Windows 10: Upgrading from Office 2016 to 365 and Outlook questions

Discus and support Upgrading from Office 2016 to 365 and Outlook questions in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; Currently I have Office 2016 installed. I am not using OneDrive to store my files on (limited capacity). As for Outlook : data is stored locally in... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by tfwul, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. tfwul Win User

    Upgrading from Office 2016 to 365 and Outlook questions


    Currently I have Office 2016 installed. I am not using OneDrive to store my files on (limited capacity).
    As for Outlook : data is stored locally in .pst files.
    I have quite multiple .pst files: multiple email accounts (Outlook, Gmail and ISP provided account), obviously all configured to use POP3.

    I never owned a laptop, but I have ordered for one.

    My intention is to switch of Office 365.

    I have a few questions :

    Uninstall 2016/Install 365
    Frankly I am not sure how things will go after subscribing to Office 365 Home.
    Q: Do I need to uninstall 2016 first, or what?
    Q: Can I find a kind of guideline somewhere specifically about this 2016 -> 365 switch?

    Storage of Outlook 365 (.ost) and document files
    Right now, all documents and .pst files are stored within a password protected container.
    Within Office 2016 and Outlook, all paths are set accordingly. Meaning that I need to unlock the container before anything else is being used, be screencaptures, PDF files, no matter what.
    I intend to create a encrypted drive on the laptop (using BitLocker) and will apply a registry patch to 'force' Outlook to store the .ost files within this encrypted drive. (see: ForceOSTPath on Slipstick.com)

    Obviously I need to make Outlook changes on my desktop as well (POP3->IMAP)

    Q: Whereas the .pst files, including some archive pst files, contain mail of many years I guess I will start with a clean mailbox when switching to .ost ?

    Q: Probably all contacts, calendar, tasks, whatever need to be created from scratch?

    Switching languages
    Currently I can easily switch from my local language to English, using Microsoft Office Tools-> Language Preferences.
    Q: How is that with 365?


    Any tips are welcome.

    Thanks!

    :)
     
    tfwul, Nov 2, 2018
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  2. Kari Win User

    Upgrading Outlook 2007 to Outlook for Office 365


    Importing an Outlook 2007 PST file to Outlook 2016 which is the current Outlook / Office version used by O365 should go without issues. According to Microsoft, procedure to import 2007 PST to 2016 is the same than if importing 2010 and 2013 PST files:


    Upgrading from Office 2016 to 365 and Outlook questions [​IMG]


    Screenshot from Import email, contacts, and calendar from an Outlook .pst file - Office Support

    However, there shouldn't be any reason to import it. If you uninstall Office 2007 from Settings > Apps or Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Programs and Features, the PST file is left in the system, only Office programs being uninstalled. Do not manually delete any Office folders after uninstall has finished!

    A restart is recommended after uninstalling Office.

    When you then install Office 2016 (O365) and launch Outlook 2016 first time, it should pick up the previous PST files automatically.

    Of course, as in computing you need to always be prepared for unwanted and surprising outcome, I would do the version upgrade like this:
    • Backup (copy) your PST files to a safe location or export all mail folders to a new PST file, for instance creating a folder Outlook_Export in your users folder and using it as backup location.
    • Uninstall Office 2007, restart.
    • Install Office 2016, launch Outlook 2016.
    That's it. Outlook 2016 should find your PST files and all your mail items should be there. The exporting was done just to be sure; if for any reason Outlook 2016 does not show your emails, you can import the backed up PST files manually.
     
    Kari, Nov 2, 2018
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  3. Is it free to upgrade office 365 to Office 2016?

    Is it free to upgrade office 365 to Office 2016?

    Original Title: Office 2016
     
    GerryMc Hugh, Nov 2, 2018
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  4. Upgrading from Office 2016 to 365 and Outlook questions

    Office 365 or Office 2016


    Under info for the new office listing on My Visual Studio it states.

    Office Professional Plus 2016 (x86 and x64) - (Multiple Languages)
    To obtain the product, follow these steps:

    Step 1: Get your product key by clicking the ‘Get key’ button on the right.

    Step 2: Go to the Office website by clicking the ‘Get it now’ button.

    Step 3: Enter your 25-character product key and continue as directed on the site.

    Released: 9/23/2015

    And for the discontinued it states.

    Office Professional Plus 2016 (Discontinued)
    Info
    Keys
    Office Professional Plus 2016 (x86 and x64) - DVD (English)
    No additional details are available for this file.

    Released: 9/22/2015
    SHA1: 213A8A0F8849516704101CB6C49F6A027B0D6D5F
    File name: en_office_professional_plus_2016_x86_x64_dvd_6962141.iso

    I'm thinking option one is going to be my only option. I'm fine with that as long as I can get Outlook to work with my ISP's pop3 e-mail. Last time I tried that with the new 2016 install I could not get it to work, no way no how. All the same settings that work with the ISO install?

    EDIT: I should mention, for me as far as I know, neither of these options are a subscription. They use two different keys but they are perpetual one time activation licenses. I only ran the new download briefly though, as I could not get outlook to work. I bailed and went back to what works.
     
    alphanumeric, Nov 2, 2018
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