Exchange 2007 Dynamic Distributions Groups

Oh boy these are fun!  So I want DDGs for each Mailbox server and for each database on that server so:

DDG-Server; DDG-MBX01-Server etc, etc

So server DDG is easy:

New-DynamicDistributionGroup -alias “DDG-MBX01” -name “DDG MBX01” -recipientfilter {ServerName -eq “MBX01”} -org exchorg.local/MyOU/pf

So to see the membership you can run this:

$DDG = Get-DynamicDistributionGroup -Identity “DDG-MBX01”
Get-Recipient -Filter $DDG.RecipientFilter

Nice.  So the fun comes when you want to do the same but for mailbox store. Bharat  up on the Exchangepedia pointed me to this: http://exchangepedia.com/blog/2007/01/adventures-with-opath-some-annoyances.html

Not this works to a degree:

New-DynamicDistributionGroup “MBX01-MBX01” –organizationalUnit “exchorg.local/MyOU/pf” -RecipientFilter {database -eq “CN=MBX01-MBX01,CN=SG01-MBX01,CN=InformationStore,CN=MBX01,CN=Servers,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=Exch,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=ExchOrg,DC=local”} 

You can email it and it works, but you can’t  get the membership.  You get this error:

[PS] C:ps>$DDG = Get-DynamicDistributionGroup -Identity “BW MS MBX01-MBX01”
[PS] C:ps>Get-Recipient -Filter $DDG.RecipientFilter
Get-Recipient : Cannot bind parameter ‘Filter’ to the target. Exception setting “Filter”: “Cannot convert value “MBX01SG01-MBX01MBX01-MBX01” to type “Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.ADObjectId”. Error: “The string “MBX01SG01-MBX01MBX01-MBX01″ does not represent a valid distinguished name.””
At line:1 char:22
+ Get-Recipient -Filter  <<<< $DDG.RecipientFilter

So now I need to findout how to view the member of these DDGs without reverting the LDP

RIM to offer Visual Studio plug-in

Alistair sent me this … interesting


Source: http://arstechnica.com/journals/microsoft.ars/2007/05/08/rim-to-offer-visual-studio-plug-in and http://www.rim.com/news/press/2007/pr-07_05_2007-01.shtml

Wireless Enterprise Symposium – Orlando, FL – Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced plans to introduce a new development tool that will enable developers to work within the familiar .NET programming environment to rapidly create rich client wireless applications for BlackBerry smartphones. The BlackBerry® Plug-in for Microsoft® Visual Studio® provides system integrators and in-house corporate developers with the ability to create BlackBerry applications that seamlessly integrate with back-end systems through .NET Web Services.

The BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio will leverage the BlackBerry® Mobile Data System (BlackBerry® MDS) to simplify wireless application development, deployment and management for the enterprise. 

“Corporations of all sizes are increasingly recognizing the tremendous opportunities to boost productivity and competitive advantage through wireless data applications,” said Stephen Drake, Program Director for Mobile Enterprise at IDC. “Offering standard development tools that enable the creation of secure and manageable applications while abstracting the complexities of wireless systems will help accelerate the broader adoption of mobile enterprise applications.”

BlackBerry MDS is a robust and widely deployed platform that enables wireless access to enterprise systems, and applications developed with the BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio will benefit from its advanced security, manageability, network efficiency and push capabilities.   The BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio extends the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 rapid development environment to enable the creation of rich BlackBerry MDS Runtime applications for BlackBerry smartphones.

 

 

Exchange 2007 Update Rollups

So as you have read I have been playing with the two Update Rollups (1, 2)and the one things that gets me is that you have no way of knowing what patches are applied on what servers.

