Microsoft Exchange Server 2010/2013
Exchange Server 2010 is the latest version of the award-winning Microsoft email system. While the Exchange line has traditionally focused on email access, Exchange 2010 goes further with a new Server Role-based architecture. These 5 Server Roles – Mailbox, Client Access, Hub Transport, Edge Transport, and Unified Messaging – either expand on the core email capability, or protect it from break-ins.
The Server Roles
1. MAILBOX – This Server Role holds the Exchange databases. It's the core of Exchange 2010.
2. CLIENT ACCESS – This server handles all incoming connections, whether they're from Outlook or a mobile phone, and routes them to the appropriate Exchange destination.
3. HUB TRANSPORT – This server directs internal mail flow. So your message ends up where it should.
4. EDGE TRANSPORT – Installed on the edge of your network, this Role protects the other Exchange servers from viruses, spam, phishing attempts and unauthorized logins.
5. UNIFIED MESSAGING – This server connects VoIP infrastructures with your Exchange setup. This is the one that combines email, fax and voice into one Inbox. And allows access to all of them from multiple interfaces, like mobile phones and remote logins.
Multiple Roles, Multiple Purposes
What kind of functions would you expect from this new architecture? A few examples:
--A critical email is sent to XYZ Corp.'s top salesperson. He's on the road and can't check it. But thanks to Client Access & Unified Messaging, he can listen to a voice transcription of the email dictated through his Bluetooth-enabled phone.
--Office A gets a virus in their desktops. But the Edge Transport server in Office B blocks the virus from entering the Exchange core server. So no one else gets it.
--In order to save paper, 2 branch offices set a policy. Instead of printing all received faxes, they're directed to the appropriate Inboxes and auto-archived. Instead of printing each out for filling file cabinets.
Benefits of Exchange 2010's New Capabilities
CUT DOWN ON INFORMATION OVERLOAD. Exchange now funnels all types of business communication into one Inbox. Collect, store, and backup things like faxes and voicemails along with your email.
ACCESS E-MAIL, VOICE MAIL, CALENDAR, AND CONTACTS VIRTUALLY ANYWHERE. Thanks to Unified Messaging and mobile policy, you can access your information on your PC, via remote login, your mobile device, or even a basic phone.
LOWER TOTAL COST. Exchange 2010's new architecture has the ability to host more users, and larger mailboxes, on fewer servers than Exchange 2003. It also provides 3 recovery methods, delivering failover capacity inside Exchange’s system without third-party software.
SAFER EMAIL. Exchange 2010's server roles lower the risk of spam and viruses getting near your network. Local or mobile, Exchange delivers important messages where they need to go.
Simplifying Communications Capability
• Email by Phone: The new Unified Messaging Role adds Outlook Voice Access and Auto-Attendant. These two services allow users to perform standard tasks (read email, check calendars, compose messages) using a phone.
• Built-in Spam/Virus/Phishing Protection: The new Edge Transport Server Role secures the Exchange infrastructure against outside threats. While it cleans out spam, Hub Transport routes legitimate messages where they need to go.
• 64-bit Server Architecture: Exchange Server 2007 was designed as a full 64-bit application. It takes advantage of the greater processing power in 64-bit hardware for functions
such as continuous data replication (auto-copies in case of a crash). SP1 added full support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista.
• New Management: The Exchange Management Console has been redesigned to a simpler 3-level interface. A new tool called AutoConnect now automatically sets up user email accounts.
Our Exchange Services
Readiness Assessment – Will your current servers support Exchange 2010? Is virtualization an option (it reduces the number of servers needed)? We address these questions in our Readiness Assessment – the first part of any reliable Exchange 2010 install.
Planning & Implementation – Once the Readiness Assessment is checked off, we move on to Planning & Implementation. We design a structure for the new server architecture, and a plan for building it into your existing network. When we're done, the new Exchange 2007 setup is in place and running.
Training – The new Server Roles have many new capabilities, and some new ways of serving up email. That's why we offer on-site training to help you with everyday Exchange use.
Support – Regular support is needed for email servers more than any other type. That's why we recommend adding a Kingsoft Support Contract to take care of things.
Hosted Exchange Service – Don't want to have the whole Exchange setup on-site? We also host Exchange 2010 for clients in our datacenter! See our Hosted Exchange webpage for the how-and-why.
Call Kingsoft to find out what Exchange Server 2010 can do for your organization. Readiness Assessments are no-obligation.