What is Microsoft Exchange Server?
Microsoft Exchange Server is a framework that incorporates a mail server, an email program (email customer) and gathering work applications.
The exchange was designed for use in a commercial environment, the Exchange server is often used in conjunction with Microsoft Outlook to take advantage of Outlook’s collaboration features, such as the ability to share calendars and contact lists.
Microsoft Exchange Server has two main purposes:
Exchange Server supports POP, IMAP, web emails, as well as its own Microsoft Outlook email client.
Exchange Server allows users to share information, either through Outlook on their desktops or through Outlook Web Access through a web browser.
Exchange 2013 includes several changes from Exchange 2010, such as:
A more efficient architecture in terms of server roles. Instead of the five-port Exchange 2010 architecture (Mailbox server, Unified Messaging server, Client access server, Hub Transport server, Edge Transport server), Exchange 2013 operates with a two-role architecture ( message mailbox server role, and client access server role).
Improvements in Outlook Web App (OWA) – The appearance and perception of OWA will resemble that of Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Additionally, the total experience in mobile devices has been improved and all devices will be supported.
Compliance tools – Compliance tools have been improved and users can search through SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Windows file servers.
Improved Social Interaction – Exchange 2013 includes integrated tools to track the communication and social behavior of users, thus improving search results in Exchange 2013.
Microsoft has not yet announced a release date for Exchange Server 2013, but you can download Exchange Server 2013 Preview for protected environments (sandbox).
Exchange Server Pro reviews the new Exchange Server 2013 management tools.