Support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 ends on April 11, 2017. What does End of Life exactly mean? According to Microsoft Support, the following Exchange elements will cease:
- Free or paid assisted support (including custom support agreements).
- Bug fixes for issues that are discovered and that may impact the stability and usability of the servers.
- Security fixes for vulnerabilities that are discovered and that may make the server vulnerable to security breaches \Time zone updates.
The installation of Exchange 2007 will continue to run; however, it is strongly recommended to start a migration due to the many problems this may cause. Note, if your organization remains on the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 platform, it won't stop working, but you will experience technological challenges that result from staying with unsupported software:
- No future feature enhancements.
- No security updates.
- Not supported newer on hardware.
- Difficulties when integrating with new enterprise applications.
- Not compatible with modern Outlook clients/browsers.
For your calendar, here is the schedule of some additional Office 2007 applications due for retirement over the next 12 months:
- 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 If you haven’t started your migration process to Office 365 or Exchange 2016, you should start planning now.
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