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  • Blog Post: Deploying CCR on Windows Server 2008 by Command-Line Only

    With the release of Exchange 2007 SP1, you can deploy cluster continuous replication (CCR) on Windows Server 2008, and enjoy the benefits of Windows 2008 failover cluster improvements. But did you know the deployment of CCR on Windows 2008, including the formation and configuration of the cluster, can...
  • Blog Post: Cmdlets and Commands used in SCR Blogcast

    One of my colleagues at work suggested that I post the cmdlets and other commands I used in my SCR blogcast . Here they are, organized according to which part in the blogcast they were used: Part 2 Enable-StorageGroupCopy e2k7\sg1 -StandbyMachine e2k7dr -ReplayLagTime 0.0:0:0 Get-StorageGroupCopyStatus...
  • Blog Post: Using a Passive Node as an SCR Target

    As with local continuous replication (LCR) and cluster continuous replication (CCR), standby continuous replication (SCR) in Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 uses the concept of storage group copies. Because SCR introduces the ability to have multiple copies of your data, we use slightly different terms...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming MVP Expert Chats

    Q&A With the Exchange MVP Experts We invite you to attend a free Q&A chat session with Exchange Server MVPs who will answer your questions about Exchange Server, Outlook and Exchange for Small Business Server. So if you are thinking of upgrading to Exchange Server 2007 or have questions about...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport and Messaging Protection

    There's some new content from MS IT Showcase on how Microsoft uses Exchange 2007's Edge Transport server in production. Check out the white paper and PowerPoint presentations below. Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport and Messaging Protection In deploying the Exchange 2007 based messaging...
  • Blog Post: Important Information about Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1

    Please see the Exchange Team blog entry, The case of disappearing Update Rollup 4 , for important information about UR4 for Exchange 2007 SP1.
  • Blog Post: New White Paper: Continuous Replication Deep Dive

    As part of our monthly content refresh today, we released a new White Paper - Continuous Replication Deep Dive. This comprehensive deep dive white paper includes technical details about the replication components, the replication service, log shipping and replay, scheduled and unscheduled outages, lost...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server and Hardware Virtualization

    Today Microsoft announced some significant changes to its licensing and support policies for applications in hardware virtualization environments. For details on the announcement, including links to updated support policies and recommendations for Exchange 2007 SP1 in a hypervisor environment, see Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Released

    UR7 for Exchange 2007 SP1 (Build 08.01.0359.002) is now live . I recommend this update for all Exchange 2007 SP1 servers, especially if you use standby continuous replication. UR7 for Exchange 2007 SP1 includes three critical SCR fixes: KB 961281 Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 Service...
  • Blog Post: Web Update Pack 2.11.18.0 for ExBPA 2.8 Released!

    Configuration, rule, and help updates for the Exchange Best Practices Analyzer were released today. This update is for ExBPA version 2.8 , and it includes the latest XML and ExBPA.CHM files. Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: Lots of Cool Happenings Since January

    Well, although I started this blog with the best intentions, I have been very bad at keeping it regular. Here it is almost May, and the post before this one was in January. Now you know why this blog is called 'Is this thing on?'. I'll make this entry a quicking, with a quick list of links to things...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2007 - Continuous Replication Architecture and Behavior

    I've previously blogged about the two forms of continuous replication that are built into Exchange 2007: Local Continuous Replication (LCR) and Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR). In those blogcasts, you can see replication at work, but we really don't get into the architecture under the covers. So...
  • Blog Post: New High Availability Features in Exchange 2010 SP1

    As you may read by now, we've started to release the first details on Exchange 2010 SP1. In addition to the features mentioned in the Exchange Team blog post , there's a lot of other goodness in there, too. In this post, I describe the new high availability features in Exchange 2010 SP1, and there are...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 and Hyper-V

    While at TechEd IT Pro North America 2008, I also had the opportunity to attend Brent Alinger's session on Exchange Server 2007 and Hyper-V. Brent is a Senior Test Lead on the Exchange Team at Microsoft, and he's leading our testing efforts around Hyper-V. Brent described a number of terms, such as...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcast: High Availability in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (Part 2 of 2): Disaster Recovery and SCR Deep Dive Recording Available

    Thanks to the nearly 150 folks who attended my Webcast last week. A recording of the Webcast is now available at https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mseventsbmo/view?id=1032381322&role=attend&pw=27903285 . I recommend that you download or view the High Fidelity Live Meeting Replay, as that version...
  • Blog Post: Video: HP Direct Attach Storage and Exchange 2007 CCR

    Check out this new video HP, featuring Systems Engineers Evan Morris and Karl Robinson. Evan and Karl show how show how an HP Proliant DL385 server with direct attach(ed) storage (DAS) - using StorageWorks MSA70 storage and SmartArray P800 controller - provides a simple and economical solution for large...
  • Blog Post: Why You Should Attend Tech·Ed North America 2009

    The Tech·Ed Web site has some great reasons as to why you should attend this year, but I thought I would add a few more: Sessions, sessions, and more sessions. In case you haven't looked at the Session List , there's 738 technical sessions available. Of the 738 sessions, 67 of them are Unified...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Magazine article on Standby Continuous Replication

    My article on SCR is now live at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/12/SCR/default.aspx . Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1 Available

    The Messaging API is a COM-like API that provides access to the contents of messaging stores. CDO 1.2.1 (Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1) is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API. Using either CDO or MAPI, a program can connect to a MAPI store, and...
  • Blog Post: Update to Windows Server 2008 Brings Failure Behavior Change for the File Share Witness resource

    My friend and colleague, Tim McMichael, recently blogged about a behvaior change that was made in Windows Server 2008 R2 that was back-ported to Windows Server 2008. The basics of the behavior change are as follows: When the server hosting the File Share Witness becomes unavailable, the File Share...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 SP2 and Backups

    In my Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Tips and Tricks session last year at Microsoft Tech •Ed 2008 in Orlando, Florida, I announced that we would be providing a VSS-based plug-in for Windows Server Backup in Windows Server 2008 that will enable customers to take Exchange-aware, VSS backups on Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 has RTM'd!

    On Friday, December 8, 2006, Exchange Server 2007 was released to manufacturing! w00t! See http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/12/07/431782.aspx for a signoff note from our General Manager, Terry Myerson. The final build number is 8.0.685.25 (note that the build will show in some places as 8.0.685...
  • Blog Post: Teaching an Old Dog a New Trick: Exchange 2003 and the File Share Witness

    About two-and-a-half years ago, I blogged about about a new feature in Exchange Server 2007 called Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR). In that blog, I explained that because CCR does not use shared storage for the Exchange data, we wanted to make sure we didn't need shared storage anywhere in the cluster...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft TechEd IT Pro 2008

    Next week, I'll be presenting two sessions at TechEd IT Pro in Orlando: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Tips & Tricks This is the ever-popular session where I provide a couple dozen tips/tricks on various aspects of Exchange 2007. Since Exchange 2007 has been out for a while now, it's getting...
  • Blog Post: Back From TechEd IT Pro North America 2008

    What a week! It was a very busy week for me in Orlando. I delivered two sessions: Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Tips & Tricks, and Advanced Troubleshooting Strategies for Exchange Server 2007. Both sessions went really well, and based on the scores and attendee comments, it looks like almost everyone...