Still on Exchange Server 2010?
It’s time to move. Here’s why!
What does it mean?
A typical Microsoft product lifecycle lasts 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 support, in which Microsoft will no longer provide updates or support of any kind. End of support can result in vulnerabilities that impact your business intelligence property.
What do you need to do?
You have time! The end of support deadline for Exchange Server 2010 is October 13, 2020. A migration project can take time to plan and this is one project you do not want to push off. There are a number of considerations and decisions to make throughout the process.
What are your migration plan options?
Upgrade to Exchange Online/Office 365
This is clearly the preferred option from Microsoft’s end. From feature enhancements to price changes, the tech giant continues to push organizations off-premises and into the cloud suite. By upgrading to Office 365, you’re guaranteed the latest version of Exchange in addition to all the functionality and applications without maintaining on-premises hardware.
End of Support Implications:
Goodbye support documentation updates
While existing articles will still be available, new best practices and guidance will no longer continue to be published.
So long security updates
Critical components like bug fixes and security patches that protect users and data will discontinue. Without these updates the risk of ransomware or malicious attempts to access information rises.
Oh, hello compliance issues
Running outdated or unsupported products can be an immediate ticket out of compliance. If your industry or regional standards are dependent on regulations, you may be introducing a legal problem if you stay put.
No more bug fixes for you
With the discontinuation of bug fixing, you can expect to see the introduction of stability and usability issues.
Embrace risks if you stay put
There are risks of downtime and productivity loss from server failure, which will end up costing you money in addition to headaches.
READY TO TALK?
We’d love to discuss a migration plan with you.