Chapter 2Introducing the Changes in Exchange Server 2016

Email clients used to be fairly simple and text based. Email servers had few connectivity options, no high-availability features, and no integrated directory. Then, beginning in the mid-1990s, we saw a big push toward providing email service to most of our user communities. We also saw email go from an occasionally used convenience to a business-critical tool. Business management and users demanded more features, better availability, and more connectivity options as the email client and server evolved.

Microsoft released Exchange Server 4.0 (the first version of Exchange Server) in 1996, and the product has been evolving ever since. Exchange Server 2016 is the eighth major release of ...

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