News

Antigen & Forefront

http://blogs.technet.com/forefront

http://blogs.technet.com/fssnerds

Exchange

You Had Me At EHLO...

http://msexchangeteam.com/default.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/msukucc

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Office Communications Server Team Blog

http://communicationsserverteam.com

Lync Team Blog

http://communicatorteam.com

Outlook

http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/default.aspx

Other

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ocs/ee465814.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/themasterblog

Documents

Antigen & Forefront

Exchange

Exchange Server 2010 and Outlook 2010 Standards Documentation

The Exchange Server 2010 and Outlook 2010 Standards Documents describe Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Outlook 2010 support for industry messaging standards and Requests for Comments (RFCs) related to iCalendar, IMAP4, and POP3.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=6fa94dc9-d4b6-402b-8c22-8a52acea2284

Exchange Server 2010 SP1 RTM Protocol Documentation Set

The Microsoft Exchange Server Protocols documentation provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols (including extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols) used by Microsoft Exchange Server to communicate with other Microsoft products.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=a9aae935-ad23-4117-a3d9-9ed6093d6d7f

Infrastructure Planning and Design

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a

Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation

The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a

Outlook

Microsoft Office 2010 Performance

White Paper document providing overview of Office 2010 Performance and Hardware investments

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=ac49780f-bffa-4236-b976-050033153362

Microsoft Office Protocol Documentation

The Office protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in the Microsoft Office system.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21

Other

Downloads

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

Starting with Exchange 2007, neither the Messaging API (MAPI) client libraries nor CDO 1.2.1 are provided as a part of the base product installation. As a result, there is functionality missing that many applications depend on. Microsoft Exchange MAPI and CDO 1.2.1 provide access to these APIs

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=94274318-27c4-4d8d-9bc5-3e6484286b1f

Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1

Starting with Exchange 2007, neither the Messaging API (MAPI) client libraries nor CDO 1.2.1 are provided as a part of the base product installation. As a result, there is functionality missing that many applications depend on. Microsoft Exchange MAPI and CDO 1.2.1 provide access to these APIs

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e17e7f31-079a-43a9-bff2-0a110307611e

Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress 2010 (64 bit)

Simulate disk I/O load on a test server running Exchange to verify the performance and stability of your disk subsystem before putting your server into a production environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=13267027-8120-48ed-931b-29eb0aa52aa6

Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress 2010 (32 bit)

Simulate disk I/O load on a test server running Exchange to verify the performance and stability of your disk subsystem before putting your server into a production environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=6c9c1180-4dd8-49c4-85fe-ca1cdcb2453c

Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 2291453

This download contains an update for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=515d6dba-4c6a-48bb-a06a-d99c5742676d

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 968802

This download includes all available updates for Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=b3b02475-150c-41fa-844a-c10a517040f4

Outlook

Events/Webcasts

SPLA 101 Orientation

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

SPLA 101 Orientation

Please join our SPLA 101 Orientation for New providers who have recently enrolled in SPLA.

Course Agenda

Agreement Benefits

Services Provider Use Rights (SPUR)

Media Requests, License Keys, and Product Activation

Microsoft Partner Network Hosting Competency Membership

Licensing & Reporting Best Practices

Reseller Contacts

Open Q&A

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032467116&culture=en-US

Introduction to Tips & Tricks for Microsoft Office 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 1:30 PM Hawaii

Introduction to Tips & Tricks for Microsoft Office 2010

Event Overview 

Discover Tips & Tricks to best take advantage of Microsoft Office 2010 System. Whether you currently use Microsoft Office or are someone beginning to use Microsoft Office 2010, you will learn about new features and timesavers to help in your day-to-day work. This session is good for beginner, intermediate, or advanced users - everyone will learn something! Express your ideas and create visual impact, boost your productivity with easy-to-use tools, and bring new insights to your information and make better decisions. The Microsoft Office System continues to evolve from a suite of personal productivity products to a comprehensive and integrated system. This presentation will demonstrate useful tips and tricks for Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032468772&culture=en-US

