It’s officially the end of the road for MS Exchange Server 2010. After a ten-month extension temporarily prolonged its life, the final end-of-support date has been announced.
As of October 2020, users will need to find an alternative for the soon-to-be unsupported product.
With the deadline to complete your migration fast approaching, now’s the time to make your move. Ahead, we’ll look at options for other email messaging programme to help you figure out how to carry on uninterrupted.
Microsoft Exchange Server, more widely known as Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Web access, is an email management system that centralises a user’s messages, contacts and calendar through Microsoft Exchange software and stores it on a server.
Many SMB’s are using Exchange as part of Microsoft Small Business Server 2011, which was a very popular server solution for SMB’s
A summary of its communication and organisational features as:
For years, it’s been the backbone of business. Thousands of SMBs and corporate customers have used it as their primary mail server. But soon, the groupware server is undergoing changes that may impact them in a big way.
The end-of-life (EOL) date for the 2010 version of MS Exchange is October 13, 2020. After this time, it will officially fall out of “extended support.” Meaning, no more free security patches and increased liability for any organisation that fails to make a switch.
After October 13, 2020, the 2010 version of MS Exchange will officially fall out of “extended support.”
With this “unsupported” status comes the official end of Microsoft’s “premises-based business products.” It’s a move we’ve grown accustomed to seeing over the years, with certain MS products and services outgrowing the support phase after about 10 years
So now that you know what’s coming, what should you do about it? One simple solution is to upgrade to Exchange Server 2013 or Exchange Server 2016 to access the new email server version.
However, Microsoft’s strong recommendation is to make a full migration to Exchange Online and utilise the rest of the features offered as part of their Office 365 subscription.
Need a little help with the change over? Microsoft offers the following migration resources and support for its users.
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