A Month in Exchange: December 2007

Ho Ho Ho … been really busy and now it’s the 12th December .. Sorry :-(

Lets get this party started .. of course the highlight of the month is Exchange 2007 SP1

New Downloads in November 2007

Exchange Server 2007 Component Architecture
This poster highlights the architecture and feature set of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fdcdf6e5-de47-4b58-8086-282101bcdde9&DisplayLang=en

Planning, Deploying, and Managing Unified Messaging with Exchange Server 2007
The purpose of this document is to help you plan, deploy, and manage Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging servers. The information and procedures in this document focus specifically on the Unified Messaging features of an Exchange 2007 computer that has the Unified Messaging server role installed. This document provides information about Unified Messaging features and the tasks you must perform to plan, deploy, manage, and configure them.

This document is a compilation of the Unified Messaging white papers that are available in the Exchange Server Technical Articles section of the Exchange Server 2007 Library. Each white paper is a compilation of Unified Messaging Help topics. This document is provided as a convenience for customers who want to view the topics in print format. The content in this document applies to the original release (RTM) version of Exchange Server 2007. To read the most up-to-date Unified Messaging topics, including information about Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1, visit the Exchange Server 2007 Library.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=17f0bb1e-f43e-452b-9ff5-f9f77c6222e9&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

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Beta 2 VHD – 32-bit version
This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you to evaluate Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Beta 2.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bc381af4-9bd0-49dd-be1a-0c6ee49cd2bc&DisplayLang=en

IT Showcase: Exchange Server 2007 Design and Architecture at Microsoft
Ever wondered how a large enterprise plans and implements design and architecture of its next generation of messaging system? View this content to find out how engineers from the Microsoft IT messaging team will uncover the details on how Exchange 2007 infrastructure was introduced and fully deployed in a 120,000+ mailbox production environment. Topics will include: messaging topology design, hardware planning for various Exchange server roles, Client Access Server and Mobility scenarios, Transport architecture, Mailbox server and storage designs, backup, restore and high availability strategies.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=98c522bc-814a-421a-99c0-d964ed119c0d&DisplayLang=en

Notes Compete – Garudafoods case study
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b300cc6-26bf-4cf7-a777-a0112ba81306&DisplayLang=en

Everyday Productivity Education Zip File
Navigate through the Microsoft Everyday Productivity Education (EPE) intranet site with this self-guided demonstration and review content that includes Get Started, Learn More, Best Practices, Selection and Reference guides.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cf57670c-b0ba-4075-b8c9-47cccb711a08&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) SDK November 2007
This release of the Exchange 2007 SP1 Software Development Kit (SDK) Documentation and Samples provides new and updated documentation and samples for building applications that use Exchange 2007 SP1. Use this SDK to help you develop collaborative enterprise applications for Exchange 2007 SP1.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=190f71a4-7b5f-4a4c-99ba-9bd032e16e15&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Unified Messaging Language Packs
Use unified messaging language packs to allow the Exchange Server 2007 system to speak additional languages to callers. This download contains pre-recorded prompts, for example “Welcome, you are connected to Microsoft Exchange” in the language specified by this download. It also enables text to speech translation such that content (e-mail, calendar, contact information, etc.) can be read to the caller in the language of the Unified Messaging language pack.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2b3e23a5-57b6-4a11-8954-f8025ea54bad&DisplayLang=en

Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been designed specifically to help meet the challenges of any business and the needs of all the different groups with a stake in the messaging system. Exchange Server 2007 SP1 is a mission-critical communications tool that enables employees to be more productive and access their information anywhere and anytime while providing a messaging system that enables rich, efficient access to e-mail, calendar items, voice mail, and contacts. For the administrator, Exchange Server 2007 SP1 provides advanced protection options against e-mail security threats, such as spam and viruses, as well as the tools to help manage internal compliance and high availability needs.

In Exchange Server 2007 SP1, several new features and improvements will extend the Anywhere Access capabilities of Exchange Server 2007 to help make employees more productive on whatever device they’re using, provide additional Operational Efficiency tools for administrators seeking a streamlined management and deployment experience, and enable advanced Built-in Protection for more robust high availability and compliance scenarios.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=44c66ad6-f185-4a1d-a9ab-473c1188954c&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange
Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Unified Messaging Language Packs

Use unified messaging language packs to allow the Exchange Server 2007 system to speak additional languages to callers. This download contains pre-recorded prompts, for example “Welcome, you are connected to Microsoft Exchange” in the language specified by this download. It also enables text to speech translation such that content (e-mail, calendar, contact information, etc.) can be read to the caller in the language of the Unified Messaging language pack.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=18426838-7733-4712-8b98-d6d1fd8c2310&DisplayLang=en

