Server Operating System/Exchange Server
Even though Windows Server 2003 has one more year before End of Life (July 2015), now is a good time to begin
the project plan for migration or even migrating to Windows Server 2012. While Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 is still easily
supported, the ability to acquire it is problematic.
Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 has proven to be a very stable platform with significant improvements over previous
versions. This web site is powered by IIS 8 on a Windows Server 2012 R2.
Exchange Server 2003 is now officially unsupported. Migration from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange 2007, 2010, or 2013 takes
careful planning. The recommendation here is to move to Exchange Server 2013 as with Windows 2008/2008 R2, acquiring
Exchange Server 2007 or Exchange Sever 2010 may be as promblematic.
Windows Server 2012 may require new server hardware which BCD Consulting LLC is able to advise your business on. Exchange
Server 2013 definitively requires new hardware. One way to minimize cost of new hardware is the implementation of Virtual
Machines via Microsoft Hper-V. BCD Consulting LLC is well versed in the implementation of Hyper-V and Virtual Machines.