Exchange 2010 End of Support: Upgrade and Migration OptionsMarch 9, 2020
On October 13, 2020, Exchange Server 2010 will reach end of support. If you haven't already begun your migration from Exchange 2010 to Office 365 or Exchange 2016, now's the time to start your planning.
What does end of support mean?
Exchange Server, like almost all Microsoft products, has a support life-cycle during which Microsoft provides new features, bug fixes, security fixes, and so on. This life-cycle typically lasts for 10 years from the date of the product's initial release, and the end of this life-cycle is known as the product's end of support. When Exchange 2010 reaches its end of support on October 13, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide:
- Technical support for problems that may occur;
- Bug fixes for issues that are discovered and that may impact the stability and usability of the server;
- Security fixes for vulnerabilities that are discovered and that may make the server vulnerable to security breaches;
- Time zone updates.
Your installation of Exchange 2010 will continue to run after this date. However, because of the changes listed above, we strongly recommend that you migrate from Exchange 2010 as soon as possible.
What are my options?
With Exchange 2010 reaching its end of support, this is a great time to explore your options and prepare a migration plan. You can:
- Migrate fully to Office 365. Migrate mailboxes using cut-over, minimal hybrid, or full hybrid migration, then remove on-premises Exchange servers and Active Directory.
- Migrate your Exchange 2010 servers to Exchange 2016 on your on-premises servers.
Migrate to Office 365
Migrating your email to Office 365 is your best and simplest option to help you retire your Exchange 2010 deployment. With a migration to Office 365, you can make a single hop from old technology to state-of-the-art features and experiences. In addition to new features, you won't have to worry about:
- Purchasing and maintaining hardware;
- Paying for heating and cooling of your servers;
- Keeping up to date on security, product, and time zone fixes;
- Maintaining storage and software to support compliance requirements;
- Upgrading to a new version of Exchange - you're always on the latest version of Exchange in Office 365.
How should I migrate to Office 365?
Depending on your organization, you have a few options that'll help you get to Office 365. When choosing a migration option, you need to consider a few things like the number of seats or mailboxes you need to move, how long you want the migration to last, and whether you need a seamless integration between your on-premises installation and Office 365 during the migration.
Binary Tree can enable you to move from Exchange 2010 to Office 365, for both mailboxes, archives and public folders. And you can do it in a fraction of the time and with minimal to no down time. It also gives you reporting, scheduling, user communications, and self-service features that shorten the time required to migrate and that reduce the risk of downtime. The result — the smoothest possible experience for users, administrators, and project managers.
We’re ready to help with your migration. Contact us to get started.