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  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 Community Annotation

    A few days ago we enabled community annotation on our Exchange Server 2007 documentation (Exchange Server 2003 documentation got this a few months ago). Community annotation enables you to add your own mark to our docs so that you can share things you've learned with your fellow Exchange admins. Find...
  • Blog Post: How do you find the information you need?

    If you've installed Exchange Server, there's a really good ( ok , near 99.999%) chance at some point you've needed to look at the documentation to figure out how to do something. It's a big product. There's a lot of stuff you can do with it. But when you need to look something up - how do you do that...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Featured in TechNet Magazine

    In case you missed it, check out the December 2007 edition of TechNet Magazine which focuses on Exchange Server 2007 SP1. The Exchange-related feature articles included in this edition of TechNet Magazine are: 16 New Features in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Standby Continuous Replication in Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2003 Community Content

    We recently enabled a new feature on our Exchange Server 2003 product documentation. A new "Community Content" section enables you to add content to our existing topics. Now you can add your own thoughts to a topic. Have you implemented something and have real-world insights into what people should expect...
  • Blog Post: The Exchange Management Shell Banner

    When we introduced the Exchange Management Shell with Exchange 2007, we included a banner every time the shell opens. This is what the banner looks like: The top part of the banner includes common commands that should make your life easier if you're brand new to the shell. Commands to discover...
  • Blog Post: February 2008 Exchange Server 2007 Documentation Updates

    Check out the Exchange Server 2007 documentation update notes for a list of topics that were updated today in our February refresh. We also released an updated Exchange Management Shell help file . This help update brings the Exchange Management Shell help in sync with the content available on the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Management Shell Help Feedback

    As you know we're working on Exchange 14, the next version of Exchange Server. As part of that work we're taking a look at how we write content for all of the features of Exchange. I'm working on defining the guidelines for how we write the content for the Exchange Management Shell - what overview and...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 permissions management in SP1

    If you're new to Exchange 2010 SP1 and need to learn how to assign permissions to your administrators or other specialist users (such as employees who perform records searches), check out Understanding Permissions . This topic walks you setting up permissions that the vast majority of Exchange administrators...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Management Shell Tips and Quick Reference

    I'm sitting here watching downhill skiing (a Canadian finished third! woo!), recovering from Christmas and a nasty cold. Colds aren't fun. But getting one at Christmas is just wrong. So I'm planted in an easy chair, staring at the TV. Bored. I've even clicked through pretty much all the various greetings...
  • Blog Post: Multivalued Properties in Exchange 2010

    This blog article is based on a wiki page that I created for our Exchange 2010 SP2 Technology Adoption Program (TAP) private wiki site. This new syntax will make it into the Modifying Multivalued Properties topic when SP2 ships. Since the syntax also works with SP1 (the update just happens to be timed...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2007 “How Do I?” Videos

    If you want to learn more about Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, check out the “ How Do I?” videos that we’ve published in the Exchange TechCenter library. These videos combine narration and step-by-step procedures recorded on test servers. There are some great videos on how to: Use the Exchange Management...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Beta Available

    Exchange 2010 Beta bits, get em while they're hot! Exchange 2010 is available now for download. We've worked for two and a half years to create the most advanced e-mail system available. There are dozens of new features in every area of the product - and entirely new feature areas that are just plain...