25.000 characters just to „Transitioning Client Access to Exchange Server 2010”
Holy moly! Microsoft published an „article” on „You Had Me At EHLO”, describing how to „Transition Client Access to Exchange Server 2010”.
Now don’t get me wrong, just for messaging, Exchange is a rather pricey solution but some are happy with it. So that’s fine with me.
But if I read a document on how to get from version a to version b and that step is described as a „migration” and not an upgrade, I begin to wonder. And if I count about 25.000 characters for a „summary of the steps that are required to introduce Exchange 2010 within your environment”, I am outright flabbergasted by what IT people within an Microsoft environment are willing/forced to put up with.
If you add all the expenses up, you could probably migrate to another platform for less. All the decent mail-systems and Collaboration suites offer I know an in-place upgrade that takes less than 15 minutes and you are on the new version – no need for 25.000 character „summaries”.