Exchange Server 2013 Architecture Overview Poster PDF

Exchange 2013 Architecture poster presented on TechEd North America 2013 now can be downloaded.

Exchange Team just released a downloadable PDF version of Exchange Server Architecture Poster.

This poster highlights the significantly updated and modernized architecture in Exchange 2013, and highlights the new technologies in Exchange 2013, such as Managed Availability, the new storage and high availability features, and integration with SharePoint and Lync.  In addition, it illustrates the new transport architecture in Exchange 2013

Poster can be downloaded here:

Exchange Server 2013 Architecture Poster





Exchange 2013 CU2 – mailbox databases limit changes

Administrators of Exchange 2010 who have more than 50 databases can now be happy.

Exchange 2013 enterprise has limit of 50 databases per server, but not with CU2 !!!!

Exchange Team has released that many of us have Exchange 2010 environments with more than 50 databases. And during migration to Exchange 2013 enterprise it could be a problem to decrease number of mailbox databases to 50 per server.

So when you install CU2 for Microsoft Exchange 2013, mailbox databases limit for enterprise version will be increased to 100.

CU2 is expected later this summer.

CU2 won’t change number of databases pers server for standard edition, and it will be 5 per server.

More information you can find on Exchange Team Blog:

Per-Server Database Limits Explained



Exchange Server 2013 RTM download


From today on Microsoft Websites you can download Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 RTM evaluation version.

This version can be installed and it’s working for 180 days.
This allow us to get to know Exchange Server 2013 RTM in test or lab environments.

Exchange 2013 RTM works on Windows Server 2008R2 and Windows Server 2012.

Remember that coexistence Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013 is not supported.
It will be probably supported when Microsoft will release SP3 for Microsoft Exchange 2010.

Below you can find useful links for Exchange 2013 RTM:

Download Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Exchange 2013 System Requirements

Microsoft Exchange 2013 RTM Documentation