Microsoft Exchange Upgrade

How about we narrate a story of Microsoft Exchange?

Microsoft is popular for its Operating System, Azure, AX, Office Products, and certainly the power of Microsoft Exchange. Outlook is by far the best and most popular email client and it works very well with Microsoft Exchange.

The story is about the migration of Microsoft Exchange. Our customer is a large enterprise with distributed offices, a complex active directory setup, and a vast volume of emails flowing in and out as I write. It is close to impossible for us to get a downtime ever, even if it is Christmas or the New Year. We got to find something else. Our customer had a need to upgrade from Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 to Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, it’s time to make the switch!


Prodigy’s IT specialist gets into action:

  • Created a master plan with risk mitigation strategies built in.
  • Socialize the plan with key stakeholders in the organization.
  • Essential hardware was procured to suit the growing needs of the organization.
  • Create an alternate Exchange Server ecosystem and migrate all the accounts, mailboxes, permissions, and rule sets.
  • Test the new setup with a sub-domain and ensure all email delivery works.
  • Given that the mailboxes always have been backed up, over a lean weekend, the switch was made to the new server and the domain updated.

As you can read, this is a rather oversimplified approach and a lot of details are between the lines. As a rough measure for over 600 mailboxes and accounts, the time we have spent on planning was close to 40%, the execution was another 40%, and the remaining 20% was for testing and making sure everything was right.

Microsoft Exchange Upgrade

Well-done planning with a lot of room for testing and patience is the key.

At Prodigy, our IT specialists have been handling system maintenance, administration, and complex data management for large enterprises very effectively and with little physical need. 

Exchange Upgrade

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