What are the features of Microsoft Exchange Server?

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Microsoft Exchange Server is the central repository for electronic mail, calendar, contacts and other information. Microsoft Exchange Server is a server that hosts applications which are required to access, manage and synchronize email, contacts and files. Microsoft Exchange Server offers two main services, namely Microsoft Exchange Server 2021, which are based on the same technology. Microsoft Exchange Server is Microsoft’s mail, calendaring, address book, contact and task manager platform. It is also deployed on the Windows Server platform (OS) as well for commercial usage.

This technology allows for a smooth migration from servers running on Windows to servers running on Exchange.

There are two types of migrations, namely, desktop-only migrations and e-mail migration. The former is a one-time process and the latter involves a multiple-step process. Microsoft Exchange Server 2021 is the most important product in this migration category. The following lines provide an overview of Microsoft Exchange Server migrations and processes:

A new IT deployment will include a number of features that are necessary for a proper e-mail load balancing.

These include application service gateway (ASG), connection store, application pool, mailbox redirection, application tracing, session restore, recovery, and auto discovery. All these features help in migrating the mailboxes from one Exchange Server to another, which helps to reduce load on servers running Windows. A custom application or auto integration is also another option that is available for a successful migration.

On the other hand, a Microsoft Exchange Server with a high availability configuration has the capabilities of supporting both offline and online business. In addition, the offline scenarios enable easy connectivity between different users across the world using any web enabled device such as a smartphone or tablet. Microsoft Exchange Server can be customized by adding additional features such as auto responders, messaging transport, and calendars. With a high availability configuration, it is very easy to upgrade the system when required without affecting the existing setups.

Microsoft Exchange Server also comes with the Microsoft Exchange Server role that helps in performing tasks such as customizing email boxes, setting up email addresses, setting up Microsoft Outlook and other communication tools, and sending and receiving e-mails. The role also facilitates tasks such as loading and unloading e-mail messages, sending and receiving messages, tracking user authentication, and customizing fields. On the other hand, the Microsoft SharePoint and cloud services are also coming into the picture with the introduction of the server 2021.

This release of Microsoft Exchange Server brings a number of great features and enhancements to the older versions of MS Exchange. These additions are: Microsoft Sharepoint, improved authorization, improved permission rules, and more. With the previous version of MS Exchange, permission rules were not enforced and a large number of authorized users could access the entire mailbox without any restrictions. With the coming of Sharepoint, many improvements were made and now unauthorized users can be easily blocked from accessing individual mailboxes. On the other hand, with the Microsoft Exchange Server 2021, there is a new feature known as Microsoft Identity Activated Users that ensures that only authorized users are able to access particular mailboxes. Apart from these additions, a number of improvements were also witnessed in the functionality of the server including the improved Microsoft Exchange Server performance, better outlook transport, enhanced Microsoft Exchange recovery, and various security and monitoring options.

A new technology that is now being used by Microsoft Exchange Server is called Microsoft DAG or Direct Attachment Gather. This technology is a server-side load balancing technology that helps to reduce the overloads and the time taken for processing of large attachments. The technology helps in the efficient management of large attachments. This solution will ensure faster loading of emails on the MS Exchange server and also helps in saving a considerable amount of memory. Microsoft Exchange Server also comes with Microsoft DSS or Data Store Servers that help in accomplishing centralized storage for the data. These new solutions along with Microsoft Exchange Server have resulted in increased efficiency and reduced downtime for the organization.

  • Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft DSS come with Microsoft Virtual LAN Server or VDS which comes with great features such as dedicated IP addresses, virtual private server, auto discovery, and greater kernel capacity.
  • Now it has become easy for organizations to maintain their data centers and it has become easy to maintain the scalability as well as the flexibility of the servers.
  • The best part of these solutions is that they are not just cost effective but also safe from various attacks such as viruses, hackers and malware.