The latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server is the 2016, which has been announced for some time now. Although there are as many features as could be remembered by one, but we have discussed some of the highlighting ones only in the following segment.
Microsoft has released Exchange 2016 which encompasses new technologies, services and features. Exchange server 2016 avails the users by providing the facility of storing their mailboxes in the cloud. Thus, we get a completely different model of the server that currently offers services to all Exchange Servers and not just Exchange. Until now the concept was to first provide Server release and later bring it into a Cloud environment. Exchange Online has been just an online service at the very beginning till version 2013 of Exchange was released. Afterwards, it was transitioned into the cloud environment and so were the customers. Most IT pros must remember that stage, as it was a painful process in certain conditions. The primary aim of coming up with Exchange 2016 is to support evolving circumstantial needs of organizations and users with focused collaboration. Exchange helps lower total ownership, expenditure regardless of whether it is deployed on premise or on cloudy, which is a visibly great enhancement.
Some of the Important Aspects of Exchange Server 2016
Simple to Use Architecture
The architecture offered by Exchange 2016 is one of the greatest evolution which has taken place in the upgrade. The Exchange 2016 architectural enhancement has taken place in comparison to what was offered in its version 2013. Roles of Client Access along with Mailbox server are now combined with the latest version because of which standard building block is offered for creating Exchange environment. Facilitation has been provided for coexistence of server with 2013 version.
The biggest challenge as well as obligation for an IT pro is to maintain emails in an up and running mode. Therefore, with the release of the 2016 Exchange, running the server with higher reliability yet less effort investment has been made possible. Similar to the high-end fixes provided for Exchange 2013 are provisioned with further enhancement in Exchange Server 2016. As Exchange 2016 reads from the passive copy of an existing database, its followers are relatively faster than that of 2013. When talked in figures the process is noted to be 33 percent faster in comparison. Whenever an exhausted set of server database copies is present, replication logs are played automatically as part of turning on Replay Lag Manager.
Along with this, administrators have provided the provision of automatic repair and detection of corrupted database so that it could be easily rectified by the user instead of any harsh efforts
: Simplifying and quickening these operations, the recent version is introduced with a PowerShell based cmdlet, i.e. Get-MailboxServerRedundanc
y. The cmdlet offers to help prioritize repairing hardware issues and up gradation easier...
Enhanced Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Data Loss Prevention facilities were integrated into the 2013 version of Exchange, providing the option to keep sensitive information secure. The same qualities have been offered in the latest 2016 version too, but with major enhancements. 30 new predefined sensitive information types have been assigned for protection of Exchange, which includes; common data types in South America, Europe, and Asia. In addition, the most of the existing data types have been updated for accuracy to be offered in an improved form. Apart from the integrated capability enhancement, now Exchange 2016 features have configured DLP and transporting rules when content is assorted by an external classification system. One can set up custom email notifications, which are sent to the recipient in case the sent messages are affected by the assigned rules.
E-Discovery Much Fast & Scalable
E-Discovery searches have been made faster and dependable in the latest release of Exchange. This has been done by overhauling search mechanism, making it asynchronous and administering tasks across servers having better fault tolerance. Therefore, results can be returned much quickly and reliably. Scalability of search has been improved through the user interface along with unlimited series of mailbox search provision using the cmdlet. This release also features the much asked abilities such as; public folder based discovery search and holding on to its contents for long run archiving.
Automatic Expansion of Archives
Exchange 2016 has come forward with the automated provision of auxiliary mailbox archive for those users in practice of storing extensively large data. This is done when the user’s archive mailbox size is about to reach 100 GB. Afterwards added supplementary archives are provided automatically with every increment of 50 GB mailbox. The collection of mailbox archive seems to be a single archive to the user along with the administrator. This accommodates quick growth of archives from PST data file import / other intense usage.
: In comparison to the previous versions, and as an individual as well, Microsoft Exchange 2016 is an enhanced version of the server. Considering its cloud computing abilities, it adds up to the user experience along with production options like Data Loss Prevention techniques and automated expansion of the archives, reducing a lot of end user operations.