Microsoft Exchange Server is a web-based email server and calendar server developed by Microsoft Corporation. It runs on Windows Server operating system, exclusively. Before it was developed, it was known as Exchange Server 4.0.
Exchange first utilized the X.400 file format for storing and organizing email messages. Later, it switched to Active Directory platform, which was an enhanced version of its previous technology. Now, it supports more advanced features such as mailbox offline folder (also known as Exchange Recovery) and online auto response. In addition, it supports multi-user and multi-site Microsoft 365 plans including the Microsoft Exchange Server Ultimate Edition.
Microsoft Exchange Server has a number of advanced features which make it highly efficient for managing corporate communications.
One of these is Microsoft SharePoint, which is a centralized repository where emails, contacts, tasks, events, calendars, contacts lists and other information are maintained. This information can be easily accessed by all users who are associated with an individual Microsoft SharePoint account. With this tool, companies can save time and money by consolidating their business communications in a single location.
Another feature is Microsoft Lync, which is a virtual client for Microsoft Office applications. This feature makes collaboration with employees a breeze. Users can access shared documents in real-time through a web browser or mobile phone. For example, if you are attending a client meeting, then you can just attend the meeting and present your report to them using Microsoft Lync. If you were to attend a client meeting in person, then you will need to make an appearance at the meeting just as if you were there. However, since the data you have shared is stored on a remote hosted exchange, then the files will appear as they do on a local computer.
With Microsoft Lync, users can also access their files from any internet connection. Since Microsoft Exchange Server stores the emails, contacts and messages on the Exchange Server, then users can access all of their data from any place that has an internet connection. Thus, if they need to check the email that is stored on the Exchange Server, they can simply log in and view the email right where they left it.
High Availability Microsoft Exchange Server offers users the ability to create and manage multiple mailboxes.
Users can add and remove mailboxes as required according to their requirements. Each email account can be backed up by a Windows Event Log Replication and can be accessed via Active Directory. With high availability Microsoft Exchange Server, it is easy to backup mailboxes, which saves a considerable amount of time and money when it comes to archiving and recovery.
Distributed Management A Distributed Management Algorithm (DMA) is a set of rules that determine how a server manages multiple requests for the same information across multiple on-premises or third party servers. A good DMA algorithm will ensure that a server does not crash due to excessive traffic. DMA also enables the exchange to reduce the costs of operations and make it easier for the administrator to manage and monitor server performance. The Microsoft Exchange Server comes with Microsoft Exchange Manager, which is the best DMA tool. This feature enables the Exchange Manager to perform tasks such as creating, tracking, and locking mailbox changes across the organization.
Businesses that are already using Microsoft Office applications can greatly benefit from a Microsoft Exchange Server hosted on the cloud. The benefits of this technology are numerous, such as business continuity and business reliability, compliance with third party policies, and cost savings.
- Furthermore, a hosted Microsoft Exchange Server makes it easier to implement OMS, MS Outlook, and other email client applications.
- Also, a hosted Exchange Server helps users access information and data from any location.
- Lastly, an exchange that is hosted on the cloud is highly versatile and flexible compared to on-premises systems.