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Important Upgrade Required for AvePoint Fly Server

On June 15th, 2023, Microsoft will be deprecating Remote PowerShell in Exchange, which will impact customers and partners using our self-hosted migration software: Fly Server (versions prior to 4.11). 

*Microsoft is giving customers the capability to extend this functionality until September 2023. More information on how to request an extension is in the article linked above.

While our latest software release has implemented this change, we realize those of you running our self-hosted migration software may not be on the latest version. It is important that you review this information to determine if action is required to ensure your solutions maintain full functionality.  

Am I required to upgrade? 

You will be required to upgrade if you meet the following criteria: 

  • You have not received a hotfix that was built specifically for your company (if yes, contact AvePoint technical support for assistance in upgrading)
  • You are doing an active migration 
  • Your destination is a workload within M365 that uses Exchange Online (EXO, Teams, and Groups) 
  • You are using a version of Fly Server before version 4.11 

*For customers using our SaaS migration product (Fly), no action is required 

What will happen if I meet these criteria and do not upgrade? 

Our documentation highlights the different areas where Exchange PowerShell is necessary, without upgrading, these features will not work and may lead to additional errors in your migration. 

Updating your solution will not:

  • Change the interface 
  • Alter or damage any data  
  • Delay scheduled jobs  

The upgrade is simply a back-end fix to accommodate Microsoft’s new requirement.  

How can I upgrade to the latest version (4.11)? 

Upgrade instructions can be found in our documentation.  

Once these updates have been deployed, your solution will be upgraded to the latest software, and you should not experience any issues related to Microsoft’s deprecation of Exchange PowerShell v2.  

AvePoint is committed to ensuring our customers have access to the latest software to deliver the best performance, security, and reliability possible. Our proactive approach ensures that no customer should unexpectedly experience downtime or errors while using our solutions and products.  

If you have other questions or experience issues during this process, reach out to our support team via to address these concerns.  


Bill Duenskie
Bill Duenskie
Bill is AvePoint's Product Strategy Lead.

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