Microsoft Exchange is a collection of applications that enable digital messaging and collaboration in an enterprise IT environment. These applications include a mail server, calendaring, contacts and tasks, support for mobile and web-based access to information, and support for data storage. The most common account connection types supported by Microsoft Exchange Server include POP3, IMAP, and Exchange ActiveSync. Each incoming email is received by the Exchange Server first before being routed to the destination client. Exchange is available as an On-Premise solution or through cloud services accessible from the internet.

Microsoft Exchange Server is an enterprise server application designed by Microsoft to run on Windows servers and integrates with Microsoft Active Directory for a Single Sign-On mail solution. The most recent version is Exchange Server 2016 and has a simplified architecture, better security through Data Loss Prevention (DLP), enhanced auditing, and less versioning headaches for increased collaboration and better mobile productivity.

The features of a Microsoft Exchange Server include:

  • Outlook Web Access - This app allows users to access voicemail, email, SMS texts, instant messaging (IM) and more through a supported web browser.
  • Exchange ActiveSync - Mobile users have access to a universal inbox for voicemail, email, IM and smartphone messages.
  • Retention, Discovery & Email Archiving - This can help reduce your expenditures by simplifying the maintenance of business communication.
  • Deployment Flexibility – Whether deployed by cloud, On-Premise, or through a hybrid solution, the choice is yours for what works best for your network.
  • Content Monitoring – You can track sensitive email content and prevent any questionable or illegal content distribution before it gets loose.
  • Single Platform Inbox – Users will have a single inbox to access their email and voicemail that can be managed through a single platform.
  • Advanced Protection – MXS employs advanced protection features such as integrated encryption and anti-spam technology as well as sophisticated anti-virus solutions.
  • MSX is Always-On – Since MSX is always on, this brings quicker failover times and multiple volume support, plus a monitoring system that enables automated failure recovery.
  • Admin Center – Exchange Administrators can delegate server permissions and access based on the job without giving complete access to the management interface.

Please note that official support from Microsoft for Exchange Server 2007 ended in April 2017, so if you are still utilizing Exchange Server 2007, we highly recommend migrating to an updated version or to Office 365 to take advantage of all the new features and connectivity, as well as to continue to be protected by Microsoft’s security updates.

Need help migrating to the new Exchange? Give us a call today at (877) 85-RHINO!

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