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More Features With the Released Exchange Server 2013 SP1

Springs may be far, but Microsoft is in with its ingenious SP1.

After number of back to back hits, Microsoft is all set with its Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2013 version to download. The unleashed SP1 incorporates variety of security and functionality updates, stability, fixes, and user experiences. It allows attaining new heights of reliability, simplicity, while shielding sensitive and confidential data against unwarranted perils. By now, the SP1 has been deployed in hundreds of production mailboxes via the Technology Adoption Program (TAP).

Rotate your eyeballs to its unified attributes:

Data Loss Prevention (DLP): This attribute halts users from sending confidential or sensitive data to unapproved people by making them aware of the compliance policies. Naturally, this fends off uninvited troubles coming your way, before they develop. Honestly, it has fostered managing confidential data easier than ever before by allowing users to tailor DLP efforts in order to meet business specific needs. Policy tips can be added in the rules by editor from the Exchange Administration Center.

DLP Policy Tips for OWA and OWA for Devices: Likewise, Outlook 2013, the DLP policy tips are activated for Outlook Web App and Outlook Web App for devices, which curtails disclosure of sensitive data through email. These tips “punch the clock” when a user tries to send across sensitive data matching a DLP policy tips.

Data Fingerprinting: Confidential documents can be easily detected with the help of DLP document fingerprinting. It turns standard form into sensitive data type. You can create a document fingerprint of a sensitive data to know when users are sending that form. In this way, you can have hold on complete dissemination of data.

Standard DLP Sensitive Info Types: The SP1 provides standard DLP information types that can be easily customized as per the needs. You can add, make changes in actions, conditions, and exceptions in the DLP policy rule to match your business demands.

Cmdlet logging for EAC: Likewise Exchange 2010 Management Console, this stunning feature is now available in the Exchange Admin Center to capture and view the latest commands executed in the EAC user interface.

Re-introduction of S/MIME for OWA: S/MIME feature has been re-introduced in Outlook Web App to send/receive signed and encrypted emails to the users. Sending across signed and encrypted emails allows recipients to ascertain that the information is send by the authorized sender, and contains relevant data. This feature is only available for IE9 and above, but not for Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Windows R2 Support: The SP1 of Exchange Server 2013 now supports Windows R2 servers as the supported operating system.

Easy and Efficient Communication Methodology: To simplify communication process between Exchange and Outlook, SP1 has introduced MAPI over HTTP (MAPI/HTTP).

Improvised text editor for OWA: Analogous to SharePoint, OWA is also allowed to utilize rich text editor to serve users with modern Web app capabilities, such as rich previews, create/modify tables, and umpteen pasting options.

These were a few of Exchange Server 2013 SP 1 features that will help you in forming and taking appropriate decisions, when looking for an business email server hosting platform.

At the end, I would like to say that the latest SP1 will surely deliver high performance for the business, and the high security modules will allow you to work smarter.

About Taiba Fatima (151 Posts)

Taiba Fatima is a Delhi, India based content writer with a knack for technical writing. Her alacrity to explore new horizons and learn technological advancements add piquancy to her writing profession. Apart from technology, she is a passionate blogger and loves to write about other verticals including: BPO sector, Travel, Art & Culture.


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