Microsoft Exchange Server Standard 2013 Features
Microsoft Exchange Server Standard 2013 improves remote communications in numerous ways to make it easier than ever to remain involved in all the most important discussions in the academic office, no matter the user’s location or the time. There are also a number of improvements to collaborative, administrative, and compliance features for an improved experience no matter what part of the server the user is involved in.
Remote connection improvements—The Microsoft Exchange Server Standard 2013 provides new abilities for all users to remain up-to-date on their communication, no matter what device they are using. Some of the most important upgrades include:
A better user interface for devices—Both Microsoft Outlook 2013 and Outlook Web Access receive a facelift, which provide for easier and more comfortable email use. Most importantly of all, this facelift includes improvements that make it easier to access all the features through touch-based devices like smartphones and tablets. This brings those devices into line with desktop and laptop computer use.
Automatic syncing after connection loss—Not every device is constantly connected to the server. In the process of reconnecting, in the past, it would be easy to miss major updates unless the effort was made to check thoroughly for new communications. Now, when devices reconnect, the email accounts automatically sync, bringing up everything that is new without any effort from the user.
Get more from Outlook through apps—Outlook, even on a basic level, provides an excellent business email inbox, but you now have the ability to customize it with new features, thanks to app integration. For example, you can use apps that bring up Bing Maps whenever a location is mentioned in an email. Or, you can directly connect your calendar so that it pops up whenever a meeting time is mentioned to make sure you’re free.
Better LinkedIn integration—A lot of connecting takes place through LinkedIn these days, and this server allows you to easily incorporate those connections into your email. That way, all connections can be found in one location, no matter how you initiated them.
Improved collaboration with more SharePoint and Lync integration—Microsoft is making a great effort to interconnect and easily integrate all its programs to streamline use across the whole platform. In particular, the Exchange Server Standard 2013 can integrate extremely well with Lync messaging and SharePoint for far better collaboration. For example, Exchange offers site mailboxes, which allow you to put Exchange email and SharePoint shared documents into a single location, where you can switch between them easily. Site mailboxes are ideal for project collaboration.
More streamlined and flexible administration with Exchange Administrative Center—Previous editions had several management consoles, which made administration more cumbersome. Those are all brought together in this edition of the Exchange Server, thanks to the web-based Exchange Administrative Center. The Exchange Administrative Center allows you to manage everything on-premises, online, or a combination of both.
Expanded abilities with PowerShell—PowerShell now comes with far more cmdlets, which provide new levels of control that can be used across the whole server.
More storage and storage abilities—The Data Availability Group allows disks to support multiple databases. Disks can also carry far more data, in fact, up to 8 TB, allowing this server to handle even the largest and most advanced needs.
Keep sensitive data secure with Data Loss Prevention—Security is crucial parts of server management for an academic institution. Data Loss Prevention helps with improved abilities to avoid releasing sensitive data. Most releases of sensitive data are accidental, and so Data Loss Prevention now sends cautionary messages to those who have may have accidentally been less careful with their data than they should have been.
Expanded e-Discovery—Compliance can be a time consuming and complicated job. Shuffling through vast amounts of data is difficult, but e-Discovery improvements make it much easier. Now, e-Discovery can search, identify, and preserve data across all of Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync, all from a single interface, streamlining the whole process.
Malware protection—Malware is a risk for institutions of any sort, and a communication server has to provide protection if it is worth using at all. Thankfully, Exchange Server 2013 Standard has expanded its anti-spam features, which now prevent phishing emails as well as traditional spam from getting through.