Microsoft Exchange 2010 Key Areas of Functionality
With Microsoft Exchange 2010 launching soon, Intermedia commissioned two white papers from industry research firms in order to provide additional tools to the marketplace regarding Exchange 2010 and in particular, hosted Exchange 2010. The below is the first in a series of excerpts from the white paper, “An Overview of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010” by The Radicati Group, Inc. – available on Intermedia’s web site.
Microsoft Exchange 2010: Four Key Areas of Functionality
With the release of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft is greatly enhancing many of the features it was already delivering in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and for the first time, the platform is developed with built-in hosting capabilities, providing subscribers with a more reliable Microsoft Hosted Exchange service.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 focuses on four key areas of functionality:
- High Availability and Disaster Recovery (DR) – While some organizations may still be skeptical about hosted solutions, especially due to concerns over possible outages, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 has greatly improved high availability and disaster recovery features on the backend to ensure business continuity in case of an unexpected event.
- Control of Information Overload – As email users are oftentimes overwhelmed with the large number of emails they receive each day, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 now includes features that will help control the amount of information overload that builds up in users’ inboxes.
- Anywhere Access – Business users increasingly need access to email when they are outside the office, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 offers multiple ways for business users to access their email, whether it be from other computers while traveling or from a mobile device.
- Archiving and Compliance – Many businesses nowadays are required to comply with government rules and regulations for information retention. Microsoft’s new archiving and retention features, built-into Microsoft Exchange 2010, will help businesses address this need, providing IT administrators with the necessary tools for storing historical email records.