We’re One Step Closer to Exchange 2013 – Almost

March 26, 2013   //   Unified Communications, , , , ,

A guest blog by Jeff Carlson, Microsoft Unified Communications Engineer.

As noted in a previous post, We’re One Step Closer to Exchange 2013 by my colleague Anthony Caragol, those of us in the Microsoft Unified Communications world have had a lot of excitement around finally being able to migrate users to Exchange 2013. The updates, Exchange 2010 SP3 and Exchange 2007 SP3 RU10, that would finally give us the ability to migrate earlier environments were released in February 2013. However, we were still missing one important piece of the puzzle. That final piece is Exchange 2013 CU1, which was originally slated to be released the first quarter of 2013. We have learned that this has been delayed due to issues with Exchange 2010 coexistence in Microsoft’s final test pass of the product. In an article on TechNet, Ross Smith, the Principal Program Manager for Exchange Customer Experience, briefly states that there were issues with Exchange 2010 coexistence along with the reasoning behind the delay of the update.

This means, we will unfortunately have to wait a little bit longer for the update to Exchange 2013, which is now tentatively April 2nd 2013.

If you’d like assistance planning your path and preparing for your migration, please feel free to reach out to us. To learn more about SWC’s Microsoft Exchange offering, please join us for our next Unified Communications event.

To learn more about Microsoft Exchange 2013 and Microsoft Lync 2013, please read a few of our recent blogs on SWC’s Microsoft Unified Communications offering:

Microsoft Unified Communications…A Game Changer
New Microsoft Lync 2013 Server Features
Microsoft Lync 2013 Resiliency Enhancements
The End of Threat Management Gateway from a Unified Communications Perspective