In MC252053 (April 2021), we announced the general availability of the new Exchange admin center (EAC). The new EAC offers a faster, more secure, and more intelligent modern admin experience than the classic EAC and is helping admins work more efficiently. With the new EAC capable of assuming this responsibility and more, today we are at the next stage of our journey, and we are announcing the retirement of the classic EAC that will be fully retired on September 1, 2022.
This will be carried out in phases as we move forward. The initial phase will be moving the features under Protection to the Microsoft 365 Defender portal.
- Major: Retirement
- October 15, 2021 – Move Protection and Advanced Threat features to the Microsoft 365 Defender portal
- September 1, 2022 – Classic EAC will be retired
How this affects your organization:
In the initial phase, the following features will be moved to the Microsoft 365 Defender portal. Beginning October 15, 2021 users or Administrators will no longer be able to access these pages. If the user clicks on these features in Classic EAC, these feature pages will have a banner with a link to the new home for these features.
These features include:
- Safe Attachments
- Safe Links
- Malware Filter
- Connection Filter
- Spam Filter
- Outbound Spam
- Action Center