Exchange 2016: You'll swear it's Exchange 2013

The new email server removes any doubt that on-premises software is in Microsoft's rearview mirror

Exchange 2016: You'll swear it's Exchange 2013

Microsoft released the beta of Exchange 2016 last week. As I clicked through the Exchange Admin Center (EAC), the primary UI for Exchange administration, I couldn't help but recheck the install file I installed. I swear it looked exactly like Exchange 2013. There are no major feature additions and no major UI adjustments.

I had to dig deeper into the details to see what is actually different about Exchange 2016. The answer is it's a bit more cloud-oriented than Exchange 2013. However, although Microsoft has been saying Exchange 2016 was born in the cloud, I don't believe that's conceptually accurate. "Enhanced by the cloud" is a more accurate statement.

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