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  • Blog Post: Ask the Perf Guy: How big is too BIG?

    We’ve seen an increasing amount of interest lately in deployment of Exchange 2013 on “large” servers. By large, I mean servers that contain significantly more CPU or memory resources than what the product was designed to utilize. I thought it might be time for a reminder of our scalability recommendations...
  • Blog Post: Network Ports for Clients and Mail Flow in Exchange 2013

    Once upon a time in a land far, far away I wrote an article that told our action packed supportability story about the relationship of firewalls and Exchange servers. While the majority of response was positive to this purposefully lighthearted article (if you can’t enjoy your work why do it? :), there...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Connectivity with MAPI over HTTP

    Among the many new features delivered in Exchange 2013 SP1 is a new method of connectivity to Outlook we refer to as MAPI over HTTP (or MAPI/HTTP for short). We’ve seen a lot of interest about this new connection method and today we’ll give you a full explanation of what it is, what it provides, where...
  • Blog Post: Updated: Exchange Server Deployment Assistant

    We’re happy to announce updates to the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant ! These updates offer you more deployment options and outline new features that make deployments more flexible and easier to configure. We’ve updated the Deployment Assistant to include the following: Support for the Exchange...
  • Blog Post: ISA 2006 SP1 Configuration with Exchange 2010

    While ISA 2006 SP1 includes a Client Access Web Publishing Wizard for both Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007, the wizard does not have any knowledge of Exchange 2010. Exchange 2010 includes the following changes with respect to its URLs and virtual directories: Exchange 2010 Client Access Servers...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2003 Technical Library documentation changes - October 2006

    The Exchange Server documentation team is pleased to announce the following additions and changes to our content. For a complete list of topics that changed, see Exchange Server Documentation Updates . Changes to Online Content The following topics are new: Exchange 2007: Anywhere Access (1 topic) Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server Documentation Updates - March 2008

    The Exchange Server documentation team is pleased to announce the following Exchange Server content. Migrating Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2003 to Exchange 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 Using Certificates for Mobile Device Authentication You can see these articles and other Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Updates to the Exchange Supportability Matrix

    With the release of Exchange 2007 SP2 we provided a Supportability Matrix which outlined the supported configurations for Exchange 2000 SP3, Exchange 2003 SP2, and Exchange 2007 (RTM, SP1, and SP2).   But as many are aware, with the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 there have been a variety of questions...
  • Blog Post: Content Feedback: BRING IT ON

    Intro or Why you should give feedback The Exchange User Education team has been working hard over the last three releases to make improvements to the Exchange content experience that address learning, implementing, and troubleshooting your Exchange environment. From publishing all our content online...
  • Blog Post: Download free sample chapters of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Administrator's Pocket Consultant

    For you weekend readers: here's the practical, pocket-sized reference for IT professionals who administer and support Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. This guide provides essential details for using Exchange Server 2007 to deliver better performance, interoperability, and end-user experience. Written...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2007 and Office 365 Coexistence

    We're happy to announce that the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant has been enhanced to include support for configuring rich coexistence for organizations interested in maintaining some users on-premises with Exchange 2007 and some users hosted by Microsoft Office 365 Beta for enterprises in the cloud...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Additional Upgrade Scenarios for the Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant

    In November, we launched the Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant . In the initial version of the Deployment Assistant, content was available for customers upgrading from Exchange 2003. We are happy to announce that today we've released content for the following scenarios to http://technet.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server Documentation Updates - April 2008

    The Exchange Server documentation team is pleased to announce updates to the Exchange Server content. To see what content has changed for Exchange Server 2007 with Service Pack 1, take a look at Exchange Server 2007 Documentation Updates . To see what content has changed for Exchange Server Analyzer...
  • Blog Post: Do You Know Me? The Exchange Server TechCenter Doesn’t Carry an American Express Card

    Do you remember those American Express® credit card commercials from a few years ago called the " Do you know me?® ” commercials? Before the advent of 24x7 cable and satellite TV, famous people were known more by their names than their faces. To capitalize on this, the American Express " Do you know...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Insider articles are now live on the Exchange TechCenter!

    I am very happy to announce that Exchange Insider articles are now live on the Exchange Server TechCenter site. There are several articles that have been published, and many more are to come, so keep checking for updates! Let me also give you a bit of history behind this new content: Over...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server TechCenter Updates - February 2007

    The Exchange Server documentation team is pleased to announce the following new Exchange Server 2007 content. Changes in the Administration and Permissions Model The Fundamentals of Mobile Access to Exchange 2007 Transitioning to Active Directory Site-Based Routing Domain Security in Exchange 2007 White...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Cross-Forest Mailbox Moves

    EDIT 8/12/2010: Added a note about the necessity to manually enable MSProxy in remote forest . We are seeing some trends where quite a few customers are migrating mailboxes to a new Exchange organization, in a different Active Directory (AD) forest. This blog post is aimed at helping to explain the fundamentals...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server Documentation Updates - December 2007

    The Exchange Server documentation team is pleased to announce the following Exchange Server 2007 content. Service Pack 1 Highlights Common Criteria You can see these articles and other Exchange Server documentation content in the Microsoft Exchange Server TechCenter . To see what content...
  • Blog Post: White Paper: Understanding the Relative Costs of Client Access Server Workloads In Exchange Server 2010

    Just a quick heads-up that we have published a new Exchange 2010 whitepaper: White Paper: Understanding the Relative Costs of Client Access Server Workloads In Exchange Server 2010 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff803560(EXCHG.141).aspx Here is what it is about: Estimating your Exchange Server...
  • Blog Post: Additional Exchange Server 2003 Technical Library Documentation Changes - August 2006

    The Exchange Server documentation team is pleased to announce the following additions and changes to our content. For a complete list of topics that changed, see Exchange Server Documentation Updates . Changes to Online Content The following topics are new: Exchange Server Database Utility...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2007 Server Installation Guide Updates

    We have made the following updates to the installation guides: We have finally released an Windows Server 2008 Cluster Continuous Replication Installation Guide (yeah we know it was a way overdue): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd425009.aspx We have made the following changes to...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 and the New Generation of Microsoft Certifications

    Microsoft Learning is currently phasing in a new generation of Microsoft certifications. These new certifications are designed to be more specific and targeted to better reflect proficiency in a particular technology. You can read all about the big changes in certification here: http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2007 beta documentation now available on the Microsoft Exchange Server TechCenter!

    Hi, this is Kevin Allison, and I lead the User Education group within the Microsoft Exchange product organization. I am pleased to announce that the beta documentation for Exchange 2007 has just been posted to the Microsoft Exchange Server TechCenter! http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange...
  • Blog Post: Managing OAB in Exchange Server 2013

    The Exchange team blog article OAB in Exchange Server 2013 introduced the new Offline Address Book (OAB) generation and distribution architecture in Exchange Server 2013. Take a few moments to visit the article if you haven’t seen it yet or re-visit it for a quick refresher. The OAB management and administration...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server Documentation Updates - June 2007

    The Exchange Server documentation team is pleased to announce the following new Exchange Server 2007 content. How to Build a Scalable and Available Unified Messaging System Getting Started with Messaging Records Management White Paper: Unified Messaging Concepts and Planning Planning for Exchange Server...