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Getting Started with Exchange Server 2013

Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Reduction in server roles to just two; Client Access server and Mailbox server
  • New streamlined Outlook 2013 and Outlook Web App user interfaces, and offline access for OWA
  • No more Exchange Management Console, all administration is now performed using the new web-based Exchange Administration Center and the Exchange Management Shell (using PowerShell 3.0)
  • Improvements to high availability features and manageability
  • Public folders are now stored in mailbox databases and can take advantage of Database Availability Groups for replication and high availability
  • Data loss prevention capabilities that can be integrated into Transport Rules

In Exchange Server 2013, it is two basic building blocks – the Client Access array and the Database Availability Group (DAG). Each provides a unit of high availability and fault tolerance that are decoupled from one another. Client Access servers make up the CAS array, while Mailbox servers comprise the DAG.


Note: Architecture Design model from the Exchange Team Blog!

Explore some of the features of Exchange Server 2013:

For more information on upgrading to Exchange Server 2013 please click here.



06/05/2013 Posted by | Exchange server | , | Leave a comment

SQL Server 2014: Unlocking Real-Time Insights

Today at TechEd North America we announced a wave of products and services that will help customers embrace the “enterprise cloud era.” The next version of our data platform – SQL Server 2014 – is a key part of the day’s news. Designed and developed with our cloud-first principles in mind, it delivers built-in in-memory capabilities, new hybrid cloud scenarios and enables even faster data insights.

The journey to SQL Server 2014

It’s been a mere 14 months since we shipped SQL Server 2012 and in that time we’ve advanced our data platform portfolio with a preview of Windows Azure HDInsight, customer successes on Windows Azure SQL Database and releases of PowerPivot and Power View for Office 2013, project codename “Data Explorer” in Excel, Parallel Data Warehouse 2.0 and so much more. It’s been an incredibly busy time building a modern data platform that empowers businesses to unlock real-time insights from big data.

The Evolution of SQL Server

06/05/2013 Posted by | Sql Server | Leave a comment


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