Since Eileen is on her way back from holiday, I'm going to steal her thunder and share what Jeff Raikes just told the whole of Microsoft.

I’m very pleased to announce that the Exchange team has completed its development work on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.  Congratulations to the team on this terrific accomplishment! 

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 delivers fantastic innovation including:

  • Unified Messaging that delivers voice mail and fax messages to the Exchange inbox
  • Greater mobility support – for example, IT administrators can enforce security policies on mobile devices with greater control and granularity and end-users get full fidelity HTML mail
  • 64-bit architecture that allows organizations to increase the number of users per server or allow larger mailbox quotas while reducing per-mailbox storage costs
  • Anti-spam that ensures mail from your contacts gets through, while keeping the bad stuff out

I saw a request for that last feature recently. I hope we take we up most of the others on that list too.

Microsoft has been running 2007 internally for months - though offices outside Redmond haven't been on it for quite so long, the statistics in Raikes' mail will be widely quoted

Today we are running over 125,000 mailboxes on Exchange Server 2007 with more than 30,000 of those enabled for Unified Messaging. 

I've seen what Exchange UM can do, and I can't wait for it to be rolled out here.

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