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13.1. What Is Microsoft Exchange Server?

Microsoft Exchange Server is a software-based product that manages and stores e-mail in a central location. Exchange Server is commonly used by organizations and businesses that need to manage and store mail for multiple people. The business rules and policies defined by the organization or business are managed and implemented by the Exchange Server administrator(s) appointed by the organization or business.

13.2. What's the Difference Between Exchange Server and Outlook?

Outlook is an e-mail client that includes features such as the capability to create and manage appointments, tasks, meeting, address books, and more. Exchange Server is a server-side product that provides a central repository for allowing users to share this same type information over a network. For this reason, you will often hear Exchange Server referred to as a collaboration server. To make the distinction clearer between the two products and to explain how they're used together, let's look at some common scenarios.


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