Some Features You Won’t See in Exchange 2019

Megha Sharma    Megha Sharma     Updated On - 02 Jan 2019

Exchange Server 2019 is one of the hottest discussion topics of this year as it has many new features and services. Exchange experts and organizations are thrilled with its release.

Users are definitely going to find many new features in this latest version of Exchange. Along with that, some features in the earlier versions have been discontinued in the current version. These features have become obsolete; for some features, replacements have been introduced too. We are going to have a short discussion of all these discontinued features, the ones that you are not going to find in Exchange Server 2019.

Features no longer available in Exchange Server 2019

  • Only two server roles are supported in Exchange Server 2019 – Mailbox Server Role and Edge Transport Server Role. The Client Access Server Role feature has been discarded and replaced by the Client Access Services feature. The Client Access Services feature is on Mailbox Server role and provides authentication, proxy services, and redirection. Also, users can use client access protocols like RPC over HTTP (Outlook Anywhere) or MAPI over HTTP.
  • The Unified Messaging (UM) feature is discontinued in Exchange Server 2019. The organizations migrating to Exchange 2019 will have to implement alternate facilities like Skype for Business Server 2019 to use voice mail facilities.
  • One more feature that you will not be able to see in the current version of Exchange is MAPI/CDO library. For applications using the MAPI/CDO library, Exchange 2019 has Exchange Web Services, Representational State Transfer APIs and Exchange ActiveSync.

Some features are being of less importance of in Exchange Server 2019 – third-party replication APIs and RPC over HTTP. Also, Database Availability Group (DAG) will not be supporting failover cluster administrative access points.

Promising significant improvement in performance levels, Exchange 2019 supports 48 processor cores and 256 GB RAM. Exchange Server 2019 also offers makeover of Hybrid Configuration Wizard as an application, blockage of external access to Exchange Management Shell and Exchange Admin Center, improved compliance search (via Exchange Management Shell) and Search, better performance and scalability, data loss prevention features, and multiple features for collaboration. So, enjoy these new features in the latest Exchange Server environment.

Final Words

Exchange Server 2019 is a new version with some architectural changes, removal of many old features, and the addition of some new features. The discussion on features that are now discontinued in Exchange Server 2019 is done here; the replacements for some of the old features are also mentioned. Overall, these changes make it a more beneficial platform for enterprises.