by Steven Young
Exchange 2007 has so many features and improvements it makes a great case for upgrading... Is it time to do an exchange 2007 migration? Why would you do a exchange 2007 migration? Of course if you are looking for new features this would be a great reason. Perhaps your Exchange 5.5 box or Exchange 2000 box is overload or you have a crashed server? Then migrating would be a great choice instead of putting money back into the box aka server and spending this money towards a new software technology that will help your company grow.
Is it time to do an exchange 2007 migration? Why would you do a exchange 2007 migration? Of course if you are looking for new features this would be a great reason. Perhaps your Exchange 5.5 box or Exchange 2000 box is overload or you have a crashed server? Then migrating would be a great choice instead of putting money back into the box aka server and spending this money towards a new software technology that will help your company grow.
Microsoft has certain kept up with their promise to deliver new products and more features. As computers get faster for less money, hard drive space is 50 cents a gigabyte you can now do more for less.
Exchange 5.5 was the first Microsoft Email server that was truly ready for prime time. At least back in the day when pop3 and SMTP where all the rage. Soon Microsoft went to Active Directory and integrating email and users was the next big step. Of course they added major features such as outlook web access or OWA and made the server more safe and secure.
Exchange Server 2000 came and Microsoft had an integrated product with its touted Active Directory product or AD. Now users could experience the wonders of OWA, AD, group policies and a larger private information store. What else could you want.
Exchange Server 2003 was yet another accomplishment for the software giant Microsoft. Not only was this integrated into Active Directory, but had some really useful features such as cache mode, Mobil integration with PDA phones, a stronger and more reliable information store. This Exchange server combined with Microsoft's email client Outlook 2003 gave them a solid product. OWA looks the same is the local client Outlook 2003. Spam control is stronger and out of the box the product can compete with Oracle, Novell, Linux, etc. No what else can Microsoft come up with?
In Exchange Server 2007 you can access important inbox information from virtually anywhere using their desktop computer, laptop computer, a browser window from any Internet-connected computer, mobile device, and even using a basic telephone when no Internet connectivity is available. It’s all built in with centralized management and robust security, making rich anywhere access possible. Exchange Server 2007 provides integrated antivirus, anti-spam and anti-phishing technologies. Multi-pronged message filtering in the perimeter network is available through the Edge Transport server role. Exchange Server 2007 incorporates features specifically designed to help your business comply with corporate, regulatory, and legal requirements. Better administration via a new command line interface gives administrators complete, fine-grained control over Exchange objects as well as the power to easily automate all types of operations with scripts. In addition, the graphical management console has been completely updated, with a more intuitive user interface, improved discoverability and a toolbox work center that integrates diagnostics, monitoring, and troubleshooting tools including the Exchange Best Practices Analyzer and the Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant.
As you can see Microsoft has given you more tools more features to work with and compete with, thus giving you the perfect reason to Migrate to Exchange 2007