Recently, Microsoft made the decision to move its End of Support date for Exchange Server 2010 from January 14th to October 13th. This change was brought on after investigating and analyzing the deployment state of a vast number of customers using Exchange.
As of October 13th, 2020, Microsoft will no longer offer any technical support for Exchange Service 2010 solution issues. This also applies to bug fixes that have the ability to affect server stability and usability. Users will also run into security issues if they choose to stay with the system. There will be no security fixes, leaving vulnerabilities to attacks.
Thankfully, other options are available or users to upgrade to, including Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2013 and Office 365.
If you plan to migrate to Exchange Online of Office 365, you may be eligible for Microsoft’s free FastTrack service. This service provides the best practices, tools and resources available to have a seamless migration. To make the process simpler, a support engineer will help walk you through every step of the way. If problems arise during your migration to Office 365 or a newer version of Exchange Server, you can still receive all forms of technical support.
Microsoft also recommends that users move forward with a partner to ease the transitions you may experience when migrating to a new platform. At DataComm, we consider our customers an extension of our family. We are also proud partners with Microsoft and are ready to stand by your side every step of your migration.
When choosing your replacement for Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft recommends Office 365 and Exchange Online. These programs will provide your organization with the most access to get the most secure, productive software with the lowest total cost of ownership.
For our on-premise customers, these solutions allow them to keep themselves out of the upgrading game. When you fully migrate to Office 365, you no longer need to worry about version upgrades. Instead, organizations will only have to maintain a small number of on-premises servers by keeping them updated.
Contact the experts at DataComm for more information on migrating from Exchange Server 2010 to one of the options above.