November 2006 - Posts
The MsExchangeTeam published today a updated post about hardware recommendation for Exchange Server 2007.
Read more at source: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/11/27/431644.aspx
I've seen some question about Exchange features and what we need to install that dependencies and requirements are necessary . There is a nice KB that was updated in the last november 08.
Here is the KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822178/
The Calendar Printing Assistant for Microsoft Outlook 2007 is a program that provides an easy way to print and customize Outlook 2007 calendar information.
You can get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3f28d5dc-25a4-41bd-9c98-67c47c6cd8ff&displaylang=en
Jim Edelen has posted about the process involving CAS and Mailbox server roles to distribute OAB through HTTP. In the Exhcange Server 2007 Beta 2 we have to enable this feature to use because it is not enable by default.
Exchange Server 2007 introduces a new mechanism for distributing Offline Address Books (OAB) that doesn't require Public Folders. It instead uses HTTP(S) and the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS). There are several potential advantages of the new distribution mechanism including supporting more concurrent clients, reduced bandwidth usage, and more control over the distribution points. It is important to note that the new distribution mechanism requires Outlook 2007, but you can always choose to use both Public Folder Distribution and Web Based Distribution of OABs. That way, older clients can still access their OABs using Public Folders while Outlook 2007 clients can take advantage of the enhanced functionality.
Read more at source: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/11/15/431502.aspx
In this MSExchangeTeam post we'll understand how to configure OWA to allow larger messages.
By default, Exchange 2007 OWA will let you send attachments of up to 30 MB in size. Depending on your situation, you might want to either increase or decrease this number as we have a mechanism by which you can change the default upload limits of file attachments in OWA.
Read more at source: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/11/14/431477.aspx
If you have access to MSDN and Technet you can get Microsoft Office 2007.
Check out here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions
Computer Associates will provide support for Exchange Server 2007. It was announced at Exchange Connections in Las Vegas.
Computer Associates has lost favour in recent years (SK: RIP), but they haven't given up providing full third party support for Exchange Server. At Exchange Connections in Las Vegas this past week, CA announced that we will see a wide range of "risk mitigation and compliance solutions" for Exchange 2007:
- CA MDY FileSurf to centrally manage records regardless of location or origin
- CA Message Manager to provide email archiving, electronic data discovery and mailbox management
- CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup and CA XOsoft continuous application availability solutions-which encompass CDP (continuous data protection), replication, automatic failover and disaster recovery testing-to accelerate backup and recovery, ensure availability and minimize loss of critical applications and data
- CA BrightStor Storage Resource Manager for capacity planning, forecasting and optimization of Exchange servers
The MsExchange team has blogged a matrix with gui features removed versus reason and how we can do that in the Exchange Server 2007.
As discussed in the earlier blog post introducing the new Exchange 2007 console, the Exchange Management Console GUI has been completely redesigned in Exchange 2007. While redesigning the Exchange Management Console for Exchange 2007, we used specific ground rules to help guide what features and settings should be exposed in the console and how the console itself should be built. These guidelines allowed us to ensure that we had designed a rich, functional tool that wasn't overwhelming and complex. It also ensured a console where additional feature GUI could be added to respond more effectively to customer requests.
Read more at source: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/11/08/431279.aspx
Microsoft has published a KB about an error when we are installing Service Pack on a cluster node.
This problem occurs if the name of the default mailbox store includes a comma (,) or another special character. For example, this behavior occurs if the display name of the default mailbox store resembles the following display name:
Get it here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;926759&sd=rss&spid=1773
It's a nice article about Exchange Server 2007 routing and some news about Link State Routing best practices.
Read more at source: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/11/01/430185.aspx
This guide provides recommendations and best practices for deploying and managing offline address books with Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003 and Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003.
You can get it at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=19b69064-81b8-419e-aae9-612dceb98aeb&displaylang=en