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Microsoft Exchange Server Training Portal

Microsoft has launched a dedicated training portal for Exchange Server 2007 and 2010.  You will find links to Technet document libraries, certification information, special offers, and eLearning catalogs for the Exchange Server product lines. Check it out here.

June 15, 2009

Exchange Server 2007 Resource Mailboxes

Read my three part series about Exchange Server 2007 resource mailboxes. Learn what they are, how to create Room and Equipment mailboxes, and how to extend the resource schema with custom resource properties to add more detail to your resource mailboxes.

June 3, 2009

Evaluating Anti-Spam Software

I used to do some work for a customer who’s idea of running an evaluation of a new system was to pick one product, put it in, then if it sort of worked good enough to just buy that one.  Over the long term some of these choices turned out to be less than ideal. […]

May 28, 2009

Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 Announced

Microsoft has announced that Service Pack 2 for Exchange Server 2007 will be released in Q3 of this year.  The MS Exchange Team has listed some of the key new features in their blog post here. A welcome addition is the new volume snapshot backup plugin for Windows Server 2008.  Currently Exchange Server 2007 cannot […]

May 22, 2009

No 32-bit Version of Exchange Server 2010?

The MS Exchange Team has written a blog post answering the question of whether or not a 32-bit version of Exchange 2010 will be released. Most people familiar with Exchange are aware that Exchange Server 2007 was the first version that required 64-bit hardware and operating system to run.  A 32-bit evaluation version was made […]

May 21, 2009

New Exchange Server 2010 Unified Messaging Features

The Three UC Amigos talk about some of the new Unified Messaging features in Exchange Server 2010.  Read the full blog post here.  A few items that caught my attention were: New UM Administrator, UM Recipient Administrator, and UM Prompt Administrator roles so that UM management can be delegated properly. Personal auto-attendant. “Red lamp” or […]

May 12, 2009

Steve Riley Departs Microsoft

In a blog post today Steve Riley of the Trustworthy Computing Group announced his departure from Microsoft. Friends, as a part of Microsoft’s second round of restructuring, my position was eliminated yesterday and my employment with Microsoft has ended. While there were many rewards that came from my job, the most satisfying element was knowing […]

May 7, 2009

Exchange Server 2010 Database Names

As with earlier versions of Exchange Server when you first install Exchange Server 2010 it configures the first mailbox database for you.  In Exchange Server 2007 this database was placed in a Storage Group called “First Storage Group” and was simply named “Mailbox Database”. This was not a problem in earlier versions of Exchange.  Databases […]

May 7, 2009

Feedback for Exchange Server 2007 Migration Guide

A few months ago I wrote an Exchange Server 2007 transition guide and uploaded it here to this blog.  I titled it “Exchange Server 2007 Turbo Transition” and it contains 40 pages of step by step guidance for a simple single-server transition from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007. I didn’t announce it at […]

May 6, 2009