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Exchange Server 2013 vs. 2010 vs. 2007 – Quick Comparison Notes (New Features & Concepts)

Exchange Server 2013 vs. 2010 vs. 2007 – Quick Comparison Notes (New Features & Concepts)

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Here is a quick reference table for Exchange Admins of what's new or improved in successive versions of Exchange, from 2007 through 2013.

For a more general comparison, please visit here.

Exchange 2007

Exchange 2010

Exchange 2013




Exchange Server Roles


Cut down of Exchange Roles


64-bit Architecture



No Edge – Included in SP1



Shadow redundancy


Exchange Management Shell, EMC Console & Public Folder Management Console

CAS Array

No EMC – Exchange Admin Center


High Availability for Mailbox(LCR, SCR, CCR and SCC) and Hub server

Archive mailbox


Public Folder mailbox


Mail tips

In-place e-Discovery and In-place Hold. Integrated with Lync and SharePoint.


Database portability

Moderated delivery


hybrid deployment


OWA with improved features (smart calendar scheduling, improved search, web ready document viewing)

Federation trust - Organization relationship - Sharing policies

OWA Offline Access and Apps.


DAG – Auto-reseed and Managed Store (Multiple store-exe process)


Transport Rules/ Connectors

Anti-spam filters

e-Discovery and Litigation Hold

Mailbox move request


Data Loss policy and Policy tips


More transport rules

Load balancing CAS (No CAS array)

All clients connect through RPC-over-https – No MAPI connections


New Exchange Services

Accepted domain and email address policy

Address Book Policy

OWA mailbox policies


Manages certificates from EMC

Manage mobile devices from EMC

Reset virtual directories


Exchange Workload Management


Anti-Malware scanning


Single Item recovery/Dumpster version 2.0





Exchange Control Panel








An excerpt from Radicati Group's latest study, "Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, and Outlook Market Analysis, 2013-2017" - Microsoft continues to be the leading vendor in the Email and Collaboration space with its Microsoft Exchange Server and Office 365 solutions. Combined, Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Office 365 currently account for 51% of worldwide mailboxes in the Business Email and Collaboration market.

Cloud-based Business mailboxes offered through Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Hosting Partners currently account for 15% of worldwide Microsoft Exchange Server mailboxes, while On-Premises mailboxes still represent an 85% market share.

  • great comparison but to the average manager, what does all this mean??

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