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.
Not included Partial Full

Robust and flexible command-line tools:

Reduce complexity by using PowerShell scripting.
Full Full Full

Large low-cost mailboxes:

Get support for larger mailboxes while deploying less expensive storage.
Partial Full Full

Role-based administration:

Use roles to control access and delegate tasks.
Not included Full Full

Cloud on your terms:

Deploy mailboxes on-premises, online, or a combination of both with a hybrid deployment.
Not included Full Full

Managed availability:

An integrated high-availability solution monitors and manages service availability end-to-end across all roles and services.
Not included Partial Full
Do more, on any device

Mobile email:

Access mobile email the way you want.
Full Full Full

Outlook Web App:

Get web-based email that supports access from smartphones, tablets, and browsers.
Partial Partial Full


Get an email experience that is designed for either touch or mouse control.
Not included Not included Full

Voicemail with a unified inbox:

Check and triage voicemail more quickly with text preview.
Partial Full Full

Manage inbox overload:

Navigate email more easily with conversation view; avoid undelivered or misdirected email with MailTips; declutter email with inline compose and reply.
Not included Partial Full

Support for apps:

Easily write apps for Outlook and Outlook Web App with web technologies, and then control and deploy them from within Exchange.
Not included Not included Full

SharePoint integration:

Get access to project information from SharePoint and Exchange, all from within Outlook, using site mailboxes*.
Not included Not included Full
Keep your organization safe

Anti-spam and anti-malware protection:

Multiple integration points protect your data and messages.
Full Full Full

Protect business information:

Keep data safe with alerts, message block, encryption, and Information Rights Management (IRM).
Partial Full Full

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.
Not included Not included Full

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.
Partial Full Full

Manage eDiscovery:

Use a single interface* to search your Exchange mailboxes, SharePoint sites, and Lync conversations.
Partial Partial Full
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  • Partial
  • = Partial
  • Full
  • = Full
*Requires the latest versions of Exchange and SharePoint.
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