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Exchange 2010 end of life support is coming

Exchange 2010 end of life support was on January 14, 2010, but it changed to October 13, 2020. It means that Microsoft extends the Exchange 2010 life support.

Many organizations are working with Exchange 2010 and are not yet upgraded to Exchange 2016/2019 or Office 365. Why are you not yet migrated? You should! If you have not yet migrated, now is the time before Exchange 2010 support ends.

What does Exchange 2010 end of life mean?

It’s important to migrate from Exchange 2010. Let’s have a look at what you will be missing after October 13, 2020:

  • Technical support
  • Bug fixes
  • Security fixes

Exchange 2010 end of life options

There are a couple of options for migrating to a supported Exchange version:

  • Migrate fully to Office 365. Migrate mailboxes using cutover, minimal hybrid, or full hybrid migration.
  • Migrate your Exchange 2010 servers to Exchange 2016/2019 on your on-premises servers.

You can take the following paths to avoid the end of support for Exchange Server 2010.

Exchange 2010 end of life options

You can install Exchange Server 2016 in coexistence with Exchange Server 2010. There is no need to install Exchange Server 2013 if you want to go straight from Exchange Server 2010 to Exchange Server 2016. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to upgrade from Exchange 2010 to 2019.

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Upgrade your Exchange Server as quickly as possible. In one of the upcoming courses, we will explain how to migrate from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016. Stay tuned! Do you want to read more about this topic? Read the official post by Microsoft.

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ALI TAJRAN is a passionate IT Architect, IT Consultant, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. He started Information Technology at a very young age, and his goal is to teach and inspire others. Read more »

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