Microsoft Exchange Server is the central repository for all the important information on the business and personal email accounts and also the corporate contacts, calendars, contacts, tasks, schedules, and documents. This service offers a user-friendly, easy to use platform that is accessible through email, which helps in managing work items and schedules as well as communication with other staff members of an organization. The major advantages of using this service are its functionality and ease of access. With the help of this service, users can create, store, and access information online from anywhere at any time. It also provides the tools and knowledge base necessary to access the e-mail, calendar, contacts, and other information stored in the mailboxes.
Microsoft Exchange Server provides various services to the clients in the form of installation, configuration, backup and other support. Microsoft Exchange Server test and evaluation is the first step towards deploying Microsoft Exchange Server in the company’s data center or at remote locations. Microsoft Exchange Server test and evaluation help the IT professionals to evaluate the server’s capacity, scalability, performance, and user interface.
Microsoft Exchange Server is available in two versions
Namely Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2011. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 comes with Microsoft Exchange Enterprise Manager in which it installs Microsoft Exchange Server administrator role, customizes the servers, configures the DNS server, create the auto connect and apply Microsoft Exchange Server roles and access control lists. The role of Microsoft Exchange Server administrator is divided into several subfunctions like application selection, settings management, data backup, recovery, reporting, and email access management. To make the migration as easy, the IT team follows some important guidelines. For example:
Before initiating the deployment process, the planning must be done properly. One should categorize the tasks and assign a team for each task. A well-defined planning will make things easier to accomplish. The team members should be aware of the process as per the Microsoft Exchange Server schedule and their role and responsibilities should be clearly defined in the documentation that comes with the Microsoft Exchange Server.
It is better not to roll back the changes from previous versions to MS Exchange Server.
This may cause problems when MS Exchange Server in its earlier versions encounters problems. There could be un-scheduled downtime of MS Exchange when one rolls back the changes. Hence, make sure that you are not making these types of changes to MS Exchange Server.
MS Exchange Server is now provided with two transport protocols namely Microsoft Exchange Server online send and Microsoft Exchange Server offline send. The new type of transport enables two-way communication between the database and the application. The new transport is known as the simplified exchange server message (SOEM) which has an improved architecture and provides several benefits over the older version of the protocol.
With the introduction of Microsoft Exchange Server in the earlier versions, there was no database availability and the enterprise faced several issues like data corruption, lack of reliability, failure of the server, and uneven performance. However, the Microsoft Exchange Server introduced some advanced features like global catalog, real-time message delivery, and mailbox backups which provided better database availability and reduced the issues related to server crashes, network downtime, and other performance issues. Owing to the enhanced services, it became easy to handle the business and increase the productivity. Now, it is easier to handle the business with better and smooth results without affecting the productivity of the organization.
- Another important thing to note about the Microsoft Exchange Server is its Active Premier groupware experience which provide several benefits such as easy deployment, improved functionality, and reduced costs.
- The new Active Server Pages (ASPs) provide a better experience to the users by providing better web experiences with high quality designs and animations.
- Active Server Pages can be deployed in both the front- and back-end to help the businesses in reducing their infrastructure costs.