Is it time your business thought about Exchange Online 2016?

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From an Exchange 2007 server decommissioning one week, to Exchange Backup troubleshooting work the next...

Here at Venture 1, over the last 4 months we have found many customers asking about Microsoft Exchange and especially stepping up to Exchange 2016 (EX16). With every Exchange upgrade it’s the fear of the unknown that worries all IT managers. Consequently and to help with this dilemma, we wanted to give our advice, reasons why and the advantages of moving to EX16.

With Exchange 2007 and 2010, everything was broken down into specific roles. With EX16 on the other hand, everything is found within one server with no option to install individual roles. However, be warned. Your Virtual Machine (VM) will have to be bigger to compensate for the extra services!

Furthermore, in the case of virtualising your Exchange environment. Ex16 also carries over built-in Malware protection that was in place back in 2013, whereby all emails sent within your business are scanned for Malware. Compared to 2013 however, the Malware protection has been completely upgraded to meet new and bigger needs.

No surprise to anyone is the changes made to the EX16 mail flow. EX16 now looks at the Active Directory site boundaries and DAG boundaries and the maximum message size has been increased from 10 MB to 25MB. Also, whilst Exchange 2013 first introduced DLP (Data Loss Prevention) which helped users protect sensitive data based on compliance policies. This time round, EX16 improves DLP by adding 80 new conditional types with the use of various transport rules.

If you’ve ever thought of updating, migrating or decommissioning your Exchange Server or want to find out more about Exchange 2016 give us a call HERE anytime where one of our expert consultants will be more than happy to answer your questions!

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