Microsoft Exchange Server is nearing its second decade in development, a product that shipped in the 1990s as an email system that at the time didn’t even support integrated calendaring. With the release of Exchange Server 2013, Microsoft has come a long way in developing Exchange, not just to add more features and functions, but also to simply integrate several technologies into a common unified communications system. Exchange natively includes email, calendaring, contacts, tasks, voice mail, shared folders, and email archiving, and then tightly integrates with Microsoft Lync and SharePoint to include instant messages, web conferencing, videoconferencing, audio conferencing, document management, content management, and more.

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