Until now ;-) So I have written some PowerShell that will get a list of all your Exchange 2007 with the exception of Edge servers.  It then uses WMI to connect to the servers registry and dump the Patches Registry key.  You can see the key here:

HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInstallerUserDataS-1-5-18Products461C2B4266EDEF444B864AD6D9E5B613Patches

So the output looks like this:

[PS] C:PS>.Get-ExchangeServerPlus.ps1

CAS01 [ClientAccess] [Standard] 8.0.535.0
– 20070418:  Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB930809) 8.0.708.3

CAS02 [ClientAccess] [Standard] 8.0.535.0
– 20070509:  Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB935490) 8.0.711.2

HUB01 [HubTransport] [Standard] 8.0.535.0
– 20070419:  Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB930809) 8.0.708.3
– 20070509:  Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB935490) 8.0.711.2

HUB02 [HubTransport] [Standard] 8.0.535.0
– 20070419:  Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB930809) 8.0.708.3

MBX01 [Mailbox] [Enterprise] 8.0.535.0
– 20070418:  Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB930809) 8.0.708.3

MBX03 [Mailbox] [Standard] 8.0.535.0
– 20070424:  Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB930809) 8.0.708.3

[PS] C:PS>

Here is the code,  I need to sort out a bit or error handling but it works!


#Get-ExchangeServerPlus.ps1
#v1.0 9th May 2007
#Written By Paul Flaherty
#blogs.flaphead.com

#Get a list of Exchange Server in the Org excluding Edge servers
$MsxServers = Get-ExchangeServer | where {$_.ServerRole -ne “Edge”} | sort Name

#Loop each Exchange Server that is found
ForEach ($MsxServer in $MsxServers)
{

    #Get Exchange server version
    $MsxVersion       = $MsxServer.ExchangeVersion

    #Create “header” string for output
    # Servername [Role] [Edition] Version Number
    $txt1 = $MsxServer.Name + ” [” + $MsxServer.ServerRole + “] [” + $MsxServer.Edition + “] ” + $MsxVersion.ExchangeBuild.toString()
    write-host $txt1

    #Connect to the Server’s remote registry and enumerate all subkeys listed under “Patches”
    $Srv = $MsxServer.Name
    $key = “SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInstallerUserDataS-1-5-18Products461C2B4266EDEF444B864AD6D9E5B613Patches”
    $type = [Microsoft.Win32.RegistryHive]::LocalMachine
    $regKey = [Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey]::OpenRemoteBaseKey($type, $Srv)
    $regKey = $regKey.OpenSubKey($key)

    #Loop each of the Subkeys (Patches) and gather the Installed date and Displayname of the Exchange 2007 patch
    Foreach($sub in $regKey.GetSubKeyNames())
    {
        Write-Host “- ” -nonewline
        $SUBkey = $key + $Sub
        $SUBregKey = [Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey]::OpenRemoteBaseKey($type, $Srv)
        $SUBregKey = $SUBregKey.OpenSubKey($SUBkey)

        Foreach($SubX in $SUBRegkey.GetValueNames())
        {
            # Display Installed date and Displayname of the Exchange 2007 patch
            IF ($Subx -eq “Installed”)   {Write-Host $SUBRegkey.GetValue($SubX) -NoNewLine}
            IF ($Subx -eq “DisplayName”) {write-Host “: “$SUBRegkey.GetValue($SubX)}
        }
    }
        write-host “”
}

 

I will upload the zip in a couple of hours when I get home and this link will become alive 

Hope this helps.   Let me know if you have any feedback

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-026: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Could Allow Remote Code Execution (931832)

Interesting .. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-026.mspx

This update resolves several newly discovered, privately reported vulnerabilities. Each vulnerability is documented in its own subsection in the Vulnerability Details section of this bulletin.

An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe of these vulnerabilities could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

We recommend that customers apply the update immediately.

Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack 3 with the Exchange 2000 Post-Service Pack 3 Update Rollup of August 2004 — Download the update (KB931832)

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1 — Download the update (KB931832)

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 — Download the update (KB931832)

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 — Download the update (KB935490)

Outlook Web Access Script Injection Vulnerability
An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Microsoft Exchange in the way that Outlook Web Access (OWA) handles script-based attachments. An attached script could spoof content, disclose information, or take any action that the user could take within the context of the OWA session.

