The final build of Microsoft’s mail and calendaring server Exchange Server 2019 is now available and can be downloaded from the Volume Licensing Service Center. The solution is designed to deliver security, performance and improved administration and management capabilities.
According to a blog post by the Exchange team, Microsoft has carried out significant work to allow Exchange Server to take advantage of larger core and memory packed systems available in the market. With these improvements, Exchange Server can use up to 48 processor cores and 256GB of RAM.
Search functionality has also been re-engineered using Bing technology to make it even faster and provide better results. This has made database failovers much faster, and administration easier.
Microsoft is also adding dual storage read/write capabilities to the solution, using Solid State Drive (SSD) technology to provide faster cache of key data. This will result in an improved end user experience. Furthermore, the way the database caching works has been changed to allocate more memory to active database copies, again improving the end user experience.
“The improvements we have made to Exchange Server 2019 will enable you to scale to a larger number of users per server than ever before, use much larger disks, and see the latency of many client operations being cut in half,” said the blog post.
“We all rely on Exchange for calendaring, and we know large enterprises are heavy calendar users. We are bringing a few key features such as restricting the forwarding of meeting requests and better control over OOF settings to Exchange Server 2019. Administrators get some new calendaring features too, as we’re adding the ability to manage events on user’s calendars and assign delegate permissions more easily.”