This may be a simple question, but so far I've had trouble finding any help that corresponds well to my specific situation.
The very small business I work for is planning on "phasing out" the local server that primarily served as a file-share and email host (via MS Exchange). We've been migrating our files to the cloud which has been very straightforward, but I'm less sure how to proceed with migrating the few active email accounts on our Exchange server to a 3rd party.
Is it as simple as creating accounts with the same name (eg, email@example.com) with the 3rd party, then pointing an Outlook profile to that new 3rd party account? Would I also need to create an archive of the historic emails on each migratory account and then sync that archive with the new Outlook profile that's pointed at the 3rd party account? Would I need to delete the accounts on our local MS Exchange at any point?
Again, sorry if this is an overly-simplistic question. Any help, of course, is enormously appreciated!