Comparing versions of Exchange Server

The following table shows what’s new or improved in Exchange Server 2013 compared to earlier versions.

Exchange Server 2007
Exchange Server 2010
Exchange Server 2013
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Remain in control
Simplified administration: Use a single web-based interface with the Exchange Administration Center for all Exchange services, both on-premises and online.
Robust and flexible command-line tools: Reduce complexity by using PowerShell scripting.
Large low-cost mailboxes: Get support for larger mailboxes while deploying less expensive storage.
Role-based administration: Use roles to control access and delegate tasks.
Cloud on your terms: Deploy mailboxes on-premises, online, or a combination of both with a hybrid deployment.
Managed availability: An integrated high-availability solution monitors and manages service availability end-to-end across all roles and services.
Do more, on any device
Mobile email: Access mobile email the way you want.
Outlook Web App: Get web-based email that supports access from smartphones, tablets, and browsers.
Touch-optimized: Get an email experience that is designed for either touch or mouse control.
Voicemail with a unified inbox: Check and triage voicemail more quickly with text preview.
Manage inbox overload: Navigate email more easily with conversation view; avoid undelivered or misdirected email with MailTips; declutter email with inline compose and reply.
Support for apps: Easily write apps for Outlook and Outlook Web App with web technologies, and then control and deploy them from within Exchange.
SharePoint integration: Get access to project information from SharePoint and Exchange, all from within Outlook, using site mailboxes*.
Keep your organization safe
Anti-spam and anti-malware protection: Multiple integration points protect your data and messages.
Protect business information: Keep data safe with alerts, message block, encryption, and Information Rights Management (IRM).
Data Loss Prevention (DLP): Use built-in DLP rules to identify, monitor, and protect sensitive data and inform users about policy violations before emails are sent.
In-place archiving and retention: Automatically retain data based on policy or business requirements and store older content in an In-Place Archive, allowing you to remain compliant.
Manage eDiscovery: Use a single interface* to search your Exchange mailboxes, SharePoint sites, and Lync conversations.
  • = Not included
  • = Partial
  • = Full
*Requires the latest versions of Exchange and SharePoint.
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