Business Insights Webcast: Lowering the Cost of Your Email System with Exchange Server 2010 SP1 (Level 100)

Thursday, December 16, 2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Business Insights Webcast: Lowering the Cost of Your Email System with Exchange Server 2010 SP1 (Level 100)

Event Overview 

With Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1), organizations can improve their end-user experience and lower the overall costs of their email systems. In this webcast, we highlight the new capabilities in Exchange Server SP1 that provide more hardware storage options and enhance mailbox resiliency, making it possible for you to tailor your Exchange infrastructure to your organization's needs and giving Exchange users bigger and more reliable mailboxes. Learn about the new archiving, retention, and discovery features in Exchange Server SP1 that give users greater access to mission-critical email and reduce the time users need to manage their inbox. Discover the administrative advances in Exchange Server 2010 SP1 that can help you save time, lower operational costs, and reduce the burden on your IT staff.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032468279&culture=en-US

New KB's

Antigen & Forefront

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server: Forefront Server Security or Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server does not obtain scan engine updates, and the following error message is logged in the Programlog.txt file: "Error: The <EngineName> scan engine update timed out"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939411/en-US

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2: Cross-Forest Availability for Exchange 2003 and/or 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2455134/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2: It is not recommended to journal to a distribution group with Exchange 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2458386/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition: Build numbers and release dates for Exchange Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/158530/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition: Windows Phone 7 fails to synchronize with error 0x85010013 or 0x8600C2B when connecting to Microsoft Exchange Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2464593/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition: How to obtain the latest service pack or update rollup for Exchange 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937052/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1: Description of Update Rollup 9 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970162/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2: You cannot upgrade the cluster nodes of a clustered mailbox server to Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979168/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Coexistence: How to enable the Hierarchical Address Book feature in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973994/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise: You cannot create a new Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox database in a multiple domain environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977960/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard: Error message when Outlook 2003 clients try to open multiple shared calendars in Exchange Server 2010: "The connection to the Microsoft Exchange server in unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2299468/en-US

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.0: Description of Update Rollup 5 for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.0

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2444352/en-US

Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.5: It takes a long time when you use the "AddFolderPermission" procedure to add access permissions to a public folder in HMC 4.0

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2296803/en-US

Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.5: Description of Update Rollup 8 for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.5

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2444344/en-US

Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition: The Lync 2010 client or the Office Communicator client does not download the corporate address book and displays a notification: "Cannot Synchronize Address Book"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939530/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition: "Error 0x8007003" when you try to install the Lync Server 2010 or Communications Server Web components

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961943/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: Description of the cumulative update for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Unified Communications Managed API 2.0 Core Redist 64-bit: November 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2291724/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: Description of the cumulative update package for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Audio/Video Conferencing Server: November 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2403679/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: Description of the cumulative update for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Conferencing Attendant: November 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2403680/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: Description of the cumulative update package for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 database: November, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2404534/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: Description of cumulative update for Office Communications Server 2007 R2: November, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2404547/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: Description of the cumulative update for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Core Components: November 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2404575/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: Description of the cumulative update for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Mediation Server: November 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2404578/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: Description of the cumulative update package for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Application Sharing Server: November 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2404588/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: Description of the update package for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Conferencing Announcement Service: November 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2410679/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: An Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Monitoring server and an Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Archiving server cannot be activated by using the LcsCmd.exe command-line tool

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2445705/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: You cannot join an Office Communications Server 2007 R2 conference by using a telephone when the call is transferred

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2447960/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: You cannot call certain Conference Auto Attendant contact objects in an Office Communications Server 2007 R2 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2448001/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: "Cannot sign in because the server is temporarily unavailable" error message when a user cannot sign in to Office Communicator 2007 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2448002/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: Users who are in the team container cannot obtain a user’s current published location in an Office Communications Server 2007 R2 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2448005/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: WMI settings and Active Directory attributes are reset back to default values after you have configured them by using Office Communications Server 2007 R2 ABS Configuration Tool

