Add2Exchange Standard Edition Bulletin

Add2Exchange Standard Edition End of Life Notice

Add2Exchange Standard Edition licensees: This is an end of life notice for Add2Exchange Standard Edition. Recent Microsoft updates may not be compatible with the Add2Exchange Standard edition you are running. Add2Exchange Standard edition continues to sync, however the Microsoft updates installed may affect the Add2Exchange Console which may no longer open so you will not be able to make any changes to the relationships. If you are experiencing an issue opening the console after running Microsoft updates and if your software assurance is active, please review the Add2Exchange Enterprise crossgrade options below to retake control of your relationships. The options below are for a Same License Crossgrade - the same folder type licensed with the same number of relationships currently licensed. If your software assurance has expired, please contact us by emailing info[at]diditbetter.com for your crossgrade options and include the end user company name.

Since Add2Exchange Standard edition also doesn't support Exchange 2013, we determined to cease further development on the product related to third party product issues and focus our development efforts on our Add2Exchange Enterprise and Add2Outlook hosted products. You can opt to continue using the Standard edition and we will continue to support any minor bug fixes (excluding third party product issues) in the duration of your software maintenance and it will continue to operate as long as you do not install Microsoft updates or migrate to Exchange 2013.

Add2Exchange Enterprise does everything Standard does in a better way with more options and enhancements (refer to Top Reasons to Crossgrade below). During syncing, Add2Exchange Enterprise is much kinder and easier on your Exchange environment by even searching for delta changes, not just syncing only deltas. This Add2Exchange Enterprise crossgrade will benefit your organization with an easy in-place upgrade and re-license. Add2Exchange Enterprise Edition can be installed on Microsoft Server 2003, 2008, 2008R2 and 2012 (Windows 7,8 without Outlook installed) and will connect and work nicely with Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013. Add2Exchange does not have to be installed on the Exchange server and can work in any VM environment as outlined in our product documentation. If you wish to move Add2Exchange, a fairly simple migration path is also outlined in the Migration tab above, and if you are on Premier Support, we can assist for the smoothest, fastest migration, with a free license transfer.

If you have active Premier Support in place with time remaining and would like one of our remote techs to assist with your crossgrade installation, we can schedule a time with one of our remote techs to assist once the crossgrade license has been purchased. Our tech would remote in to the replication server as your Add2Exchange service account and assist you with this Enterprise crossgrade, and re-certify your replication server, provide any information “relationship therapy” needed, and cover any best practices training you may need. Remember, you never have to give us any credentials and you are total control and viewing our progress together. If you are running low on Premier Support time and need to add more time for help with the crossgrade, please refer to the crossgrade options with Premier Support.

