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  • Blog Post: Released: Update Rollup 6 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3

    The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 . Update Rollup 6 is the latest rollup of customer fixes available for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3. The release contains fixes for customer reported issues and previously released...
  • Blog Post: This mailbox database contains one or more mailboxes…

    Let’s say you are in process of removing the last copy of a mailbox database or uninstalling an Exchange server and run into the following error message: “This mailbox database contains one or more mailboxes…” You check again and again but can’t find a mailbox on the server being uninstalled or the database...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: GetLogFileUsage.ps1 script

    Whether you’re using the Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator by Ross Smith IV or the Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator by Neil Johnson, you’ll need to provide statistics about your log file usage to determine bandwidth requirements. Whenever I’ve done that previously...
  • 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 2010 and 2013 Database Growth Reporting Script

    Introduction Often times in Exchange Support we get cases reporting that the size of one or more Exchange databases is growing abnormally. The questions or comments that we get will range from “The database is growing in size but we aren’t reclaiming white space” to “All of the databases on this one...
  • Blog Post: Geek Out With Perry on Mailbox Replication Service (MRS)

    Moving mailboxes is an important part of managing an email service. Check out the latest Geek Out with Perry blog and video to gain some deep insights on our approach to moving mailboxes with Mailbox Replication Service (MRS) and get Perry’s take on this topic and how it works. This technology is also...
  • Blog Post: Transitioning Client Access to Exchange Server 2010

    NOTE: This article has been updated to correct the MSAS URLs mentioned in this article. By now most of you have heard about the release of Exchange 2010. Those of you that are upgrading from Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007 or a mixture of the two, are probably curious about the client access upgrade...
  • Blog Post: Default settings for Exchange-related virtual directories in Exchange Server 2010

    A while ago, we posted the default authentication and SSL settings for Exchange-related virtual directories in Exchange Server 2007. The settings below hold true for Exchange Server 2010 RTM and SP1. You will notice that Unified Messaging is no longer on the list and that is because this virtual directory...
  • Blog Post: Publishing Exchange Server 2010 with Forefront UAG and TMG

    Since joining the Exchange Customer Experience team a few months ago, a question I'm commonly asked (aside from “When are you taking over the storage calculator from Ross? He’s a busy chap and as the new guy on the team you should help him out so he can take a break now and then.” –...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 SP2 RU1 and CAS-to-CAS Proxy Incompatibility

    Update 04/23/12 : we have updated this blog post to indicate that fixes for this issue have been released. Please see below table or our announcements for release of Exchange 2010 SP2 RU2 and Exchange 2007 SP3 RU7 We wanted to give you a heads up regarding a change in CAS to CAS proxy behavior between...
  • Blog Post: Released: Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 and Exchange 2007 SP3 RU10

    Today the Exchange CXP team released the following update rollups to the Download Center. All three releases cover Security Bulletin MS13-012 (KB 2809279 ). Because this is a security release, the updates will also be available on Microsoft Update. Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack...
  • Blog Post: Released: Update Rollup 3 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2

    Earlier today, the Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 to the Download Center. This update contains a number of customers reported and internally found issues. See KB2685289 Description of Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 for more details. Note...
  • Blog Post: What's New in the Exchange Management Console for Exchange Server 2010 - Part 1

    Welcome to Exchange Server 2010! Exchange Server 2010 continues the tradition of providing more and more Messaging features for the enterprise, and at the same time, significantly lowering mailbox associated costs. This new version brings a slew of features to your messaging and communication infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Help us learn how you use Exchange management tools to manage your server and organization objects!

    Note 6/3/2011: we have now fixed the survey link; sorry for the disruption, you can now take the survey. We wanted to reach out to you again to help us think and plan about evolution of Exchange in the future. This time, we wanted to get a better understanding on how you use Exchange management tools...
  • Blog Post: What’s New with the Exchange Deployment Assistant?

    Last year we released the Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant (ExDeploy), a free web-based tool which can help you deploy Exchange Server 2010. With ExDeploy, you can create Exchange Server 2010 on-premises deployment instructions that are customized to your environment. The Deployment Assistant...
  • Blog Post: BlackBerry Enterprise Server fully supported on Exchange 2010

    I'd like to share with everyone some good news today— BlackBerry® Enterprise Server (BES) is now fully supported on Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 and BlackBerry® Technical Support Services are readily available. This is the earliest customers have been able to deploy BlackBerry smartphones with a new...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 SP2 and Support for Hosting Exchange

    With the release of Exchange Server 2010 SP2 later this year, we will add a new feature known as Address Book Policies . Following this addition, hosters who wish to deploy the standard on-premises configuration of Exchange and use ABP will be supported. As you may have read in a recent post over on...
  • Blog Post: Geek Out with Perry on RBAC

    At Tech.Ed Europe in Berlin and many other events, folks have asked me questions that they wanted Perry to geek out on. One topic that came up is how Exchange management makes decisions and what sort of planning and decisions go into architecting Exchange. In his blog and video , Perry starts to explain...
  • Blog Post: Prevent archiving of items in a default folder in Exchange 2010

    In Exchange 2010, you can use Retention Policies to manage message retention. Retention Policies consist of delete tags , i.e. retention tags with either Delete and Allow Recovery or Permanently Delete actions, or archive tags , i.e. retention tags with the Move To Archive action, which move items to...
  • Blog Post: Re-released Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007 update rollups

    Earlier today we re-released the following Rollup Updates. These updates address an issue in which digital signatures on files produced and signed by Microsoft will expire prematurely, as described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2749655 . Also see Security Advisory 2749655 and timestamping on the Security...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator Beta 2

    During the beta phase of the Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator (ExNBC) I hope to release an update every 4-6 weeks. These updates are to provide new features based on feedback and potentially to fix things in the calculator. For this Beta 2 release , I have been working with our teams in...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Online December 2011 Service Update

    Over the next several months Microsoft will deploy the Exchange Online December 2011 Service Update. As a part of this update, we will also make high availability architecture enhancements in all datacenters that host Office 365 tenant domains. These updates will be staggered globally, beginning in December...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Calendar Repair Assistant

    Exchange 2010 had many new enhancements and improvements over prior versions of Exchange. One really cool feature was the introduction of the Calendar Repair Assistant (CRA). The CRA is a mailbox assistant that is configurable through the Exchange Management Shell and runs within the MS Exchange Mailbox...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Exchange Web Services Managed API 1.0 Beta

    If you haven't heard the buzz yet about what is new with our Exchange 2010 developer story then head over to the Exchange Developer Center and start digging in to the Exchange Web Services Managed API Beta and our other new features. Download the first fully managed API from the Exchange team that enables...
  • Blog Post: Help us understand how you manage your discovery mailboxes

    I wanted to reach out to you to help me (and my team) understand how you manage your Exchange discovery mailboxes. What we learn here will be used to help us narrow down our plans around future management of this feature. To help narrow down what I'd like to lean about, I prepared some questions: 1....