Beta 2 of Service Pack 1 Exchange Server 2007 is available for public download and preview for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. As I wrote in my blog entry, Standby Continuous Replication in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1, SCR extends the continuous replication technology in Exchange 2007, enabling new data availability scenarios for Exchange 2007 Mailbox servers. You can find product documentation for SCR in the recently refreshed TechCenter update at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676502.aspx.

To demonstrate one of those scenarios, I have created a 5-part blogcast that takes you through the process of enabling SCR, monitoring SCR, and activating an SCR storage group copy using the Exchange Management Shell and other features, such as database portability. This scenario is based on the scenario detailed in the Help topic Standby Continuous Replication: Database Portability.

An example of using SCR with a standby cluster is detailed in the Help topic Standby Continuous Replication: Site Resilience with Standby Clustering.

The blogcast video parts are as follows; please click on video thumbnails below to see the videos. There is a Download link on each of the 5 video pages where you can download them in full resolution (Right-click, Save Target As...):

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These blogcast videos are intended to be watched in full-screen resolution (at least 1024 x 768), and in numbered order.

Of course we welcome your feedback on SCR, the documentation for SCR, and this blogcast. Thanks for reading/watching!

- Scott Schnoll