Top Reasons to Crossgrade to Add2Exchange Enterprise

  • Standard edition may not work, eventually after a Microsoft update.
  • Add2Exchange Enterprise Edition uses a much smarter sync engine, which is typically 2/3 faster; with much less strain on your Exchange servers.
  • Recent changes to the service control manager make it more stable and responsive.
  • Better Exchange resource management.
  • Allows for in place upgrade.
  • Better memory management.
  • Optimized queries.
  • Ability to use local or remote SQL.
  • Console enhancements - automatically asks to start service on close of Add2Exchange Console.
  • Add2Exchange Enterprise edition supports on-premise Exchange 2013, Standard edition will not. If planning a migration/move, end users with active Premier Support in place are eligible for discounted tool licenses; please review the migration/move topics | Exchange 2013 migration topic. You may need to license the tools – ToolBox, Recovery & Migration Manager to ensure a smooth migration if you haven’t yet licensed the tools.
  • One of the more popular features of Add2Exchange Enterprise is the ability to use Exchange Distribution Groups and create relationship templates, attach to the group to make and remove relationships automatically based on the inclusion or exclusion in the list. Adding new relationships is done by adding users to the distribution group. The next time Add2Exchange Enterprise syncs, it creates each relationship and can even create new folders for you, if necessary. Group relationships allow you to manage large number of relationships on an on-going basis through relationship templates and distribution lists. Additional information: Relationship Group Manager. Included in Options 2 and 3
  • Add2Exchange Enterprise Contacts or Sync Suite Feature: Unidirectional GAL Sync. If you decide you would like to sync your active directory GAL to your users, the Enterprise edition supports GAL synchronization.Another benefit of the Add2Exchange Enterprise Contacts or Sync Suite Edition is the automatic replication of the Global Address List. Global Address List synchronization allows you to treat Outlook’s Global Address List as the source of a relationship, to be synchronized with one or more destinations. The contact information from your active directory (primary fields, excluding any custom fields), once populated in the Gal cache public folder and relationships set up for your users, would sync down to the users’ personal folders. Many defined fields are already mapped, however customization services are available and quoted separately if you would like to map other fields. To initialize GAL synchronization, you must have a public contact folder dedicated for caching the GAL contents. You can make the folder somewhere in the public folder tree (we refer to it in our product documentation as GAL Cache) and give the service account ownership of the folder as outlined in our product documentation (section Assign Public Folder Ownership). Once the GAL synchronization is initialized, you can build the public to private relationships. There are two ways to approach this and covered in detail in our documentation: GAL Sync Relationships | Initializing GAL Sync |GAL Exclusions. The GAL sync license is included in Options 2 and 3 and to use this feature for a public to private sync, a Contacts or Sync Suite license is required; if you already have a Contacts license, please make sure you have enough Contact relationships licensed to cover the public to private relationships needed to complete the set up. If you need a licensing recommendation, please email info [at] diditbetter.com with the end user company name and number of users)
Add2Exchange Enterprise Same License Crossgrade Options

For end users with active software assurance in place, you qualify for a discounted crossgrade license to Add2Exchange Enterprise which fixes this issue in place, usually with no problems or additional changes required. Any time remaining on your software assurance will also carry over. If your software assurance is coming up for renewal, we have also provided crossgrade license with renewal options below. For end users who prefer our remote techs handle the Add2Exchange Enterprise crossgrade installation, we have also provided crossgrade with Premier Support options. Refer to Options 1 or 2 below. For end users who are also doing a migration/move and do not have the tools licensed nor any Premier Support in place, please refer to Option 3 for your Add2Exchange Enterprise crossgrade with migration/move bundle options.

With Options 2 and 3 below, you can also (now or eventually) take advantage of the Relationship Group Manager template system. The Relationship Group Manager manages the relationships so you do not have to make individual relationships on a larger scale one at a time, however, you may wish to leave the relationships as they are in the short run. If you are not doing a migration and/or move, crossgrading from Standard to Enterprise maintains all relationships and settings and does not create duplication. If you have additional questions on the Relationship Group Manager feature, please review our product documentation for more information: Relationship Group Manager

If you have valid software assurance in place and are running the latest Microsoft updates (no migration/move involved) and unable to open the Add2Exchange Standard Console a, below are your Add2Exchange Enterprise crossgrade options.

OPTION 1: For smaller installations under 10 relationships, your crossgrade path is the Add2Exchange Enterprise BASIC license. The Add2Exchange Enterprise BASIC crossgrade does not include the Relationship Group Manager or the GAL sync options.

  • Add2Exchange Enterprise Basic License Crossgrade - No Extra Software Assurance
  • Crossgrade License Only - no Premier Support for $200 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License with 2 hour block of Premier Support for $475 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License with 4 hour block of Premier Support for $599 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License with 2 hour block of Premier Support with both discounted tools (ToolBox, Recovery & Migration Manager) for $725 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License with 4 hour block of Premier Support with both discounted tools for $775 Buy Now
  • Add2Exchange Enterprise Basic License Crossgrade with Early Software Assurance Renewal (before expiration)- No Tools
  • Crossgrade License + 1 year software assurance renewal with email support for $400 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 2 year renewal with email support for $600 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 3 year renewal with email support for $800 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 4 hour block of Premier Support + 1 year renewal with email support for $799 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 4 hour block of Premier Support + 2 year renewal with email support for $999 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 4 hour block of Premier Support + 3 year renewal with email support for $1199 Buy Now

OPTION 2: For larger installations over 10 relationships, your crossgrade path is Add2Exchange Enterprise with Relationship Group Manager / GAL Sync option.

