End of support for Exchange Server 2010

Support only until October 13, 2020

The life cycle for Exchange Server is typically 10 years from the first release of a given version of the system. During the lifecycle, the software is supported, updates are provided with new functionalities, security updates are released, patches are released for reported problems, bugs, etc.

After this period, support ends, which means Microsoft will no longer update the old software version. For Exchange Server 2010, the end of support is October 13, 2020.

What does the end of support for Exchange Server 2010 mean?

Mail server security

End of life for Exchange 2010 server brings serious consequences regarding the security of the server infrastructure for companies that have not yet migrated to a newer version of the software.

The lack of patches and security updates for the service that requires opening selected ports on the firewall means that it is not possible to consciously maintain the old, unsupported version of the software in the company’s IT system.

Mail server security

Available paths

Migration to a newer version of Exchange

Migrating to a newer version of Exchange Server (e.g. 2016) is a choice of a path, which is a natural consequence of the solution used so far. An organization may be interested in having an on-premise e-mail server for a number of reasons.

Exanet offers full support related to the implementation and configuration of the Exchange 2016 or Exchange 2019 server (the 2010 version can be upgraded to 2013 or 2016, it is not possible to directly migrate from 2010 to 2019).

Exchange Server Hybrid

A hybrid solution (Exchange Server Hybrid) which includes both the migration to Exchange Online (Microsoft cloud solution) and usage of an on-premise instance of Exchange Server with full integration with the local AD is potentially the right course of action for companies currently using Exchange Server 2010 and considering a possible solution for themselves.

The hybrid combines the advantages of the cloud with the possibility of central management of user authorization (Hybrid Identity created using the existing Active Directory). Larger companies consciously use the implementation and application of security policies defined in AD in services used by users, not only because of the optimization of IT service management, but also due to the comfort of using the services by employees (logging in to services using credentials from AD). Exanet has extensive experience in hybrid implementations.

Exchange Online

Migrating to Microsoft 365 (Office 365) is a possible solution for companies that are looking for a solution at the end of the Exchange Server 2010 life cycle. Full cloud service can be an interesting option when the IT strategy does not emphasize the development of server infrastructure in the organization.

Migration to Microsoft 365 can take place in three ways, depending on the number of users, the accepted level of complexity of the procedure and the planned time horizon of the migration (cutover migration, staged migration, full hybrid migration). Exanet has completed many IT projects related to the implementation of Microsoft 365 (Office 365) in enterprises in Poland and Europe.

Exchange Online

Exchange Server has many advantages

Exanet has migrated e-mail services to the Exchange environment for many companies from all over Europe

The hybrid solution uses Exchange Online Protection

One of the great advantages of Exchange Online is the anti-spam and anti-malware protection provided by Microsoft’s advanced multi-layered filters as part of the service. EOP (Exchange Online Protection) protects sent and incoming messages against malware (viruses, spyware). The service does not require configuration or maintenance on the part of the company’s IT department, but it is possible to make adjustments in EAC (Exchange Admin Center).

The Exchange Hybrid solution offers the full possibility of using the anti-malware and anti-spam protection available in Exchange Online, which facilitates the management of the IT infrastructure in the company and enhances the safety and comfort of users’ work in the long term.

The hybrid solution uses Exchange Online Protection

End of support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1

On March 31, 2020, the largest technology companies will stop supporting TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.0 and 1.1 in their products and solutions. For organizations still using Exchange Server 2010, it will be important to adjust the server configuration to the new conditions to maintain proper communication between Outlook and Exchange, OWA access, etc.

The preferred and supported version of TLS 1.2 since April 1 is not enabled by default in Exchange Server 2010, which is why administrators should address this issue first.

We are a Microsoft partner

For Exanet customers, the status of a Microsoft partner that we have had for many years is a guarantee of appropriate substantive preparation and experience of engineers who provide services in the field of audits, implementations and configuration of Exchange mail servers for companies.

The proof of our clients’ trust is the constant cooperation in the area of ​​managing the on-premise Exchange Server and cloud services, which we carry out with many large companies in Poland and Europe.

microsoft partner exanet poznan

Exanet offers full support for Exchange Server migration for businesses

Please contact us

We will answer your questions and present individually prepared solutions for Exchange Server migration.

tel. 697 118 921, 61 851 2765; e-mail: serwery@exanet.pl

Contact form

Our offer also includes

Exchange Online

We offer licenses, configuration and implementation of professional, secure e-mail service for companies in the Microsoft cloud. Security policies.

Microsoft Exchange Server

We are preparing Exchange Server on-premise for companies. Individual configuration for the customer. We select additional services. We manage the server.

Office 365

We provide Microsoft 365 (Office 365) applications and services as part of a secure Microsoft cloud platform. We individually select complete solutions for companies.

Server infrastructure management

We carry out tasks for companies related to the maintenance of servers and services in the IT system. We provide security and business continuity.