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Exchange Administration Center

Exchange Administration Center (EAC)
– EAC is the web-based all-in-one management console in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013/2016 that replaces the Exchange Management Console (EMC) and the Exchange Control Panel (ECP), Public Folder administration console, Role Based Access Control (RBAC) User Editor,and Unified Messaging.

No Yes Yes

List View

List View – The list view in EAC has been designed to remove key limitations that existed in ECP. ECP was limited to displaying up to 500 objects and, if you wanted to view objects that weren’t listed in the details pane, you needed to use searching and filtering to find those specific objects

Yes. Limited to displaying up to 500 objects Yes. List view is approximately 20,000 objects Yes. List view is approximately 20,000 objects

Notification Viewer

Notification viewer – The Notification viewer allows you to view the status of long-running processes and, if you choose, receive notification via an email message when the process completes.

No Yes Yes

Cloud on your terms

Cloud on your terms: Deploy mailboxes on-premises, online, or a combination of both with a hybrid deployment.

Yes Yes Yes

Robust and Flexible

Robust and flexible command-line tools – Reduce complexity by using PowerShell scripting.

Yes Yes Yes

Large Low-cost Mailboxes

The Large low-cost mailboxes: Get support for larger mailboxes while deploying less expensive storage.

Yes Yes Yes

Managed Availability

Managed availability: Microsoft Exchange 2013 has a new monitoring and alerting engine built into the product called Managed Availability. Managed Availability detects, alerts and recovers problems as they occur within the product.

No. Used System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to monitor an Exchange environment Yes Yes

Mobile Access and Connectivity

Mobile Email

Mobile email: Access mobile email the way you want.

Yes Yes Yes

Outlook Web App

Outlook Web App (OWA): Get web-based email that supports access from smartphones, tablets, and browsers.

Yes Yes Yes

Access to Apps like Bing Maps, Messageware TakeNote

No Yes Yes

Outlook on the web offline

No No Yes


Touch-optimized: A great user experience voice with great support for touch and motion.

No Yes Yes

A Unified Inbox

Voicemail with a unified inbox: Check voicemail more quickly with text preview.

Yes Yes Yes

Smart Search

Smart Search: Smart Search learns from users’ communication and collaboration behavior to enhance and prioritize search results in Exchange.

No Yes Yes

Merge Contacts

Ability to merge contacts from multiple sources: Users can import contact information from LinkedIn (and other networks in the future) so that they have all of their information in one place.

No Yes Yes

Integration with SharePoint

Integration with SharePoint: Get access to project information from SharePoint and Exchange, all from within Outlook, using site mailboxes.

Yes Yes Yes

Data Security

Spam and Malware Protection

Anti-spam and anti-malware protection: Helps protect your network from malicious software transferred through email messages. All messages sent or received by your Exchange server are scanned for malware (viruses and spyware).

Yes Yes Yes

Data Loss Prevention

Data Loss Prevention (DLP): Use built-in DLP rules to identify, monitor, and protect sensitive data and inform users about policy violations before emails are sent.

No Yes Yes

In-place Archiving and Retention

In-place archiving and retention: Automatically retain data based on policy or business requirements and store older content in an In-Place Archive, allowing you to remain compliant.

Yes Yes Yes

Supported Protocols

Outlook through Direct RPC

Yes No. Every Outlook should connect through RPC Over HTTP (i.e Outlook Anywhere) MAPI over HTTPS is default connection (Outlook anywhere) | RPC OVER HTTP is the fallback Protocol

Outlook 2003 Client

Supported Not supported. Only Outlook 2007 and higher versions are supported. Not supported. Only Outlook 2010 SP3 and higher versions are supported.

Self Signed Certificate Warning Message in Client’s End

Yes No. Because Exchange 2013 CAS Server automatically trusts Exchange 2013 Mailbox server’s Certificate. No. Because Exchange 2016 has all roles in one Server sharing same server Certificate.

Outlook Web App Spell Check

Yes No. Relies on Browser Spell Check. No. Relies on Browser Spell Check.


No Exchange 2013 provides over 20 built-in themes Exchange 2016 provides over 50 built-in themes

Link preview

enables users to paste a link into messages, and Outlook on the web automatically generates a rich preview to give recipients a peek into the contents of the destination. This works with video links as well.

No No Yes

web action pane

Most commonly used actions available such as New, Reply all, and Delete Most commonly used actions available such as New, Reply all, and Delete New actions have been added such as Archive, Sweep, and Undo along with previous ones

Apps for Outlook

No allow users to use online apps to extend the capabilities of Outlook on the web allow users to use online apps to extend the capabilities of Outlook on the web

Offline Access

Offline Access: Offline access lets users write messages in their browser when offline, then have the messages delivered when they connect to the Internet

No Yes Yes

Office Online (Formerly Office web apps)


Microsoft Word

No No Yes

Microsoft Excel

No No Yes

Microsoft Power Point

No No Yes

Microsoft One Note

No No Yes

Sharing and Collaboration

Site Mailboxes

Site mailboxes – Site mailboxes improve collaboration and user productivity by allowing access to both documents in a SharePoint site and email messages in Outlook 2013, using the same client interface.

No Yes Yes

Shared Mailboxes

Shared mailboxes – A shared mailbox is a mailbox that multiple users can use to read and send email messages. Shared mailboxes can also be used to provide a common calendar, allowing multiple users to schedule and view vacation time or work shifts.

Yes Yes Yes

Public Folders

Public Folders – Public folders are designed for shared access and provide an easy and effective way to collect, organize, and share information with other people in your workgroup or organization. Public folders help organize content in a deep hierarchy that’s easy to browse.

Yes Yes Yes

Batch Mailbox Moves

Batch Mailbox Moves – Ability to move multiple mailboxes in large batches.

No Yes Yes

Exchange Workload Management

System Resource Health

Monitor the health of system resources – Managing workloads based on the health of system resources.

No Yes Yes

Control Resources

Control how resources are consumed by individual users – Controlling how resources are consumed by individual users was possible in Exchange 2010 (where it’s called user throttling), and this capability has been expanded for Exchange 2013.

Yes Yes Yes