Affects:
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 Service Pack 3    
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Malformed iCal Vulnerability
A denial of service vulnerability exists in Microsoft Exchange Server because of the way that it handles calendar content requests. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending an e-mail message with specially crafted iCal file to a Microsoft Exchange Server user account. An attacker successfully exploiting this vulnerability could cause the mail service to stop responding.    

Affects:
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 Service Pack 3    
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

MIME Decoding Vulnerability
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Exchange Server because of the way that it decodes specially crafted e-mail messages. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending a specially crafted e-mail to a Microsoft Exchange Server user account. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system.
    
Affects:
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 Service Pack 3    
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

IMAP Literal Processing Vulnerability
A denial of service vulnerability exists in Microsoft Exchange Server because of the way that it handles invalid IMAP requests. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending a specially crafted IMAP command to a Microsoft Exchange Server configured as an IMAP server. An attacker successfully exploiting this vulnerability could cause the mail service to stop responding.

Affects:
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 Service Pack 3    

Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB935490)

Nooooooooooooooooo not yet.  So Update Rollup 1 came out what 3 weeks.  So in a business, you download it and the assign someone to test it. (Week 1).  You then test it for a week (Week 2) and then arrange a suitable change window to apply the fix.

So this weekend could be the change date to apply this fix.  Now that is 2 weeks of work wasted as I should actually test Update Rollup 2 instead!

Anyway .. Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2007 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2007 customers.  Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2007 is a cumulative update.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=356874EF-C9C0-4842-99F0-E449E9940358&displaylang=en

It has the 32 and 64 bit versions for download as .msp again. Only took 20mins to apply on a server that already had applied Update Rollup 1.  For a fresh install it took just over 2 hours!

Fix detail can be found here: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=935490

Essentiall
//
y Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2007 includes the fixes for the issues that are described in Microsoft security bulletin MS07-026. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update. To view the complete security bulletin, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-026.mspx

The Cyclepod

Saw this in the morning rag on the train and though it worthy of a mention.

The Cyclepod stores eight bikes in a two metre diameter. So a single Cyclepod takes 30% less space than the equivalent, four Sheffield stands, whilst the Minipod (for children’s bikes) uses 40% less space and the wall pod nearly 50% less. It’s as simple as that! 

Source: http://www.cyclepods.co.uk/

 

Looks a hell of a lot better than the “Rings” you get now

Tip of the Day: Windows 2003 Service Pack 2

This is a neat trick that Matt showed me today.

I installed a based build OS with Windows 2003 R2 and SP2 on it.  Then started my exchange install and forgot about IIS.

So I go an install IIS and it asked for the SP2 disk.  Damm, where did I put that.

Matt showed me that I didn’t need the SP2 disk as the files are already on the OS in C:WINDOWSServicePackFilesi386

Every day IS a school day!
 

A Month in Exchange: April 2007

DOWNLOADS

Managing Transport in Exchange Server 2007
This guide is designed to help you manage and configure Exchange Server 2007 transport servers. The information and procedures in this guide focus specifically on the message transport components of a computer that runs Exchange 2007 and has the Hub Transport server role or the Edge Transport server role installed. This guide provides overviews of the transport components and the tasks you must perform to manage and configure them.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f1815610-1c20-465b-96ab-09c614536611&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server Public Folder DAV-based Administration Tool
Use the Exchange Server Public Folder Distributed Authoring and Versioning (DAV)-based Administration tool (PFDAVAdmin) to perform various management tasks related to public folders and mailboxes. The tool checks the permissions status of each public and mailbox folder and corrects any problems found. The ability to bulk export/import the permissions and replica lists make this tool invaluable in achieving greater productivity in managing public folders. The program can also reports content information of each public folder and mailbox folder such as the number of items in each folder, size of folder and most recent modification date of any item in the folder.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=635be792-d8ad-49e3-ada4-e2422c0ab424&DisplayLang=en

