPE customers on the Office 365 community wiki. These include the following:
Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection Service Upgrade - FOPE Admin Center Access, which discusses access changes in the FOPE Admin Center.
Feature Differences Between FOPE and EOP, which describes behavior changes and feature differences between FOPE and EOP.
Service Upgrade Changes for Policy Rules, which covers differences between FOPE policy rules and Exchange Transport rules.
Login to FOPE Administration Center After Service Upgrade, which explains how to sign in to the FOPE Administration Center after your service upgrade.
|If you would like more information about service upgrades, Office 365 Service Upgrades and Service Updates is the best high-level source of information regarding service upgrades.|
If you currently use an on-premises protection appliance or cloud service, and you want to switch to EOP, Switch to EOP from Google Postini, the Barracuda Spam and Virus Firewall, or Cisco IronPort has some contextual information to help you understand the process and links to resources that provide configuration steps.