Saturday, August 31, 2013

Important Changes to Forefront Product Roadmaps

Microsoft periodically retires it's existing products with time and continued to support till a time line and either provides an other alternative solution to get our selves upgraded to that one and discontinue the existing solution and also provides extended support for existing customers till a time frame and with in this time frame we can decide upon a alternative solution that is suitable for our needs

In this path now Microsoft has planned to retire multiple Forefront protection products and now Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) will be replaced by Exchange Online protection (EOP) in O365. And also Exchange Server 2013 will have some inbuilt Anti-Spam / Anti-Malware capabilities that can perform some of this task and also can be paired with other alternative solutions to provide protection to the Environment.

This decision by Microsoft is made last year and placed a huge shock for the customers and most notable on this is the retirement of Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 as this has been a supported solution for Exchange from a very long time. some of the Organizations now started to explore alternative solutions and testing them to implement in production.

Lets review the products that are going to be discontinued in this product line along with their support life cycle and much more in a nutshell with the below article.

Important Changes to Forefront Product Roadmaps

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