Which Exchange to choose: 2010 or 2013
Posted on 2013-05-19
Hi fellow Exchange Experts,
I'm planning a new Exchange server for a pretty small network, just 10 users who need just plain mail, tasks, contacts, appointments - no Sharepoint, Lync, or such. No need for WebAccess, just a handful of iPhones to connect. Otherwise Outlook 2013 will be used on the desktops. So all in all nothing spectacular.
I'm now wondering if I should offer an SBS 2011 with Exchange 2010, or an Exchange 2013 (they will have a spare Windows 2012 Server license for that). Price-wise it wouldn't make a big dent in the budget if I'd go with the more expensive Exchange 2013 - but will it technically be worth it? I've checked the feature comparison and haven't found anything that thrills me that much...
What do you think? Stick to the well-known and established Exchange 2010 (saving a few bucks) or go with the new Exchange 2013 for the sake of having the latest version?
Thanks for your 2 cents... (I will probably split the points, if more than one reasonable input is given)