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October 2009, Vol. 3

Real-world Exchange Server 2007 migrations

Any IT professional will tell you that change is complicated, time consuming and difficult -- especially when it involves an enterprise-wide server migration project. When it's time to update a core business application like an email server, those adjustments can be more than a little frightening. But change can also be a positive force and a way to improve efficiency, support more users, add capabilities and even save money. TechTarget heard from more than 550 IT professionals from small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) worldwide about their Exchange Server 2007 migration projects and progress. Of those 550 admins, nearly 73% migrated or are migrating from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007, 7.6% made the move from Exchange 2000 Server and just fewer than 3% upgraded from Exchange 5.5. Figure 1. Email platforms in use before migrating to Exchange Server 2007 "The migration from [Exchange] 2000 to 2003 was easy compared to the more difficult transition of Active Directory and Exchange 2000 from Exchange 5.5," said Lee Benjamin, ...

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Features in this issue

  • Exchange Server 2007's tools for securing mobile environments

    by  Richard Luckett

    Protect your Exchange Server 2007 organization from mobile device security threats by defining and configuring enterprise-wide Exchange ActiveSync Polices.

  • Three hardware don'ts when optimizing Exchange Server performance

    If you want to optimize Microsoft Exchange Server performance, start at the server hardware level. What is the best hardware setup for Microsoft Exchange? How much memory do your Exchange servers require? Should you trust your hardware vendor? There are plenty of Exchange Server performance tips and best practices, but here are three things you should never do in order to keep your Exchange servers running in peak condition.

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