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September, 2011

  • 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...
  • Exchange Server Deployment Assistant now includes a “Cloud Only” scenario

    For many companies, the robust messaging and calendaring features offered by Office 365 for enterprises presents an opportunity to transition all messaging functionality from the on-premises organization into the cloud. Office 365 for enterprises includes...
  • Exchange Server 2010 Technical Video: Information Protection and Control

    The Microsoft Exchange team is pleased to present the newest addition to the Exchange Server 2010 Technical Video Series – “Information Protection and Control” hosted by Greg Smiley and Ann Vu. In this video, Greg and Ann talk about the benefits of Security...
  • Announcement: Upcoming Microsoft webcast on daylight saving time changes in Russia

    Here's an interesting webcast we have coming up this week... This October Russia will not "fall back" and will essentially remain on summer time. This change has widespread implications to all connected information systems. In this webcast geared...
  • How Lingering Links can impact OAB generation process...

    Within Exchange, any Distribution Group(s) or E-mail enabled Security Group(s) which contain Lingering Links will impact the OAB (Offline Address Book) generation process causing it to not replicate correctly. While this issue has been around since AD...
  • DAG: Beyond the “A”

    We all know that in the Microsoft Exchange world DAG stands for “Database Availability Group”. Database – because on a highly available Exchange 2010 Mailbox server, the database , not the server, is the unit of availability and it is the database that...
  • Lync for Mac 2011 Released to Manufacturing

    When we first announced Lync Server 2010 last November, we talked about our commitment to supporting multiple platforms and how over the course of 2011 you would see Lync become available for other platforms. I’m excited to share with you today that Lync...
  • Bringing Hyper-V to “Windows 8”

    In this post we talk about how we will support virtualization on the Windows "client" OS. Originally released for Windows Server where the technology has proven very popular and successful, we wanted to bring virtualization to a core set of...
  • Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3

    Three days ago, the Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 to the Download Center. This update contains a number of customer-reported and internally found issues since the release of RU4. See ' KB 2602324: Description...
  • A glimpse of Windows 8

    “We reimagined Windows,” says Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft. Steven recently unveiled the touch-first user interface of Windows 8, along with a whole host of other new features. See highlights of Windows...