In January 2015, Microsoft ended mainstream support for Exchange Server 2010. Those who didn’t make the transition to Exchange 2016/2019 or Microsoft Office 365 (now Microsoft 365) got a bit of a breather due to five years of extended support.
However, this time it is really happening. As of October 13, 2020, there will be no further security or patches, fixes, updates, or available support. Nothing.
While we understand that making a change can be a nuisance, NOW is the time to act on updating your Exchange server. Your business has been missing out on a host of benefits found in more recent versions, so any “pain” you experience from upgrading will quickly be forgotten when you have access to more modern, convenient functionality.
Further, believe us when we say that every hacker and cyber-criminal is just waiting to attack platforms still on Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. They know businesses that don’t upgrade will be vulnerable, and they already have plans in place.
Two actions you must take soon to protect your business:
Determine what version of Microsoft Exchange Server you are running
With Microsoft Outlook running, press and hold CTRL while you right-click the Outlook icon in the notification area, at the far right of the task bar:
- Click Connection Status
- Move the horizontal slider all the way to the right. Under the Version column heading, note the number that appears
- Compare the number to the versions that will be out of support on October 13, 2020:
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 14.0.639.21
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 126.96.36.199
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP2 188.8.131.52
Contact Velosio to explore your move to a modern workplace
If you are running one of the Exchange versions listed, your next action is to contact Velosio quickly!
A migration project can take time to plan and this is one project you do not want to push off. There are considerations and decisions to make throughout the process. We will go over your migration plan options and help you decide which is best for your organization.
You can rely on Velosio as the one partner you need for technology, services and guidance that will help your business prosper. We deliver fresh ideas and unmatched know-how on Microsoft platforms and solutions, including Exchange Server and Microsoft 365.
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