Exchange 2007 Anti Spam Migration Tool
The Exchange 2007 Anti Spam Migration Tool reads these settings from Active Directory and converts them to equivalent Windows Power Shell script (consisting of Exchange 2007 tasks) which can then be run on Edge Transport or Hub Transport roles of Exchange Server 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=805eaf35-ebb3-43d4-83e4-a4ccc7d88c10&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant v1.1
The Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant programmatically executes a set of troubleshooting steps to identify the root cause of performance, mail flow, and database mounting issues. The tool automatically determines what set of data is required to troubleshoot the identified symptoms and collects configuration data, performance counters, event logs and live tracing information from an Exchange server and other appropriate sources. The tool analyzes each subsystem to determine individual bottlenecks and component failures, then aggregates the information to provide root cause analysis.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4bdc1d6b-de34-4f1c-aeba-fed1256caf9a&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SDK April 2007
This release of the Exchange 2007 SDK Documentation and Samples provides new and updated documentation and samples for building applications that use Exchange Server 2007. Use the Exchange 2007 SDK to help you develop collaborative enterprise applications with Exchange
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5c11fa93-13c5-49f7-bf3c-3e9fcb2b9707&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Help
The Exchange Server 2007 Help can help you in the day-to-day administration of Exchange. Use this information to guide you through Exchange Server 2007 features, tasks, and administration procedures.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=555f5974-9258-475a-b150-0399b133fede&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino
Transporter Suite configures Directory and Free/Busy interoperability between Lotus Domino 6 or 7 and Exchange Server 2007 and Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and migration of users, mail and applications from Lotus Domino 5, 6 or 7 to Active Directory, Exchange Server 2007, and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=35fc4205-792b-4306-8e4b-0de9cce72172&DisplayLang=en

Message Statistics Sample Agent
The Message Statistics sample agent examines and records aggregate information about messages submitted to the Edge Transport server. The agent keeps this information in memory and writes it to an XML file when the transport service stops and each time the Timer object fires
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e3055949-6461-4b22-a821-3630c2e799c8&DisplayLang=en

Exchange Load Generator (32 bit)
Use Microsoft Exchange Load Generator (LoadGen) as a simulation tool to measure the impact of MAPI clients on Exchange servers. LoadGen allows you to test how a server running Exchange responds to e-mail loads. To simulate the delivery of these messaging requests, you run LoadGen tests on client computers. These tests send multiple messaging requests to the Exchange server, thereby causing a mail load. LoadGen is a useful tool for administrators who are sizing servers and validating a deployment plan. Specifically, LoadGen helps you determine if each of your servers can handle the load to which they are intended to carry. Another use for LoadGen is to help validate the overall solution.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ddec1642-f6e3-4d66-a82f-8d3062c6fa98&DisplayLang=en

Micr
osoft Exchange Server Jetstress Tool (32 bit)

Use Jetstress to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting an Exchange server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced by a specific number of users. You use Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, and ESEUTIL in conjunction with Jetstress to verify that your disk subsystem meets or exceeds the performance criteria you establish. After a successful completion of the Jetstress Disk Performance and Stress Tests in a non-production environment, you will have ensured that your Exchange disk subsystem is adequately sized (in terms of performance criteria you establish) for the user count and user profiles you have established. It is highly recommended that the Jetstress user read through the tool documentation before using the tool.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=94b9810b-670e-433a-b5ef-b47054595e9c&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress Tool (64 bit)
Use Jetstress to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting an Exchange server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced by a specific number of users. You use Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, and ESEUTIL in conjunction with Jetstress to verify that your disk subsystem meets or exceeds the performance criteria you establish. After a successful completion of the Jetstress Disk Performance and Stress Tests in a non-production environment, you will have ensured that your Exchange disk subsystem is adequately sized (in terms of performance criteria you establish) for the user count and user profiles you have established. It is highly recommended that the Jetstress user read through the tool documentation before using the tool.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=73dfe056-0900-4dbb-b14a-0932338cecac&DisplayLang=en

