Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Migration Overview
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 builds on the success of Exchange Server 2010 and introduces key architecture changes plus new or enhanced features that improve performance and availability, cut hardware and operating costs, strengthen security and compliance, improve backup, and streamline management. But these enhancements call for special care in planning an upgrade or migration and require close adherence to best practices in deploying Exchange 2013. You can upgrade directly to Exchange 2013 from 2010 or Exchange 2007. If you are upgrading from earlier versions of Exchange, it is recommended that you first upgrade to Exchange 2010.
Progent's Microsoft-certified Exchange Server 2013 consultants, senior project managers, network infrastructure engineers, and security experts have experience helping companies ranging from small businesses to large enterprises upgrade Exchange software while retaining their existing hardware or migrating to Exchange and a whole new network infrastructure. Progent gives you the opportunity to leverage seasoned Exchange experts for your deployment planning activities and questions, reducing the cost, technical risk, and duration of your Exchange 2013 migration. Progent can help you assess the business advantages of Exchange 2013, plan and execute a smooth migration, train your IT staff to manage your Exchange solution efficiently, and troubleshoot technical issues. Progent can also help you integrate Exchange 2013 with Lync 2013 and SharePoint 2013 for state-of-the-art collaboration and enterprise search capabilities.
Progent can advise you how to pick the edition of Exchange 2013 that makes the most sense for your company and can help you design and implement an in-house, cloud, or hybrid environment. Whatever architecture you choose, Progent can provide expertise for every phase of your Exchange 2013 upgrade or migration including site inventory and preparation, cost estimates, project management, sourcing recommendations, and virtualization. You can outsource all upgrade or migration services to Progent or co-source services with your in-house IT staff
Exchange 2013 upgrade and migration services offered by Progent include:
- Full project management services or project management consulting
- Business benefit analysis based on your requirements and pain points
- Create and document a migration plan
- Inventory and prepare your current system for the migration
- Prepare PowerShell commands
- Set up Active Directory schema and servers
- Move mailboxes and public folders
- Obtain and deploy certificates
- Move public folders
- Switch namespaces
- Edit DNS settings
- Configure firewalls
- Security and compliance strategy and implementation
- Define and configure auditing settings
- To support mobility, provide iPhone and iPad integration, Android phone and tablet consulting, and RIM BlackBerry expertise
- Deploy and test Database Availability Groups (DAGs) for high availability
- Implement Windows Hyper-V virtualization
- Integrate Exchange 2013 with Microsoft Lync 2013 and SharePoint 2013
- Pilot test solution on premises or at Progent's testing facilities
- Set up coexistence with earlier versions of Exchange for the transition period
- Deploy and optimize your production implementation of Exchange 2013
- Decommission previous Exchange environment
- Provide management and end user training
You can outsource all Exchange upgrade or migration services to Progent or co-source services with Progent, your in-house IT staff, and outside consultants. Progent is ready to provide knowledge transfer to your designated staff members to help you manage your Exchange 2013 solution.
Support for Key Exchange 2013 Features and Related Technologies
Exchange 2013 incorporates major design changes that include a reduction in server roles to improve system resilience and simplify updates, layer 4 load balancing to lower costs and increase functionality, a new public folder architecture that enhances availability, the web-based Exchange Management Console (EMC) to replace multiple administration utilities, an array of powerful new auditing capabilities for easier compliance, plus new versions of Outlook and Outlook Web Access (OWA) to support the latest tablets, smartphones, and touch-screen laptops. Many of these changes present challenges in the migration process and require you to learn new management tools and procedures. Progent can help you understand these new technologies so your Exchange 2013 deployment adds maximum business value to your IT network.
Download Progent's Exchange 2013 Migration Support Datasheet
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Progent's Exchange 2013 Migration Support Datasheet. (PDF - 101 KB)
On-Line Consulting Experts
Progent has more than a decade of experience delivering advanced consulting solutions online and Progentís Microsoft-certified experts have provided cost-effective remote support to customers in every state in the U.S. Progentís clients include large enterprises, ISPs, local and state governments, small and mid-size businesses, and home offices. Remote support saves travel costs, resolves problems faster than onsite service, and streamlines the coordination of large project teams. Progent also offers prompt on-site support in major metropolitan areas throughout the U.S.
Progent's Consulting Services for Microsoft Technology
For businesses of all sizes in the San Francisco area or elsewhere in the United States, Progent's Microsoft-authorized consultants can provide affordable online network assistance and IT consulting support for the whole array of Microsoft .NET servers. Progent offers Windows Server 2019 upgrade consulting, Windows Server 2016 hybrid cloud solutions, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 configuration assistance, Windows 2008 Server expertise, and Microsoft Windows 2003 Server maintenance. Progent's planning, integration, optimization, and support capabilities cover system architecture, deployment, and administration outsourcing for
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Progent also offers a wide range of remote desktop consulting and support services including Windows 10 planning and migration assistance, Windows 8.1 expertise, Windows 7 maintenance, moving to 64-bit computing, Microsoft Office desktop and Office 365 integration, and automating PC desktop image creation.
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