Exploring what’s new in Exchange 2016

Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 introduces a refined set of technologies, features, functions, and services to Exchange Server. Objectively support people and organizations evolving from a communication focus to a collaboration focus.


Exchange 2016 reduces the total cost of ownership whether you opt to deploy Exchange 2016 on-premises or opt for provisioning your mailboxes over to the cloud.


This tutorial is an effort to explore the new functions and characteristics that are present in Exchange 2016 while you upgrade from previous versions of Exchange.


Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 instigates a new gamut of technologies, features, functions, and services to Exchange Server, the messaging platform that provides scheduling, email, and tools for custom association, collaboration and messaging service applications. Its orientation is to support people and organizations as their work environment has evolved from a communication orientation to a collaboration orientation. Simultaneously, Exchange 2016 helps in minimizing the total cost of ownership whether you implement Exchange 2016 on-premises or provision your mailboxes over to the cloud.

Select the section below which matches the version of Exchange that you’re upgrading from. To have more information on deploying Exchange 2016, refer Planning and deployment.

While updating from Exchange 2016 RTM to Exchange 2016 CU1: Finding what’s new ?


While updating from Exchange 2016 RTM to Exchange 2016 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1), you’ll find the following new functions and features:


  • SHA-2 compliant S/MIME in Outlook over the web We’ve updated the certificate which is used by the S/MIME control in Outlook over the web. The certificate is now become SHA-2 compliant. Users who downloaded the control from Exchange 2016 RTM will require to download the control once again after the installation of the CU1.
  • Additional more languages for Outlook over to the web With CU1, 17 more new languages have been added over to the Outlook on the web.
  • Improvised enhanced download package Exchange 2016 releases, beginning with CU1, are now packaged as ISO files rather than a self-extracting EXE file. The ISO file may be mounted directly in Windows Server 2012 or later. In case you require installing Exchange across throughout the network, then you can build a network share from the mounted ISO drive.

While upgrading from Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2016 RTM: Exploring what is new


  1. Exchange 2016 architecture
  2. Clients : Outlook on the web (formerly Outlook Web App)
  3. MAPI over HTTP
  4. Document collaboration
  5. Office 365 hybrid
  6. Messaging policy and compliance
  7. Data loss prevention control
  8. Duly In-place Archiving, retention, and eDiscovery
  9. Enhanced performance and scalability

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