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Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: Design, Deploy and Deliver an Enterprise Messaging Solution

Book Description

Successfully deploy a top-quality Exchange messaging service

Rolling out a major messaging service with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 requires that you not only understand the functionality of this exciting new release, but that you fully grasp all aspects of the larger Exchange server ecosystem as well. This practical book is your best field guide to it all.

Written for administrators and consultants in the trenches, this innovative new guide begins with key concepts of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and then moves through the recommended practices and processes that are necessary to deploy a top-quality Exchange service. Whether you're upgrading from Exchange Server 2010 or earlier, installing for the first time, or migrating from another system, this book provides the concepts, thought processes and real-world advice you need.

  • Understand the fundamentals of Exchange architecture and design

  • Do detailed planning—consider all technical, business, and functional requirements

  • Weigh the demands of high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) versus cost, and explore how to achieve HA onsite, in the cloud, or in hybrid installations

  • Examine the best ways to manager your installation, whether onsite with Exchange Server 2013 or in the cloud with Office 365

  • Plan for security, compliance, collaboration, and integration with other systems

  • Create a timeline for deployment, including migrations from earlier or other systems

  • Extend and customize your messaging system with Exchange Web Services

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Authors
  6. Contents at a Glance
  7. Contents
  8. Introduction
    1. What's Inside?
  9. Chapter 1: Business, Functional, and Technical Requirements
    1. Building the Foundation for Requirements
    2. Establishing Project Roles
    3. Getting Started with the Exchange Design
    4. Requirements as Part of a Larger Framework
    5. Understanding the Types of Requirements
    6. Requirements Elicitation
    7. SUMMARY
  10. Chapter 2: Exchange Design Fundamentals
    1. Introducing Design Documents
    2. From Requirements to Design
    3. No Single Way to Implement Exchange
    4. How Much Detail Is Enough?
    5. Section Guide
    6. Moving Forward
  11. Chapter 3: Exchange Architectural Concepts
    1. The Evolution of Exchange 2013
    2. Exchange 2013
    3. Summary
  12. Chapter 4: Defining a Highly Available Messaging Solution
    1. Defining Availability
    2. Defining the Cost of Downtime
    3. Planning for Failure
    4. Defining Terms for Availability
    5. Achieving High Availability
    6. Building an Available Messaging System
    7. Summary
  13. Chapter 5: Designing a Successful Exchange Storage Solution
    1. A Brief History of Exchange Storage
    2. Storage Changes in Exchange 2013
    3. Storage Improvements in Exchange Server 2013
    4. Designing a Successful Exchange Storage Solution
    5. Summary
  14. Chapter 6: Management
    1. Trends in Management of Platforms
    2. Role-Based Access Control
    3. Administration
    4. Summary
  15. Chapter 7: Exchange 2013 Hybrid Coexistence with Office 365
    1. What Is Exchange Hybrid?
    2. Why Consider Exchange Hybrid?
    3. Design Considerations
    4. Summary
  16. Chapter 8: Designing a Secure Exchange Solution
    1. Why and What to Secure?
    2. Handling Security Conversations
    3. Designing a Secure Exchange Solution
    4. Protecting against Unauthorized Data Access
    5. Summary
  17. Chapter 9: Compliance
    1. Overview of Messaging Compliance
    2. Regulations
    3. Designing Your Policies
    4. Compliance Solutions
    5. Communication
    6. Summary
  18. Chapter 10: Collaborating with Exchange
    1. What Is Collaboration?
    2. Basic Collaboration with Email
    3. Shared Mailboxes
    4. Resource Mailboxes
    5. Public Folders
    6. Distribution Groups
    7. Site Mailboxes
    8. Summary
  19. Chapter 11: Extending Exchange
    1. Accessing Exchange Programmatically
    2. Choosing the Right API for Exchange Development in Exchange 2013
    3. Exchange Web Services in Exchange 2013
    4. Migrating a CDO 1.2 VBS Script to a PowerShell EWS Managed API Script
    5. Mail Apps for Outlook and the Outlook Web App
    6. Best Practices When Writing EWS Code
    7. Exchange, the Microsoft Stack, and Other Third-Party Products
    8. Summary
  20. Chapter 12: Exchange Clients
    1. Types of Exchange Client
    2. Why Does Client Choice Matter?
    3. Performing a Client Inventory
    4. Design Considerations
    5. Summary
  21. Chapter 13: Planning Your Deployment
    1. Exchange 2013 Information Resources
    2. Required Documentation
    3. Preparing Active Directory
    4. Designing a Rollout Process
    5. Certificate Considerations
    6. Choosing a Load Balancer
    7. Deploying Operating System-Based Antivirus Programs
    8. Firewalls and Exchange
    9. Publishing Exchange to the Internet
    10. Preparing Clients
    11. Preproduction Load Testing
    12. User Acceptance Testing
    13. Summary
  22. Chapter 14: Migrating to Exchange 2013
    1. Inter-Org Migrations
    2. Intra-Org Migrations
    3. Moving Mailboxes
    4. Modern Public Folder Data Migration
    5. Foreign Systems
    6. Legacy Exchange Migrations
    7. Common Migration Problems
    8. Migration Improvements in Exchange 2013
    9. Summary
  23. Chapter 15: Operating and Monitoring Exchange Server 2013
    1. Monitoring
    2. Alerting
    3. Reporting
    4. Inventory
    5. Monitoring Enhancements in Exchange 2013
    6. Summary
  24. Index