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Microsoft Exchange 2013

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These FREE tutorials explain details you need for Exchange 2013 administration. You'll learn about architecture, deployment, security and disaster recovery. Each session will also provide references for further reading.


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Part 1: Installation, Deployment, Architecture

Over time, we've gone from the simpler Microsoft Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 architecture with a front-end and back-end server to a setup with split roles in Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010, back to a simpler architecture with a Client Access and Mailbox servers in Microsoft Exchange 2013.

The first part of this FREE course will cover Microsoft Exchange 2013 components and dependencies for transporting mail as well as Mailbox (MBX) and Client Access servers (CAS). We will cover virtualization-specific considerations for both Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere.

This training video will explain the basics of Exchange 2013 architecture. Get familiar with different Exchange roles designing including Client Access (CAS), Mailbox (MBX) and EDGE roles. You will also learn about Exchange 2013 system requirements such as the required amount of RAM and CPU per Server and additional components: .NET 3.0, Office 2010 Filter Pack, Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, and RSAT.

And finally, in this training video we will discuss the Exchange 2013 installation process in detail. We will show how to plan servers' co-existence (this is supported for Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010), where you keep some older mailbox servers while you migrate users. We will also update the schema that allows object definitions in Active Directory to have additional Exchange related properties.

Part 2: Management & Monitoring

The second video tutorial covers general management, troubleshooting, compliance, policies, email archiving and the use of PowerShell. We will review how to monitor Exchange with the Event Viewer and System Center, and we will discuss the Exchange Best Practice Analyzer.

This training video will cover the exchange 2013 management tools like Exchange Admin Center and Exchange Management Shell. You will get the examples of PowerShell commands for mailbox management and mailbox configuration.

You will also learn about the Exchange 2013 certificate management and Exchange DAG management. Get tips on how to troubleshoot Exchange Mail Flow with PowerShell. Learn the best practices on Exchange email archiving from creating an archive database to enabling archiving for specific users with Exchange Administration Center. We will also cover Exchange 2013 monitoring with built-in tools such as Event Viewer or more advanced tools such as System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) or BPA. Other topics covered:

  • Co-Existence with Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010
  • Exchange 2013 Compliance policies and Auditing

Part 3: Protecting Exchange with Veeam

In the third and final video tutorial, you will learn about Exchange 2013 security, high availability and recovery.

There are many things involved when it comes to Exchange messaging security—some of the more basic things that come to mind are that accounts should have limited permissions and scoping using RBAC (they do so by default). Learn about native Exchange functionality such as DAG replication, email archiving and built-in recovery of hard deleted items to protect Exchange. Get the tips on how to use PowerShell to perform Single-Item Recovery. And finally learn about the Veeam® exclusive technologies that will help you protect your Exchange 2013 environment. Get tips and tricks on how to use Veeam for Instant VM Recovery™ and item-level recovery, as well as Veeam Explorer™ for Exchange. Also learn about patch testing with Veeam's Virtual Lab.

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