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  • Blog Post: What’s new with Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer? A lot!

    Have you ever gotten a call from someone you know whose Outlook client is having trouble connecting to their email server? Don’t you just wish you had a tool that you could send to them that would walk them through a connectivity test and provide a simple way for them to send the results back to you...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 Support Ends April 8, 2014

    In 2002 Microsoft introduced its Support Lifecycle policy based on customer feedback to have more transparency and predictability of support for Microsoft products. As per this policy, Microsoft Business and Developer products, including Windows and Office products, receive a minimum of 10 years of support...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator BETA2

    During the Beta phase of the Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator (EXNBC) I hope to release an update every 4-6 weeks. These updates are to provide new features based on feedback and potentially to fix things in the calculator. For this BETA 2 release , I have been working with our teams in the...
  • Blog Post: How large is my Exchange Offline Address Book (OAB)?

    When we perform network bandwidth planning for Exchange deployments we always ask “what is the size of your OAB?” This is important since if you have a large OAB file it can severely affect the amount of network bandwidth that you require. One of the things that I noticed while creating and validating...
  • Blog Post: Released: Update Rollup 5 v2 for Exchange 2010 SP2, Exchange 2010 SP1 RU8 and Exchange 2007 SP3 RU9

    Today the Exchange CXP team released the following update rollups to the Download Center. All three releases cover Security Bulletin MS12-080 . Because this is a security release, the updates will also be available on Microsoft Update. Update Rollup 5-v2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 Update...
  • Blog Post: Released: Update Rollup 1 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2

    The Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 to the Download Center. This update contains a number of customer-reported and internally found issues since the release of SP2. See KB 2645995 : Description of Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2' for more...