With the recent release of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, many organizations are evaluating the benefits and challenges of moving to the new platform. This is especially true for organizations still running a legacy version of Exchange, such as Exchange 2000 or 2003. Microsoft is discontinuing support for Exchange 2003 in April 2014, and the native tools in Exchange 2013 do not allow a direct migration with full coexistence from the legacy platforms. Whether you are transitioning from a legacy platform, consolidating multiple Exchange environments or upgrading to a more recent flavor of Exchange, an Exchange migration project can be complex and risky.
The good news is that Quest’s Migration Manager for Exchange supports direct migration to Exchange 2013 from any legacy version of Exchange. Migration Manager eliminates the extra complexity and risks of the two-hop migration required by native tools for migration from Exchange 2000 and 2003. With Dell, you get full coexistence during the migration, including synchronization of Active Directory Domain Services and Exchange data. Your users can continue to work and collaborate effectively — in fact, most users won’t even realize there’s migration in progress.
- Key considerations that affect the decision to migrate to Exchange 2013
- Migration challenges you might face if you are on a legacy version of Exchange
- Steps you should take to ensure a successful Exchange migration project
- How to prepare to get the most out of your new investment after the migration
Want to learn more about our migration solutions? Check out the Migration Manager for Exchange product page.