It is an exciting new chapter today for the Exchange community. October 1st, 2015 marked the general availability of Exchange 2016.
Exchange 2016 is available to download here.
For all the new features and requirements I recommend checking out, What Ignite taught us about Exchange 2016.
It’s always recommended to deploy Exchange to your lab first for testing. Check out the 7-part series, Install Exchange 2016 in your lab.
You will also want to review all the new Exchange 2016 documentation on TechNet prior to deploying into your production environment.
You may also wish to take a peek at the Exchange 2016 Product Guide.
Videos on Exchange 2016
Office Mechanics has released a number of bite sized videos under five minutes. Here are the ones I recommend.
I recommend checking out all the videos posted by the Exchange Team from Microsoft Ignite. In particular I recommend checking out Ross Smith IV’s session on Exchange Server Preferred Architecture and Brian Day’s Deploying Exchange Server 2016.
Articles on Exchange 2016
There is a ton of great content out there already. I recommend checking these out.
- What’s New and Cool in Exchange 2016 – It’s out now! — Jason Sherry
- Exchange Server 2016: Forged in the cloud — Exchange Team Blog
- Exchange @ Ignite 2015 — Exchange Team Blog
- Exchange Server 2016 Architecture — Exchange Team Blog
- Exchange Server 2016 – Planning, Deployment & Migration — Paul Cunningham
- Exchange 2016 – What’s New? — Jaap Wesselius
- Exchange 2016 debuts to delight on-premises customers — Tony Redmond
- Exchange Server 2016 is available! Now what? — Dave Stork
How about you? What feature are you most excited to see? Perhaps you are disappointed to see a feature dropped. Let us know in the comments below.