Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) RC0

Sweet http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a3f5729a-3989-4f60-980f-1b87dd198988

Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) is a secure application gateway, to manage, control, and optimize remote access for managed and non-managed endpoints, to corporate applications and resources. Forefront UAG RC0 provides a number of new features, including support for migration from Forefront UAG Beta 2.

Forefront UAG provides the following:

  • Remote access: Using Forefront UAG you can allow and control access to internal resources and applications from a range of managed and unmanaged client endpoints.
  • Application support: Forefront UAG provides broad application support for a wide range of Microsoft and third-party applications. Application optimizers, consisting of predefined settings and values, provide optimum settings for accessing a specific application via Forefront UAG.
  • Access control: Forefront UAG provides granular access control, to ensure that only client endpoints complying with corporate health guidelines can access internal applications and resources.
  • Authentication: Forefront UAG provides frontend and backend authentication mechanisms. Frontend authentication allows you to pre-authenticate users using a wide range of authentication mechanisms, ensuring that only authenticated traffic reaches published application servers. In addition, Forefront UAG provides a single sign-on experience for authentication to backend applications.

Find more information about Forefront UAG as follows:

Forefront UAG RC0 provides a number of new features, including support for migration from Forefront UAG Beta 2. If you want to migrate a Forefront UAG Beta 2 configuration to RC0, ensure that you run the UAG_RC0_4_0981_2.msp file after running Forefront UAG Setup.

e2010 Test-ServiceHealth for all

Wanted to share this with you .. get the Service Health or all you Exchange 2010 Servers

Get-ExchangeServer | where {$_.AdminDisplayVersion.Major -eq 14 –AND $_.IsProvisionedServer -eq $False} | ForEach{$s = $_.Name; “`n$s”; Test-Servicehealth $s | Select Role, RequiredServicesRunning | FT -auto}

Dell to acquire Perot for $3.9bn

Interesting


Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8267054.stm; http://www.perotsystems.com/MediaRoom/PressRelease092009; http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/d/secure/2009-09-21-Perot-Systems.aspx

Computer giant Dell is buying IT services provider and fellow Texan firm Perot Systems for $3.9bn (£2.4bn).

Dell said the takeover, which it hopes to conclude between November and January, will help it provide a wider range of services to its customers

Perot Systems provides world-class services, including in applications, technology, infrastructure, business processes and consulting. The company is a leading provider to clients in health-care, government and other commercial segments, from SMEs to the largest global institutions. Perot Systems has a large and growing base of customers and service-delivery capabilities in North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Asia

Case Studies and Success Stories: Helping Customers Achieve Results: http://www.perotsystems.com/MediaRoom/CaseStudies/default

Support changes coming July 2010 for Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003

Saw this email …

Windows 2000 Server

Extended Support for Windows 2000 Server will end on July 13, 2010. At this time, Windows 2000 Server will no longer be publicly supported.  You will be able to continue using “Self-Help Online Support”*

Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2

Also on July 13, 2010, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 (at a supported service pack level) will move from the Mainstream Support phase to the Extended Support phase.  During the Extended Support phase:

  • Microsoft will continue to provide security updates and paid support (Example: Premier and Essential support, per-incident telephone/web support, etc.)
  • Customers will continue to have access to all security updates and Self-Help Online Support options (Example: Knowledge Base articles, online product information etc.)
  • Non-security hotfixes developed during the Extended Support phase will be provided ONLY to customers who enroll in Extended Hotfix Support (EHS).

A Month in Exchange: September 2009

Only 114 days until Christmas ;-).  So August the release of Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 and Exchange 2010 Release Candidate

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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 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

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with SP1 Documentation
Version: 1.0
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

Microsoft Directory Synchronization Tool 9.1
Version: 9.1
The Microsoft Directory Synchronization Tool 9.1 synchronizes valid end-user proxy addresses (and their Safe Senders if available) from Active Directory to the Forefront Online Security for Exchange (FOSE) and Exchange Hosted Archive (EHA) network and populates the Administration Center with these accounts. This tool should be used if you have a subscription to the FOSE Filtering service or the post-8.1 Exchange Hosted Archive service.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3cda6dcc-1124-4e0b-b991-de9d85ed12e1

Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1
File Name: ExchangeCdo.EXE
Version: 6.5.8131.0
CDO 1.2.1 (Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1) is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API. Using CDO, a program can connect to a MAPI store, and then perform operations against that store, including creating and processing calendar items, and resolving and handling mail recipients. Starting with Exchange Server 2007 and Outlook 2007, Microsoft will distribute CDO 1.2.1 as a Web download, separated from the two products.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2714320d-c997-4de1-986f-24f081725d36

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Connector for Lotus Notes
File Name: NotesCon.EXE
Version: 06.05.8131
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Connector for Lotus Notes supports messaging and calendaring interoperability between Lotus Domino R5/R6 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. This tool replaces the Connector that ships with Exchange Server 2003 (including SP2), and includes several updates to support better message fidelity when routing email between Exchange and Domino, support of iNotes and Domino Web Access clients, enhanced Unicode support and reliability.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d9f3a35e-1046-47b5-b09b-bda9de60cd9d

Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1
File Name: ExchangeMapiCdo.EXE
Version: 6.5.8131.0
The Messaging API is a COM-like API that provides access to the contents of messaging stores. CDO 1.2.1 (Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1) is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API. Using either CDO or MAPI, a program can connect to a MAPI store, and then perform operations against that store. Starting with Exchange 2007, Microsoft will distribute the MAPI client libraries and CDO 1.2.1 as a Web download.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e17e7f31-079a-43a9-bff2-0a110307611e

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes
File Name: CalCon.EXE
Version: 06.05.8131
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes supports the sharing of calendar free/busy schedules between Lotus Domino R5 and R6 and Exchange Server 2003. This tool replaces the Calendar Connector that ships with Exchange Server 2003 (including SP2), and is designed to be used with the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Connector.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c14932a1-55f4-4256-af7e-617639d46024

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes
File Name: NotesMig.EXE
Version: 06.05.8131
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes supports the migration of Lotus Domino R5 and R6 mailboxes and associated Domino directory information to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. This tool replaces the Migration Wizard that ships with Exchange Server 2003 (including SP2), and includes improved retention of contents and Unicode characters during the migration from Domino to Exchan
ge Server 2003.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c105b3e4-3beb-4f1e-8f52-e345af6c3e50

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate
File Name: Exchange2010-RC1-x64.exe
Version: 14.00.0639.011
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that help to simplify your administration, protect your communications, and delight your customers by meeting their demands for greater business mobility.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c6d27da1-ba2c-4570-a491-c0d7b39ede8b

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Release Notes
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP2 Release Notes contain late-breaking information for Exchange Server 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ee7829a3-0ae8-44de-822c-908cd1034523

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) SDK August 2009
The Exchange 2007 SP2 SDK will help you build applications for Exchange 2007 SP2. This release of the SDK provides new and updated information and sample code. See the What’s New topic for information about what is new for the August 2009 release. The Readme file contains installation instructions for and late-breaking information about the Exchange 2007 SP2 SDK.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=64e48818-2694-4e46-bac4-62d41dd974af

Exchange Management Shell Quick Reference
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 introduces a new management platform called the Exchange Management Shell, based on Windows PowerShell. This quick reference guide provides a list of frequently used cmdlets, important conventions, and useful tips. The information is presented by feature area, such as recipient, transport, and database administration. This quick reference guide applies to Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2), Exchange 2007 SP1, and the release to manufacturing (RTM) version of Exchange 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=01a441b9-4099-4c0f-b8e0-0831d4a2ca86

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 Help
The Exchange Server 2007 SP2 Help can help you in the day-to-day administration of Exchange. Use this information to guide you through Exchange Server 2007 SP2 features, tasks, and administration procedures.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=85c5ef71-6a1f-4eb0-9ff3-3feee6057e96

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TechNet Webcast: Thrive Live! Getting Started in IT Consulting (Level 100) 
Are you thinking of making the leap into IT consulting? Do you want to join the ranks of small business owners making their own mark in the world? You can! In this webcast, we’ll discuss the requirements and best practices for setting up your own business. We’ll also explore the many hats you’ll wear as a consultant and business owner. And we’ll examine strategies for transitioning from full-time employee to full-time IT consultant with a minimal amount of risk along the way.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032422407&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Momentum Webcast: Windows 7 and Hyper-V Deep Dive (Level 100) 
Interested in boosting your business by combining the power of the Windows 7 operating system with Hyper-V virtualization?
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032422427&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

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Thursday, September 10, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Using Windows PowerShell with Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager (Level 300)
Windows PowerShell is likely to become the automation tool of choice. In this webcast, we provide examples of Windows PowerShell being used to perform common administration tasks in Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager. We compare the two automation methods in detail, and we discuss some online community-focused PowerShell resources such as http://powershellcommunity.org.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032409528

