April 2007 - Posts
Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging PBX Configuration Note for Cisco Call Manager 5.1 describes the configuration required to setup Cisco CallManager 5.1 with Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging using direct SIP connection. It also contains the results of the interoperability testing based on this setup.
This PBX configuration note contains information about deploying Exchange 2007 UM with a Cisco Call Manager 5.1 using direct SIP connection. You can use it to help decide if Exchange 2007 UM is the appropriate solution for your organization.
This download contains the PBX configuration note (preview) for Microsoft Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging with:
- PBX Vendor: Cisco
- PBX model: Call Manager 5.1
- PBX software: 188.8.131.5221-12
- Protocol: Direct SIP Connection
The May edition of TechNet Magazine is now online. Messaging and Unified Communications are some of the main subjects covered. Here are the links to the most relevant articles:
Happy anniversary to me ;-)
Today it's the second anniversary of this blog and this is the 343rd post. Since the day I started this blog, the subject has been Exchange Server and everything that's related with it. I plan to keep this orientation and I invite you to suggest ant topics you'd like me to write about.
I would like to thank all my readers and MSMVPS.COM for letting me have my blog here.
Until next year!
Microsoft has released an Update rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB930809).
"Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2007 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2007 customers."
Update Rollup 1 for Exchange 2007 includes the following fixes:
- The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service stops unexpectedly when the Exchange Server 2007-based server replicates the Public folder
- The DoSnapshotSet method may stop responding in the Exchange store, and a backup application stops responding on an Exchange 2007 server
- Wrong attendee times shown in Outlook when client and CAS servers are in different timezones
And here's the associated KB article:
Windows PowerShell Quick Reference is an electronic bool authored by Lee Holmes. That's 115 pages about Microsoft’s next-generation command shell and scripting language that every Sysadmin must have in hand.
"For years, support for scripting and command-line a dministration on the Windows platform has paled in comparison to the support offered by the Unix platform. Unix administrators enjoyed the immense power and productivity of their command shells, while Windows administrators watched in envy. Windows PowerShell, Microsoft's next-generation command shell and scripting language, changes this landscape completely. This Short Cut contains the essential reference material to help you get your work done-including the scripting language syntax, a regular-expression reference, useful .NET classes, and much more."
Update for Outlook 2007 (KB933493)
fixes a problem in which a calendar item that is marked as private is opened if it is found by using the Search Desktop feature. The update also fixes performance issues that occur when you work with items in a large .pst file or .ost file. You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article
I got this news while reading Anderson Patrício's Blog.
System Center Capacity Planner 2007 Beta 1 is available to the general public. You can sign up for the Beta at the Microsoft Connect site.
Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner 2007 helps size and plan deployments of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and System Center Operations Manager 2007. It provides you with the tools and guidance to deploy efficiently, while planning for the future by allowing for "what-if" analyses.
Developing a reliable, scalable architecture for enterprise applications like Microsoft Exchange 2007 and Microsoft Operations Manager 2007 is critical for the success of the implementation, the productivity of the end user, and the overall cost of the solution itself. Over-utilized servers result in performance degradation and loss of end user productivity. Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner 2007 provides the IT professional with the guidance required to plan a new deployment in the most efficient manner, while also delivering “what-if” analysis to optimize existing implementations.
• Simple installation and setup
• Built-in knowledge of Exchange and Operations Manager
• Recommended topology in a picture
• Model performance and response time
• Hardware library includes popular configurations
What’s New in System Center Capacity Planner 2007
• Plan for new server roles in Exchange 2007
• Select how you’ll cluster Exchange servers
• Add in background load for virus scanning
• Model 64-bit processors
• Model untrusted agents and gateway servers for Operations Manager
• Plan for multiple Operations Manager consoles
The public Beta version of Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2007 is available for download at the TechNet and MSDN sites. When I looked at the MSDN site, only the x64 version was available, but the 32-bit version is expected to be published as well.
The Release Notes for the Exchange Service Pack 1 have been published some time ago. Meanwhile, there is some additional information at the You Had Me At EHLO blog (Exchange Server 2007 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2) regarding the requirements for the SP1. It looks like Windows Server 2003 SP2 is required before installing E2K7 SP1.
The RTM version of the Exchange Service Pack is expected by the end of this year, at the same time that Windows Server Longhorn sees the light of the day.
Every once in a while, Microsoft updates some of its Exchange Server tools. The reason is usually the correction of minor bugs or the addition of new features. Here's a list of the latest tools that were updated:
Do you feel like you could read 460 pages in a row? Then Managing Transport in Exchange Server 2007 is the right document for you!
This guide is a compilation of transport-specific Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Help topics designed to help you manage and configure Exchange 2007 transport servers. The information and procedures in this guide focus specifically on the message transport components of a computer that runs Exchange 2007 and has the Hub Transport server role or the Edge Transport server role installed. This guide provides overviews of the transport components and the tasks you must perform to manage and configure them.
This first section provides information and links to the relevant topics that will help you manage and configure Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 transport servers. The procedures in this section focus specifically on the message transport components of a computer that runs Exchange 2007 and has the Hub Transport server role or the Edge Transport server role installed.
You must have the correct level of permissions to manage Exchange 2007 servers.
The Edge Transport server is installed as a stand-alone server in the perimeter network outside the Exchange organization. You must log on by using an account that is a member of the local administrators group to manage an Edge Transport server.
The Hub Transport server provides the message transport functionality for all mail flow that occurs in the Exchange organization. The permissions that are required to manage Hub Transport servers depend on the scope of the effect of the task that is performed. To learn more about the required permissions for Hub Transport server management, see the individual procedures.
It was an hilarious post that the Microsoft Exchange Team posted on their blog, You Had Me At EHLO. Some breaking Exchange news... reveals some exciting news about the current and future version of Exchange Server.
I especially like the one about the 57-bit servers ;-)
Although it was April fools' day, the mail I received from Microsoft was not a joke. I'm glad to announce that I was again nominated MVP for Exchange Server ;-)
Dear Rui Silva, Congratulations!
We are pleased to present you with the 2007 Microsoft® MVP Award!
The Microsoft MVP Award is our way of saying thank you and to honor and support the significant contributions you make to communities worldwide. As a recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional award, you join an elite group of technical community leaders from around the world who foster the free and objective exchange of knowledge by actively sharing your real world expertise with users and Microsoft. Microsoft salutes all MVPs for promoting the spirit of community and enhancing people’s lives and the industry’s success everyday. To learn more about the MVP Program, visit: www.microsoft.com/mvp.
Your extraordinary efforts in Windows Server System - Exchange Server technical communities during the past year are greatly appreciated. The benefits you will enjoy as a recipient of the MVP Award are outlined below.
With this nomination I guaranteed my entrance to the next MVP Summit, which will take place in April 2008. I would also like to congratulate Ilse Van Criekinge, because as of today she is also an Exchange MVP.