As noted previously, many of the new features in the coming Exchange Server 2016 release are already part of Exchange Online and Office 365. Microsoft officials describe Exchange 2016 as "an evolution of what was delivered in Exchange 2013.
"The new Exchange includes "significant updates" to the Outlook Web App, according to the July 22 blog post announcing the new release. Starting with the new Exchange release, Microsoft is renaming "Outlook Web App" to "Outlook on the Web." Outlook on the Web is getting Sweep, Pin, Undo, inline reply and other features with the release.With Exchange 2016, both Exchange itself and the Outlook client also will be able to take advantage of updates Microsoft has made to its search architecture.
Microsoft also is enhancing the enhanced data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities built into Exchange with the coming release, adding 30 new sensitive information types to the product.Enhanced eDiscovery, auto-expanding archives and hybrid on-premises/cloud features are also coming in the new release.
"Microsoft has been making existing progress with SharePoint Server 2016 which allowed us to accelerate our schedule on Beta 1/Preview, and it allows us to solicit more actionable feedback over a greater period of time.We anticipate Beta 2 later in Q2/Q3 and will have more information to share in the coming months with regard to specific timing," the Microsoft spokesperson added.