Thursday, September 17, 2009: Momentum Webcast: What’s New with Exchange Server 2010? (Level 100) 
Microsoft Exchange Server is the cornerstone of Microsoft unified communications. Learn how Exchange Server 2010 can help you achieve better business outcomes while controlling the costs of deployment, administration, and compliance. Attend this webcast to discover how Exchange Server 2010 delivers the widest range of deployment options, integrated information leakage protection, and advanced compliance capabilities that combine to form one of the best messaging and collaboration solutions available.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032423638

Thursday, September 24, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Migration Planning Tools for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V (Level 200) 
Windows Server 2008 R2 will be available soon. Are your data center servers ready for migration to this new operating system? Which of your existing servers are good candidates for Hyper-V virtualization? Attend this webcast to see how the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit and Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides can help you accelerate your migration planning for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032423710

US&EventID=1032422426

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/c
c164340.aspx

White Paper: Configuration and Mailbox Access Auditing for Exchange 2007 Organizations
Topic Last Modified: 2009-07-21
This white paper describes the steps that you must take to enable auditing in an Exchange Server 2007 environment. This paper also describes the Mailbox Access Auditing feature, which was introduced in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This feature is used together with object auditing in Active Directory Domain services (AD DS) or Active Directory to audit the Exchange environment. 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee331009.aspx

White Paper: Domain Security in Exchange 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2009-07-13
This white paper explains how to plan for and deploy the Domain Security feature set in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266978.aspx

White Paper: Exchange 2007 Autodiscover Service
Topic Last Modified: 2009-08-17
This white paper provides detailed information about the Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover service. It also includes information about how to configure this service in various deployment scenarios. Use the conceptual information and procedures in this white paper to help you deploy the Autodiscover service.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332063.aspx

White Paper: Planning for Large Mailboxes with Exchange 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2009-07-21
This white paper provides an overview of the benefits of deploying large mailboxes with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. It also provides planning guidance to help you successfully implement the deployment of large mailboxes.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc671168.aspx

White Paper: Comparing the Power Utilization of Native and Virtual Exchange Environments
Topic Last Modified: 2009-07-21
Reducing or controlling the high cost of the power to run and cool computer hardware is a top priority for many organizations throughout the world. Many organizations are considering server virtualization solutions to reduce their server footprint and the associated power and cooling costs. Because the virtualization of Microsoft Exchange servers rarely results in a reduction of physical processors, there is some question whether there is significant hardware, power, cooling, or space savings from virtualizing correctly sized Exchange Server 2007 server roles. This study compared the power utilization of native and virtual Exchange server environments in a scenario in which the number of physical servers was reduced from eight to two, but the total number of logical processors and the amount of memory remained the same.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd901773.aspx

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd795096(EXCHG.140).aspx

Nothing New

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd535393.aspx

Still not updated since April 2009 and nothing new here either: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/category/11153.aspx

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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

August 28, 2009
967223 Storage Quota Warning messages sent to the user will bypass the restriction if a user configures an auto-forward rule or an auto-reply rule to send e-mail messages to a restricted distribution group in which the user does not have permissions to send to

August 26, 2009
971337 The at sign (@) in an RFC-822 address is sent from Exchange Server 2003 without being converted to another symbol
958489 Error message when you try to set the value of the MaxRecordingDuration parameter to less than five minutes: “MaxRecordingDuration(1) is out of range: [5,100].”

August 25, 2009
949852 You cannot change public folder quota-related settings in Exchange Server 2007
961856 The logon page does not display the “This is a private computer” option correctly in the Greek version of Outlook Web Access
956884 A POP3-based client or an IMAP4-based client downloads an e-mail message again after you move a mailbox from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007
959197 The database is not mounted during failover and you receive several event errors in an Exchange Server 2007 Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) environment
972102 You receive NDR 5.6.0 and NDR 5.2.0 intermittently when a message contains embedded images in Exchange Server 2007
967959 Exchange Server 2007 Outlook Web Access still uses the backslash character even though the Web browser is configured to use Japanese as its language

August 21, 2009

974838 FSCController times out while starting or gets stuck in a “Starting” state in Forefront Security for Exchange Server

August 19, 2009
973629 August 2009 cumulative daylight saving time (DST) update for Exchange 2003 SP2