Upgrade suggestions for upgrading from SBS 2008 and Exchange 2007
Posted on 2016-10-15
I want to look at upgrading our email and server(s) and wonder where is the first place to start that is simple, for starters. We currently use 3 servers:
1-SBS 2008 is the DC and has Exchange 2007
2-A second server runs SQL Server 2008 on a Windows Server Standard SP2
3-A third server is our web server on a Windows Server Standard SP2. We have clients and vendors log onto a web page, not sure how that affects certificates or whatever.
We have 7 employees, will have 8 or 9 in the foreseeable future.
All the workstations are Win7Pro and run Outlook 2007 (and other MS Office 2007 Pro programs, but we really only use Excel and Word occasionally)
Is it as simple as only upgrading to MS Office 20something, or, do I have to also upgrade Exchange to 20something, or do I also have to upgrade all the server OS's, too?
One more thing, I don't want to waste time discussing putting our stuff on the cloud, especially our email. Very wary of outside entities, I do not trust Big Brother with our stuff, so, prefer to keep it all in house.
I would like to install the first set of upgrades before year end.