Exchange Load Generator (64 bit)
Use Microsoft Exchange Load Generator (LoadGen) as a simulation tool to measure the impact of MAPI clients on Exchange servers. LoadGen allows you to test how a server running Exchange responds to e-mail loads. To simulate the delivery of these messaging requests, you run LoadGen tests on client computers. These tests send multiple messaging requests to the Exchange server, thereby causing a mail load. LoadGen is a useful tool for administrators who are sizing servers and validating a deployment plan. Specifically, LoadGen helps you determine if each of your servers can handle the load to which they are intended to carry. Another use for LoadGen is to help validate the overall solution.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0fdb6f14-1e42-4165-bb17-96c83916c3ec&DisplayLang=en

The Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration version 4.0
Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.0 offers hosting service providers with tools, tested best practices, scripts, and code samples designed to efficiently deploy messaging and collaboration services on multi tenant servers. The solution provides both automated and manual procedures for deploying, running and operating a hosted environment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f0b76d08-69b0-4a3d-ac97-10708b665eb8&DisplayLang=en

Core Infrastructure Optimization Implementer Resource Guide: Standardized to Rationalized
Infrastructure Optimization provides a logical roadmap to progress from reactive to proactive IT service management. This Word document briefly describes each of the four defined levels of IT services—Basic, Standardized, Rationalized, and Dynamic— and explains each capability in the Core Infrastructure Optimization Model. It then introduces high-level concepts for planning, building, deploying, and managing these capabilities and provides links to relevant resources where more detailed and actionable content can be found. You can use the information contained in this guide to help you assess your organization’s optimization level and move from the Standardized level to the Rationalized level.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ed8f8c4a-5e48-46ba-89b6-17d9f8894ab5&DisplayLang=en

Update rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB 930809)
Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2007 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2007 customers.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fced5b74-b39f-48d4-a9d7-3aef11451f89&DisplayLang=en
http://blogs.flaphead.dns2go.com/archive/2007/04/25/update-rollup-1-for-exchange-server-2007-kb930809.aspx
  


EVENTS / WEBCASTS

Exchange Server Database Troubleshooting and Recovery with the Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant 1.1
Wednesday, May 02, 2007: Issues like power failures, hardware failures, or abnormal application executions can result in critical situations, where quickly restoring database service with minimal data loss is key. However, troubleshooting database recovery failures requires much background knowledge in database and log signatures, database states, log file generations, locations, and required logs. Join this webcast to learn how the database troubleshooter and database recovery management tools within the Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant version 1.1 can help you isolate and resolve issues to bring a server back online. We explain how this tool enables you to log calls with Microsoft Customer Support Services with a set of upfront data
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032337231%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

Exchange Server Performance Troubleshooting Using the Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant 1.1 (Level 300)
Monday, May 07, 2007: Performance issues can be difficult to troubleshoot because of the many areas that can affect a server. In this webcast, we explain how the Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant version 1.1 includes in-depth updates to the Exchange Performance Troubleshooter, which uses a set of rules based on real customer data to help reduce isolation time for performance issues. Join this session to learn how you can maximize the Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant to help you isolate issues and take remedial action to resolve them. Learn how this tool enables you to log calls with Microsoft Customer Support Services with a set of upfront data.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032337234%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Deploys Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging (Level 300)
Tuesday, May 08, 2007: What is the best way to implement the Unified Messaging (UM) features of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007? Join us to discover how Microsoft IT uses Unified Messaging to integrate voice messaging with an internal e-mail messaging environment. In this webcast, we detail the technical implementation and deployment strategy for deploying Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging features in the Microsoft enterprise messaging environment. Learn what UM features and functions are deployed at Microsoft so far, why UM is a compelling service to offer Microsoft employees, and the design issues to consider when planning to integrate Exchange Server 2007 with an existing PBX infrastructure in your own organization
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032337405%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

