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Exchange 2013 Sample Architecture Part 4: Mailbox Server Role Design

Overview The Mailbox Server role primarily serves the purpose of hosting mailbox databases and providing access to the mailboxes contained within. In this post, we will focus on several key elements of Mailbox Server Design: Storage Design: Not only must we plan and allocate sufficient storage capacity to ensure that the environment can scale to support...

Exchange 2013 Sample Architecture Part 3: Design Feature Overview and Virtualization Considerations

Overview In this part of the Sample Architecture Series, we will hone in on several elements of the Exchange Solution design, namely a description of the overall Exchange 2013 solution design, followed by some basic system configuration parameters as well as virtualization considerations. Design Features The Exchange 2013 Environment for Chimp Corp...

Exchange 2013 Sample Architecture Part 2: High-level Architectural Design Document

Overview: This section provides an introduction into the key elements of the Exchange 2013 Architectural solution. It provides high-level solution overview and is suitable for all technical project stakeholders. The excerpts of the final design document are listed under this post and the full High Level Design document can be downloaded here: RoadChimp...

Exchange 2013 – 70-342 (Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013)

Hi all, I took the Exchange 70-342 exam – Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 while it was still in Beta in November 2012 and there weren’t many resources available for assist us with preparation, so I ended up reading through most of Technet. As a friendly sort of chimp, I decided that many of you guys out there would be able to benefit...

Exchange 2013 Sample Architecture Part 1: Implementation Scenario

Scenario Overview: Chimp Corp has recently completed the acquisition of a competitor, Bananas Inc. As part of the core infrastructure architecture team, you have been brought in to design and implement Exchange 2013 as part of a large Enterprise systems refresh. The Project Charter has been signed off by senior stakeholders with the objective of upgrading...

Exchange 2013 Brief – Hybrid Deployments

Executive Overview The cloud offers consumers more options for deploying their applications and is attractive from the perspective of predictable costs, reliability and scalability. However, not every component of an Organization’s environment may be fully suited for the cloud due to a variety of reasons including confidentiality and compliance. With...

Exchange 2013 Architecture Series – Part 3: Mailbox and Storage Design

Hello all, in this third section on Exchange 2013 Architecture, we will look into the Exchange storage subsystem and build around some best practices on Exchange 2013 design. Exchange Storage Types Before you start provisioning your Exchange Server 2013 environment, it’s useful to think about the different types of storage that a healthy Exchange environment...

Exchange 2013 Brief – Mailbox Audit Logging

Executive Overview Due to the wide-spread prevalence of e-mail and the potential that e-mails contain sensitive information that may be of high impact to a business or contain personal information, there is a need for many IT departments to be able to track access to mailboxes. Mailbox audit logging enables an organization to identify mailbox access...

Exchange 2013 Brief – Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

Executive Overview DLP capabilities help you protect your sensitive data and inform users of your policies and regulations. DLP can also help you prevent users from mistakenly sending sensitive information to unauthorized people. When you configure DLP polices, you can identify and protect sensitive data by analyzing the content of your messaging system,...

Exchange 2013 Briefs – In-place eDiscovery

Executive Overview In-Place eDiscovery allows you to search mailbox data across your Exchange organization, preview search results, and copy them to a Discovery mailbox. Users in the Discovery Management role group can be delegated access to perform discovery searches without the need to grant them elevated privileges. Notable Features Exchange Search...

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