We can now share some of the new features coming with Exchange 2010 Sp1:

 

  • Archive/E-discovery improvements
    • Bulk import of PST files into Exchange Archives – useful if you have network based PSTs and would like to get rid of network based PSTs
    • Separate cheaper storage now allowed for Archive mailbox – this has been a top request from my education customers
    • GUI to create retention policy tags
    • New E-discovery search capabilities – preview of multi-mailbox search
    • Support for Personal Archives with Outlook 2007 – this is a huge request
  • Outlook Web App
    • Netbook friendly experience – no longer too large
    • multithread attachment upload – allows you to do other things in OWA during large file upload
    • share OWA calendars with others anonymously – this is a popular request
    • OWA themes come back
    • read IRM protected emails
  • ActiveSync/Mobile
    • Send/Receive IRM emails
    • Notification of phone quarantine by administrator
    • Full conversation view – sync only parts of thread if desired
    • Send As capability
  • Exchange Management Console/Exchange Control Panel improvements
    • ECP can now create:
      • Transport rules
      • Journal rules
      • Mailtips
      • personal archive
      • litigation hold
      • mobile device policies
      • RBAC – delegated admin roles
    • EMC can now create
      • Litigation hold
      • Retention policies
      • DAG IP
      • Alternate witness server
      • Recursive Public Folder settings

When is SP1 coming?

A beta is scheduled for public availability in June 2010.  More info coming to Technet soon.