Exchange Server 2013 comes with a number of new features as well as improvements on existing features that are already familiar to those who have worked with Exchange Server 2010.
Here are a few of the highlights:
- Reduction in server roles to just two; Client Access server and Mailbox server
- New streamlined Outlook 2013 and Outlook Web App user interfaces, and offline access for OWA
- No more Exchange Management Console, all administration is now performed using the new web-basedExchange Administration Center and the Exchange Management Shell (using PowerShell 3.0)
- Improvements to high availability features and manageability
- Public folders are now stored in mailbox databases and can take advantage of Database Availability Groups for replication and high availability
- Data loss prevention capabilities that can be integrated into Transport Rules