    Add2Exchange Enterprise License Crossgrade - No Extra Software Assurance
  • Crossgrade License Only - no Premier Support for $300 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 2 hour block of Premier Support for $575 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 4 hour block of Premier Support for $699 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 8 hour block of Premier Support for $1020 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 2 hour block of Premier Support with both discounted tools for $825 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 4 hour block of Premier Support with both discounted tools for $875 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 8 hour block of Premier Support with both discounted tools for $1270 Buy Now
    Add2Exchange Enterprise License Crossgrade with Early Software Assurance Renewal (before expiration) - No Tools
  • Crossgrade License + 1 year software assurance renewal with email support for $500 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 2 year renewal with email support for $700 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 3 year renewal with email support for $900 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 4 hour block of Premier Support + 1 year renewal with email support for $899 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 4 hour block of Premier Support + 2 year renewal with email support for $1099 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 4 hour block of Premier Support + 3 year renewal with email support for $1299 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 8 hour block of Premier Support + 1 year renewal with email support for $1220 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 8 hour block of Premier Support + 2 year renewal with email support for $1420 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License + 8 hour block of Premier Support + 3 year renewal with email support for $1620 Buy Now
Add2Exchange Same License Crossgrade with Migration/Move Bundle

OPTION 3: If you are doing an Exchange 2013 migration and/or moving/reinstalling Add2Exchange on new on premise server and don’t have the tools licensed, Option 3 includes the Add2Exchange Enterprise same license crossgrade and the migration/move bundle which includes both discounted tool licenses Enterprise ToolBox and Enterprise Recovery & Migration Manager and one 4 hour block of Premier Support.Migrations/Moves Server Topics | Exchange 2013 Migration Topic

  • Add2Exchange Enterprise Same License Crossgrade with Migration/Move Bundle – no extra software assurance for $875 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License with Migration/Move Bundle + 1 year early software assurance renewal (before expiration) for $1075 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License with Migration/Move Bundle + 2 year early software assurance renewal (before expiration) for $1275 Buy Now
  • Crossgrade License with Migration/Move Bundle + 3 year early software assurance renewal (before expiration) for $1475 Buy Now
Add2Exchange Enterprise Sync Suite Crossgrade with Upgrade to Unlimited Relationships

OPTION 4: If your software assurance is active and you need to license more relationships and all folder types supported, your crossgrade path is the Add2Exchange Enterprise Sync Suite unlimited relationships crossgrade bundle. The unlimited relationships license covers all users in a single Exchange ou, where the product is installed on one on-premise replication server. Option 4 includes an unlimited relationship license of calendars, contacts, tasks, posts, AND notes. Other licenses included are the relationship group manager, GAL sync, Enterprise Recovery & Migration Manager, and Enterprise ToolBox. This option also includes one 4 hour block of Premier Support. Any remaining time on your software assurance will also carry over.

  • Add2Exchange Enterprise Sync Suite Crossgrade Bundle – no extra software assurance for $1194 Buy Now
  • Add2Exchange Enterprise Sync Suite Crossgrade Bundle + 1 year early software assurance renewal (before expiration) for $1394 Buy Now
  • Add2Exchange Enterprise Sync Suite Crossgrade Bundle + 2 year early software assurance renewal (before expiration) for $1594 Buy Now
  • Add2Exchange Enterprise Sync Suite Crossgrade Bundle + 3 year early software assurance renewal (before expiration) for $1794 Buy Now

For a crossgrade licensing recommendation or if you are an Add2Exchange Standard licensee with expired software assurance, please email info [at] diditbetter.com.

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