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According to blog below, MS,  and other resources,  Forefront Protection For  Exchange 2010 will be discontinued.  However, it appears subscriptions expiring before 2015 will continue to be honored.  However if the license screen says expired, do we...

A - do nothing and MS will continue with updates?
B - reapply old licence?
C - receive a new license - if so how if no longer sold?

http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2012/09/12/important-changes-to-forefront-product-roadmaps.aspx

FPE 2010
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by:Peter Hutchison
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I would switch to another product as you cannot update any expired subscriptions:
Try Microsoft Online Protection for Exchange or McAfee Security for Email Servers.
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Check with MS directly.
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tl121000 earned 0 total points
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Not so sure these statements are correct.

According to the technet it will still be supported.  

"http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2012/09/12/important-changes-to-forefront-product-roadmaps.aspx"


Just not sure how to subscriptions would be extended/licensing.  Our licensing reseller did not have any answers - they just said MS will conitnue to support.

It's a shame, because  FPE 2010 was much better performing than Symantec Mail security for Exchange in our Environment.
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Researched further and found Microsoft documentation regarding the licensing key needed to extend support for FP for Exchange.
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