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  • Blog Post: Exchange releases: December 2014

    Editor's Note : Updates added below for important information related to Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8. The Exchange team is announcing today a number of releases. Today’s releases include updates for Exchange Server 2013, 2010, and 2007. The following packages are now available on the...
  • Blog Post: November Exchange Releases delayed until December

    We know that many of you are anxiously awaiting the release of our quarterly Exchange updates planned for November. Earlier today the Exchange Team decided to hold the release of these packages until December. We made this decision to provide more time to resolve a late breaking issue in the Installer...
  • Blog Post: Be aware: October 26 2014 Russian time zone changes and Exchange

    We wanted to give you a heads up that depending on the version of Exchange you are running, there might be some impact to either names of time zones that are changing on October 26, or the way that actual meetings are displayed in affected time zones. Customers using our newer versions of Exchange, 2010...
  • Blog Post: Released: Update Rollup 14 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

    The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of Update Rollup 14 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3. This latest rollup supports recent DST updates. The rollup contains all previously released security bulletins and fixes and updates for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 as well. This...
  • Blog Post: Released: Update Rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 and Update Rollup 13 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3

    The Exchange team is announcing the availability of the following updates: Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 13 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 5 resolves customer reported issues and includes...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2007 Readiness Check now available in ExBPA

    Along with the public release of Exchange 2007 Beta 2, we are today releasing an update to ExBPA v2.7 called the "Exchange 2007 Readiness Check". This is a new type of scan that you can run against your existing Exchange deployment. Its purpose is to provide a 'to do' list of changes and decisions that...
  • Blog Post: Overview of Exchange 2007 SP2 Rollup Installation

    You may have noticed that we've added some improvements to the Update Rollup installation process starting with Update Rollup 1 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2. This blog post walks you through the features we've added and what's happening behind the scenes. After reading this post you will have a better...
  • Blog Post: A significant update to Remove-DirectBooking script is now available

    A short while ago, we posted an article on how to Use Exchange Web Services and PowerShell to Discover and Remove Direct Booking Settings . We received a lot of constructive feedback with some noting that users can experience an issue when enabling the Resource Booking Attendant on mailboxes that were...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Documentation Updates - September 2007

    The Exchange Server documentation team is pleased to announce the following new Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 content. What's New in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Standby Continuous Replication Upgrading Clustered Mailbox Servers to Exchange 2007 SP1 Monitoring Continuous Replication...
  • Blog Post: Video: Kristian Andaker on Exchange 2007 OWA

    Continuing our TechEd iterview series, we bring you Kristian Andaker. Kristian is a Program Manager Lead of Outlook Web Access (OWA) and talks about improvements in Exchange Server 2007 OWA client. Check it out here: - The Exchange Team
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Re-release of Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 3 (V2)

    Update 4/11/11 : Please note that the E2007 SP3 RU3 will be available via Microsoft Update on 4/24/11. On March 29 th we posted an announcement to the EHLO blog about removing Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 due to an issue that could result in database corruption. The Exchange Servicing...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1 Beta 2

    Microsoft Forefront Team has also announced a Beta release today - Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1 Beta 2! You can read the details on their blog . Here is a part of their announcement : As a part of our ongoing deep integration with Exchange Server 2007, we are also...
  • Blog Post: Encapsulate This!

    Heads up, gateway developers and consumers of raw mime data from drop directories! If you do not develop gateways for Exchange 2007 and write mime devouring applications, I highly suggest you use this opportunity to test Internet Explorer 8's new "Back" functionality. In IE 8, clicking that "Back" button...
  • Blog Post: New maximum database cache size guidance for Exchange 2007 Hub Transport Server role

    Summary Exchange 2007 SP1 has a default transport database cache size of 128MB. This size doesn't allow as much dynamic growth as may be necessary on Hub servers with higher than normal message rates, or when an unexpected load from increased message size comes into a server. To better allow for cache...
  • Blog Post: How to generate SQM data with Exchange Server 2007 ExBPA

    Overview Software Quality Metrics (SQM, also known as the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program) is a set of anonymous data that can be sent back to Microsoft for the purposes of understanding what features of a product our customers are using. By examining this data, product teams can make...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 12 and Monad

    Recently, several articles have been written that Monad has been attacked by a virus and that Monad will be shipping with the next release of Exchange. I think there may have been a bit of confusion that I wanted to clear up. Monad was not attacked by a virus, but they were right that the administration...
  • Blog Post: A reminder on real life performance impact of Windows SNP features

    I think we are due for a reminder on best practices related to Windows features collectively known as “Microsoft Scalable Networking Pack (SNP)”, as it seems difficult to counter some of the “tribal knowledge” on the subject. Please also see our previous post on the subject. Recently we had a customer...
  • Blog Post: Restores from Online backup fail to Recovery Storage Groups configured on USB storage

    You may find that recovery operations from online backup fail when the target of a restore is a Recovery Storage Group that exists on an External USB storage device. Most commonly External USB storage is implemented as a temporary measure due to lack of physical disk space on the server. Thus, the...
  • Blog Post: Update Roll-up 7 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 has been released.

    * Note! Comments have been disabled for this post. To comment on this post, please visit the Exchange Software Updates forum which deals with issues encountered in updates we release for Exchange. We will be monitoring the forums every day to assist you in applying this roll-up. Thanks for keeping your...
  • Blog Post: Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 has been released

    EDIT 10/9/2008: We updated the MU (Microsoft Update) release date of this patch as well as the Installation Notes section . We have released the final version of Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 ( KB952580 ) The update is live at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId...
  • Blog Post: Optimizing Outlook 2007 Cache Mode Performance for a Very Large Mailbox

    My mailbox size is 7.4GB. I send/receive around 200 emails a day; so that 7.4GB of email goes back several years. I don't use too many rules so most of my email ends up in my Inbox (30k items). If you have read Exchange mailbox sizing guidance , you will notice that my mailbox size is higher than the...
  • Blog Post: Resource scheduling in Exchange Server 2007

    Update 4/16/2009: We have corrected an incorrect permissions entry in this blog post. Heard of the term calendar concierge ? Look up http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/07/24/428390.aspx . In this post I'm going to talk about what happened to the Auto Accept Agent in Exchange Server 2007 and how...
  • Blog Post: NGen (Native Image Generation) During Exchange 2007 SP2 Rollup Installation

    In response to customer feedback with regards to native image generation (NGen) taking too long (and in some cases leading the user to believe that the installation process had hanged), we separated the NGen process into pre and post-installation NGen processing since Exchange 2007 SP2 Rollups. During...
  • Blog Post: Recipient Permission Delegation in Exchange Server 2007

    NOTE: the updated, newer version of this article can be found here . Working with Active Directory directory service permissions related to Microsoft Exchange can be a complex task. This article has been written to aid Exchange architects in their understanding of how they may implement a split permissions...
  • Blog Post: Do you have what it takes to become a Microsoft Certified Master?

    There has been a lot of interest and discussion about the MCM | Exchange Server 2007 Program since Microsoft announced it earlier this year, and as the PM responsible for the Exchange Program I wanted to give you some of the history of the program, tell you more about what to expect from the program...