Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2007 and Office 365 Hybrid Deployments

We're happy to announce that the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant (ExDeploy) now includes support for configuring hybrid deployments using Exchange 2010 SP2 and Exchange 2007 on-premises organizations.

This newly added scenario is for Exchange 2007 organizations interested in maintaining some users on-premises and some users hosted in the cloud by Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises. Like the Exchange 2003 scenario released in March, this Exchange 2007 scenario uses the Hybrid Configuration wizard to streamline deployment.

Some things to know about this new Exchange 2007 scenario:

  • Information is only available in English at this time.
  • You’ll need to add at least one Exchange 2010 SP2 server to your current Exchange 2007 organization.
  • If you have previously configured a hybrid deployment using ExDeploy and Exchange 2010 SP1 and still need guidance; don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you! For your convenience, checklists for configuring hybrid deployments with Exchange 2010 SP1 are in Office 365 Hybrid Deployments with Exchange 2010 SP1.

And, we’re not done yet with updating ExDeploy. Although limited, interim hybrid deployment configuration support for Exchange 2010 on-premises deployments is also included with this April update, complete hybrid deployment checklists for the 2010 on-premises scenario are in progress. Watch this space for announcements about the upcoming Exchange 2010 hybrid deployment scenario update.

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