Microsoft Exchange Server is Microsoft’s mail, calendar, contact and scheduling application. It is mainly deployed on the Windows Server OS (OS) as a platform for commercial use. Microsoft developed the Exchange Server to provide users access to this messaging platform from multiple computer systems, mobile devices and web-based applications. Exchange Server is designed for managing and centralizing business mailboxes, contacts and tasks. This enables organizations to coordinate with each other to share, prepare and handle various business messages.
The Microsoft Exchange Server is available in two versions, namely, in-built and online version. The in-built version can be installed on home or work computers and is the cheaper of the two. On the other hand, online version requires the user to have a Microsoft license for accessing it on a specific server. Home and work computers that support Microsoft SharePoint 2010 can also access the online version.
Microsoft Exchange Server is one of the most commonly used and popular email client management systems in the world. It offers many features, such as Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Outlook, Mobile Access and Intuit Open Address book. The system stores all the emails, tasks, notes and contacts in a database, making it easy to manage and access them.
Load Balancing is one of the key features of Microsoft Exchange Server.
The process works by the following: Load balancing is a technique that attempts to ensure that not every request to the Exchange server is fulfilled. There are various reasons as to why Load Balancing occurs. For example, a user may have set up multiple mailboxes on his or her computer. This may result in Exchange Server taking longer to locate and install the appropriate information needed for a particular user. Load Balancing happens when multiple mailboxes on a single server are opened and synchronized with each other.
Another reason for the overload on Exchange Server occurs when multiple users try to access the same mailbox database simultaneously. For instance, if there are five users who have placed orders in the same restaurant, there will be more open messages waiting for the server. In order to prevent this from happening, Microsoft Exchange Server introduces a feature called High Availability. In this setting, Microsoft Exchange Server establishes a failover solution so that in case of an outage, the server will automatically start a replica of the application to perform operations smoothly. If an employee connects to the server during a failover scenario, the application will be opened on a secondary database and all applications will be displayed in the user interface, since the application was successfully launched on another database.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2021 has several improvements that were introduced in the previous years.
One of them is the improved database availability and recovery. It provides improved database availability, which is provided by both types of databases (online and offline) and also between locations. Microsoft Exchange Server also offers improved security features, including the encryption of sensitive data by using multiple levels of encryption. In addition, it now provides the convenience to create and delete both custom and automatically created email addresses.
The improved database availability and recovery also include several new and improved features such as Citrix Exchange Server, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Business Center, Microsoft Front Page, and Microsoft Joomla. Microsoft Sharepoint is a popular content management system (CMS) that allows for the exchange of documents and files between multiple users. Microsoft Project is used to create the presentation. Microsoft Business Center is a business platform used for creating and managing work spaces and information. Microsoft Joomla is a content management system (CMS) that is widely used for developing websites.
- The improved email client in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 can be downloaded free of cost from the Microsoft Download Center.
- It has the features of Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Business Center.
- Users may create, rename, and edit multiple email addresses and multiple recipients in the outlook browser within no time.
- Users may also preview their emails in the mail client and search for the content they want by category or location.