Exchange top features

  • Increase user productivity and keep your organization safe, while maintaining the control you need.

    Remain in control

    Exchange lets you tailor your solution based on your unique needs and ensures that your communications are always available, while you remain in control, on your own terms—online, on-premises, or a hybrid of the two.

    Exchange Administration Center

    Move to the cloud on your terms. Exchange provides you with flexible options for moving to the cloud, whether that’s onboarding to the cloud overnight or managing a hybrid deployment with mailboxes both on-premises and online. Limit user disruption when mailboxes are smoothly moved across environments, and let users share calendars and schedule meetings, regardless of the environment their mailbox is in. Try out upcoming enhancements in the cloud with support for upgrade previews.

    Decrease the amount of time spent on management, while maintaining control. Manage powerful capabilities, including Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and site mailboxes, from the Exchange Administration Center —a single, easy-to-use, web-based administration interface. Role-based access control empowers your helpdesk and specialist users to perform specific tasks without requiring full administrative permissions. This streamlined and intuitive experience helps you manage Exchange efficiently, delegate tasks, and focus on driving your business forward.

    Keep important data in one place with Exchange archiving, large mailboxes, and retention policies. Empower your users with a large mailbox to allow them the flexibility to retain email in their primary mailbox or move items to an In-Place Archive. With flexible and powerful retention policies, you can take control of your storage and compliance demands while keeping your users productive.

    Do more, on any device

    Exchange lets your users be more productive by helping them manage increasing volumes of communications across multiple devices and work together more effectively as teams.

    Outlook Web App

    Give your users an intuitive, touch-enabled inbox experience. Get more done from anywhere with a clean, uncluttered inbox that focuses on the relevant and important information.

    Allow your users to work better together on teams and projects. Site mailboxes* let users collaborate on projects, get up to speed quickly on teams they join, and share information easily. Co-authoring, document storage, and versioning are provided by SharePoint, while messaging is handled by Exchange, for a complete user experience, including document access.

    Customize Exchange by integrating web-based apps for Outlook and Outlook Web App. Help your users spend less time switching between apps and make their communications experience more powerful with an extension model that allows you to provide easy plug-in access to web-based apps within both Outlook and Outlook Web App. With single sign-on to multiple apps, you can reduce complexity for users and give them secure, authorized access for each approved application.

    Keep your organization safe

    Use Exchange to protect business communication and sensitive information in order to meet internal and regulatory compliance.

    Data Loss Prevention capabilities

    Eliminate email threats before they reach your network. Exchange actively protects your communications with built-in defenses against viruses, spam, and phishing attacks.

    Protect your sensitive data and inform users of internal compliance policies. Prevent users from mistakenly sending sensitive information to unauthorized people. Data Loss Prevention (DLP) features identify, monitor, and protect sensitive data through deep content analysis, and PolicyTips in Outlook inform users about policy violations before sensitive data is sent. Built-in DLP policies are based on regulatory standards such as PII and PCI, plus Exchange can support other policies important to your business.

    Let your compliance officers run In-Place eDiscovery across Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync from a single interface. Ensure internal and regulatory compliance by using the new eDiscovery Center* to identify, hold, and analyze your organization's data from Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync. The data always remains in-place, so you never have to manage a separate store of data.

    *Requires the latest versions of Exchange and SharePoint.
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