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
- Using CompleteAfter to Manage Automatic Completion of Mailbox Move Requests
- Issues Reported with Exchange Server 2013 CU14 and Exchange Server 2016 CU3
- Is a Domain Controller Required When Using Azure to Host the File Share Witness for a Database Availability Group?
- Unexpected Authentication Prompts in Outlook
- September 2016 Updates for Exchange Server 2016/2013
- FAQ: In What Order Should You Install Service Packs, Update Rollups, and Cumulative Updates?
- Configuring a Hierarchical Address Book in Exchange Server
- Expired Certificates Cause Exchange Cumulative Updates to Fail
- June 2016 Updates for Exchange Server 2016/2013
- Using Test-ReplicationHealth to Troubleshoot Database Availability Groups
- Using Activation Policies to Prevent Database Copies Mounting in Other Sites
- Server Component States During Cumulative Update Installation
- 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
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