2007 Microsoft Exchange Server support ends April 11, 2017
There is only one thing you’re guaranteed in life… And in that vein Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is about to perish. On April 11, 2017 Microsoft will officially end support for this legacy E Mail operating system. While it was a good product, it certainly didn’t have the features, functionality or ease of redundancy deployment that the later operating systems had (i.e versions 2010 and 2013).
In the old days (2007) it paid to have your email server on premise and Exchange 2007 was the go to product. But today times have changed. Microsoft has made it virtually impossible for the small to medium business to house their own e mail server. In fact it simply doesn’t make sense in the SMB space. The rule of thumb ROI on email is; under 300 users it don’t fiscally make sense to have your email server in house.
For starters, it’s not cost effective by any means. Attempting to make a small business email server redundant becomes a monumental task and the licensing and hardware costs to do so simply don’t add up. Then there is license renewals, spam solutions and other factors that drive the cost up. At a few bucks a month per mailbox with built in redundancy hosted Exchange is the way to go. Whether you choose Office 365 or another hosted email solution, if you’re in the SMB space don’t be fooled into making an investment in replacing the 2007 Exchange platform on premise. IT simply doesn’t add up!