TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for Exchange Server (Level 300)

Roll up roll up register why you can … in the UK it’s 1800-1900 :-|

Wednesday, November 04, 2009: Virtualizing business critical applications delivers significant benefits, including cost savings, enhanced business continuity, and an agile and efficient management solution. In this webcast, we focus on virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Server using Microsoft solutions, we discuss the benefits of using Microsoft virtualization technologies instead of technologies from key competitors such as VMware, and we provide technical guidance and best practices for virtualizing Exchange Server in various production scenarios. We also discuss results from lab deployment tests.

FREE! @Exchange 2010 – A Practical Approach ebook

Check it out, all you need is your name and email address.

It’s a 195 PDF doc with five chapters:

Chapter 1 is an overall chapter, what’s new in Exchange Server 2010 and what has deprecated with respect to Exchange Server 2007. Also there’s some information regarding Active Directory, the three containers in Active Directory and some information regarding Active Directory sites;

Chapter 2 is an installation chapter dealing with a fresh installation of Exchange Server 2010 and the subsequent basic confi guration to get it up-and-running;

Chapter 3 is the coexistence chapter and I probably deals with most scenarios; installing Exchange Server 2010 in an existing Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange Server 2007 environment;

Chapter 4 is about managing the Exchange environment using the Exchange Management Console, the Exchange Management Shell and the Exchange Control Panel. And real cool in Exchange Server 2010 are the remote options in PowerShell version 2;

Chapter 5 is the high availability chapter. It deals with the new continuous replication when using Database Availability Groups, the best Exchange Server high availability solution ever made.

Download it and check it out .. it’s FREE!

Roadmap for Outlook Personal Folders (.pst) Documentation

Interesting .. maybe someone will write a PST interface for Outlook Web Access :-o

Data portability has become an increasing need for our customers and partners as more information is stored and shared in digital formats. One scenario that has come up recently is how to further improve platform-independent access to email, calendar, contacts, and other data generated by Microsoft Outlook.

In order to facilitate interoperability and enable customers and vendors to access the data in .pst files on a variety of platforms, we will be releasing documentation for the .pst file format. This will allow developers to read, create, and interoperate with the data in .pst files in server and client scenarios using the programming language and platform of their choice. The technical documentation will detail how the data is stored, along with guidance for accessing that data from other software applications. It also will highlight the structure of the .pst file, provide details like how to navigate the folder hierarchy, and explain how to access the individual data objects and properties.

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Coming Soon – Technical Preview Program to Close

Got an email on Friday .. about time too the Tech Preview is a bit buggy, but you expect that

Thank you for continuing to utilize, evaluate and provide feedback on the Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview.

We wanted to notify you the Office 2010 Beta will be available for you to download next month (November 2009).

The Beta release of Office 2010 marks the end of the Technical Preview program you currently belong to. We will release the Beta on public download sites, where you can download and install a newer build of Office 2010 client software. At that time, you will also get your first look at the exciting new features we have added to server products such as SharePoint.

Blackberry Enterprise Server and Exchange 2010

As you should know by now Exchange 2010 removes certain programming hinterfaces that breaks the likes of BES and Enterprise Vault.  Found this:

October 20, 2009 – Research In Motion (RIM) is pleased to notify you that we are working in close collaboration with Microsoft on compatibility and support for BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010. Compatibility is expected later this year. BlackBerry® Technical Support Services for BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is expected within 30 days following the global availability of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

So GA for Exchange 2010 is expected at TechEd in Berlin

A Month in Exchange: October 2009

I know, I know its late, but hey did u c the announcement last night .. “Exchange 2010 is Code Complete and on its way to General Availability” .. yeah baby!

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 Unified Messaging Language Packs
Version: 08.02.0176.002
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.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 Shell Help
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Exchange Management Shell Help file helps you use cmdlets in the Exchange Management Shell to perform day-to-day administration of Exchange 2007. You can view help in the Exchange Management Shell by using the Get-Help cmdlet. This Help file applies to the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) version of Exchange Server 2007.

Quick Start Guide for Outlook Voice Access 2010
Outlook Voice Access lets UM-enabled users to access their Exchange 2010 mailbox using analog, digital, or cellular telephones. By using the menu system found in Outlook Voice Access, UM-enabled users can read e-mail, listen to voice messages, and interact with their Outlook calendar. This quick reference sheet shows the navigational tree and the options that are available to UM-enabled users when they are using Outlook Voice Access.

