Gartner Research

What's New in Exchange 2013, and Should You Move to It?

Published: 11 March 2013

ID: G00246236

Analyst(s): Bill Pray

Summary

Microsoft built Exchange Server 2013 to be cloud-enabled (that is, enhancing it to support a large-scale, multitenant Exchange Online installation). Enterprises can benefit from understanding the changes and their purpose and then optimize the implementation of Exchange 2013 on-premises.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Comparison

Analysis

  • The Evolution of the Enterprise Email Market
    • Shifting Expectations
  • What's New in Exchange 2013?
    • Another Migration
    • From Five Server Roles to Two Server Roles
    • New Management Interface
    • Data Loss Prevention
    • Client Access
    • Public Folders Are Back
    • Site Mailboxes
    • Archiving and eDiscovery
  • Exchange 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Lync 2013 Integrations
    • SharePoint and Exchange 2013
    • Lync and Exchange 2013
  • Exchange 2013: Its Impact on Different Audiences
    • Users
    • Administrators
    • Developers
  • Should You Move?
    • Yes
    • No
  • Optimizing the Exchange 2013 Implementation
    • Virtualization
    • Storage
    • Private Cloud
    • Hybrid
  • First Ask the Question "Can We/Should We Move to SaaS Email?"
  • Buy More Storage
  • Consider the New Archiving Capabilities
  • Optimize the Implementation

The Details

  • Mailbox Quotas
  • Exchange Architectures
  • The Number of Mounted Databases Reduced to 50
  • Virtualization Resources
  • Exchange 2013 In-Place eDiscovery Is a Subset
  • Enterprise Exchange Catalog

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Notes

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