Exchange 2016 – From Deployment to Migration

Exchange 2016 is the latest release of Microsoft’s flagship on-premise messaging solution. Born in the cloud, Exchange 2016 has been hosting Office 365 mailboxes for quite some time. In a departure from the traditional software development model, Microsoft developed and improved the messaging software in Office 365, then packaged it for release as an on-premise software messaging solution. This should provide solace to the seasoned Exchange administrator as this release has truly been thoroughly tested in the wild unlike past releases.

Security and compliance are at the forefront of the Exchange 2016 product. Out of the box, Exchange 2016 ships with over 80 built-in data loss prevention rules to prevent sensitive information from leaving your organization. Just a single breach of compliance can cost and organization thousands of dollars. Data Loss Prevention policies help protect your organization and ensure compliance with federal and local regulations.

eDiscovery and archiving are an important part of email lifecycle. Company policies dictate email retention periods and in the event of an eDiscovery, organizations need an easy way to locate critical messages pertaining to the search. Exchange 2016 delivers with options such as “Litigation Hold” and “In-Place Hold” to ensure communications are secured from deletion. Improved eDiscovery search capabilities offer faster, more refined access to critical messaging information.

Exchange 2016 continues to build upon and improve the concept of database availability groups for high-availability mailbox access. Database Availability Groups, or “DAG’s” for short, were introduced in Exchange 2010 and continue to be an important component in an Exchange 2016 deployment solution. DAG’s give organizations the ability to replicate and distribute mailbox data across multiple servers. In the unlikely event of a server or mailbox database failure, another server in the DAG can immediately begin serving clients will their mailbox data without administrator intervention.

Our certified Microsoft engineers have the expertise to help your staff design and deploy a robust Exchange messaging solution. From deployment and migration to training and knowledge transfer, we have the experience and expertise to assist your organization with one of the most critical business workloads.

Common Exchange services include but are not limited to:

  • New Implementation Deployment, Configuration & Training
  • Migrations/Upgrades
  • Hybrid Office 365 Configurations
  • Staff Training

Contact us today to get started with this powerful Microsoft solution!

About the author

End-User Compute Architect

Mike assists Candoris customers with strategy and solution implementations related to end-user computing. His experience with productivity solutions such as Microsoft 365, and device lifecycle management software like System Center Configuration Manager, enables him to help customers overcome the challenges of workforce transformation. Mike’s main areas of expertise are Microsoft Technologies, VMWare Workspace One, and Proofpoint Email Security. He has MCSA & MCSE certifications and holds a Computer Systems Specialist degree from YTI Career Institute.