Microsoft plays chicken with Extended Support for Exchange 2010 end date and swerves first

Updated Microsoft blinked and told customers that support for Exchange 2010 will be suspended from January 14, 2020 to October 13 of the same year.

The movement occurs after the company took a long and hard look. how many installations of your old email server existed and realized that users were simply not migrating at a rate that suits Redmond's dreams.

The Redmond gang admitted having removed support for something that keeps many organizations dialing "may be an adjustment" and, therefore, they have allowed administrators until October 13 before they really, really, really have to leave the platform. Local version or bravely head towards the cloud with Office 365 and Exchange online. However, a considerable part is quite happy with something that, after all these years, is quite "popular and reliable."

Other customers, horrified by the horrors, are heading somewhere a little more Googly.

The movement will see Extended support continues beyond the original date of January 14, 2020, but once it is reached on October 13 there will be no more technical support or patches for the venerable software. And although the server will not suddenly self-destruct, there will be no more security updates and, perhaps even more significant, there will be no time zone settings.

"Clearly, we believe that switching to Exchange Online and Office 365 is a good idea," the company said. It has also made it difficult to reach the latest and best local version. You will have to go to Exchange 2013 or 2016 and then to 2019 if the cloud is not for you.

By aligning things well with Office 2010 and Sharepoint 2010, the change has put the server at odds with Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, where it can be found running. January 14, 2020 remains the end of the line for the beloved server operating system, as well as for the still popular Windows 7. Both the server and the desktop operating system can, of course, have a little more support vital through the migration to Azure. 19659002] We contacted Microsoft to verify if there was a possibility that extended support for Windows Server 2008 or Windows 7 could also take a little longer, but we still haven't received an answer. ®

Updated to add 09:55 UTC 09/17/2019

A Microsoft spokesman hastened to crush the hopes and dreams of those seeking a respite for other server products: "For Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, the support end date is January 14, 2020. Customers of these versions can purchase extended security updates for local servers for up to three years, for customers who migrate their Windows Server 2008 and R2 servers to Azure , we offer three years of free extended security updates only in Azure. We encourage our customers to update to the latest versions as soon as possible. "

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