Linked by Alex Chejlyk on Mon 18th Jul 2005 17:09 UTC
Internet & Networking Microsoft dropped support for Exchange 5.5 on December 31st, 2004. Exchange 5.5 users can upgrade to Exchange Server 2003, continue to run 5.5 with all accompanied security risks, or switch over to another mail/groupware system.In this article I propose a fourth option that is really options two (run Exchange) and three (run another mail system) combined.
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by on Mon 18th Jul 2005 23:16 UTC

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"I belive MS is supporting Exchange 5.5 though Dec. 31, 2005. At least that is what they have published and are telling thier govermental clients."

thats accurate. http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifesrvr

even exchange 5.0 goes til 12-31-05

Exchange Server 5.0 Enterprise Edition 23-May-1997 31-Dec-2003
See Note 31 31-Dec-2005
See Note 31
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 Standard Edition 23-May-1997 31-Dec-2003
See Note 31 31-Dec-2005
See Note 31
Exchange Server 5.5 Enterprise Edition 3-Feb-1998 31-Dec-2003 31-Dec-2005
See Note 4
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition 3-Feb-1998 31-Dec-2003 31-Dec-2005
See Note 4

first date is date of release, second is mainstream support cut off, and third date is the final date for extended support (paid).

i think 7 to 8 yrs of support is pretty good, don't you? does anyone else provide that many years of support on their email system?

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