- Superior performance and reliability – fault tolerance and self-healing baked in
- Robust, Proven architecture
- Flexible, future-ready foundation
- Deeply integrated with other products
Office 365 introduces the new features, baked, refined, then packaged into Exchange 2016. Final release will be fall/winter 2015 Exchange 2016 focus areas: Better collaboration, smarter inbox, mobile productivity, modern datacenter, security and compliance.
- On-premises, Exchange 2016, SharePoint 2016, Office web apps server 2016
- Hybrid: Documents stored in Office 365, but the rest is on premises
- Shows a demo of attaching a file to an Outlook message. New file picker and larger attachment icon/description. Files in sharepoint are automatically permissioned to edit the file (or view only).
- Shows another demo of OWA, where you edit an attachment in OWA, it automatically downloads it, lets you edit, and reattaches all in one step.
- 25% of Exchange online people have a 0 message inbox each day
- Most people just search on a single word
- Search enhancements: Faster search performance, more accurate results, more complete results
- Search goes back to the Exchange server for results
- You now get search suggestions and fuzzy matches
- You can now search calendars in OWA
Exchange 2016 now supports a REST API for easy extensibility. OpenSource examples on GitHub.
Demos a number of OWA 2016 enhancements, ported from Outlook.com and Office 365. Shows a demo of the new Outlook.com application available for iOS and Android.
Exchange 2016 Architecture
- Mailbox and CAS roles are combined
- Automated repair: Find DB corruption, loose truncation (long term outages won’t dismount a DB), ReFS support
- Faster Recovery – Faster database failovers (18 seconds), faster site resilience, DAG management service, replay lag manager on by default.
- simpler deployment – Azure file share witness, DAGs without cluster admin access points, max preferred active
- Reduced IOPS requirement by 22%
- Hybrid configuration wizard now cloud-deployed
- Works with Exchange 2013 and 2016
Security and Compliance
- Adding more sensitive information types to Exchange (more than 30)
- DLP enhancements
- DLP protection for SharePoint and OneDrive content
- New auditing architecture and schema
- Same audit structure as Office 365
- Redesigned search pipeline and improved speed and reliability