The sound of another Microsoft rip-and-replace™...

Microsoft's wonky Exchange Server roadmap has claimed a high-class victim in Redmond's 22 October OS launch assault, as its recently released Exchange Server 2007 SP2 won’t support Windows Server 2008 R2. ... He added that because upgrading the server OS underneath an existing Exchange server wasn't supported, MS has made the painful decision to ditch Exchange 2007 SP2 support and focus instead on the existing Exchange 2007 deployment on Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers. ...

And, to add insult to injury, sys admins who plan to deploy Exchange Server 2010 when it arrives next year will first be required to upgrade their mail servers to, wait for it, Exchange Server 2007 SP2. ... All of which might leave Microsoft open to criticism it is probably all too familiar with. IT departments might complain that such a decision was simply an attempt by Redmond to swiftly shunt Server 2008 R2 customers over to Exchange 2010.
Imagine that -- who would ever want to upgrade a server operating system in place???  What a silly thing IT admins would do to save on costs and minimize impact.

Link: The Register: Microsoft's support tweaks leave some email admins out in the cold > (Thanks, Mike)

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