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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

Backscatter Spam and Exchange Server 2007

Over at AllSpammedUp.com I've written an article on protecting both yourself and others from backscatter spam. Backscatter spam is also known as NDR spam and is the result of address spoofing combined with spam addressed to invalid recipients. As an Exchange administrator you want to be sure you aren't contributing to the problem with your own email server. Read the article to find out how to avoid send NDR spam to others.

April 30, 2009

First Look at Exchange Server 2010 Installation

This blog post is based on the Exchange Server 2010 Beta code. The information shown here may change at the final release of Exchange Server 2010. In this post I take a quick look at the Exchange Server 2010 installation process.  Although the setup screens are very similar to Exchange Server 2007 there are a […]

April 23, 2009

Forefront Security for Exchange Server 2010 Beta

Hot on the heels of last week’s beta release of Exchange Server 2010 comes the beta release of Forefront Security for Exchange, that now includes Exchange Server 2010 support. The new Forefront Security for Exchange integrates with the Forefront “Stirling” management console and ships with a PowerShell interface for improved manageability, and also includes new […]

April 20, 2009