The Microsoft Exchange Server team has announced the upcoming availability of Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2013, scheduled for release in “early 2014”.
Among the changes and improvements planned for Service Pack 1:
- Support for running Exchange Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2
- The return of the Edge Transport server role
- S/MIME support for Outlook Web App
- Many more fixes and improvements
The team also said that Service Pack 1 is essentially CU4. Considering we are at CU2 right now that leaves open the question of when CU3 will be released.
UC Architect Dave Stork noticed in the last few days a number of KB articles were published that listed fixes that were included in CU3, however those KB articles have since been removed. The publishing of specific KBs like that usually coincides with the release of an update or service pack. In their blog post about SP1 Microsoft did hint that more info about CU3 is “imminent”, so perhaps the KB articles were accidentally published too soon, and were removed until CU3 is formally released. I’m sure we’ll find out soon.