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Exchange 2007 vs Exchange 2010

I have exchange 2007 at the moment and i have been approched by IT company and advised to upgrade it to exchange 2010.

I know its been out for short time only and i was wondering what are your thoughts ?
Would you recommend to go 2010 ?

Thanks
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aucklandnz
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AkhaterCommented:
it is always very hard to give such advise without deep knowledge of the infrastructure and needs.


is 2010 better than 2007 ? in many aspects yes but is it worth the migration it really depends on your needs.

I can tell you for instance that I won't advise most of my clients running 2007 to upgrade to 2010 they just don't need the "extras"

for those still running 2003 I am pushing 2010 badly since it is a leapfrog if you ask me.

so if you can share with us why this "it company" is advising you to migrate maybe we can help better. or find any what's new between 2007 and 2010 and see if the new features are worth the money for you

hope it helps
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tigermattCommented:

I have been using Exchange 2010 in production in two locations since the day it RTMed. I am incredibly impressed with its new features. You see the majority of the new features in their true light when you connect to the server using an Outlook 2010 client (conversation views, mute conversation button and a wealth of other changes).

However, unless you need Outlook Web Access (App) support in browsers other than IE, or you need the web-based organization management tool or the ability to do federated sharing (ability to share information with another Exchange environment - such as a partner company or a client/vendor), I wouldn't rush out to upgrade.

In terms of stability, the product is fine, and the new features are useful... but I would't spend large amounts of cash when you have a relatively new 2007 deployment just to have the latest and greatest.

However, if you run a cluster and would be upgrading the cluster to Exchange 2010, I *would* recommend you upgrade. Clustering has been changed to the Database Availability Group (DAG) model in 2010, which is much better than in 2007.

If you want to test it out and see for yourself, why not download the evaluation edition and test in a virtual machine?

-Matt
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ttomlinsonCommented:
tigermatt hello!
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