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Exchange 2013 Discussion Points

Microsoft recently tried to stoke the fires for Exchange 2013 by talking up some key new features and product strategy. If you are an old-school IT pro, you're probably most interested in the built-in malware protection. This is nice, but this is not the same as a dedicated security tool. My guess is we are talking real baseline protection without aggressive updates of virus signatures and such.

Classic IT thinkers may also appreciate support for 8-terabyte disks. Heck, with that kind of storage I could turn my spam filter off and just let it fly.

More modern items include better discovery for those that need to care about compliance, including the ability to reach out to Lync and SharePoint.

If you are a fan of server roles, there are only two you can invoke: mailbox and client access.

Much of what's new points to the future. The Outlook client is more touch-friendly with the addition of thumb controls. Outlook is also more social with deep Facebook and LinkedIn hooks, and can bring in newsfeeds and weather (you didn't want to concentrate when composing e-mails, did you?)

What do you want to see in the next rev of Exchange? Shoot me a line at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/24/2012 at 1:19 PM


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