Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Migration:

We are experts in the installation and configuration of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 as well as migration or support of previous versions.  Our services can be accomplished while avoiding or minimizing the disruptions normally associated with a Microsoft Exchange Server migration. Our approach is divided into the following steps:

 Step 1 - Microsoft Exchange Server Readiness Assessment - In this step, we will review your current environment, including the Windows 2000/2003 domain, network and SMTP architectures. Any necessary changes or problems that may cause undue risk for the migration will be discovered over the course of the assessment. E-mail Server Archiving & Storage Assessments, are also conducted prior to making recommendations on system configuration. These are developed based on performance results and the number of anticipated users. This process is designed to gather information on current usage and data retention as well as gather usage metrics for servers and storage and network traffic.  

Step 2 - Microsoft Exchange Server Implementation -  We will analyze business requirements and map them to Microsoft Exchange Server capabilities. Then, the physical and logical design of the Exchange Server architecture will be defined along with the major tasks that will take place over the course of the migration project. If required, we will also review the current message environment, existing domains and the network architecture. We also install and configure Microsoft Exchange Server software and all relevant Microsoft Service Packs and Hot Fixes. 

  Step 3 - Comprehensive Microsoft Exchange Server Test - Our Exchange Server consulting team will test concepts that may include customized applications, testing new versions and backup of the production environment. Based on the results of the testing, the logical and physical designs of the Exchange Server architecture will be updated along with any special implementation activities that are required.  

Step 4 - Post Implementation - Exchange Server Support – BGI's Exchange Server consulting team offers prudent support plans targeted to meet the needs of help desk personnel or IT professionals, including on-site and telephone support. Complete documentation and basic training will be conducted for the ongoing maintenance of the system. 

Lotus Notes Migration and GroupWise Migration services to Exchange 2007 are also available.


Top 10 reasons to consider Exchange Server 2007

   1. Keep your e-mail system running at lower cost: New data replication capabilities in Exchange Server 2007 drive increased availability at a lower cost. Local Continuous Replication delivers database redundancy with rapid recovery, minimizing the frequency of full tape backups. With Cluster Continuous Replication in combination with Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS), active/passive clusters provide both database and service redundancy without requiring expensive shared storage, even when clusters span geographic locations.

   2. Access e-mail, voice mail, calendar, and contacts from virtually anywhere, anytime: In Exchange Server 2007, your employees can access their important inbox information from virtually anywhere using their desktop computer, laptop computer, a browser window from any Internet-connected computer, their mobile device, and even using a basic telephone when no Internet connectivity is available. Employees enjoy a rich and familiar experience based on Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 functionality. Best of all, it’s all built in with centralized management and robust security, making rich anywhere access possible for your entire workforce instead of just a limited few.

   3. Get affordable, enterprise-class mobile messaging that’s better than ever: Exchange makes enterprise-class mobile messaging a reality by offering industry-leading scalability, native integration with compatible devices for lower total cost of ownership, and by providing a variety of device options to suit today’s business needs. Building on the advances in Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2, mobility features in Exchange Server 2007 raise the bar on user experience and deliver improved manageability. Now desktop features such as support for rich HTML, quick flags, sophisticated calendaring, and fast search are available on mobile devices. In addition, Exchange Server 2007 provides more granular security policies and enables users to perform basic tasks on their own (such as perform a remote wipe from Outlook Web Access 2007).

   4. Empower employees with unified messaging while saving money: With new unified messaging in Exchange Server 2007, employees can receive their e-mail, voice mail, and faxes through a single inbox that can be accessed from anywhere. Employees can manage all of their messages in one place just as they manage e-mail today. For example, voice mail can be forwarded, or if the recipient adds text notes to the voice mail, messages can be found using built-in search. With Exchange Server 2007, you can deliver these features while lowering cost and complexity through consolidation of your voice mail infrastructure.

   5. Get comprehensive protection from spam, viruses and phishing attacks: Exchange Server 2007 provides integrated antivirus, anti-spam and anti-phishing technologies to stop the latest threats before they impact your business and employees. Multi-pronged message filtering in the perimeter network is available through the Edge Transport server role

   6. Reduce compliance risk in a way that makes sense for your business: Exchange Server 2007 incorporates features specifically designed to help your business comply with corporate, regulatory, and legal requirements. These features enable you to apply retention rules, scan and act on messages in transport, flexibly journal, and perform rich text searches across mailboxes in your organization. Exchange Server 2007 eases the toll often placed on administrators charged with applying and enforcing compliance policies, while avoiding adverse impact on employees and their productivity.

   7. Take advantage of powerful Web access: Outlook Web Access (OWA) 2007 provides a rich, Outlook 2007-like experience in a browser and is great for use at home, at an airport kiosk, at an internet café, at a friend’s house, or anywhere where there is an Internet connection available. No VPN or network tunnel is required. OWA enhancements in 2007 include a new Scheduling Assistant to help employees efficiently book meetings, fast server-side search, integrated unified messaging as well as new features to access documents and attachments more easily from outside the office. With two-factor authentication support and attachment viewing in HTML format, OWA also offers enhanced security compared with previous versions.

   8. Boost administrator productivity with new tools: Exchange Server 2007 helps administrators save time and reduce effort with advanced management tools. A new command line interface gives administrators complete, fine-grained control over Exchange objects as well as the power to easily automate all types of operations with scripts. In addition, the graphical management console has been completely updated, with a more intuitive user interface, improved discoverability and a toolbox work center that integrates diagnostics, monitoring, and troubleshooting tools including the Exchange Best Practices Analyzer and the Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant.

   9. Ease deployment and management: Deploying Exchange Server has never been easier. Exchange Server 2007 has a modern, modular architecture based on server roles. The server role concept is integrated into setup and deployment, helping to eliminate potential errors resulting from manual configuration, reducing the surface area for malicious attacks, and simplifying day-to-day management. Server roles are not tied to particular hardware configurations; they can be deployed on one server machine or many. The new Autodiscover feature further eases deployment - by creating an automatic connection between Exchange Server and Outlook 2007 clients where no special scripts or complex user intervention is required

10. Optimize your investment for future growth: As a native 64-bit application, Exchange Server 2007 breaks through past memory and cache limitations for higher performance and increased scalability even as mailboxes sizes grow to accommodate employees’ demands for more storage. The resulting reduction in input/output (I/O) increases storage utilization so you can optimize existing storage investments or consider lower cost storage options.