Your guide to our Exchange explained series

Exchange Server is a complex product that includes a multitude of functionalities, technologies and terms; all of which may seem daunting to the inexperienced administrator. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Whether you’re brand new to Exchange Server administration, or an old pro looking to brush up on commonly used technologies and terms, this guide is for you.

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Table of contents:

Exchange 2010 server roles explained

A solid understanding of the five distinct server roles is critical for any Exchange 2010 deployment. Get a solid understanding as to why the CAS role is important, how the hub transport server works and much more.

Exchange 2010 role based access control explained

Exchange 2010's permissions model, role based access control (RBAC), is helpful but can seem overwhelming due to the number of roles and groups available. Start with the basics.

Exchange Server virtualization explained

Virtualizing Exchange Server may seem tantalizing, but can prove confusing to the uninitiated. Learn which Exchange Server roles you should virtualize, how to prevent failure and more.

Exchange ActiveSync explained

Not only does Exchange ActiveSync help manage and secure mobile environments, it’s also easy to use. Find out what else makes EAS so popular.

Microsoft Exchange Online explained

It seems everyone is talking about hosted services and Office 365 these days, so it’s safe to say that it’s important to know about Exchange Online. Get a handle on its benefits, drawbacks and pricing model.

The Microsoft Certified Master for Exchange Server 2010 explained

Only the most highly trained admins can hope to attain the Microsoft Certified Masters for Exchange Server 2010 title. Take a peek at what the certification entails to see if you'll make the grade.

Exchange Server 2010 message security explained

Exchange Server 2010 features enhanced message security. But what exactly has been improved?

Exchange mailbox protection explained

Adequate Exchange mailbox protection is a crucial part of compliance and sound business practices. Check out your protection options and how to make the most of Exchange 2010’s new features.

Hosted Exchange explained

Trusting a hosted Exchange Server provider with your email can feel like a leap of faith. What exactly should you expect to gain from a move to hosted Exchange?

Exchange certification explained

Is Exchange certification really necessary, or is it a waste of time and money? Read why it pays to be certified more often than not.

Microsoft Outlook Anywhere explained

As remote and mobile workforces grow, users need quick and easy accessability to email and information on Exchange servers -- Outlook Anywhere can help.