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Microsoft is Ending Support for Exchange and Sharepoint 2013

Microsoft has announced that support for Exchange and SharePoint 2013 will be ending on April 11th. If you need to migrate, now’s the time and LTS is here to help.

With support ending, you will lose access to technical support, updates, bug fixes, and security patches. But upgrading from Office 2013 is easier than you may think. Lane Technology Solutions is your answer for the difficult task of migrating emails, shared documents, Teams, and other workloads. Plus, for a limited time, we’re offering discounts on the migrations you need.


The best and simplest option is to migrate to Exchange Online and decommission your on-premises server. But there may be a reason for your organization to maintain on-premises servers after April 11. In that case you can upgrade to Exchange 2019 until you’re ready to move to the cloud. Either way, we can help!

Your migration strategy will depend on several factors including the current state of your environment, the number of mailboxes you’ll be moving, and how fast you want to complete your migration. Migration strategies include a cutover migration in which everything is moved at once – usually over a weekend – and hybrid migrations in which mailboxes and data are moved in batches over the course of a few weeks.

Smaller migrations can be done quickly. We’ll help you choose your migration type based on how many mailboxes you’re migrating and whether you’re also migrating Teams, documents, and other workloads.


SharePoint 2013 refers to both SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation 2013. And they’re both reaching end-of-support on April 11, 2023. The best option is to migrate to the cloud and update to Microsoft 365. This allows you to take advantage of the most modern features and security. Microsoft 365 Business Premium has the best offering of features and security service bundled in one license per user.

It’s possible to continue using SharePoint on-premises by upgrading to SharePoint Server 2016 or 2019, but keep in mind that both versions will reach end of support on July 14, 2026. This means another upgrade in just three years. If it’s not an option to immediately migrate to Microsoft 365, the next best choice is to upgrade to SharePoint Server Subscription Edition. However, this will entail upgrading to SharePoint 2016 first since there isn’t a direct path from SharePoint 2013 to a Server Subscription.

If all this talk of versions and deadlines is just adding confusion, keep in mind that LTS is here to help. Our migration experts can help you choose the right licenses, figure out how many you need, and even help you plan your migration. But keep in mind that our promotional pricing won’t last forever. Call us now for a quote!

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