Exchange Server 2013 delivers a number of new features as well as improvements on existing features that are already familiar to those who have worked with Exchange Server 2010.
Here are a few of the highlights:
- Reduction in server roles from five to three; Client Access server, Mailbox server, and Edge Transport server.
- New streamlined Outlook 2013 and Outlook Web App user interfaces, and offline access for OWA.
- No more Exchange Management Console, all administration is now performed using the new web-based Exchange Administration Center and the Exchange Management Shell (using PowerShell 3.0).
- Improvements to high availability features and manageability.
- Public folders are now stored in mailbox databases and can take advantage of Database Availability Groups for replication and high availability.
- Data loss prevention capabilities that can be integrated into Transport Rules
Getting Started with Exchange Server 2013
Exchange Server 2013 is available as a trial download so that you can install and try it yourself.
- Download Exchange Server 2013 from Microsoft
- Installing Exchange Server 2013 Pre-Requisites on Windows Server 2008 R2
- Installing Exchange Server 2013 Pre-Requisites on Windows Server 2012
- How to Install Exchange Server 2013
- Installing an Exchange Server 2013 Edge Transport Server
Exploring Exchange Server 2013
- Understanding Exchange Server 2013 Server Roles
- Exchange Server 2013 Management Tools
- SSL Certificates in Exchange Server 2013
- Mail Flow in Exchange Server 2013
- Transport Rules in Exchange Server 2013
- Room and Equipment Mailboxes in Exchange Server 2013
- Exchange Server 2013 Database Availability Group
- Upgrading to Exchange Server 2013
- Installing Exchange 2013 Cumulative Updates
- Exchange Server 2013 Books
- Microsoft Warns of Potential Data Loss during Public Folder Migrations
- Rebuilding Content Indexes for Exchange Databases
- Exchange Best Practices: Datacenter Activation Coordination Mode
- Monitoring Exchange Server Health with Amazon Web Services Route 53
- Using Exchange Transport Rules to Add Email Signatures to Messages
- Configuring the TLS Certificate Name for Exchange Server Receive Connectors
- Adding New Email Addresses for Multiple Mailbox Users
- Exchange Best Practices: Mailbox Storage Quotas
- Exchange Best Practices: Deploying Multi-Role Servers
- Exchange Analyzer v0.1.1-Beta.2 Released
- Exchange Analyzer v0.1.0-Beta.1 Released
- Exchange Best Practices: Client Access Namespaces
- Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 11 Released
- Performing a Like for Like Exchange Server Migration
- Podcast Episode 12: High Availability with Michael Van Horenbeeck and Steve Goodman
- PowerShell Function to Connect to Exchange On-Premises
- Managing Exchange Server Mailbox Quotas
- Podcast Episode 9: Running Exchange in the Real World with Phoummala Schmitt
- Podcast Episode 8: The Preferred Architecture with Mike Crowley
- Troubleshooting Email Delivery with Message Tracking
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