Exchange 2007 End of Life. It’s time to migrate!
2017-05-29 – IT News
On 11, April 2017, Exchange Server 2007 reached End of Life. If you haven’t taken advantage of this opportunity to move to Office 365, now is the time!
Anyone still on Exchange 2007 is at risk.
This could affect businesses in several ways:
- They will no longer receive technical support for any issues that may arise
- Bug fixes and updates will no longer be deployed from Microsoft
- Security updates will no longer be applied, and could put them at risk of breaches
Need to migrate now? Why not take advantage of this opportunity?
What does End of Life mean?
Exchange Server, like almost all Microsoft products, has a support lifecycle during which Microsoft provides new features, bug fixes, security fixes, and so on. This lifecycle typically lasts for 10 years from the date of the product’s initial release, and the end of this lifecycle is known as the product’s End of Life. When Exchange 2007 reached its End of Life on April 11, 2017, Microsoft no longer provide:
- Technical support for problems that may occur;
- Bug fixes for issues that are discovered and that may impact the stability and usability of the server;
- Security fixes for vulnerabilities that are discovered and that may make the server vulnerable to security breaches;
- Time zone updates.
Your installation of Exchange 2007 will continue to run after this date. However, because of the changes listed above, we strongly recommend that you migrate from Exchange 2007 as soon as possible.
Avoid vulnerabilities and issues.
What are my options?
With Exchange 2007 reaching its End of Life, this is a great time to explore your options and prepare a migration plan. You can:
- Migrate to Office 365 using cutover, staged, or hybrid migration;
- Migrate your Exchange 2007 servers to a newer version of Exchange on your on-premises servers.
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Migrate to a newer version of Exchange Server
While we strongly believe that you can achieve the best value and user experience by migrating to Office 365, we also understand that some organizations need to keep their email on-premises. This could be because of regulatory requirements, to guarantee data isn’t stored in a data center located in another country, and so on. If you choose to keep your email on-premises, you can migrate your Exchange 2007 environment to Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013, or Exchange 2016.
We recommend that you migrate to Exchange 2016 if you can’t migrate to Office 365. Exchange 2016 includes all the features and advancements included with previous releases of Exchange, and it most closely matches the experience available with Office 365 (although some features are available only in Office 365).
What if I need help?
If you’re migrating to Office 365 or Exchange 2016, give us a call on 1300 755 615 and talk to our I.T expert team for our services.
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