Exchange Server 2013

Migration Help for Exchange Server 2013

It’s time to make a migration plan if your organization is still on Exchange Server 2013.

After April 11, 2023, Exchange Server 2013 will no longer be supported by Microsoft. That means that Microsoft will no longer provide the following after this date:

  • Technical support for any problems that may occur with the Exchange Server 2013
  • Bug fixes
  • Security fixes (meaning that the server could be vulnerable to security breaches)
  • Time zone updates

It doesn’t mean that Exchange Server 2013 won’t work after April 11th; it will continue to run as normal. However, due to the lack of support, security, or updates to this product, it’s strongly recommended that you put together or evaluate a migration plan to move you onto Microsoft 365, Office 365, or Exchange 2019 as soon as possible.

  • Migration to Microsoft 365 is recommended as the “simplest” migration of the options. This would include migration of things like your public folders, mailboxes, etc. Then, you would remove your on-premises exchange servers and Active Directory (AD). There are several approaches for this type of migration, including a cutover, partial hybrid, or full-hybrid migration, dependent on company size and time needed to migrate.
  • Migrating to Office 365 is essentially the same as Microsoft 365 without the extra security and device management capabilities. 
  • Migration to Exchange 2019 is required for certain companies that need to keep Exchange servers on-premises, e.g. due to regulatory requirements, to guarantee non-foreign datacenter storage, etc. Organizations can skip Exchange 2016 and jump to Exchange 2019, which is close to the Microsoft 365 experience.

vCom’s team of subject matter experts can help you evaluate the best option for your needs and come up with a plan for a seamless and simple transition to a fully-supported server option.