Forefront Security for Exchange Server 10.1 Management Pack for MOM 2005
The Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Management Pack for MOM 2005 supports the 10.1 version of Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1. The MP supplies critical events and alerts on virus and worm activity to MOM 2005, and also monitors the health and availability of these products.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1b4e7d52-c550-4dd7-a11f-2c4029b93451&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1
Forefront Security for Exchange Server SP1 integrates multiple scan engines from industry-leading security firms into a comprehensive, layered solution, helping protect your Microsoft Exchange Server messaging environments from viruses, worms, spam, and inappropriate content.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2ceb14d4-404b-4d8f-8a21-ebfc71b2e82b&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1 Readme
Forefront Security for Exchange Server SP1 integrates multiple scan engines from industry-leading security firms into a comprehensive, layered solution, helping protect your Microsoft Exchange Server messaging environments from viruses, worms, spam, and inappropriate content.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8ee79d42-63a6-4927-83f0-035d6a4a23b9&DisplayLang=en

IT Showcase: Daily Operations with Exchange 2007
Daily operations improvements using the new GUI and command line interface. Well received by TAP, RDP customers – here is the how IT Pro’s can use specific scripts to do their day-to-day tasks more efficiently.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=20149c08-21a7-4cbb-a826-2e0125f27bcc&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Antigen SP1 Documentation
The Messaging Security Suite includes Antigen for Exchange, Antigen for SMTP Gateways, and Antigen Spam Manager, and provides server-level protection against the latest e-mail threats.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d00160e-4d15-4459-98a3-89f393ac008e&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services Directory Synchronization Tool 7.3
The Directory Synchronization Tool (DST) helps you keep your on-site Active Directory ® directory service and Microsoft® Exchange Server environment synchronized with your Exchange Hosted Filtering, Exchange Hosted Archive, and Exchange Hosted Continuity services .
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f0417f18-65ba-48a2-a2e9-1f0066e5f5aa&DisplayLang=en


Webcast showing in December 2007 … Is it me or are we getting fewer and fewer webcasts?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 – TechNet Webcast: Disaster Recovery in Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
In this session, we talk about disaster recovery in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. We discuss how you can plan for disaster recovery by understanding what can go wrong with your Exchange Server-based servers and the information they store and handle. We look at server roles, what each server role does, and what will happen to your Exchange Server organization when a server role fails. When a disaster occurs, you need to get the server up and running as quickly as possible, so during the session, we also look at the tools and recovery solutions available.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032359940%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

Thursday, December 06, 2007 – Momentum Webcast: How Microsoft Can Provide E-mail Security, Compliance, and Availability (Level 100)
Electronic messaging is mission critical to all businesses. Despite best efforts to secure the e-mail gateway, critical messaging systems remain vulnerable to an ever-increasing barrage of threats. Viruses, worms, denial-of-series (DoS) attacks, and spam can zap business productivity, or worse, stop your business in its tracks.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032355610%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

Friday, December 14, 2007 – TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant (Level 200)
This webcast includes a brief demonstration on the usage and capabilities of the Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant (formerly known as the Microsoft Exchange Server Disaster Recovery Analyzer). This suite of tools is also available in the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Management Console toolbox. We provide a walkthrough of the recovery storage group options available from within the tool. We demonstrate setting up a new recovery storage group, adding databases to this it, mounting these databases from within the tool, and merging mailbox contents. Additio
nally, we show the database repair functionality of the tool, and also include a question and answer session and the chance to provide feedback and suggestions.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032359204%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


NEW ON-DEMAND WEBCASTS made available in November 2007

  • TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2007 Deployment and Migration Strategies (Level 200)
  • Momentum Webcast: Protecting Your HP Storage and Microsoft Exchange Server Solution from Disasters (Level 200)

Documentation updated in November 2007
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/bb330844.aspx?wt.svl=2007resources
– No Updates


New KBs in November 2007

940259: You receive a read receipt that contains incorrect time information from Exchange 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940259

940710: Non-English characters in the subject of an e-mail message are replaced with question marks when the message is received in Outlook 2003 in an Exchange 2007 organization
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940710

943507: Error message when you try to install Exchange Server 2007: “[ERROR] Access to the path ‘:SetupServerRolesCommon64’ is denied”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943507

941552: You cannot find IMAP4 folders that you created in an Exchange Server 2007 environment when you use OWA 2007 Light to access your Inbox
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=941552

940613: It takes a long time for Outlook Web Access clients to receive a response from a front-end server in an Exchange 2003 environment
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940613

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: