Exchange Server 2007: T-1 year and counting

Published Apr 11 2016 07:11 AM 23.2K Views

Today marks the start of the one-year countdown before Exchange Server 2007 reaches the end of extended support. If Exchange 2007 is still part of your messaging infrastructure, it’s not too early to start planning an update.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 9+ years since we released CCR, LCR and SCR. These technologies of course laid the ground work for the Database availability groups (DAGs) we’ve relied upon since Exchange Server 2010. Exchange Server 2007 also marked the start of the transition to building Exchange Server on the .Net Framework. We have continued that investment and .Net Framework is now the foundation of all critical Exchange processes in Exchange 2013, Exchange 2016 and Office 365.

Exchange PowerShell, also new to Exchange 2007, is even more prevalent in current versions of Exchange and is the de facto management tool for modern Exchange Servers.

As revolutionary as Exchange 2007 was at the time, our latest versions of Exchange Server and Office 365 have even more to offer. Customers running Exchange 2007 have the option to upgrade via mailbox move to Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013 or migrate directly to Office 365. Customers wanting to migrate to the latest version of Exchange Server, Exchange Server 2016, will need to first decrement Exchange Server 2007. Customers wanting to maximize their on-premises server investment should strongly consider migrating to Exchange Server 2016 as Exchange Server 2013 is already three years into its own 10-year lifecycle.

Here are links which you may find helpful to start planning your migration off of Exchange Server 2007 and be on your way to experiencing the latest capabilities of Exchange Server.

The Exchange Team

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"It’s hard to believe that it’s been 9+ years since we released CCR, LCR and SCR."

Don't want to be that guy, but SCR was released with SP1 which arrived one year later. :)

I remember how fundamentally new the concepts of CCR and LCR were back then, absolutely loved talking with customers about making not only the servers but the data high available as well. Unfortunately CCR and the underlying clustering infrastructure had it's

flaws and was not always as reliable and stable as it should be. The Exchange 2010 version of continuous replication that we now know as DAG added more flexibility and proved to be rock solid.

And for many IT pros Exchange 2007 was the reason they started working with PowerShell. A version to migrate away from, but never to forget.

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Hello Team,

I request you to please confirm end date of extended support for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 CU 19.

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@Aman Saxena - Update Rollups are bound by the support lifecycle of the product to which they apply. Support for all Exchange Server 2007 Update Rollups will end on 4/11/17.
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Is Exchange Server the Microsoft product with most frequent changes in acronyms??

Nevertheless, bye bye Exchange 2007.

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@ Brent Alinger [MSFT] - Thank you, I think this is right time to plan upgrade from Ex2007 to latest versions of Exchange Servers...
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