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The top Exchange Server content of May 2015

In our monthly feature, we look at the most popular Exchange content from the previous month and share it with you.

For May, readers wanted to learn more about Exchange Server 2016, which is scheduled for a beta release this summer with a final release in Q4, as well as how to gain hands-on experience with Office 365 before making the leap to the cloud.

Admins get first look at Exchange Server 2016

Microsoft offered a first look at the new Exchange Server 2016 at last month’s Ignite conference. The company delivered improved features which were first introduced in Office 365 before packaging them into the on-premises release, while others that became available in Exchange 2013 have evolved.

Exchange 2016 features show promise

Aiming to simplify architecture in Exchange 2016, Microsoft combined the mailbox and Client Access Server (CAS) roles, which makes the designs simpler and more straightforward. A new attachment style in Outlook Web App (OWA) also makes it easier to collaborate on documents.

MDM hits Office 365

Microsoft rolled out a mobile device management (MDM) option capable of covering Office 365 data across Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices last month at no additional cost to users with business, enterprise, education or government commercial plans.

Getting the most out of a free Office 365 trial

Signing up for a free Office 365 trial is a good way to gain experience with the cloud suite. But making the most of the one-month trial requires discipline and planning.

Why Exchange Server 2016 will be easier to deploy

Exchange Server 2016  will be easier to deploy than past versions of the software, due to combined roles, simplified coexistence, and an up-version proxy from Exchange 2013 that will give admins flexibility to choose when and how to introduce the new iteration.

What content was most helpful to you in May? Was it something we didn’t include in our list? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @ExchangeTT.

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