For sure new Version of Exchange ( 2013) has many improvements. One of the most striking future is EAC which will be brad now to almost everyone out there. The new management interface for E2013 is now comes with the browser there is no more heavy, slow MMC interface. The previous versions of management understanding and experience in Exchange versions always been problematic and such changes are hear breaking (-: remember the news we no longer see active directory and Exchange within the ADUC, and how that felt.
Yes to understand the value better and give credits to Exchange team, we need to focus on changing fast technology. Coloration and online services , their increasing heavy usage , pushed the product to have sharp changes in my opinion and yes they have the correct tract.
I am sure many of you will be surprised and some of you may get disappointed, but once again IMO this is necessary change and will improve the messaging quality for administrators. Now I like to share with you little secrets I figured out , might help you to get over with these changes (-:
You install E 2013 preview and excited to get on it to play on the new E2013 server after successful install you will see this
Now you open Exchange tool box and here is what you see
Now you are confused and wondering how you jump onto EAC ???? you need to open IE and type the fallowing URL in there
and now if install did go well here is EAC
Okay you can start playing with new way of managing your environment , now if you like to see things bit more organized
- Add remove snap in
- Lets say pick AD snap in
- Pick Active Directory
- Pick Link to Web address
in the URL insert
Give it a name
Now you have the tool box, ADCU and EMC ( Wish adding PS here too)
I hope this makes bit easy for you guys to see things together.
You can utilize to use Pick Link to Web address add Exchange team blog and any other useful website you use in your daily administration day.
Stay tuned for more exciting news, and remember IOPS gain in E2013 is somewhere over %40 over Exchange 2010, and I am sure case studies will be available for us to verify this soon. Exchange 2013 ROCKS and has many great futures and offerings, I am very excited to see the improvements.
Oz Casey, Dedeal ( MVP north America)
MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA)
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
Security+, Project +, Server +