Exchange 2013 | What’s New Client Access Server

Exchange 2013 | What’s New Client Access Server

One of the many new changes with Exchange Server 2013 is the collapsing of the four roles that made up Exchange Server 2007 and 2010; the fifth role, the Edge Transport role, has been dropped completely from 2013. Similar to the Front End/Back End topology of Exchange 2003, there are now two roles in Exchange Server 2013: the Mailbox Server and the Client Access Server (CAS).Client Access Server Key FeaturesThe CAS in 2013 combines pieces of the older CAS role, as well as pieces of the previous Hub Transport (role). Clients still make their initial connections to the CAS role and are authenticated, but unlike the 2007/2010 CAS, no data rendering occurs on the CAS. Instead, the CAS either proxies the connection from the client to the mailbox server or redirects the client to the appropriate mailbox server.To facilitate this process, the Exchange Server 2013 CAS no longer uses RPC for Outlook connections, and instead uses HTTP or HTTPS, better...
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How Can Exchange 2013 Help Your Organization?

How Can Exchange 2013 Help Your Organization?

These days, organizations typically need business justification for migrating, and it’s necessary to key in on specific improvements in Exchange 2013 that directly address business benefits worthy of migrating. As much as the underlying improvements of Exchange 2013 add significant value to the overall stability, reliability, scalability, and manageability of Exchange, organizations see these enhancements as “great to have” in terms of improvements, but hard things to convince management as justification to take the leap and do the migration.  But if some of these other points we talk about are business critical, these infrastructure improvements become extra benefits as every organization wants their email system to simply work better. Broad Support for Tablets, Laptops, and Mobile PhonesExchange 2013 has full support for iPhones, iPads, Android tablets, Android phones, Apple Macs, Linux systems in addition to Windows devices, Windows RT tablets, and Windows 8 systems. There are no special apps or plug-ins that need to be downloaded for multi-endpoint support. The full...
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Exchange 2013 CU2 will support 100 databases per server

Exchange 2013 CU2 will support 100 databases per server

With Exchange 2010 there was a database per-server limit of 100 databases.  How about Exchange 2013?  In Exchange 2013 this number was reduced to 50 databases per-server. This is because it utilizes more CPU and memory than its predecessors. This is due to the architecture changes that were made, as well as the changes to reduce disk IO so that more mailboxes can be deployed per disk.Exchange 2013In Exchange 2013 this number was reduced to 50 databases per-server. This is because it utilizes more CPU and memory than its predecessors. This is due to the architecture changes that were made, as well as the changes to reduce disk IO so that more mailboxes can be deployed per disk.Still, there has been some misconception that more servers would be needed in environments where there were typically more than 50 mailbox databases per server.  This is, in light of the fact, that databases can support substantially more mailboxes. How do you mitigate artificially limited...
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