News

Partners Rally Around Microsoft Unified Communications Software
Q&A: Microsoft partners discuss how and why they are taking advantage of the company’s unified communications platform to meet the needs of customers and tap into a US$45 billion market opportunity.

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2007/oct07/10-16uclaunch.mspx

Exchange Team Blog

http://msexchangeteam.com/default.aspx

Outlook Team Blog

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

Unified Communications Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/uc/default.aspx

 

Downloads

Exchange Server 2007 Deployment Checklist

To drive excellence in server deployments, the Exchange Messaging team within the Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) group relies on checklists to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out deployment tasks, minimize deployment risks, and save time.

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Managing the Calendaring and Collaboration Process By Using Exchange Server 2007 Web Services

Understand how Microsoft used Exchange Server 2007 Web Services to create an automated and integrated communication and collaboration solution.

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Going 64-Bit with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

This topic illustrates how Microsoft met evolving business needs with the deployment of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, such as reducing risks associated with spam, improving business agility, and lowering TCO. The 64-bit platform enables Microsoft IT to keep pace with ever-increasing performance expectations, raise mailbox quotas, lower storage costs, and eliminate tape backups to save additional

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Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB941421)

Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB941421)

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Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino

This end-to-end guide takes you through the process of assessing your environment, planning your directory and mail transition, and executing your coexistence and migration plan.

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 Release Notes

This download contains a standalone version of the Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 Release Notes. This release notes document includes information about how to install and configure this management pack. It also describes known issues about the product and suggested resolutions.

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Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console User Guide

Forefront Server Security Management Console allows administrators to easily manage Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Forefront Security for SharePoint, and Microsoft Antigen.

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Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Overview

Understand the value of Exchange Server 2007

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Data Protection Manager 2007 - Evaluation Software

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 is the new standard for Windows® backup and recovery -- delivering continuous data protection for Microsoft® application and file servers using seamlessly integrated disk and tape media.  DPM enables rapid and reliable recovery through advanced technology for enterprises of all sizes.

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ADTD

The Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer reads an Active Directory configuration using ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), and then automatically generates a Visio diagram of your Active Directory and /or your Exchange 200x Server topology. The diagramms include domains, sites, servers, administrative groups, routing groups and connectors and can be changed manually in Visio if needed.

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Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release Notes

This document contains known issues related to Office Communications Server 2007 and Communicator Web Access (2007 release).

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Office Communications Server 2007 Document: Standard Edition Deployment Guide

This document describes how to deploy Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition.

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Office Communications Server 2007 Document: Enterprise Edition Deployment Guide

This document describes the process of deploying Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition.

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Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Update Service Deployment Guide

This document describes how to deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Software Update Service.

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Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 Release Notes

Refer to this file for information regarding known issues about Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007.

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Office Communications Server 2007 Document: Edge Server Deployment Guide

This document guides you through the deployment of edge servers in your Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 topology.

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Office Communications Server 2007 Document: Technical Overview

This document provides a technical overview of the architecture and new features of Office Communications Server 2007.

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Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Phone Edition

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Phone Edition is the first generation Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone which is directly compatible with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.

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Microsoft Web Conferencing Solutions White Paper

Compare Microsoft Web conferencing solutions

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Office Communications Server 2007 Document: Technical Reference

This document provides in-depth technical information on the components, protocol and architecture of Office Communications Server.

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Office Communications Server 2007 Supportability Guide

This document provides information about supported configurations in Office Communications Server 2007 environments.

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Office Communications Server 2007 Security Guide

The security guide provide guidelines for assessing and managing security risks to your Office Communications Server 2007 deployment.

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Office Communications Server 2007 Document: Migrating to Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

This document guides you through the process of upgrading to Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007.

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Microsoft Unified Communications AJAX SDK

The Microsoft Unified Communications AJAX Software Development Kit (SDK) includes documentation and sample applications for cross-platform Unified Communications application development.

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Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API SDK

Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API (UCMA) is an endpoint API that allows advanced developers to build and integrate server applications into an existing Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 infrastructure.

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Office Communications Server 2007 VoIP Test Set

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 VoIP Test Set enables you to simulate a SIP endpoint to test connectivity.

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Microsoft Unified Communications Client API SDK

Microsoft Unified Communications Client API SDK provides a powerful and flexible API for building client applications for Office Communications Server 2007.

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Office Communications Server 2007 Deployment Validation Tool

Diagnose audio issues within your Office Communications Server 2007 environment using the Office Communications Server 2007 Deployment Validation Tool.

