Still running Exchange 2007? You might want to read this..

April 11, 2017, mark it in the calendars folks! That’s the day Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will finally reach its end-of-life…

Exchange Server 2007 has now had a full ten year support lifecycle and will reach its tenth birthday in April 2017, which is only a few months away! Exchange Server 2007 Upgrade Advice

What does this mean for me?

OK, so your emails aren’t going to stop working on April 11th 2017, however running Exchange 2007 after April 11 2017 poses HUGE security risks..

Everything stems from the fact that Microsoft will stop releasing security patches for 2007 when it crosses end of life, which means the Patch Tuesday on April 11, 2017 will be the last security patches ever released for Exchange 2007.

As we saw with Microsoft Exchange 2003, there will be plenty of people out there trying to find vulnerabilities with Microsoft Exchange 2007, therefore your business may be at risk as new viruses, malware, and exploits continue to be released.

Okay, so I have to upgrade – what are my options?

Good question! There’s a few options we would recommend depending on your existing network architecture and IT Strategy. You could consider upgrading to Microsoft Exchange 2016 (on premise), however you may face a barrage of backwards compatibility issues with any users utilising Microsoft Office 2007.

Or perhaps it is time to think about migrating to the cloud? Migrating to the cloud utilising Microsoft Office 365 may be one of the best IT business decisions you will never make! What’s even better is we can plan, prepare, configure, migrate and support you through the entire process..

It’s also worth considering that if you are a small/medium sized business running Exchange 2007 as part of Small Business Server 2008 (Exchange was included with SBS Server), an upgrade to Microsoft Exchange 2016 is not possible on an SBS 2008 Server.

Whatever the current situation, every business is unique in the way in which they utilise IT, so I’d recommend giving us a call to discuss the options.

Don’t take our wod for it, here’s what Microsoft have to say..