From the author: Exchange Server 2013 Pocket Consultant–Configuration & Clients


cover image for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Pocket ConsultantI’m William Stanek ( and I’m blogging today to introduce you to Exchange Server 2013 Pocket Consultant: Configuration & Clients, my 378-page guide to Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. For this book, I decided to do something radically different than I’ve done in the past. I decided to laser focus the book on core configuration tasks and this allowed me to do something I’ve never been able to do before. It allowed me to wrap my arms around Exchange Online, Exchange hybrid, and Exchange Server and discuss them all.

Because a discussion of Exchange Online would not be complete without a discussion of Office 365 and Windows Azure, Office 365 and Windows Azure are also explored, where appropriate, throughout the book. Embracing Exchange Online, Exchange hybrid, and Exchange Server allowed me to push the discussion in new directions.

One of the areas I delved into exhaustively is Exchange Management Shell. Not only do I discuss how to customize and troubleshoot Exchange Management Shell for onsite Exchange Server configurations, I also examine how to use the Exchange Management Shell and PowerShell to connect to and work with Exchange Online, Office 365, and Windows Azure. I explore using manual remote shells to connect to Exchange servers and Exchange Online when all other options fail, such as when Exchange has an invalid configuration that prevents connecting any other way.

To help you get a better idea of the topics covered in the book, I’ll include the top-level table of contents. As you work with Exchange Online, Exchange hybrid, and Exchange Server configurations, I hope you’ll find this first of its kind guide to be one of the best resources available for your everyday administration needs. You can find the book at:

Barnes & Noble

Thanks for reading,

William R. Stanek

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Exchange Server 2013 administration overview

Getting started with Exchange 2013 and Exchange Online

Exchange Server 2013 and your hardware

Exchange Server 2013 editions

Exchange Server and Windows

Exchange Server and Active Directory

Exchange Online and Office 365

Using the graphical administration tools

Using Exchange Management Shell

Chapter 2 Deploying Exchange Server 2013

Exchange Server messaging roles

Integrating Exchange server roles with Active Directory

Integrating Exchange Server 2013 into existing Exchange organizations

Running and modifying Exchange Server 2013 Setup

Understanding cumulative updates and service packs

Installing cumulative updates and service packs

Chapter 3 Exchange administration essentials

Accessing and using Exchange Admin Center

Bypassing Exchange Admin Center and troubleshooting

Validating Exchange Server licensing

Using and managing Exchange services

Chapter 4 Using Exchange Management Shell

Using Windows PowerShell

Working with cmdlets

Working with Exchange Management Shell

Using a manual remote shell to work with Exchange

Chapter 5 Managing Exchange Server 2013 clients

Configuring mail support for Outlook

Leaving mail on the server with POP3

Checking private and public folders with IMAP4 and UNIX mail servers

Managing the Exchange configuration in Outlook

Using mail profiles to customize the mail environment

Chapter 6 User and contact administration

Understanding users and contacts

Understanding the basics of email routing

Understanding on-premises and online recipient management

Managing user accounts and mail features

Managing contacts

Chapter 7 Mailbox administration

Creating special-purpose mailboxes

Managing mailboxes: The essentials

Moving mailboxes

Configuring mailbox delivery restrictions, permissions, and storage limits

Chapter 8 Working with distribution groups and address lists

Using security and distribution groups

Working with security and standard distribution groups

Working with dynamic distribution groups

Other essential tasks for managing groups

Managing online address lists

Managing offline address books

Chapter 9 Implementing Exchange security

Configuring standard permissions for Exchange

Configuring role-based permissions for Exchange

Performing advanced permissions management

Using shared and split permissions

Comments (1)
  1. William R. Stanek says:

    I hope readers find the book to be a valuable resource for learning Exchange 2013!

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