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August 4, 2016updated 03 Mar 2017 10:19am

What is Microsoft Exchange?

The Microsoft server which brings you email and calendar services.

By Hannah Williams

Microsoft Exchange is an email and calendar server developed by Microsoft.

Running exclusively on Windows Server operating systems, Microsoft Exchange is licensed as on-premises software and Software-as-a-Service.

If customers choose the on-premises option, then they are issued with client access licenses. In the SaaS option, customers pay a monthly fee.

The latest version of Exchange was released on 1 October, 2015.

 

What features does Exchange Server 2016 come with ?

The Microsoft Exchange Server was initially Microsoft’s internal mail server. The first versions 4.0 and 5.0, were bundled with an email client called Microsoft Exchange Client, which was discontinued in favour of Microsoft Outlook.

The built-in features of Exchange are designed to help optimise productivity, organisation and control. This includes preventing data loss, and a systematic archive of various user functions, such as filtering of emails and categorisation.

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The most recent version, Exchange Server 2016, was developed with various new features such as, outlook on the web, office 365 hybrid and messaging policy and compliance.

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