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    Environment:

    single Exchange 2003 SP2. ~700 mailboxes. Plan on migrating to a fully virtualized environment on vSphere 4.

    I've noticed everyone is adamant about moving to 2010 if i were to move now from a 2003 environment. My google-fu is failing me and i was hoping i could find resources that prove the benefits of migrating over to 2010 now as opposed to 2007. Management seems pretty hell-bent on moving towards 2007 since 2010 is relatively new to market.

    Best,

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    Re: Exchange Transition Field Notes..

    Would you purchase a brand new car and then be happy to be handed the keys to one that was three years old? Just because the three year old car is established?

    You can't purchase Exchange 2007, you would have to purchase Exchange 2010 and use downgrade rights.

    If you deploy Exchange 2007 then you are already using a product that is three years old. That limits your lifespan of support on the product.

    Unless there is something specific in Exchange 2007 that you need, which isn't in Exchange 2010 (SCR is about the only thing) then I would go straight to the latest version. This isn't the leap in technology that Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007 was, it is more like Exchange 2000 to 2003.

    Most things that worked on Exchange 2007 work on Exchange 2010.
    So it is new, but it is already on its first rollup. It is quickly becoming established.
    If you have non IE clients accessing OWA then that is a major difference for them - the functionality is almost identical.

    Simon.
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      Re: Exchange Transition Field Notes..

      Thanks Simon. I understand and i want to pursue with 2010, but need technical documentation and key technical advantages so i can present to management in an upcoming meeting.

      Thanks again.

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        Re: Exchange Transition Field Notes..

        All of that information is available on both the main Microsoft site and Technet. I am not going to repeat it here - that is a waste of time.

        Simon.
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        Simon Butler
        Exchange MVP

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          Re: Exchange Transition Field Notes..

          Originally posted by Sembee View Post
          All of that information is available on both the main Microsoft site and Technet. I am not going to repeat it here - that is a waste of time.

          Simon.
          Absolutely. I should have ended my last post by indicating i'll be digging through technet (and have been)

          Thanks again.

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