Forefront Identity Manager 2010 Release Candidate 1
Version: 4.0.2560.0
This download contains the Microsoft® Forefront™ Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 RC1 client and server components, Group Policy templates and language packages.

FIM 2010 offers a comprehensive solution for managing identities, credentials, and identity-based access policies across heterogeneous environments. Users can create their own security and email distribution groups and decide who to include in those groups. They can reset their passwords without calling their help desk. IT Pros can use FIM to manage certificates and smart cards. FIM embeds self-help tools in Outlook so users can manage routine aspects of identity and access. FIM also gives IT professionals rich administrative tools and enhanced automation, and delivers .NET and Web Services–based extensibility for developers.

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TechNet Webcast: Thrive Live Chat! Virtualization (Level 200)
Join Kevin Remde, Sr. IT Professional Evangelist and Shanen Boettcher, General Manager in the Server & Tools Division on the US team at Microsoft, as they discuss Hyper-V in Windows Server & System Center and how Microsoft Virtualization solutions can cost less and help you maximize the return on your virtualization investment. They will also address the features and benefits of Windows Server Virtualization and System Center including how they work together to allow complete integration. They will  provide tips and tricks on where IT Professionals should start Virtualizing and once they do, how they can manage it. This is a chat session for IT Managers who want insight and wish to engage in a Q&A discussion about how to effectively integrate the right virtualization capabilities within their organization.

TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft September Security Bulletins (Level 200) 
On September 9, 2009, Microsoft releases its monthly security bulletins. Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the September security 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.

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.

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 o
ne of the best messaging and collaboration solutions available.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009 – MSDN Webcast: Exchange Server 2010 Development (Part 1 of 6): Migrating Applications to Exchange Web Services (Level 300) 
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 offers the most powerful platform Microsoft Exchange Server has ever provided to developers, further bolstering the capabilities of the Microsoft Exchange Web Services API. However, at the same release of Exchange 2010, several APIs (like WebDav, Store Events, Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) 3.0, and the Exchange OLE DB Provider) were removed, and others (like MAPI and CDO 1.2.1) were deemphasized and went into Extended Support. In this webcast, Jason Henderson, the lead program manager of the Exchange Web Services team, gives an overview of what to consider when migrating applications that rely on Exchange Server and highlights the resources that are available on the Web to help you.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 – MSDN Webcast: Exchange Server 2010 Development (Part 2 of 6): A Deep Dive into Using Autodiscover Service in Exchange Web Services, (Level 400) 
Microsoft Exchange Web Services offers an extremely powerful API and algorithm to easily let users log on to Microsoft Exchange Server. In this webcast, David Claux, the responsible program manager in the Exchange Web Services team, provides a deep dive into the Autodiscover service, explains how you—as a developer—can use it to your advantage for your custom Exchange Server application, and highlights the resources that are available on the Web to help you.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 – MSDN Webcast: Exchange Server 2010 Development (Part 3 of 6): A Deep Dive into Impersonation and Delegation in Exchange Web Services (Level 400) 
When your Microsoft Exchange Server application needs to act on behalf of users, you can either use Exchange Impersonation in Microsoft Exchange Web Services or let users set up delegation of permissions. In this webcast, Alice Tang, the responsible program manager in the Exchange Web Services team, provides a deep dive into which mechanism to use when, explains what to consider when implementing these features, and highlights the resources that are available on the Web to help you.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 – TechNet Webcast: Monitoring Datacenter Service Health and Performance (Level 300) 
Proactive management of the applications and IT services running in your data center is challenging, particularly when you have inadequate or disparate tools, are interrupted with other projects, and have to complete the necessary daily or weekly tasks. While there are many activities that impact IT service performance and availability, a comprehensive monitoring capability makes it possible to identify situations early—before they create an IT incident—by providing the time and knowledge for you to rapidly respond.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 – MSDN Webcast: Exchange Server 2010 Development (Part 4 of 6): A Deep Dive into Exchange Web Services Notifications (Push/Pull) (Level 400) 
Many applications built on the Microsoft Exchange Server platform are depending on events that happen in the mailboxes. Microsoft Exchange Web Services includes an event notification subsystem to notify server and client applications of such events. In this webcast, the responsible program manager, Andrew Salamatov, gives an overview of your options to either implement push event notifications or pull notifications in a scalable fashion and highlights the resources that are available on the Web to help you.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 – MSDN Webcast: Exchange Server 2010 Development (Part 5 of 6): A Deep Dive into the Exchange Web Services Managed API (Level 300) 
New in Microsoft Exchange Server is the Microsoft Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API 1.0. In this webcast, David Claux, the responsible program manager in the Exchange Web Services team, provides a deep dive into the EWS Managed API and describes how it can help you, even if you develop applications that are not based on the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 – Momentum Webcast: Microsoft Office System Today and in the Future (Level 100) 
Discover how deploying the 2007 Microsoft Office system today can greatly benefit your organization, and learn about the opportunity you have to bring additional value to your organization with Microsoft Office 2010. Attend this webcast to learn about the powerful productivity tools and resources that are available to help you drive your operational costs down and to empower user with new ways of working.

