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  • Blog Post: Office 2010 has now reached RTM!

    Office 2010 has finally reached RTM, which means that Outlook 2010 will now soon be available - this is great news as Exchange 2010 has a number of really great features that are pretty much dependent on Outlook 2010 (mailtips, online archive, etc.) Out in the field I have been very much in the "chicken...
  • Blog Post: Download Exchange 2010 Today!!

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is now available for download and helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that simplify your administration, protect your communications, and meet demands for greater business mobility. Download it today from http://go.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Protection for Exchange - Antispam Video HERE

    Alex Nikolayev, a program manager on the Forefront Server Protection team, was recently interviewed on video about the new antispam filters available in Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE). Alex gives an excellent overview of the antispam filters in FPE and how they are integrated into...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2010 - Protecting Exchange 2010 DAG in a Single Site

    Why should you backup an Exchange 2010 DAG implementation with DPM? What should you be thinking about before you make a final decision? What is the way out of this conundrum? ….Well, it depends. Let me walk you through a scenario. First, let us make a couple of assumptions: · That you...
  • Blog Post: HOWTO Enable Telnet in Windows 7 and Vista

    Telnet is a well known reliable protocol to communicate with different network hosts.It provides a bidirectional interactive communication facility between two hosts. If you want to use the Telnet application in Windows 7 then please note that it is not enabled by default. To enable it, you will have...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Troubleshooting Issues – Part II

    Best practices in Exchange 2010 deployment Before kicking off the actual implementation stage, verify that the required third party products in your company (e.g. Antivirus, Backup, etc.) support Exchange 2010 and Windows 2008 R2. Remeber you may well be able to cut some licence cosots with new...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Troubleshooting Issues – Part III

    Common issues seen in Exchange 2007 migrations to Exchange 2010 Strange errors may appear during OWA/Outlook Anywhere, Offline Address book management (e.g. Event ID 9519 "Error 0x80004005" in the application event log, etc.). Event ID 9519 "Error 0x80004005" is logged in the Application...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 SP1 - Its coming - Details HERE!!

    The latest from EHLO; While we appreciate all the positive feedback we've received on Exchange Server 2010, we know you all are eager to find out what's been going on in Redmond since November. Today, we are happy to give you a first look at what's coming later this year in Exchange Server 2010 Service...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Launch Tour PPTs available for FREE download!

    Harold Wong has posted his latest slide decks for Exchange 2010, presented during the Exchange 2010 Launch Tour. The links listed below were taken from Harolds blog here ; Introducing Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2010 Unified Messaging Exchange Server 2010 High Availability Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Outlook 2007 now supported by the Persoanl Archive - At last!!!

    Finally Outlook 2007 now supports Exchange 2010 personal archives, you need to install an update that is now available in December 2010 Cumulative Update for Office 2007 follow this link for more details! Good to be back :)
  • Blog Post: Exchange Webcast - Virtualization - Lets hope they confirm the Exchange 2010 support stance!!

    The Exchange team have announced a good webcast coming up next week to discuss recommendations for virtualizing Exchange server and the benefits of choosing Hyper-V + System Center as your virtualization solution . Heres hoping they talk about Exchnage 2010! TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Default Authentication Settings Exchange 2007/2010 IIS Application & Virtual Directories!!

    Im getting alot of questions around the default authentication setting for the exchange virtual directories - So I though I would dig this out as a handy reference; You can find these settings in IIS7. Select each Virtual Directory and then IIS section –> Authentication. Listed are the virtual...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 Beta has launched - get it HERE!!

    The public beta has launched and now YOU can finally get hold of Office 2010. You can download it from HERE and try out some of the great new features such as: · Conversation threading in Outlook · Improved rules management in InfoPath · The ribbon UI in SharePoint · InfoPath “quick” publish...
  • Blog Post: How do I migate from Lotus Notes to Exchange 2010???

    Micosoft has removed/retired the native Notes connector for Exchange 2010. Thie means Microsoft's own Tansporrte Suite is not supported for Exchange 2010 migrations! we will however support the use of thid party migrations tools. Please check with MIcosoft support before stating a migration to ensure...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Webcast Downloads HERE!!

    The new Exchange 2010 webcast series is now live as published here by the product group. Register to attend in-person via Live Meeting or download the recorded video or podcast. A full schedule of topics and presenters is below. Each webcast is 60min in length. Looking for something shorter? We also...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Mailbox Role Calc Released - Grab a coffee and start reading...

    Overview The Exchange Mailbox Server role is arguably one of the most important roles within an Exchange deployment for it stores the data that users will ultimately access on a daily basis. Therefore, ensuring that you design the mailbox server role correctly is critical to your design. With Exchange...
  • Blog Post: No more single Instance in Exchange 2010.. WHAT???!!?

    And if you want to know why, and what the consequences are...have a look at this great post from the ELHO team: Dude, Where's My Single Instance?
  • Blog Post: PLEASE Dont put HUB or CAS in the Perimeter Network!!

    This is a GREAT post from the team over at EHLO about the dangers of a bad design decision; We sometimes hear customers talking about putting Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010 Client Access Servers (CAS) into the Perimeter network (sometimes referred to as the "DMZ" - Demilitarized Zone). A Perimeter...
  • Blog Post: HOWTO Monitor, Back up, and Restore Exchange Server 2010 with System Center!!

    This is a really great webcast on the possibilities of System Centre and Exchange 2010, 60 mins well spent! - please check it out via the links below. Microsoft System Center helps you get the most from your mission-critical messaging infrastructure with management solutions that enhance the availability...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Webcasts - The complete download list

    I have been asked by a few people now to consolidate a list of public webcasts regard the new functionality of Exchange 2010. Luckly the Exchange team have saved me the hard work by publishing the following great topic list on thier blog; MsEvents featured an eleven-part webcast series on Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Pre-Deployment Analyzer now available for download HERE

    A great reporting tool that was published to the Microsoft Download site yesterday. It will really help consultants who are planning / performing the Exchange 2010 transitions in their companies or for their customers. The reports will alert you if there are any issues within your organization, which...
  • Blog Post: Outlook 2010 - HOWTO Set up Multiple EXCHANGE profiles from a single account

    A new and currently not widely known capability in Outlook 2010 is the ability to sync with multiple Exchange Servers . To do this, simply close down Outlook and configure the required profiles using the Control Panel > Mail applet. This is useful for a number of scenarios - testing, when...
  • Blog Post: HOWTO increase the Logging Levels in Exchange 2003,2007 and 2010

    Im often asked about logging levels in Exchange and to be fair to my customers, when I'm not asked I will always turn the tables and start the discussion. Logging is an important troubleshooting step, and when implimented correctly can also become a powerful pro-active mechanism to help identify issues...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 - Launch details starting to emerge, ballpark pricing - Exchange Server Standard will support HA DAG!!!

    Thanks to Julie White for confirming some really GREAT early Exchange 2010 launch info: Exchange 2010 – Revving the Engines for Launch Two weeks ago we announced that Exchange 2010 was code complete and, as we get ready for launch, we’re seeing some amazing results from our early adopter...
  • Blog Post: Deleted Mailbox not appearing in Disconnected mailbox GUI?? Read on...

    This seems to be a very common complaint from the field - Deleted mailboxes will appear in disconnected mailbox list, but these changes it will not reflect immediately. You have to wait for online maintenance to run and complete before the mailboxes are correctly listed If you accidentally delete...