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Farewell to Classic Exchange Admin Center (EAC)

The Final Deprecation of Classic Exchange Admin Center (EAC) in Exchange Online
Introduction
Microsoft Exchange Online is a powerful and comprehensive cloud-based email platform that provides businesses with a full suite of features for managing their email communications. In the past, Exchange Online administrators had access to the Classic Exchange Admin Center (EAC) to manage their Exchange environment. However, Microsoft recently announced the final deprecation of the EAC in Exchange Online, which means that administrators will no longer be able to access the EAC in the future. In this blog post, we will review the announcement of the final deprecation of the EAC in Exchange Online, the impact it will have on Exchange Online administrators, and how administrators can still access the features and functionality that the EAC provided.

The Final Deprecation of the EAC
On February 11, 2021, Microsoft announced the final deprecation of the Classic Exchange Admin Center (EAC) in Exchange Online. The EAC was the primary tool used by administrators to manage their Exchange environment, and was the primary interface for creating and managing mailboxes, configuring mailbox settings, managing users and groups, and managing Exchange Online policies and permissions. With the final deprecation of the EAC, administrators will no longer be able to access the EAC to manage their Exchange environment.

Impact on Exchange Online Administrators
The final deprecation of the EAC in Exchange Online will have a significant impact on Exchange Online administrators. The EAC was the primary interface for managing the Exchange environment, so without the EAC, administrators will need to find alternative ways to manage their Exchange environment. Additionally, administrators will no longer be able to access the features and functionality that the EAC provided, such as the ability to create and manage mailboxes, configure mailbox settings, manage users and groups, and manage Exchange Online policies and permissions.

Alternative Ways to Manage Exchange Online
Although the EAC is no longer available in Exchange Online, administrators still have alternative ways to manage their Exchange environment. Administrators can use the Exchange Online PowerShell cmdlets to manage their Exchange environment. Exchange Online PowerShell cmdlets are powerful command-line tools that provide administrators with the ability to create and manage mailboxes, configure mailbox settings, manage users and groups, and manage Exchange Online policies and permissions. Additionally, administrators can use the Exchange Online Management (EOM) REST API to manage their Exchange environment. The EOM REST API is a web-based API that enables administrators to manage their Exchange environment using simple HTTP requests.

Conclusion
Microsoft recently announced the final deprecation of the Classic Exchange Admin Center (EAC) in Exchange Online, which means that administrators will no longer be able to access the EAC to manage their Exchange environment. The deprecation of the EAC will have a significant impact on Exchange Online administrators, as they will no longer be able to access the features and functionality that the EAC provided. However, administrators still have alternative ways to manage their Exchange environment, such as using the Exchange Online PowerShell cmdlets and the Exchange Online Management (EOM) REST API.
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Final Deprecation of Classic Exchange Admin Center (EAC) in Exchange Online

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