Microsoft Exchange Server is Microsoft’s mail, calendaring, contacts, scheduling and conferencing platform. It’s deployed on the Windows Server environment (OS) as a powerful business tool for organization and individuals. Microsoft designed Exchange Server for easy access to the largest messaging platform within a managed service platform. It’s a cross-platform application offering end-to-end business functionality to organizations ranging from small to large companies. Exchange Server gives you the ability to: manage your Outlook Express email accounts; access, store and search your Outlook data; create and share folders; access email aliases; and more.
Businesses today are adopting Exchange Server environment for smooth and fast communications.
Organizations across industries realize the benefits of integrating this environment with their existing software and hardware infrastructure. To help your organization gain maximum advantage through the integration and greater functionality, IT professionals suggest using a Microsoft Exchange Server with SaaS or cloud services. Exchange Server is a part of Microsoft 365 service provider that allows users to connect and work with their corporate data via the web.
Microsoft Exchange Server provides two main ways to access messages, emails and attachments on Exchange Server. oOWL-Based Client Access: Windows Exchange Server allows a user to access messages and attachments by using a browser. oSSL-Based Client Access: On the other side, SSL (Secure Socket Layer) based clients access messages, emails and attachments by using an encryption tool, such as encryption can or digital certificates. The most commonly used encryption tool is Cryptosocket, which is integrated with Outlook. In addition to encryption, SSL clients also support advanced security features, such as verifying integrity, verify password, verify authorization and anti-spam features.
Another new feature is Microsoft Exchange Server 2021 Load Balancing. Microsoft Exchange Server has two methods of load balancing, namely, global balancing and local balancing. Global load Balancing gives more priority to mail that are frequently used. For instance, if a large corporation sends a lot of electronic mail to a small company with sales department that is just starting in business, then the local load balancing method would be used to handle the heavy load. On the other hand, global load Balancing is done to balance the load between servers on the network.
Microsoft Exchange Server supports various types of workloads that depend on different factors, such as exchange mailbox database size, number of active clients, and various types of active clients. For example, Microsoft Exchange Server can efficiently manage a large number of small email clients connected to multiple online stores by configuring DAG (deep, automatically} connections. Microsoft Exchange Server can effectively control the number of active clients when it comes to DBA (deep, automatically synchronized) connection. When a server is placed in a data center, all of these tasks are managed very well by Microsoft Exchange Server. However, DAG connection is not properly managed in the data center setting.
Microsoft Exchange Server also supports two additional features known as – multi-site and multi-user DAG or DAC mode. Microsoft Exchange Server in a multi-site mode can easily divide server tasks among different sites. In this case, server tasks can be divided based on location. On the other hand, in a multi-user DAG or DAC mode, an account group may have similar rights to a local user.
Microsoft Exchange Server can use the following new features to improve its functionality:
Microsoft Outlook support for Microsoft threaded mail transport. With this latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server, incoming and outgoing message attachments are now correctly displayed in Microsoft Outlook. – Microsoft Exchange Server has a new or improved offline functionality feature that enables users to manage mailboxes without being online. This functionality includes auto-notification of unread messages, ability to manage multiple offline mailbox folders and improved handling of non-exchange addresses.
- Microsoft Exchange Server offers improved performance when it comes to backup and recovery.
- If you’re a business owner, you’ll surely appreciate the improvements in the server’s back-up and recovery functionality.
- Backups and recovery can now be done in real time while your company is in the office, so your company’s data is safe no matter what.
- Businesses should consider getting this upgrade to take advantage of these great new features.