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Reasons to upgrade to Exchange 2013

exchangelogoHere our resident Microsoft guru, Ryan Godfrey, shares his advice for upgrading your organisation to Exchange 2013…

Exchange Administration Center (EAC): The GUI-based EMC (Exchange Management Console) and the Web-based ECP (Exchange Control Panel) have being replaced by a single Web-based UI allowing administrators to manage Exchange from any browser interface.

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Benefits of Lync 2013

Lync1. HD video conferencing

Lync 2013 delivers support for 1080p HD resolution for video conferencing so participants have a sharp, clear display. Lync 2013 uses the standard video codecs like H.264 SVC to provide compatibility across a broader range of platforms and devices, and provide greater flexibility in terms of how video is delivered. Continue reading

Upgrading/deploying Exchange 2013 cumulative updates

In my previous post we discussed “How to install an Exchange 2013 server on a single Windows 2012 Standard Edition server“.

In this follow up post, we look at updating Exchange 2013 cumulative updates.

Unlike Exchange 2010 rollup updates, Exchange 2013 cumulative updates are effectively full builds of the product and therefore when downloading a full install with the latest build of the product is downloaded.

The Exchange 2013 cumulative update 2 can be downloaded here.

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How to install an Exchange 2013 server on a single Windows 2012 Standard Edition server

The following step-by-step guide shows you how to install an Exchange 2013 server on a single Windows 2012 Standard Edition server.

To install Windows 2012 (Standard Edition), 4GB ram is sufficient for Demo\Test domain. However, You’ll need at least 8GB for a production server running both client access and mailbox roles.

See here for Exchange 2013 system requirements.

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