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    Exclamation Exchange Upgrade Tomorrow - 2010 or 2013?

    Good Morning all,

    I have an exchange upgrade taking place tomorrow and I cant decide between exchange 2010 and 2013. We are currently on exchange 2007.

    Is anyone running Exchange 2013? If so is it good? The owa is particually appealing to me, being optimised for touch screen. So many people now are accessing email on phones and tablets, it would be a great feature to have.

    Is there any reason not to go for exchange 2013?

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    Eeek - don't put 2010 in now, you're just making extra work IMO. 2013 is a solid product, much of the expertise from 2010 is transferable. The default OWA view for us on non-Apple stuff is not the fancy touch interface though ('Light interface') - not sure if that's our issue or a limitation. Looks great on PC and iOS, not on Android at present!
    Last edited by 3s-gtech; 19th February 2014 at 12:15 PM.

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    Thank-you very much.

    I do like the look of 2013 from the limited amount of screen shots I can find, but I would like to see it and have a quick play ideally. Do you know if there's a demo site anywhere?

    90% of my users will probably access it from a laptop or PC but there are quite a lot of people now who like to check their email on mobile devices and with BYOD on the horrizon for us, I think it will be a perfect match!

    What do you get on android? The 2010 style interface?
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    I'd personally move to Office 365.

    There is absolutely no need to run a massive local exchange server in educational organizations any more.

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    Yeah Android gives you the 2010 type interface. It's perfectly useable with touch, but nowhere near as slick as the Outlook.com and iOS style one.

    O365 is certainly worth looking at, but doesn't suit all users. I will have to quietly disagree with the above comment. I'd certainly say O365 is a no-brainer for primaries, and is a good fit for most secondaries.

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    Thank-you.

    Office 365 is not an option for us at the moment but I will look into it in the future.

    I have a new exchange box ready to go for tomorrow just can't decide on 2010 or 2013. 2010 is obviously more mature, but if 2013 is stable then it makes sense to upgrade to 2013?
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    2013 is now on CU3. Touch wood, it has been stable and reliable. Plenty of Powershell work needed, but that's the same in 2010.

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    That's great to know, thanks. Think i'll just go for 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    Looks great on PC and iOS, not on Android at present!
    OWA Premium works on Android if you use Mercury Browser or Dolphin Browser and change the user agent to 'Desktop' in the settings (or 'iPad' for the 2013 version of OWA).

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    That's great to know Arthur, thank-you. Being a Samsung S4 user myself, that info will come in handy!

    Do you also have exchange 2013? If so, what do you think about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post
    Do you also have exchange 2013?
    We're still on Exchange 2010, but it would be good to upgrade to 2013. Perhaps a job for the summer hol's.

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    Summer would be an ideal time if your already on 2010 anyway.

    I am coming from Exchange 2007 so a fairly big upgrade for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    OWA Premium works on Android if you use Mercury Browser or Dolphin Browser and change the user agent to 'Desktop' in the settings (or 'iPad' for the 2013 version of OWA).
    Currently on Firefox on mine, but good to know.

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    Wow you planning on Migrating in a day!!!! Good luck

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    Exchange Upgrade Tomorrow - 2010 or 2013?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post
    Summer would be an ideal time if your already on 2010 anyway.

    I am coming from Exchange 2007 so a fairly big upgrade for us.
    If by 'fairly big' you mean bonkers hard and time consuming, then yeah.

    Here is a step by step guide by an MVP for a small site 2007 - 2013 migration. It is in 17 installments.

    http://www.msexchange.org/articles-t...013-part1.html

    Exchange migrations big and complex, even when they are small. Planning, testing, planning, testing planning ,testing, checking again and them doing it. I'd bank on it taking about six weeks at around three to four hours a day.

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