New features in Exchange 2007 SP1

Exchange 2007 SP1 will be released in the second half of this year. A partial list of what you’ll find included in this SP is: Standby Continuous Replication (SCR) With Exchange 2007, we introduced Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) for replication of data between 2 servers within a cluster.  With SCR, data can be replicated on…


SMS 2003 SP3 and SMS 2003 R2

If you have not gotten word by other means, SMS 2003 SP3 has shipped and is available on the web for download here!   There has however been some confusion over the SMS 2003 R2 product in conjunction with the SP3 release which I hope is cleared up by the following.   SMS 2003 R2…

Outlook 2007 update – performance improvement on large PST/OST files

Office team has released an update for Outlook 2007 which addresses the performance problems customers have reported to us, especially when working with large .PST and .OST files. We highly recommend applying this patch on all systems with Outlook 2007 installed.   Refer to the following KB article for more details about the problem that has…


Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 Resource on Website

Accompanying with the release of Systems Center Operations Manager 2007, some related resources are becoming available on the website.   Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 documentation:   System Center Operations Manager 2007 Instructional Videos: These three to four minute demos offer helpful screenshots and narrations to address product FAQ’s from a how-to perspective.

Support Lifecycle

Support for the following products ends on 10-Apr-2007 l  Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 0 (RTM) l  Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 1 l  Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Service Pack 1

Virtual Server 2005 R2 & Exchange Server 2000-2003 Management Pack Refresh

The Virtual Server 2005 R2 Management pack is refreshed (not an update). The Release and Update History on the download page will show the most recent date 2/19/2007.   Why the refresh?  A problem existed, documented in,  where the report.xml will fail to import against SQL Server Reporting Services 2005 (SSRS). The refreshed version…

Exchange Tools Support Policy Update

Two Microsoft Knowledge Base articles have been recently published to clarify and update Microsoft Support Policy on Exchange Tools. Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) supports the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 tools that you can download from the Microsoft Download Center Web site. Support includes installation and usage of the tools, as well as errors encountered…


RMS Server SP2 Released

RMS Server SP2 is released on Dec and available for download.   New features in SP2: l   Native support for SQL Server 2005 l   Support for SharePoint Server 2007 l   Security and flexibility enhancements For more details, please refer to:

ISA Server Firewall Client for Vista is Now Available

The final release of the new Firewall Client for ISA Server is now available for download at:   The new version can be installed on computers running Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. It also includes software updates that improve the security and stability of Firewall Client…

The ADM file for Internet Explorer 7.0 is released

The Group Policy team has published installation packages that distribute ADM files (below) for use with Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 SP1.   Administrative Templates for Internet Explorer 7 for WindowsDownload from:   Administrative Template file for PowerShell for Windows.Download from: