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As with previous versions of Exchange, Exchange Server 2013 is available in both Standard and Enterprise Edition. Exchange 2013 Enterprise Edition offers a number of features that are not available in Standard Edition. They include the following:
- Journal decryption
- Unified messaging
- Custom retention policies
- In-place Archives (which also requires Office Professional Plus 2007, 2010, or 2013)
- In-Place Hold
- Data loss prevention (DLP)
- Outlook policy tips with DLP
There are also differences when it comes to licensing requirements. Exchange 2013 Standard Edition requires a server license and client access license (CAL) for each user. The Enterprise Edition requires an Enterprise server license. Each user requires both a Standard CAL and an Enterprise CAL.
Microsoft also offers a variant of the Enterprise CAL that includes anti-malware and antispam protection through Exchange Online Protection.
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Brien Posey is a ten-time Microsoft MVP with two decades of IT experience. Before becoming a freelance technical writer, Brien worked as chief information officer at a national chain of hospitals and health care facilities. He has also served as a network administrator for some of the nation's largest insurance companies and for the Department of Defense at Fort Knox.
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