With the release of Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft transformed its flagship email engine into one of the most potent communications infrastructures in the industry. With its update to Exchange 2010 and now 2013, Microsoft honed the email environment into a machine that can provide continuous service. Exchange 2013’s major improvements focus on seamless user interfaces, integration to online services and controlled compliance. In addition, Exchange 2013 has been developed to be the central point of your unified infrastructure, linking all modes of communication —email, voice and fax —into one integrated architecture.
Yet, to take advantage of this infrastructure, you must move your current Exchange environment to the latest release. Even with the powerful feature set Exchange 2013 offers, planning, deploying and operating your new Exchange infrastructure can be challenging, especially if you choose to add capabilities such as mobile messaging, unified communications, and Data Loss Prevention. With all of these moving parts, how can you know if you are ready to move from your current Exchange system to Exchange 2013? And if you decide to make the move, how should you proceed and avoid the ten most common pitfalls in an email migration?
This whitepaper explains how you know if you are ready to move from your current Exchange system to Exchange 2013 and if you decide to make the move, how you should proceed to avoid the ten most common pitfalls in an e-mail migration.