Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 is the popular email server software to manage multiple stuff. The server hosts and distributes email and other data for many large companies and government organizations. Version 1511 has new features in both security and management areas. Here are five of the most significant enhancements:
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Improved Data Resiliency
The new storage location for Exchange databases is now, by default, on a separate drive from the operating system itself. This small change improves data resiliency, which helps in the unlikely event of a hardware failure that damages both an operating system drive and an Exchange database drive. The technician would then only need to replace the damaged hard drive and not also the operating system drive. This also makes it easier to replace individual drives in an existing server.
Microsoft is expanding its use of SMB3 (the successor to SMB2 protocol) between servers, clients, databases, and storage devices. This protocol is the foundation for how Exchange communicates with its clients, and its use will be extended further in Exchange Server 2016. Improvements include better handling of SMB connections in busy environments, reduced memory usage when handling connections, improved messaging when a client loses its connection to a server, and better handling of transport failures between SMB clients and servers.