Sharing and collaboration in Exchange 2016
Exchange 2016 consists of the following improvements for sharing and collaboration:
- Public folders Public folders now take benefit of the presently existing high availability and storage technologies of the mailbox store. The public folder architecture which utilizes specially designed mailboxes to store both the chronological hierarchy and the public folder content. This new design also implies that there is no longer a public folder database. Public folder copies now use the continuous replication model. High availability and accessibility for the hierarchy and content mailboxes is offered by the database availability group (DAG). With such design, we’re shifting away from a multi-master replication model to single-master replication model.
- Shared mailboxes In earlier versions of Exchange, generating or creating a shared mailbox was a multi-step process in which you need to use the Exchange Management Shell to place or set the delegate permissions. Now you are allowed to create a shared mailbox in single step via the Exchange admin center(EAC).
In the EAC, go to the menu Recipients > Shared to create a shared mailbox. Shared mailboxes usually are a recipient kind therefore you can easily search for your shared mailboxes in either the EAC or by utilizing the Exchange Management Shell.