RE: No Exchange Server 5.5 Support after this year???

  • From: "Neil Hobson" <Neil.Hobson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 17:32:21 -0000

Mainstream support for 5.5 ends on 31/12/03.  Extended support is then
available for 2 more years.  In fact, extended hotfix support contract
fees have been waived for the first year (1st Jan 04 to 31st Dec 04).


From: Mark Hopkins [mailto:Mark.Hopkins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 30 October 2003 17:23
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: No Exchange Server 5.5 Support after this year???

In this article published today (Migrating from Exchange Server 5.5 to
Exchange Server 2003) it is mentioned that M$ will no longer support
Exchange Server 5.5 after this year. Could that be true, even when about
40% of the existing exchange servers are at version 5.5? This number
comes from an article I read yesterday in the 10-20-2003 issue of eWEEK.
I have no such problems, having already migrated from 5.5 to 2000 to
2003. However, I think I would really be upset if I were at 5.5 and
wanted (or had) to remain. M$ is really good at force-feeding us new
product, but after all, IT is their world!

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