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2449149/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: Office Communicator 2007 R2 outgoing calls fail

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2449151/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: Office Communicator 2007 R2 calls may fail when the calls are routed to the PSTN

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2449152/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Outbound Routing and Office Communications Server 2007 R2 translation update their configurations randomly

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2449154/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: An error occurs when you deploy Lync 2010 and Office Communications Server 2007 R2 in the same forest

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2449155/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: Communications Server 2007 R2 Attendant cannot correctly display some characters from the GB18030 character set

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466098/en-US

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition: "Pool backend discovery failed" error when you try to create an enterprise pool by using the Lync Server 2010 or Communications Server deployment wizard

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961944/en-US

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007: You cannot use the Lync 2010 client or the Communicator 2007 client to host a video-only conference

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941107/en-US

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2: An Office Communicator 2007 R2 user cannot invite a Lync 2010 user to an Audio/Video conference

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2447739/en-US

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2: Error message when you use Office Communicator 2007 R2 on a computer that is running Office Outlook

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2449143/en-US

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Phone Edition: Description of the cumulative update for Office Communicator 2007 R2, Phone Edition: November 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466291/en-US

Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007: A Live Meeting may continue when a presenter exits the meeting by clicking the close button (X) in the Live Meeting 2007 console window

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2432112/en-US

Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007: A user from one company cannot use an Office Live Meeting 2007 console to join a Live Meeting that is organized by another company

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2432119/en-US

Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007: You cannot join conference calls by using the Live Meeting 2007 console when only the A records are configured and not the SRV records

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2432127/en-US

Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007: The text in some shapes of a slide cannot be displayed after you upload a PowerPoint 2003 presentation to a Live Meeting in Office Live Meeting 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2432132/en-US

Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007: PowerPoint slides are not recorded when you record a Live Meeting that has a PowerPoint presentation uploaded in Office Living Meeting 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2432137/en-US

Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007: How to contact Live Meeting technical support

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939099/en-US

Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007: How to enable the Conferencing Add-in for Outlook

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940782/en-US

Outlook

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003: Outlook 2003 crashes when you open a long email message on a computer that has Windows Internet Explorer 8 installed

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2422556/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003: Description of the Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter update: November 9, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2435682/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003: How to create a .pst file in Outlook 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829971/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003: An e-mail message may not be delivered at the scheduled time when you enable the "Do not deliver before" option in an Outlook message

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918824/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: Items that are deleted from a shared mailbox go to the wrong folder in Outlook

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/202517/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: Description of the Office Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook-x-none.msp): October 26, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2412273/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: A memory leak may occur when you preview RTF items in Office Outlook 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2434607/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: Description of the Office Outlook 2007 hotfix package (wordconv-x-none.msp, word-x-none.msp, outlook-x-none.msp): October 26, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2436196/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: Description of the Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter update: November 9, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2443839/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: How to configure Outlook to a specific global catalog server or to the closest global catalog server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319206/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: On a client computer that is running Office Communicator 2007, you may be unable to make a TAPI call from Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959625/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: Message Classifications menu items are disabled unexpectedly when Do Not Forward is disabled in Office Outlook 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981378/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Description of the Outlook 2010 hotfix package (outlook-x-none.msp): October 26, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2405793/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Outlook Anywhere (RPC/HTTP) settings are unavailable in the Outlook 2010 Group Policy template

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2426686/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: The "File Open," "File Save," and "Insert File" dialog boxes in Microsoft Office do not show network drives in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2454123/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: You cannot use a manager and delegate account in the same Outlook 2010 profile

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981245/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Error message when you start Outlook 2010: "The SharePoint external list could not be configured correctly"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983017/en-US