Thursday , June 11 2020

How to Start learning about Exchange 2013 and its new features

First start going through Architecture change in Exchange 2013 from its previous versions

and we will go in a step by step process so that we can cover all the topics in Exchange 2013


Step 1:

I have inserted the Guided Lab links provided by Microsoft. So that you can get to know about the new features introduced in Exchange 2013

1.Deploying Site Mailboxes

2.Creating Data Loss Prevention Policies

3.Testing Data Loss Prevention Policies

4.Performing an In-Place Discovery and Hold in Exchange

5.Performing eDiscovery Using SharePoint


Step 2:

Then Learn about the Minimum System Requirements – Setup a Lab if possible in hyper-v or some Virtual box

Minimum System Requirements and Forest Functional Level for Exchange 2013

Step 3:

Go through the below article and get to know how to install Exchange 2013 in Different Operating systems

How to Install Exchange 2013 on Windows Server 2012
Installing Exchange 2013 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1


Step 4:

Check the Replacement of Exchange Management Console to Exchange Admin Center

How to Login to Exchange Administration Center (EAC) in Exchange 2013


Step 5:

Check out the architecture change of Public Folders in Exchange 2013 and Check how you can deploy them effectively

Exchange 2013 – Public Folders – Architecture -Part 1
Exchange 2013 – Public Folders – Creating and Managing -Part 2
Exchange 2013 – Public Folders – Features -Part 3
How to Recover Public Folder Items in Exchange 2013

Step 6:

Check how offline address book generation process changed over from Exchange 2010 and its increased high availability

How offline Address books works in Exchange 2013

Step 7:

Hope you already watched the Ediscovery guided labs and also see how you can do a proximity Search in Exchange 2013

How to do a Proximity Search Using In-Place eDiscovery (NEAR) Operator in Exchange 2013

For Latest Exchange 2013 Articles


Step 8:

Learn How to configure internal Certificate authority and how to configure Certificates in Exchange 2013

Configuring 3rd Party SSL Exchange Certificate in Exchange 2013

How to use a internal Windows CA (Certificate Authority) in Windows 2012 with Exchange 2013


Step 9:

check out how to configure High availability in Exchange 2013

How to create a Database Availability Group in Exchange 2013


let me know if you need any additional info so that we can add them


Thank you

About Satheshwaran Manoharan

Satheshwaran Manoharan is an Microsoft Office Server and Services MVP , Publisher of Specialized in Office365 / Microsoft Exchange / Virtualization , Sathesh is an Messaging Expert supporting/Designing/Deploying many medium size businesses to large enterprises when it comes to Corporate messaging and Virtualization Infrastructure

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  1. Hi Satheswaran,
    Nice post. Thnak you for consolidating all in one place

  2. Good to see you working on new technologies and sharing it

  3. No words to say you Thanks, but you know that good work is always more work.
    I have to start a new deployment where we have to deploy exchange 2013 and have to migrate it from existing Exchange 2007. please post some helping steps and approach which can be followed for the same.


    • Satheshwaran Manoharan

      Thank you for your Comments Sushil !!. As of now You cannot Install Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2013 RTM in the same environment Yet.
      As a Rollup is yet to get release to Support Coexistence between Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2013 RTM ..Once its released. I Would start Testing and release the documents. Thank you !

  4. Fine, but there must be some way out, as Microsoft has agreed to it with one the customer. customer is already having exchange 2007 and we have to deploy Exchange 2013 and after migrating all the users on new Ex setup we have to decommission the Exchange 2007 server.

    I am getting the same answer from all over the web discussions…

    Thank you!!

    • Satheshwaran Manoharan

      There are some TAP customers for Microsoft . Who already began testing process. They are in a bug fix process as of now. Once the migration bugs are fixed and other minor bugs. Exchange 2010 SP3 and Exchange 2007 Sp3 latest RU will be released to the public soon. !

  5. No words to say you Thanks. best document for learning.

  6. Thanks for detailed info w.r.t. 2K13

  7. Thanks Satheshwaran, Its very helpful!!!

  8. Thanks… It’s helped me lots

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