Save The Date – End of Exchange 2010 Support–T Minus 2 Years

January 2020 is going to be a very important month.  There are multiple large and important products which will exit out of their extended support lifecycle phase.  The list includes Exchange 2010. This post is a note to make sure the support lifecycle dates are factored into your project plans and appropriate action is taken. …

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Still Running DirSync and AAD Sync–Really Time To Update

This post is for those customers who continue to run outdated and legacy versions of the synchronisation tools to connect on-premises Active Directory to Azure Active Directory.  It was noted back in April this year that legacy versions of the synchronisation tools should be updated to a supported version of Azure AD Connect.  Preferably the…

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Reminder–End of Office 365 Outlook Anywhere Support October 31st 2017

The end of Outlook Anywhere support in Office 365 is almost upon us.  In a weeks time support for Outlook Anywhere (OA) will be removed in Office 365.  Note that this does not impact on-premises deployments. This change is in Office 365.  The replacement client connectivity protocol is MAPI/HTTP.  MAPI/HTTP is not a new protocol,…

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End of Outlook 2007 Support

Earlier this year we said goodbye to our friend, Exchange 2007.  Now that it is October the 10th, Outlook 2007 is also exiting out of extended support. Customers who use Office 365 will have noted that there is a change to the supported client connectivity methods.  Outlook Anywhere is being replaced with MAPI/HTTP.  Outlook 2007…

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End of DirSync and AAD Sync Support

Today marks the end of support for the legacy synchronisation tools which are used to connect on-premises Active Directory to Office 365 and Azure AD.  Specifically Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) and Azure AD Sync are the tools which are transitioning out of support at this time.  Note also that version 1.0  of Azure…

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End of Exchange 2007 Support

Today’s the day to say goodbye to our old friend, Exchange 2007.  At this point you should have completed the project to move all mailboxes and resources from Exchange 2007 to a supported version of Exchange, and uninstall the Exchange 2007 servers. Thanks to Exchange 2007 I went to MCM, and discovered just how badly Greg…

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Save The Date – End of Office 2007 Extended Support

Please be aware and plan for the upcoming end of extended support Office 2007.   For those who were working in IT back in 2006 when Office 2007 was released, do you remember the catchy title that was used? L.O.V.E.  – Launch of Office Vista and Exchange.  Office 2007 brought us Outlook 2007 which was a…

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Save The Date – End of Exchange 2007 Extended Support

Exchange 2007 is now twelve months out from the end of its support lifecycle.  If you still have Exchange 2007 deployed, and have not completed the migration to a newer version of Exchange then it is time to accelerate that migration project. I feel a little bittersweet about this.  Yes, the new Exchange versions offer…

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Office 2013–SP1 Now Required

In the last several customer engagements, there has been a trend to not install updates for Office 2013.  Some admins thought that there was no service pack available, and others thought that the RTM build of Office 2013 was still in support.  Unfortunately neither are correct viewpoints.   This means that you now need to…

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End Of Exchange 2013 RTM Support

We are now at the end of the Exchange 2013 RTM support lifecycle phase.  Yes, it really has been two years since Exchange 2013 was released….. At this time Exchange 2013 RTM, CU1, CU2 and CU3 are no longer supported.  Customers should be on a recent Exchange 2013 build.  Exchange 2013 CU4 is also known…

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