Which Exchange version am I using?

I’ve read about several features I liked but they depend on the version of Exchange I am connecting to.

Aside from contacting my mail admin, how can I found out which version of Exchange I’m running against?

Exchange 2013 buttonSince Outlook 2003, there is an option to check your connection status which also displays the Exchange version number.

  1. Start Outlook and connect to the Exchange server if this isn’t done automatically already.
  2. Hold CTRL while clicking on the Outlook icon in the Notification Area
    (located in the right bottom area near the time; expand the Notification Area first if the Outlook icon does not show).
  3. From the context menu that pops-up choose: Connection Status…
  4. Scroll the horizontal scrollbar to the right to see the last column.
    (if the dialog is empty, then you are not connected to Exchange)
  5. Here you’ll see a version number. Use the table below to determine which named version of Exchange it corresponds with.
    Your version number could be between 2 named versions. In that case, your named version corresponds with the lower version but with some additional update installed.

 

Microsoft Exchange Server 20006.0.4417
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 SP16.0.4712
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 SP26.0.5762
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 SP36.0.6249
  
Microsoft Exchange Server 20036.5.6944
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP16.5.7226
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP26.5.7638
  
Microsoft Exchange Server 20078.0.685.24
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP18.1.240.6
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP28.2.176.0
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP38.3.83.0
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP3 RU238.3.517.0
  
Microsoft Exchange Server 201014.0.639.21
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP114.1.218.15
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP214.2.247.5
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP2 RU414.2.318.2
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP314.3.123.4
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU1114.3.266.1
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU1214.3.279.2
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU1314.3.294.0
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU1414.3.301.0
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU1514.3.319.2
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU1614.3.339.0
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU1714.3.352.0
  
Microsoft Exchange Server 201315.0.516.032
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU115.0.620.29
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU315.0.712.24
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU315.0.775.38
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 SP1 (CU4)15.0.847.32
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU515.0.913.22
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU615.0.995.29
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU715.0.1044.25
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU815.0.1076.9
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU915.0.1104.5
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU1015.0.1130.7
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU1115.0.1156.6
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU1215.0.1178.4
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU1315.0.1210.3
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU1415.0.1236.3
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU1515.0.1263.5
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU1615.0.1293.2
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 CU1715.0.1320.4
  
Microsoft Exchange Server 201615.1.225.42
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 CU115.1.396.30
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 CU215.1.466.34
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 CU315.1.544.27
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 CU415.1.669.32
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 CU515.1.845.34
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 CU615.1.1034.26

Note: For an overview of the Outlook version numbers see the post: Outlook versions and trivia.

Hold CTRL when clicking on the Outlook icon and choose Connection Status...
Hold CTRL when clicking on the Outlook icon and choose Connection Status…

Microsoft Exchange Connection Status - Scroll to the right to see the "Version" column (click on image to enlarge).
Scroll to the right to see the “Version” column (click on image to enlarge).

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