Exchange 2013 Preview New features

Microsoft Released the Exchange 2013 Preview which is not supported for Production environments.  Its only used for testing environment.

Last week I downloaded the Exchange 2013 preview to check what are the changes done from Exchange 2010 to 2013

Lets start what new things came with Exchange 2013

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview brings a new rich set of technologies, features, and services to the Exchange Server product line. Exchange Server 2013 Preview helps lower the total cost of ownership whether you deploy Exchange 2013 Preview on-premises or provision your mailboxes in the cloud.

It came up with lot of integration with all other products of Microsoft Like SharePoint, Lync

  • EAC

The Exchange Administration Center (EAC) in Exchange 2013 Preview replaces the Exchange 2010 Exchange Management Console (EMC) and the Exchange Control Panel (ECP)

New Web Console to manage Exchange 2013 (Exchange Administration Center) .



  • Server Roles


There is no role for Hub-Transport, Unified Communication & Edge Transport.


Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview consists of the following server roles:


Client Access server role:

This role proxies connectivity for all clients, such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Outlook Web App, mobile devices, POP, and SMTP and also accepts mail from and delivers mail to other mail hosts on the Internet. Client access servers can be organized into Client Access server arrays.


Mailbox server role :

This role stores mailbox data, performs processing and rendering for client connections proxied by the Client Access server, and handles Unified Messaging requests. Mailbox servers can be organized into back-end clusters that use database availability groups (DAGs).

Role Selection

Console to Manage Database.

My next blog will be for deployment of Exchange 2013 on Windows 2012………….


For more information about please check the Microsoft Technet



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