For those that don’t know, Exchange 2003 is reaching end-of-life on April 8th, 2014.
What this means is that there will be no further patches or service packs for this product, nor, will you be able to receive any form of paid assistance from Microsoft.
You may be able to find a consultant that can help with Exchange 2003 for years to come. Keep in mind, that finding someone with that knowledge and skillset will diminish over time.
The larger concern, however, is the complete lack of updates. If an exploit were to be found in the product, after April 8th, you are on your own.
Now, is the time to upgrade!
There are many great articles that have already covered this process. One of my favorites is by Jaap Wesselius. And while Jaap writes a fantastic article I wanted to write my own article for a slightly different audience in mind.
That of the small business.
Specifically, seventy-five users and below. [Read more…] about Migrating Exchange 2003 to 2010 – Part I