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.NET Rocks! - Michael Dunn on Speech Server and OCS

Michael Dunn tells Carl and Richard about Office Communication Server (OCS) 2007 which has incorporated Live Communication Server with Speech Server. Speech Server is one of the key development elements of OCS, providing the ability for .NET developers to build applications that can both speak and understand speech with minimal coding.

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Microsoft Quality of Experience

This document introduces Microsoft UC Quality of Experience, an innovative approach that aims to provide all users with the best possible quality anytime anywhere.

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Live Meeting Service Portal v8.0 Release Notes

Refer to this file for information regarding known issues about the Microsoft Office Live Meeting Service Portal.

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Office Communicator 2007: Enhanced Presence Model White Paper

This download includes the Communicator 2007 Enhanced Presence Model White Paper

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Events/Webcasts

Exchange Unplugged Series

Exchange Unplugged gives you the inside scoop on Exchange Server 2007, Office Communications Server 2007 and the rest of the Unified Communications platform. Microsoft UK’s specialists will show you how Exchange 2007 has changed due to customer feedback, how to migrate from your existing solution to a unified communications solution and how Office Communications Server 2007 can help your users communicate better.

01 November 2007, Maidenhead: Exchange Unplugged in Association with Nortel

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032350071&Culture=en-GB

02 November 2007, Gaydon: Exchange Unplugged in Association with Post CTI

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032349336&Culture=en-GB

05 November 2007, Glasgow: Exchange Unplugged in Association with Capito

https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032349344&Culture=en-GB

08 November 2007, Momentum Webcast: Protecting Your HP Storage and Microsoft Exchange Server Solution from Disasters (Level 200)

Natural and man-made disasters can occur when you least expect them—serving as a reminder that in less than a moment's notice, volumes of data can be lost. To prevent data loss from failure, error, or disaster, Microsoft and HP offer several complementary software solutions that can help protect your small to mid-sized business from the unexpected. In this webcast, we discuss Microsoft local continuous replication (LCR), cluster continuous replication (CCR), standby continuous replication (SCR), and Hewlett-Packard (HP) storage mirroring. We explore each product, explain why each is important, and describe how each might fit in your data protection strategy. We also discuss which utility is most appropriate for your environment. Data protection is a key business requirement that grows as your reliance on data grows. Join us to learn how these Microsoft and HP utilities can be coupled with HP StorageWorks tape backup and snapshot technology for small and medium business (SMB) solutions that rival enterprise requirements, but at a much better price for your business.

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12 November 2007, TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2007 Deployment and Migration Strategies (Level 200)

In this session, we talk about installation and deployment of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. We start with a look at various deployment scenarios. Then, as Exchange Server supports role-based deployments, we take a look at server roles. We run through detailed pre-installation requirements in terms of the supporting infrastructure, software, hardware, and security. Next, after outlining the installation process, we provide a few demonstrations. Finally, we look at how to automate server deployments using the unattended setup commands and Windows PowerShell scripts to provision servers following deployment.

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Premier Soundbytes and Workshops (Ask your TAM for more details)

19/11/07 : Soundbyte : Exchange 2007 Messaging Records Management
17/12/07 : Soundbyte : Exchange 2007 Autodiscover

26/11/07 : Exchange 2007 Upgrade and Migration

26/11/07 : Exchange 2003 Clustering

 

New KB’s

messages or receive messages after you fail over an active node to a passive node in an Exchange 2007 cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=941707

Some Outlook calendar items are rebased incorrectly when you use the Outlook Time Zone Data Update Tool to adjust for daylight saving time changes in certain time zones

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943390

Store.exe deletes system messages before they are returned to public folders on an Exchange Server 2003-based server or on an Exchange 2000 Server-based server

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943022

Forefront Server Security for Exchange Server does not decrypt encrypted messages

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940470

Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter update: October 9, 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942571

Description of the Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filter update: October 9, 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942575

Appointments are incorrect by one hour when you access the appointments by using the Outlook Mobile Access (OMA) client

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942919

An OWA user may not receive a password-expiration warning in an Exchange Server 2003 organization if the user's display name contains certain DBCS characters

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=941810

A hotfix is available to resolve some problems with the Forefront Client Security client

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938054

The AutoCorrect feature does not work in Outlook 2003 after you install Office 2003 SP3

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943519

When you try to configure the Outlook 2007 AutoDiscover service to use a remote domain, you may receive a certificate mismatch error

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943359