Outlook Web Access Performance and Extensibility with Exchange Server 5.5

Read about Outlook Web Access architecture, deployment strategies, and performance issues when used with Exchange Server. Also find details on troubleshooting, security, and authentication.
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      Increasingly, organizations seek the ability to allow employees and customers to communicate and share information over the Internet. Today, a popular solution is Microsoft Outlook® Web Access, which allows developers to expose data from Exchange Server 5.5 to the Internet in several simple ways.

      This paper explains the architecture of Outlook Web Access as a Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI) server and discusses its relationship to the browser and server-side components, such as Exchange Server 5.5, Microsoft Internet Information Service (IIS)—the Microsoft Windows 2000® Server built-in Web server, scripts, and the Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) library.

      Although powerful and flexible, the ASP page platform for Outlook Web Access creates specific opportunities and resource issues. The paper treats this topic and other security and performance issues for Outlook Web Access in conjunction with Exchange 5.5, as well as deployment strategies.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP

      Microsoft Word 97 or higher, or an Office file viewer.
  • Install Instructions
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    • Included in this document:

      • Outlook Web Access Architecture

      • Extending Outlook Web Access

      • Performance Issues

      • Deployment Strategies

      • Monitoring and Troubleshooting

      • Security and Authentication

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