Audience: Exchange/Office 365 for Enterprises Administrators
Author: Robert Mazzoli, Senior Technical Writer, Exchange


We’re happy to announce that the Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant has been updated and now includes support for the following new scenarios:

  • Upgrading from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013

  • Upgrading from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013

  • Configuring an Exchange 2013-based hybrid deployment for Exchange 2007 organizations

Check out the full announcement at the Exchange Server blog here.


In case you're not familiar with it, the Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant is a web-based tool that helps you deploy Exchange 2013 in your on-premises organization, configure a hybrid deployment between your on-premises organization and Office 365, or migrate to Office 365. The tool asks you a small set of simple questions and then, based on your answers, creates a customized checklist with instructions to deploy or configure Exchange 2013. Instead of trying to find what you need in the Exchange library, the Deployment Assistant gives you exactly the right information you need to complete your task. Supported on most major browsers, the Deployment Assistant is your one-stop shop for deploying Exchange 2013.


2013 Deployment Assistant


And for those organizations that still need to deploy Exchange 2010 or are interested in configuring an Exchange 2010-based hybrid deployment with Office 365, you can continue to access the Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant here.