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When will Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview be stable enough to install in a test production environment?

When will Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview be stable enough to install in a test production environment?

I am planning to set up a test email domain once Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview is stable enough to do so.

Is Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview currently stable enough to do this?

Or when will Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview currently stable enough to do this?
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NetfloCommented:
Hi,

The previous should never be used in a production environment at all. Setup a separate virtual lab and play with it on there.

The preview should be good to go and working. Although it is a preview and some certain features may be added or removed prior to the RTM.

Hope that helps answer your question.
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
I will not touch it until SP1.... that means in 18 months. Sorry
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Sushil SonawaneCommented:
Any server preview version not in use producation environment. If you want to use in lab test environment to understand features and testing purpose then you can use.
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Nagendra Pratap SinghCommented:
Preview means play and test only.

MS will let you know about the RTM version in time.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Preview is testing and playing also its very much BUG enabled :)
If your planning for next movement around when it comes with SP1 .... i would say just make a Test environment install and play with E2k13 and dont mix with Production.

This is the best way you can learn and litrally play break and move ahead :)
And remember that always there will be issues and SP or RU will be released.

- Rancy
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MegaNuk3Commented:
I wouldn't bother with it until RTM as so much will change by the time it reaches RTM that you will have to relearn it and probably reinstall when it reaches RTM as it won't let you upgrade...

Also as others have already said, put it in a test environment separate from production.
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
"I will not touch it until SP1.... that means in 18 months. Sorry "

SP1 will not be 18 months away.
Exchange Updates run on a specific schedule, and have been since Exchange 2007 was released. I expect to see SP1 around six to eight months from RTM if the same schedule is maintained.

As the others have said, Preview is exactly that, a preview. The product is still undergoing development and things will change. It isn't hugely different to Exchange 2010, if you want to go in to production, use that version.

Simon
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