What's New with Microsoft Exchange 2016 and Office 365

With the wave of new features, enhancements and support policies in Microsoft Exchange 2016, you might be looking for a quick list of what’s changed.

This e-book highlights the 14 most interesting and valuable changes you should know about, whether you’re trying to determine whether Exchange 2016 is worth moving to, looking for talking points for your management or just satisfying your curiosity. Some of these changes include:

  • Exchange hybrid configuration
  • Azure Support
  • Advanced threat protection (ATP) support
  • Mobile device management (MDM)
  • and much more

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All Deployments are now Multi-Role:
Microsoft has been advocating multi-role deployment since Exchange 2010 — it’s simpler, more scalable, better balanced and ultimately cheaper since fewer Exchange licenses are required. The minimum roles required for an Exchange deployment went from three in Exchange 2010 (Hub Transport, Client Access and Mailbox, with Unified Messaging and Edge being optional) to two in Exchange 2013 (Client Access and Mailbox, with Edge being optional). 

Exchange is now Supported in Azure (Azure Premium Storages is a Requirement):
While this announcement does spur interesting discussions, Microsoft has been quick to state this solution isn’t for everyone. Not only will an on-premises or Office 365 solution likely be cheaper, but planning and sizing Exchange on servers that you don’t control adds design and operational complexity.

Exchange 2007 and Outlook 2007 will not be Supported:
Exchange 2013 required Exchange 2003 be completely removed from the forest and disallowed Outlook 2003 connections. Similarly, Exchange 2016 will block installation when Exchange 2007 is detected in the environment and prevent Outlook 2007 clients from connecting to the Exchange 2016 server. As of this writing, Outlook 2010 SP2, Outlook 2013 SP1 and Outlook 2016 are the only supported clients that can connect to an Exchange 2016 mailbox.

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