The previously released Exchange Server 2013 RTM Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) has now been updated to version 15.00.0712.024 and is available to download.
This new version corrects an issue with Public Folders, as described in this blog post.
If you have not deployed Exchange 2013 RTM CU2, you can follow the steps outlined in the Upgrading/Deploying Cumulative Update 2 section in the Exchange 2013 RTM CU2 announcement article.
If you have already installed Exchange 2013 RTM CU2 (712.22), you can simply execute setup.exe /m:upgrade /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms from a command line to upgrade your servers to the 712.24 build; alternatively you can upgrade via the setup user interface. Attempting to uninstall the 712.22 build will result in the complete uninstall of the server and is not recommended.
Important: Regardless of whether you are using modern public folders, we strongly recommend upgrading to this build of Exchange 2013 RTM CU2. Any security updates released for CU2 will be dependent on this build.
I’m pretty sure the Exchange Server 2013 Architecture Poster is the main piece of decoration throughout offices around the World. If there is still some free space on the wall, take a look at these 2 new ones:
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Management Pack v15.00.0620.030 has recently been made available to download. This MP is for:
- System Center Operations Manager 2012 RTM or later
- System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 or later
This management pack includes monitors and rules to effectively monitor Exchange Server 2013 on its performance, availability, and reliability of its server roles.
Exchange Server 2013 Management Pack Documentation Overview
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Management Pack provides comprehensive service health information for your Exchange organization. The Exchange 2013 Management Pack is engineered for organizations that include servers running Exchange 2013. The key feature of this management pack is user focused monitoring. The simplified dashboard focuses on the user experience and makes it easier for you quickly determine exactly what your users are experiencing. Feature Summary
The Exchange Server 2013 Management Pack works with the Managed Availability feature in Exchange 2013. The alerts within the System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) portal indicate unhealthy states as reported by the Managed Availability components in Exchange 2013. The following are some of the new features in the Exchange 2013 Management Pack:
- Simplified dashboard The dashboard of the Exchange 2013 Management Pack has been simplified and refined into the following three categorie
- Active Alerts Provides a list of all outstanding alerts in your organization.
- Organization Health Provides an overview of the overall service health in your organization.
- Server Health Provides an overview of the health of individual servers in your organization.
- User focused monitoring Exchange 2013 introduces a monitoring and recovery infrastructure called Managed Availability. Managed Availability focuses on the user experience. All Exchange 2013 components have built-in monitors that detect problems and attempt to recover the service availability. Any issues that can't be recovered automatically are escalated to the Exchange 2013 Management Pack as an alert.
Exchange Server 2013 CU1 UM Language Packs (version 15.00.0620.029) have been made available to download.
These downloads contain pre-recorded prompts, grammar files, text to speech data, Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) files, and Voice Mail Preview capabilities for a specific language that is supported by Exchange 2013 CU1 Unified Messaging (UM). Warning: This UM language pack must only be installed as an add-in to Exchange Server 2013 CU1 Unified Messaging.
Unified Messaging (UM) language packs allow an Exchange Server 2013 CU1 UM server to speak additional languages to callers and recognize other languages when callers use ASR or when voice messages are transcribed. UM language packs contain:
- Pre-recorded prompts, for example "After the tone, please record your message. When you’ve finished recording, hang up, or press the # key for more options." in the language of the UM language pack.
- Grammar files that are used by a UM server to lookup the names of given users in the directory in the language of the UM language pack.
- Text to Speech (TTS) translation so that content (e-mail, calendar, contact information, etc.) can be read to callers in the language of the UM language pack.
- Support for Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), which allows callers to interact with UM using the voice user interface (VUI) in the language of the UM language pack.
- Support for Voice Mail Preview which allows users to read the transcript of voice mail messages in a specific language from within a supported e-mail client such as Outlook or Outlook Web Access.
This not exactly a scoop, but for the record, Cumulative Update 2 for Exchange Server 2013 (KB2859928) has been made available to download.
Cumulative Update 2 for Exchange Server 2013 resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2013 CU1 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2013 customers.
Please read the post at the Microsoft Exchange Team Blog with further details and install instructions.
Also be aware that there is a known issue with this update. Read more at Exchange 2013 RTM CU2 Issue - Public Folder Permissions Loss After PF Mailbox Move.
The July 2013 edition of the TechNet Magazine is now available for online reading.
Microsoft has recently released the July updates for the Outlook 2003/2007/2010/2013 Junk E-mail Filter.
"This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail."
The update is available for Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 (32-bit, 64-bit) and Outlook 2013 (32-bit, 64-bit) or you can use Microsoft Update. As usual the update comes with the corresponding Knowledge Base article: