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Alon Cohen
04-27-2007, 02:40 PM
Many people have been asking about upgrading to Exchange 2007. This version of Microsoft Exchange has many new and future features that the older versions do not. The unified messaging system will allow to access all your communications through Outlook – voice mail, faxes and of course email. The new design of Outlook Web Access (OWA) is very slick, and looks & handles almost like the desktop version of Outlook. Another feature slated to be releases is Outlook Voice Access (OVA) – as the name implies you will be able to access your messages over the phone including your emails & calendar items. Imagine sending an Outlook meeting request by talking (not typing) on your cell phone.

With all that, many of these new features are not yet available. There are also features from Exchange 2003 that do not yet work in Exchange 2007. If you are looking at a hosted solution, check to see if the provider used a Microsoft Designed & Tested Platform for Exchange 2007. Some companies just set it up without going through rigorous testing, while other’s released it using the beta version.

If you are one of those that absolutely positively need to be on the bleeding edge, then by all means do so – sign up for Exchange 2007. Just be aware of the limitations. For those that are not sure, or do not need it I would suggest staying with Exchange 2003 at least until service pack 1 (SP1) is released.

timihosting.com
10-25-2007, 01:21 AM
Also, 2007 requires 64bit machine. So put that into consideration too for those that are running a clustered environment... It could get costly.

tomherry
05-07-2008, 08:05 AM
timihosting.com is right you have to full fill all condition

BionicInternet
05-08-2008, 08:36 AM
Exchange is just based on IMAP - so why not use IMAP and save the Licensing Fees?

Granted, it doesn't come with OWA

Alon Cohen
05-08-2008, 10:25 AM
Exchange is just based on IMAP - so why not use IMAP and save the Licensing Fees?

Exchange is much more then just the email that you can get with IMAP


While Exchange originated as an e-mail system, it has evolved to support calendaring, meeting and task management, web-based e-mail access, and other business support features. The current version is Exchange Server 2003. Exchange Server 2007 is expected to be availble early in 2007 and will feature integrated voicemail, speech and speech recognition which can read e-mail to users over the phone and respond to their spoken instructions, enhanced anti-spam protection, and enhanced e-mail compliance features...

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060805022304AAEf5yx

clint999
09-08-2008, 07:11 AM
Exchange is much more then just the email that you can get with IMAP

QualityEcommerc
12-07-2008, 03:39 PM
We utilize Exchange 2007 through intermedia.net. We love it. Looking for additional updates; however, it runs stable and works great!

musjustu
10-14-2009, 06:20 AM
Cheers!
Valikie
Out of the many posts, this one attract my attention. I believe it is possible for anyone to participate.
Excellent ! I like it very much.

Equargal73
11-21-2009, 07:21 PM
Hi Derek,

Yes the Exchange System Management tool is installed on the backup server.

How would installing the full version of UltraBac on the Exchange server affect licensing?

Thanks,
Dennis

htvngoc2010
01-08-2010, 12:15 AM
We utilize Exchange 2007 through intermedia.net. We love it. Looking for additional updates; however, it runs stable and works great!

Nice thread - some good stuff to consider.

~ServerPoint~
01-08-2010, 05:34 AM
How would installing the full version of UltraBac on the Exchange server affect licensing?
What do you mean by affecting license? Can you please specify?

Jhon Butcher
01-11-2010, 01:38 AM
How did you install? You can't just install a new version and copy the database over, it's not that simple.
Your best option is to run EXMERGE on the old Exchange server and migrate. I would suggest exporting to PST and then importing to the new server, it will be much easier.
If you've done the proper migration and the server will still not mount, then you need to run the ISINTEG utility on your databases

pjakesmith
01-12-2010, 04:07 AM
Thanks for the post!

JohnAdams
06-03-2010, 09:28 AM
When installing Exchange 2007 SP1 on multiple Exchange 2007 servers within an organization, we recommend that you first upgrade the Client Access servers. In an organization that has multiple Active Directory sites that use multiple Client Access servers in a proxy situation, you must upgrade the Internet-facing Client Access servers before the Client Access servers that are not Internet-facing.

blakedustin595
04-09-2012, 01:47 AM
We make use of Exchange 2007 all the way through intermedia.net. We adore it. Searching for extra updates; it runs steady as well as works immense!

top1position
04-20-2012, 03:46 AM
We make use of Come back 2007 all the way through intermedia.net. We really like it. In look for of extra updates; it performs constant as well as functions immense

axelbert851
05-05-2012, 02:08 AM
The process involved in installing Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is no doubt a child's play. But, if you are willing to uninstall Exchange 2007, you will face some fishy things.

jasonfitcher74
05-16-2012, 03:36 AM
The process involved in installing Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is no doubt a child's play. But, if you are willing to uninstall Exchange 2007, be prepared for a little lengthy and complicated process.

B2Bexpert
07-18-2012, 05:44 AM
ok..............

jamsen
11-17-2012, 08:46 PM
Prior to upgrading the current system to Exchange 2007, some precautions and considerations must be taken:

1. Verity software and hardware computability to Exchange 2007
2. Choose the correct Exchange 2007 Edition to your organization
3. Review
4. Download updates
5. Review Exchange Team Blog for known issue and recommendation
6. Verity third party product commutability to X64 Operating System and Exchange 2007 (Specially: Antivirus Software,
Backup and Archive Software).
7. Consider to use Microsoft Forefront to protect Exchange 2007
8. Learn Exchange Server 2007 Transport Server Role Architecture Diagrams
9. Review pre-requirements of the schema master, global catalogs, domain function level and Exchange 2007 commutability to old Exchange system/s (Like Exchange 5.5) and old Windows 2000 Domain Controller/s.
10. Review the "Exchange 2007 System Requirements"

AmyCooper
02-18-2013, 04:46 AM
I came to know from this thread that everyone has their own views. Exchange Server 2007 provides a reliable messaging system, with built-in protection against spam and viruses. Using Exchange 2007, users throughout your organization can access e-mail, voice mail, calendars, and contacts from a wide variety of devices and from any location.

TrijitCorp
05-03-2013, 05:58 AM
Upgrade is the best answer since now 2013 has came and you dint still used 2010, many features which really helps your business which you are missing. So first upgrade..

Markgibson431
05-20-2013, 06:49 AM
With all that, many of these new features are not yet available. There are also features from Exchange 2003 that do not yet work in Exchange 2007. If you are looking at a hosted solution, check to see if the provider used a Microsoft Designed & Tested Platform for Exchange 2007. Some companies just set it up without going through rigorous testing, while other’s released it using the beta version.

links123
06-28-2013, 06:42 AM
Exchange 2007 can work on 64bit machine so one should take this in consideration before upgrading, those work on clustered environment.

vipshush
05-09-2014, 03:24 AM
here are also features from Exchange 2003 that do not yet work in Exchange 2007. If you are looking at a hosted solution, check to see if the provider used a microsoft designed & tested Platform for exchange 2007.

astrodost
01-31-2019, 03:55 AM
[SOLVED] Upgrade from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2016 - Spiceworks ...
https://community.spiceworks.com/.../1408839-upgrade-from-exchange-2007-to-exc...
16 answers
Solution: If you were to go On-Premise, you will need to do a dual upgrade. Exchange 2007 does not have a single upgrade option for 2016.