Thursday, October 22, 2009 – MSDN Webcast: Exchange Server 2010 Development (Part 6 of 6): Best Practices for Building Scalable Exchange Server Applications (Level 400) 
Building scalable and robust applications on Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is something that requires careful architecting and planning. In this webcast, Raz Mathias, the lead developer of the Microsoft Exchange Web Services team, provides an overview of the things to consider when building Exchange Server applications on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Exchange 2010, or Exchange Online and describes the resources that are available on the Web to help you. The session primarily focuses on Exchange Web Services APIs.

Thursday, October 22, 2009 – TechNet Webcast: Automated and Centralized Deployment, Provisioning, and Updating of Windows Server 2008 R2 with System Center (Level 300) 
Deploying and upgrading your existing server infrastructure to Windows Server 2008 R2 can be a complex undertaking, particularly considering the various configuration, system driver, and application requirements—let alone the sheer number of servers, both physical and virtual, that you have to manage. Microsoft System
Center delivers a highly flexible, automated set of capabilities that can help simplify the deployment and maintenance of your servers running Windows Server with an integrated management system that covers your physical and virtual infrastructure.

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No Updates

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Nothing New

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Still not updated since April 2009 and nothing new here either:

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New means they appear in KB as Revision 1.0! 
Exchange 5.5:
Exchange 2000:
Exchange 2003:
Exchange 2007:
Forefront For Exchange:

September 28, 2009
972524 Exchange 2007 Journal Reports lose header information in Outlook client when you configure Exchange Server 2007 to deliver journal reports to an Exchange 2003 mailbox
971010 Some databases intermittently do not come back online when a cluster failover occurs in an Exchange Server 2007 CCR environment
971801 Exchange 2007 may incorrectly identify the LastExternalIPAddress property on a message that is submitted by a third-party SMTP server

September 25, 2009
958625 The Inetinfo.exe process crashes in the MSExchange.UceContentFilter.dll module on a computer that is running an Exchange Server 2003 server, and that has Intelligent Message Filter (IMF) enabled
974604 The received message on the next hop may not contain the changes that were made by the “IMailTransportOnPostCategorize::OnMessagePostCategorize” event sink in an RFC2822 P2 header on Exchange 2003
961892 Exchange Server 2003 users cannot reply to an e-mail message sent from Lotus Notes when the Lotus Notes user’s e-mail address contains 8-bit ASCII characters
961978 E-mail message attachments are not viewable in Outlook 2003 if you use the AddProps method of the ITnef interface to add properties to the TNEF message that contains multiple embedded attachments

September 9, 2009
958777 Active Directory contacts based on SMTP addresses are not recognized when you use the Move-DominoGroup command to migrate from Lotus Domino to Exchange 2007

September 4, 2009
973483 Microsoft Transporter Suite for Exchange Server 2007 directory synchronization overwrites custom proxy addresses

September 3, 2009
973620 Error message when a user who has View Only Administrator permissions runs commands on an Exchange server that has the Client Access Server (CAS) role installed: “Access is denied”

Upgrade Your Hotmail Live Account.

If you get an email like this in your hotmail account DO NOT reply to it .. and I really mean DO NOT reply to it.  Microsoft NEVER sends email like this out!

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