Although Exchange Server 2007 was revolutionary at the time, the technology landscape is constantly evolving. If your business is still running Exchange 2007, please note that its support cycle ended on April 11, 2017.
This is consistent with the Microsoft Support Policy, (announced in 2002,) which stipulates Microsoft’s engagement to support its enterprise products for at least 10 years.
Upgrading to Office 365, which includes Exchange Online, ensures your email continues functioning, meets HIPAA and 9 other compliance standards, and provides new opportunities to innovate.
While your organization will still be able to use Exchange 2007 beyond April 11, 2017, choosing not to upgrade means:
- No bug fixes, security updates or feature enhancements will be developed or released.
- Not compliant with standards and regulations.
- Not compatible with new hardware or modern Outlook clients/browsers.
- No safe haven – virtualized and physical instances of Exchange Server 2007 are vulnerable.
- No technical support – should you have an issue with your 2007 server there will be no Microsoft-provided support options.
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Other Applications and Servers Retired or Scheduled to Retire Include:
- February 28, 2017 – Office ProPlus 2013 (Retired)
- October 10, 2017 – Office 2007, Project Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2007, Groove Server 2007
- October 31, 2017 – Outlook 2007 connectivity to Office 365
- January 9, 2018 – Communications Server 2007
Note Regarding Exchange Server 2016
“Organizations running Exchange Server 2007 and wanting to use Microsoft’s newest server product, Exchange Server 2016, will be confronted by the usual double-hop migration issue for older products beyond two generations. Exchange Server 2016 does not support coexistence with Exchange Server 2007 as part of the upgrade process. That means organizations sticking with the server product will have to move to Exchange Server 2010 or Exchange Server 2013 first before getting to Exchange Server 2016.” – Kurt Mackie, mcpmag.com