The Three UC Amigos

Three Microsoft UC technology specialists covering U.S. Education

January, 2010

  • What can you tell me about Messaging Records Management and Exchange Server 2010?

    This was a question from a university in the Midwest.   What is MRM? Microsoft Exchange 2010 Messaging Records Management provides the following: Keep the messages needed to comply with company policy, government regulations, or legal needs (read...
  • Hardware sizing for Exchange Server 2010

    I get asked this quite a bit by my education customers. How can I get a good estimate for sizing my Mailbox Server, Hub Transport, Client Access Server and Storage?    The latest and greatest Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator v3.2...
  • Security Configuration Wizard and Exchange 2010

    I was asked this question by a customer today. Where are the templates for Exchange 2010? Answer: We don’t have any. Exchange 2010 was shipped secure by default. The SCW templates that we delivered in Exchange 2007 didn’t do anything to the application...
  • Can I virtualize Exchange Server 2010 and be supported?

    I was asked this by a university in Southern California. The answer is yes. Microsoft supports Exchange Server 2010 in production on hardware virtualization software only when all the following conditions are true:       The hardware virtualization...
  • New Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant scenarios released today

    This is a nice update to the Deployment Assistant where you can walkthrough different coexistence scenarios. Visit the updated page here . Provides a nice checklist for you to follow during your Exchange 2010 deployment You can even export the deployment...
  • DAG and Port Questions

    Some of my TOLA customers asked me about DAG configuration some of the questions I thought would be useful for others are below. 1. What port is used for log shipping? By default, all DAGs use TCP port 64327 for continuous replication. You can modify...