Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Exchange Server – An Introduction

Microsoft Exchange Server® is a mail server that has been developed by Microsoft. In addition to this, it is also calendaring software as well as a contact manager. Microsoft Exchange Server allows small and medium – sized companies to easily manage their tasks and other administrative works that includes calendaring, sending of email messages, voicemail transcriptions, etc

There have been many versions of Exchange Server. The different versions of Exchange Server are mentioned below: -

  1.  Exchange Server 4.0
  2. Exchange Server 5.0
  3. Exchange Server 5.5
  4. Exchange 2000 Server
  5. Exchange Server 2003
  6. Exchange Server 2007
  7. Exchange Server 2010
  8. Exchange Server 2013

Features of Exchange Server 2013

Exchange Server 2013 provides a rich bundle of features to its technology oriented users. Some of its features are mentioned below: -

  • Data Security: - Microsoft Exchange guarantees security of organization’s communication. This feature is has now been more strengthened by anti – malware protection. Plenty of customization options are available that allow the users to apply required restrictions.
  • Reduced Cost and Reduced Management Efforts: - The size of the mailbox per user has been increased in Exchange Server 2013. Also this server is now attuned with modern hardware. With such advanced features, Exchange Server ensures low cost and management efforts. 
  • Voice Mail Integration: - You have the facility now to get your voice mail into your inbox. 
  • eDiscovery Center: - A one – stop global data center with the name eDiscobery Center has now been created. This data center is shared by Exchange, Lync and SharePoint.
  • Big Data: - This latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server now supports comparably more number of devices. It has also boosted the effective flow of email volume.

    With such supporting features, Exchange Server ensures a hassle free service to its client organizations.

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