In 2017, Ignite conference was held by Microsoft at Orlando, Florida, in which they announced the release of Exchange 2019. One reason for this upgrade is that many enterprises are still not willing to use Exchange as a cloud service. So, a new version of Exchange is a reliable option for them. But, what features will be offered in Exchange 2019? It has not been revealed by Microsoft yet.
However, if you’re planning to migrate to Exchange Server 2019, then there are some things you should keep in mind.
- Migrating from a Much Older Version – Are you planning to migrate from a very older version to the latest version of Exchange, like migrating from Exchange 2010 to 2019? The first thing that you need to keep in mind is that in-place upgrades of Exchange Server are not possible, which means you may not be able to upgrade from Exchange Server 2010 and previous versions to Exchange Server 2019. So, if you’re using Exchange Server 2007 or 2010, first you’ve to upgrade to Exchange 2013 or 2016 and then migrate to Exchange 2019. It is easy to migrate from Exchange 2016 to Exchange 2019.
- Administration Issues – When Microsoft announced the release of Exchange 2019, it was a great relief to administrators, as they don’t have to move to Office 365 from their familiar on-premises environment. But, it is not clear yet, whether Exchange 2019 will resolve some of the problems Exchange administers face. These problems include difficulties in migration, compatibility with .NET 4.7, client support issues, AD support issues, etc.
- End of certain features – It is possible that RPC-over-HTTP will be removed entirely for MAPI over HTTP protocol. So, Outlook Anywhere will be removed from the server side for MAPI virtual directory.
- Minimum Supported Email Client – It has been learned that the minimum email client supported in Exchange 2019 will be Outlook 2013. So, if you’re going to upgrade to Exchange 2019, then you’ll have to update the Office suite too.
As of now, it is not clear what all features will be offered in Exchange 2019. But, as an organization, you can still be prepared for the upcoming changes.
Also, migrating to Exchange Server 2019 is a complicated process; it requires adequate knowledge and technical expertise. So, think of using Exchange Migrator, an effective Exchange migration tool that can help you migrate from an older Exchange to Exchange 2019 easily.
Q. Please mention the new features of Exchange Server 2019?
A. Here is the list of the new features available in the latest version of the Exchange Server.
- Improved and dynamic database cache
- Email address internationalization
- Support to Windows Server Core
- Quick and robust failovers
- Support to 256 GB memory with 48 CPU cores
- Enhanced Calendar performance
- Facility to delegate permissions through PowerShell commands
- Meta Cache database
Q. As one cannot directly migrate Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2019 manually, is it possible with the Exchange migrator tool?
A. Yes, using the advanced the tool, you can perform Exchange Server migration between any two versions (older to newer or newer to older) directly
Q. Should I migrate my Exchange 2016 version to the latest Exchange 2019 version?
A. It totally depends on your requirements and understanding of the newly added features in the Exchange Server 2019 version. You can consult an Exchange Server expert or professional.
Q. Does the tool supports Office 365 to on-premises Exchange migration?
A. Yes, the Exchange Server tool supports migrations between Exchange Server and Office 365.
Q. How do we benefit from the Pre-migration analysis feature of the tool?
A. Utilizing Pre-migration analysis for any migration in the tool, you can get an accurate estimation of the total expected time for migration from various parameters. You can arrange or plan resources based on pre-migration analysis.