Microsoft Exchange Server is a popular product by Microsoft, whose other products include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft Exchange Server is Microsoft’s e-mail, calendar, address book, contact management and collaboration tool. It is primarily available on the Windows Server platform (OS) for single business use. Microsoft designed Exchange Server with the intention of giving users easy access to their mail, contacts and task management from almost any device, desktop or web-based. In short, users can manage their mail, contacts and tasks from anywhere, which is what makes Microsoft Exchange Server such a great piece of software.
Microsoft Exchange Server provides the functionality necessary for users to share and collaborate with information with others. It also offers various advanced features like real-time unified communications, multi-party data protection, fraud management, environment visibility and compliance, advanced security and workflow management, business intelligence, business process modeling and business intelligence tools. With all these functions in play, what is required in the backup phase becomes abundantly clear. Backup solutions for this piece of software should be robust, fast, highly reliable and cost effective. These requirements make Microsoft Exchange Server a top choice for corporate environments.
Microsoft Exchange Server is an expensive piece of software, hence, needs to be backed up on a regular basis. It is for this reason that organizations, who cannot or are not ready to invest in Microsoft Office for their IT infrastructure, should consider using Microsoft Exchange Server in conjunction with their Microsoft Office application. One of the best ways to save money for these enterprises is to migrate the data to their own data centers while using Microsoft Exchange Server. This helps businesses avoid higher costs incurred on purchasing servers and storage appliances, as well as the costs incurred on Microsoft Exchange training and support services.
Migration of email accounts between mail servers and Microsoft Exchange Server can be done in two different ways:
one is the manual process and the other is the automated process. In the manual process, companies have to purchase and load email servers on their own network. They then have to assign permissions to users to access these emails. Another major issue that comes up when doing this process is the lack of access to email data when employees leave the organization. However, in the case of dac mode, emails can be accessed from two different copies within the same network.
Another aspect of data management that requires attention is load balancing. This process involves distributing the load among various servers. For example, there could be one dedicated server for MS Outlook, one for eConnect and so on. Load balancing can be done either manually or automatically. Automatic load balancing is done by setting the time when servers load from the available RAM.
The main purpose of Active Directory Installation is to provide configuration and security for mails, contacts, and passwords. It also provides access to system resources like network services, process management programs and application service. On the other hand, Microsoft Exchange Server consists of both mailboxes and database servers. When one installs Exchange Server, it installs Active Directory and the necessary network services. Active Directory Installation also allows you to manage your mailbox databases.
Microsoft has released few new features to expand support in the area of migration and flexibility.
Microsoft has recently released – migrate version to manage mailbox databases in both the Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Dynamics GP. Microsoft Exchange Server has been integrated with Microsoft Dynamics GP, which gives the company a full platform to build, manage and analyze the business. Microsoft has also introduced two high availability management products – Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Dynamics GP. High availability management products are designed to allow companies to make the most of their service and applications while minimizing exposure to risks and threats.
- In short, this article has shown that Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Dynamics GP need collaboration and integration to be successful and these need to be facilitated by a good datacenter design partner.
- A good consultancy will take care of the network infrastructure, deployment of applications and mailboxes, recovery and compliance issues.
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