Microsoft Exchange Server is a web-based, web-enabled service that provides users with a way to manage their on-line contacts, calendars and tasks. Microsoft Exchange Server is Microsoft’s mail, calendar, contact, scheduling and collaborative platform. It is mainly deployed on the Windows Server OS (Server 2008) for private industry use. Microsoft developed the Exchange Server to provide users with access to the new messaging platform from various mobile devices, desktops and internet-based systems.
Microsoft has been expanding the Exchange Server since it was introduced in Windows Servers.
As a result of this expansion, Microsoft has introduced several new features to the server. The following new features are implemented in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: unified communications, in-built search solutions, role tailored access, simplified data protection, email client integration, enterprise-level data security, enterprise task management, groupware tool, Microsoft web service, and connection lock. These new features make the applications more useful and efficient. These services also help you to enhance the efficiency of your workflow.
The most important advantage of the application is its ability to integrate your email system with your database, so you can exchange emails, tasks and contacts between Outlook and the database. In addition, it also provides high availability, enterprise-wide connectivity, real-time application communications, and a familiar user experience with the new outlook. To make it even better, Microsoft has integrated its services like ActiveSync, Calendar, People, Photos and Tasks with the Exchange Server so you can access them from any computer that has an Exchange Server. To get the maximum advantage of this great feature, you should consider installing only the Microsoft Exchange Server solutions that meet your business needs.
One of the solutions provided by Microsoft Exchange Server is Microsoft SharePoint. This is one of the best ways to store, share and collaborate on information among your employees and clients. You can use it for planning, project planning, employee time management, workflows, project tracking, and much more. Another great thing about SharePoint is that it is available in both desktop and mobile devices. You can use it across the board, not just in your company’s intranet. To get the most out of SharePoint, it is important to implement the following steps in order to ensure your companies information is safe at all times.
The first thing you need to do is to set up Microsoft Exchange Server and the corresponding MS Exchange Server database. You should do this for both the in-house MS Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint servers. It is also possible to install the Microsoft SQL Server on-site or remotely. If you choose to install the Microsoft SQL Server, then it is best to select the default option since it will make sure that all the required components are already installed and functional. Thereafter, create the database and begin creating the user accounts for all the users.
After you have created the user accounts, it is time to set up the MS Exchange Server.
The first version of MS Exchange allows you to connect to the databases through Active Directory. The second version of the server will allow you to connect to on-premises MS Exchange and will be able to access the databases through the internet. You can connect to the on-premises database through the browser or through a mobile device.
If you are going to install the second version of MS Exchange, then there is no need to configure the settings manually. You can also go for a fresh installation by selecting the Windows clustering option in the Exchange Server configuration wizard. With Windows clustering, you will only be required to create a new connection and configure the server settings. The Windows clustering process is quite similar to the installation of Microsoft Outlook on the on-premises server and there is no need to install any additional software.
- However, the on-premise Microsoft Exchange Server does not support Microsoft Exchange Enterprise.
- It supports the standard version of Microsoft Exchange.
- If you want to use Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 with the mobile devices such as the iPhone or the Blackberry, then you must install the third-party app on these phones.
- You can easily download the free app from the apple iTunes or the android marketplace.