Microsoft warned customers today that Exchange Server 2013 will reach its extended end-of-life (EOL) on April 11, 2023. Exchange Server 2013 was released in January 2013 and has already reached the mainstream end date more than four years ago, in April 2018. After the extended EOL date is reached, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support and bug fixes for new issues that could impact the servers' stability or usability. Security updates to address newly found vulnerabilities impacting servers running Exchange Server 2013 will also no longer be available starting in April.
Microsoft recommends upgrading on-premises Exchange Server 2013 servers to Exchange Server 2019 to keep receiving bug fixes and security updates for new flaws. However, before deploying new Exchange Server 2019 installations across servers running software quickly reaching EOL, you should ensure that your network, hardware, software, and clients meet the requirements. Another option is to migrate to Office365 Exchange Online.
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