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Five Changes in the Windows Exchange Server

Five Changes in the Windows Exchange Server

Five Changes in the Windows Exchange Server

The abundance of email communication in today’s business world has made it essential for any business to have the best messaging infrastructure that will meet the company’s needs. A lot of corporations have turned to the Windows Exchange Server for coordination of their email.

Microsoft Windows Exchange Server originally became that company’s internal mail server. Windows Exchange Server 4.0 went on the market in 1996, and the product line has been evolving ever since to suit the email and scheduling needs of any business.

Exchange Server operates best on Outlook, and operates on Windows servers. Version 2013 let users transfer their emails, contacts and calendar to their personal computers or other devices.

But that model was released nearly three years ago. Microsoft went to the cloud to release the new Windows Exchange 2016, and the company believes it was worth the wait when it was introduced on Oct. 1. The company tested features in Office 365 so they would be ready for on-site use.

As far as what has changed since 2013, we’ve selected five noteworthy innovations for Exchange Server 2016:

1.) Outlook on the Web
Outlook is now known as “Outlook on the Web.” The service has added a single-line view of your inbox, an option to change meeting schedules, inline reply, inline images, and undo.

2.) Collaboration Improvements
Exchange 2016 makes it easier for you to share documents in Outlook 2016 and Outlook on the Web. You now have the ability to attach documents in the form of links from OneDrive for Business and SharePoint 2016. Coauthoring and version control are also enabled here.

3.) Data Loss Prevention
The new data loss prevention policy allows an organization to protect 80 different kinds of sensitive information. A new condition includes the message, “Any attachment has these properties, including any of these words” to protect a document that contains the certain words.

Action notifications where necessary include “Notify the recipient with a message,” and “Generate incident report and send it to” messages.

4.) Compliance Search
Compliance Search can be used to look through all of the mailboxes in your organization in one search. CS is a new eDiscovery tool; and there are no limits on how many mailboxes you can search at one time. Compliance Search is available with the Exchange Management Shell in Exchange 2016.

5.) Simpler Architecture
Exchange Server 2016 now looks like the operation of Exchange in Office 365, with the combining of your mailbox and client access server roles.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Microsoft officials said Exchange 2016 would keep the same servicing pattern as the 2013 version, with cumulative updates released about every three months containing bug fixes, product refinements, and new investments from Office 365. The first CU is scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2016.

Collaboration may be the biggest key to improved productivity of your office. And we believe the results of testing Windows Exchange Server in the cloud will bring increasing success and teamwork to your company’s on-premises environment.