New Office 2016 Version means Exchange 2007 Incompatibilities
The New Office 2016
As of the 22nd of September Microsoft has begun to roll out the new version of Office 2016 on all new devices. If you are about to buy a new laptop or have an Office 365 subscription you are likely to get the new Office 2016 version sooner rather than later. Once you have a device with Office 2016, or your Office 365 subscription gets updated, you will no longer be able to use Exchange 2007.
Outlook 2016 will refuse to connect to a mail server running Exchange 2007, as the two products are not compatible. This isn’t entirely surprising given that Exchange 2007 is now nine years old; an eternity when it comes to IT infrastructure.
If you’re still running a mail server with Exchange 2007, all is not lost. itro can assist in migrating you to a more modern platform, such as Exchange Online. Microsoft’s Exchange Online gives you the functionality of your own mail server, and is hosted on Microsoft’s rock solid Azure platform, giving you better uptime and lower maintenance.
Now is a good time to consider subscribing to Microsoft Office 365. Exchange Online can be bundled with Office 2016 through that service, providing you with a simple, turnkey solution and no hidden surprises. Office 365 can easily be scaled up or down as necessary, so no matter what size your business is there is bound to be a solution that works for you.
If you’re interested in migrating to Office 365 or finding out if your IT systems will work with the latest version, please contact us on 1800 10 3000 for more information.