A Month in Exchange: March 2009

Is that February gone already!

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New Downloads available from February 2009

Ohh new UI

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1
Version: 10.1
Help protect your Exchange server from viruses and other malware.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2ceb14d4-404b-4d8f-8a21-ebfc71b2e82b

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Protocol Documentation
Version: 1.06
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Protocol technical documentation set provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft protocols and extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols that are implemented and used in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to interoperate or communicate natively with Microsoft Office client and other server products.
The documentation set includes a set of companion overview and reference documents that supplement the technical specifications with conceptual background, overviews of inter-protocol relationships and interactions, and technical reference information.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a9aae935-ad23-4117-a3d9-9ed6093d6d7f

Migrate to Microsoft Online Services
This document describes how to migrate your on-premise Exchange Server mailboxes and POP3 and IMAP4 mailboxes to Exchange Online.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=25350815-5c57-441a-b7fb-329ff5fe14b3

Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (KB959241)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=93cb3f66-ae72-4356-bdbf-35029cff6df1 -or –
http://blogs.flaphead.dns2go.com/archive/2009/02/19/959241-description-of-update-rollup-6-for-microsoft-exchange-server-2007-service-pack-1.aspx

Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1
File Name: ExchangeMapiCdo.EXE
Version: 6.5.8069.0
Starting with Exchange 2007, neither the Messaging API (MAPI) client libraries nor CDO 1.2.1 are provided as a part of the base product installation. As a result, there is functionality missing that many applications depend on. Microsoft Exchange MAPI and CDO 1.2.1 provide access to these APIs
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=94274318-27c4-4d8d-9bc5-3e6484286b1f

Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console Documentation
Version: RTM
Forefront Server Security Management Console allows administrators to easily manage Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Forefront Security for SharePoint and Microsoft Antigen, providing a web-based console to centralize configuration and operation, automate the download and distribution of signature and scan engine updates, and generate comprehensive reports. Forefront Server Security Management Console also allows administrators to rapidly respond to outbreaks and update protection across enterprise deployments, improving organizational agility in responding to new threats. Through integration with Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft SQL Server, Forefront Server Security Management Console helps maintain reliability and performance of messaging and collaboration protection.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ae4ce23b-9e1e-455c-87a4-36167fe43107

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with SP1 Documentation
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?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5cd4e36e-2dab-44d6-990e-3b8184b1cb1b

Infrastructure Planning and Design
Version: 1.0
The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario.
New! Microsoft SQL Server 2008
New! Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Unified Messaging Language Packs
Version: 08.01.0240.006
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?displaylang=en&FamilyID=18426838-7733-4712-8b98-d6d1fd8c2310

Microsoft Antigen SP1 Documentation
Version: 1.0
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?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7d00160e-4d15-4459-98a3-89f393ac008e

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Webcasts of interest showing at a desktop near you in March 2009

Friday, March 06, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Securing the Virtual Environments (Level 300) 
Security is of paramount concern for all organizations, and it is no different for a virtual solution. In this webcast, we look at the four  main solutions from the previous webcasts and cover some best practices for ensuring your virtual environment is secure.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032399053

Wednesday, March 11, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft March Security Bulletins (Level 200) 
On March, 11, 2009, Microsoft releases its monthly security bulletins. Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the March bulletins. We intend to address your concerns in this webcast, therefore, most of the webcast is devoted to attendees asking questions about the bulletins and getting answers from Microsoft security experts.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032395124

Wednesday, March 11, 2009: MSDN Webcast: Unified Communications Development with Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Web Services (Level 200) 
The new Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Web Services managed API provides managed code access to Microsoft Exchange whether you are running on premise or in the cloud. This powerful, productive Microsoft .NET API provides full access to Microsoft Exchange mail, calendaring, scheduling, contacts, eventing, synchronization, permissioning, and public folders by programmatically using the Exchange Web Services protocol, a standards-based HTTP-SOAP interface. Join us for this webcast, and learn how using this cutting-edge, software-plus-services solution can dramatically accelerate your development times, substantially increase code quality, reduce test and maintenance costs, and prepare your company for a move to a service offering.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032402870

Friday, March 20, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Road Map for the Future of Virtualization (Level 300) 
In this final webcast in the series, we look at the road map for virtualization. Find out what is coming and approximately when you can actually start to try the new virtualization technologies out. We discuss Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, and we cover the changes in Hyper-V and virtualization planned for these products as known at the time of this webcast.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032399069

Thursday, March 26, 2009: TechNet Labcast: Exchange Server 2007 Labcast (Part 1 of 4) (Level 200) 
Join us for the first labcast in the four-part Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 labcast series. Receive practical technical information and proven techniques by watching demonstrations and trying exercises yourself on hands-on virtual labs that require no complex installations. This lab covers the following topics: installing Exchange Server 2007 SP1 on Window Server 2008 and transitioning from Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032405722

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Technical White Papers for Exchange Server 2007
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc164340.aspx

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Exchange 2008 Documentation Updates
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc164372.aspx

No Updates (again)

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New KBs in February 2009
New means they appear in KB as Revision 1.0! 
Exchange 5.5:  http://kbalertz.com/Technology_55.aspx
Exchange 2000: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_53.aspx
Exchange 2003: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_313.aspx
Exchange 2007: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_515.aspx
Forefront For Exchange: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_523.aspx

February 26, 2009
959600: The Information Store service crashes on an Exchange Server 2003 server when you import some personal folders (.pst) files by using the ExMerge.exe tool
946799: Event ID 459 may be logged after you perform a backup of an Exchange Server store in Exchange Server 2003 by using the NTBACKUP tool

February 25, 2009
967046: An MDM device returns a “partial success” message because Exchange 2003 does not recognize the device

February 20, 2009
967518: Event IDs 9567 and 9874 are logged after you install Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1

February 10, 2009
957748: The custom message class of contact object is overwritten by the normal IPM.Contact class when an Exchange 2007 server replicates the contact object to any other public store
947333: After you reply to a message, or you forward it, the message is downloaded again to the POP3 client when you reconnect to a mailbox that is hosted by Exchange Server 2007
950675: A downloaded .xls file attachment is empty when you open the file by using Outlook Web Access on Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
956624: The Microsoft Exchange Transport service crashes continuously after you enable journal rule or deploy an antivirus application on an Exchange Server 2007 server

February 9, 2009
943127: A MAPI application crashes on an Exchange Server 2003 server
951707: The spelling checker in Outlook Web Access recommends that the word Tosco be changed to Tesco

 

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