In today’s fast-paced world, two markets have seen major growth the past few years: cloud computing and email hosting. These products allow businesses to provide a reliable connection to the Web, gather data on-the-go, and receive e-mails at all times. Consumers have also enjoyed these benefits by backing up their private data with ease, sending personalized e-mails, as well as using premium e-mail services.
To stay on the top of the market, Microsoft (News - Alert) created its own email hosting solution platform coined Exchange. For years Microsoft users have enjoy the benefits of having their e-mails available anywhere and at any time via the cloud. However, there are security issues that have arisen and Microsoft plans on releasing an update for it’s Forefront Threat Management Gateway (News - Alert) (TMG) and Unified Access Gateway (UAG) products to ensure its users are protected.
According to the Microsoft Exchange Team Blog, some users have been having trouble publishing using TMG or UAG. “Now that Exchange Server 2013 is available, some of you may well be wondering how to publish it to the Internet,” said the Exchange Team. “This post will help you configure TMG, for sure, but not UAG – as for the time being, you can’t effectively publish Exchange Server 2013 using UAG without turning off many of the security features.”
The team blames it on technology getting “confused” and said they would be re-writing their rule sets in order for the two programs to work effectively. The team added that a new update would be coming shortly to take care of the issue.
Although most agree that Exchange 2013 is a highly intuitive, next generation program, experts particularly enjoy the email hosting features the offering powers including the ability to see contacts and e-mails even when offline.
“IT pros may have good reasons to want to publish Exchange 2013 and use OWA for remote email connections,” said Kurt Mackie, online news editor, Enterprise Group. “One of the more interesting reasons is offline access to OWA 2013 e-mail, contacts, and calendar. Exchange 2013 also supports larger mailboxes and comes with basic anti-malware protection, along with automatic traffic-surge protection and other management improvements.”
Although it’s not clear when the update will be available, rumors are currently circulating that it might not be until the first quarter of 2013.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein