Thousands upon thousands of businesses rely on Microsoft Exchange Server to manage their email. Exchange server helps ensure communications are always available, at a cost that fits most budgets. With the recent release of Exchange Server 2013, Microsoft has built on its proven Exchange Server technology and offers some compelling incentives to upgrade.
One major update includes a new Web-based management tool — the Exchange Administration Center. This replaces both the Exchange Management Console and the Exchange Control Panel (introduced with Exchange 2007). Most of the other enhancements are in the areas of architecture, storage, high availability, compliance, e-discovery, Lync 2012 integration and Outlook Web Access.
Advanced architecture significantly simplifies deployment; storage-related improvements include a new Managed Store process; and there have been a number modifications to significantly simplify failover and site resiliency.
Because compliance and e-discovery have become important requirements for businesses, especially health care and the financial industry, Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 features enhancements that include in-place discovery, unified search across both primary and archived mailboxes and data loss prevention.
In Exchange Server 2013, Outlook Web Access is now available on all major devices including tablets and phones and the user interface has been redesigned to ensure a consistent experience across all devices.
The experts at ACE IT Solutions believe that Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 offers enough new features and functionality to warrant a serious look. If you are considering an upgrade, contact us and we can make the transition as seamless as possible.