Microsoft Webcast: Maximize Your Existing IT Infrastructure with Microsoft Unified Communications (Level 100)
Tuesday, May 08, 2007: In this session, we give you a detailed overview of the Microsoft Unified Communications (UC) vision. See a demonstration of how Microsoft is combining e-mail, instant messaging (IM), voice, and video into a single, intuitive system built around people, not technology. In addition, we show you how Microsoft has built people-centric, integrated, secure communications into the 2007 Microsoft Office system. Discover the value of a Unified Communications environment that takes advantage of your existing data and telecommunications infrastructure. We explain how UC enables IT departments to deliver more flexible and secure communications, with a simplified infrastructure that streamlines management and reduces total cost of ownership (TCO).
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032336177%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

TechNet Webcast: Troubleshooting Exchange Server Mail Flow Issues Using the Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant 1.1 (Level 300)
Tuesday, May 08, 2007: In this webcast, we explore the Microsoft Exchange Server Mail Flow Analyzer, which is part of Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant. We describe how the Microsoft Exchange Server Mail Flow Analyzer is a diagnostic tool that walks you through the correct path for troubleshooting problems with e-mail flow, from analyzing symptoms to implementing solutions. Providing easy access to key data sources, this tool automatically diagnoses retrieved data, presents an analysis of the possible root causes, and suggests corrective actions. The Exchange S
erver Mail Flow Analyzer also helps you manually diagnose data when automation is not possible. Join this session to learn how this tool empowers you to isolate your own issues and to take remedial action to solve them
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032333147%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Deploys Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport (Level 300)
Tuesday, May 22, 2007: Join this webcast to learn how Microsoft IT deployed Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport server role, which is used for perimeter network deployment. We discuss how Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport supports Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) routing, provides anti-spam filtering technologies, and support for antivirus extensibility.
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Momentum Webcast: Top Ten Reasons to Upgrade Your Messaging Server (Level 100)
Tuesday, May 22, 2007: Is your messaging system keeping up with the requirements of your business? Dramatic shifts in business needs have revolutionized methods of communication and collaboration. As e-mail has become a preferred communication method, employees now expect to have efficient access to e-mail, calendars, and contacts, no matter where they are or what type of device they are using. For IT departments, delivering a messaging system that meets the needs of businesses is increasingly complex. Managers must contend with e-mail security threats, non-compliance issues, and rapidly growing message stores, while ensuring that the system maintains high uptime. However, time, money, and resource constraints force IT departments to do more with less. Join this unique, interactive webcast as we cover the key factors to consider when evaluating a messaging environment and explain the top ten reasons why you should consider upgrading your messaging software.
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TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Designs and Architects its Exchange 2007 Based Messaging Environment (Level 300)
Tuesday, May 29, 2007: How does a large enterprise plan and implement the design and architecture of its next generation of messaging systems? In this webcast, engineers from the Microsoft IT messaging team uncover the details on how they introduced and fully deployed the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 infrastructure in a production environment with more than 120,000 mailboxes.
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TechNet Webcast: Technical Overview of Forefront Security for Exchange Server (Level 200)
Wednesday, May 30, 2007: In this session, we take a look at the advantages Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server provides in antivirus and antispam protection and explore how Forefront Security for Exchange Server fits into your overall enterprise topography. Discover how Forefront Security for Exchange Server ships with and integrates multiple industry-leading antivirus engines and antispam services to provide comprehensive, layered protection against the latest virus, worm, and spam threats. We also describe how a Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) Management Pack enables you to monitor the health of Forefront Security for Exchange Server as part of your corporate operational management practices.
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