I attended the session entitled: “General Session: Exchange Server Today and Tomorrow”. Most of the presentation covered what was called the 9 most frequently asked questions. I know that I don't get asked these questions that much, but that may explain why this session was a level 200 session. There was some good content so I will share...
9. How do I know that I can trust Exchange 2003?
8. How can I better manage my infrastructure?
Service Pack 1:
Separate SP1 Downloads:
Demo of RSG WizardAllows you to merge data or copy data. Copying the data will create a folder with the name “Recovered Data (Date)“ that allows the end user to pull the items that were accidentally deleted. Merge would be useful in a Dial-tone restore scenario.
7. How can I effectively fight Junk email and Viruses with Exchange?
Exchange 2003 VSAPI 2.1 Protocol Level Spam filtering
IMF Server side Based on SmartScreen Technology Examines and applies SCL (spam confidence level) rating Works with 3rd Party Solutions
Edge Services (2005) Email protection security at boundary of network Extensible PlatformCaller ID advertises in small XML blob in DNS and interprets if the sender is a legitimate address.
DEMO of IMF:To set up IMF got to Global Settings in ESM / Message delivery propertiesThere you will see the IMF tab. Here you set two places for SCL to be filtered. One is at the server level to archive messages, the other is at what level to put message in the Junk Mail folder on the client. At the server level on the gateway you will see a folder in the file system called “UCE Archive” where you can view the archived spam if you choose to archive it. On the client level, if legitimate mail gets put in the Junk Mail folder, you can add the sender as a Contact or safe users list.IMF is now available for all customers. This was initially going to be available to Software Assurance customers only, but hey its security right? All of us need this.
6. Best way to deploy Exchange 2003?
5. Does Active Directory add any value?
Top benefits according to customers: Centralized, streamlined network management Tighter user account security and single sign-on Centralized directory and Exchange integration
Overall 94% of customers are satisfied with ADK2 Sports reduced IT teams' workload by 50% with implementation of AD.
4. How do I provide Cost effective communications and collaboration?
Exchange 2003 is part of the Windows Server System, which means that it is “Trustworthy, Familiar, Cost-effective.“
DEMO - Integration between Exchange and other serversWhen you add new recipients to messages in Outlook you get smart-tags that pull information from various sources like AD, Free/busy, etc.When you insert a document you have the option to insert it as a shared attachment on a SharePoint Server instead.When you create a meeting request you can also create a meeting workspace on SharePoint Server as well.Search capability SPS can search Public Folders.
3. I'm a Lotus Customer: Should I consider Exchange?
Exchange has the best Outlook server and Office integrationExchange easier to administrate and has a lower TCO than Notes/DominoBest Application integration with Windows ServerPartners offer broad range of solutions on Windows Server SystemSP1 has R6 Connector and Notes App Analyzer
2. Who else is deploying Exchange 2003
Wragge and Company SiemensRen Ci HospitalHyundai and KiaPacific Life Insurance
1. Future Exchange Expectations?
Coming in 2005 Best practices analysis tools for ExchangeEdge Services
FutureEnhanced calendaringEmail lifecycle managementEnhanced mobilityEnhanced security and anti-spamImproved TCO and manageabilityLonghorn server support64-bitWSS Common engineering criteriaWeb Services and Web Parts
Any ideas on what the enchanced calendaring is???
The only bullet item I had on that one was improved scheduling of resources.