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Exchange 2013: What’s New and What’s been Discontinued

Posted by Vincent Ribeyrol on Tue, Jul 23, 2013

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We know a lot of you might consider upgrading to Exchange 2013, so we decided to provide you with some information on what you can expect straight from the source…Microsoft Exchange’s Principal Technical Writer, Scott Schnoll.

The latest features of Exchange offer some exciting features to make your life a lot easier. Below you will find a list of what’s new and what has been left behind from the previous version.

For a full list of Cumulative Updates, please visit TechNet here.

What’s been Discontinued in Exchange 2013

  • Legacy Client Access Server Role
  • Hub Transport Server Role
  • Unified Messaging Server Role
  • Exchange Management Console
  • Exchange Control Panel
  • RPC/TCP Connectivity for Outlook Clients
  • Support for Outlook 2003
  • Legacy Information Store (store.exe)
  • Legacy database caching algorithm (DBA)
  • Microsoft Search
  • Public Folder databases and replication
  • Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer
  • Legacy Outlook Web App
  • Virus Scanning API (VSAPI)
  • Third-party integration with Information Store
  • Managed Folders
  • Ability to remove individual server roles
  • UM lookups using automatic speech recognition

What’s New in Exchange 2013

  • Server Role Architecture
  • Client Access Server
  • Managed Store
  • Managed Availability
  • Search Foundation
  • Exchange Admin Center
  • Outlook Web App
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • In-Place Hold; In-Place eDiscovery
  • Integration with SharePoint and Lync
  • Built-in Anti-malware protection
  • Batch mailbox moves
  • Namespace options
  • Modern Public Folders
  • Enhanced Caller ID support in UM
  • Workload Management

New Tools

  • Jetstress 2013 Tools
  • Exchange Deployment Assistant
  • Exchange Server 2013 Management Pack
  • Remote Connectivity Analyzer
  • Office Configuration Analyzer Tool

For all the latest information on Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, click here. If you’re ready to try it out, a trial version is available to download here.

Have you worked on Exchange 2013 yet? We would love to hear your comments about using this version compared to Exchange 2010!

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Tags: Microsoft Exchange, Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013, what's new