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Getting Started With Exchange 2010

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2009-11-03

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 can help you achieve better business outcomes while controlling the costs of deployment, administration, and compliance. Exchange delivers a wide range of deployment options and advanced compliance capabilities.

For more information about Exchange 2010, see Overview of Exchange Server 2010.

Exchange 2010 Help content is organized by feature set. Use the top-level nodes to find the most appropriate Help topics when you're planning, deploying, or managing your Exchange 2010 organization.

For a list of the new features in Exchange 2010, see What's New in Exchange 2010.

For a detailed roadmap that helps you get acquainted with all the features in Exchange 2010, see Roadmap for Exchange Features.

Before deploying Exchange 2010, your existing infrastructure must meet certain prerequisites. To help you plan the deployment of Exchange 2010 into your production environment, read Planning for Exchange 2010.

Before you go too far in your planning for Exchange 2010, make sure your current Exchange Server 2007 organization meets the requirements for upgrading. To learn about planning considerations and configuration steps for upgrading from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010, read Exchange 2007 - Planning Roadmap for Upgrade and Coexistence.

You can deploy Exchange 2010 in an existing Exchange Server 2003 organization that's operating in native mode. Coexistence between these two versions is supported. To learn about planning considerations and configuration steps for deploying Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2010 in a coexistence scenario, read Exchange 2003 - Planning Roadmap for Upgrade and Coexistence.

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