Exchange Server 2013 Feature Updates

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The following describes the new and changed features that are available if you have Exchange Server 2013.

Available with Exchange Server 2013

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  • Description

Apps for Outlook

An app for Outlook is a cloud-enabled application that integrates rich, scenario-focused content and services together with Outlook 2013. You can obtain apps for Outlook from the Office Store. Exchange Administrators can make specific apps for Outlook available to their end-users if their Exchange accounts are on Exchange Server 2013. For more information, see Manage Apps for Office.

Data Loss Prevention

Data loss prevention (DLP) is a new feature area in Exchange Server 2013. DLP capabilities help you protect sensitive data and inform users of internal compliance policies. DLP can also help keep your organization safe from users who mistakenly send sensitive information to unauthorized people. The new Exchange DLP features help you identify, monitor, and protect sensitive data by using deep content analysis.

Exchange Server 2013 offers built-in DLP policies that are based on regulatory standards such as personally identifiable information (PII) and payment card industry data security standards (PCI). DLP is extensible so that it can support other policies that are important to your business. Additionally, the new Policy Tips in Outlook inform users about policy violations before they send sensitive data.

For information about how to configure Data Loss Prevention and Policy Tips with Exchange Server 2013, see Data Loss Prevention and Policy Tips.

Site Mailboxes

Site mailboxes improve collaboration and user productivity by allowing access to both SharePoint 2013 documents and Exchange email that use the same client interface. A site mailbox consists of SharePoint 2013 site membership (owners and members), shared storage through an Exchange Server 2013 mailbox for email messages and a SharePoint 2013 site for documents, and a management interface that addresses provisioning and life-cycle needs.

Site mailboxes require Exchange Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013 integration and configuration. For more information, see Configure site mailboxes in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview.