I'm planning a migration in the next few weeks. Planning to migrate from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2013 on a Virtual Machine. I understand that migrating from Exchange 2003 is not possible unless you migrate to Exchange 2007 or 2010 first, a two step migration.
So this lead me to my question. I have already purchased Exchange 2013 Standard and is planning on moving to this version. Now since you can't migrate from Exchange 2003 directly to Exchange 2013. Can you install Exchange 2010 trail edition to perform the 1st step of the migration, and then migrate from Exchange 2010 (still trial) to Exchange 2013 with a valid license?
Any suggestion and ideas will help?
Also, I'm willing to spend the extra money to purchase a third party software that can migrate Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2013 directly? Not sure if there any but if you know of one please let me know.