Signed off!

This morning, we signed off Exchange 2007 for release to you!

We've bet the company on this product. Here at Microsoft, we have over 120,000 mailboxes running in production on Exchange 2007 – exceeding our SLA of 99.95% availability. Likewise, over 200 Technology Adoption Partners and Rapid Deployment Partners have over 55,000 mailboxes in production operating within their enterprise SLA’s.

In addition to taking the time to ensure this software was rock solid for you, we've invested more time in documentation and deployment guidance than we have for any other release previously. Please do check it out and let us know if we're missing something you need.

Thank you for all of your support, feedback, and patience during this journey by our team. We are committed to working with you on successful deployments in the coming months and years.

On behalf of the entire Exchange team, thank you for choosing Exchange.


Comments (66)
  1. Mike MTI says:

    Great news!   …so…. when can we download it?

  2. Tim H says:

    Congratulations!! I look forward to implementing a great new Exchange product. Thanks for working to make Exchange better than ever!

  3. Vlad Mazek says:

    Congratulations guys!

  4. Jim McBee says:

    Woo hoo!!!  Looking forward to getting this in to production in a few places!

  5. Bharat Suneja says:

    Congratulations to Exchange team on "RTMing" a remarkable new release!!

  6. gblinckmann says:

    I’m really looking forward to the new version, but the "we’ve bet the company on this product" comment is getting old. It’s almost as bad as the "****-killer" product comments. Exchange won’t flop and the "****-killer" won’t kill what it’s supposed to kill.

  7. Dieter Rauscher says:

    This is great news! Congratulations to the Exchange team!

  8. Roberto Gramellini says:

    Great news! Congratulations to the Exchange Team !!

  9. stefangeorgescu says:


  10. jayson knight says:

    Waiting with baited breath for the bits to be available for subscribers. Great job guys!

  11. Roni Assa says:

    Small step for man , Great step for humanity !

  12. magnus.bjork says:

    Thanks a lot!

    I just can’t wait to download and get started, we already have some customers at Beta2 at the moment!

  13. Josh Maher says:

    Congratulations, great work this time around!!

  14. Darth Vadar says:

    Ok guys, the whole ‘bet the company on this product’ thing is getting a little old already. You didn’t bet the company on E12. So long as Exchange 2003 is still an option, I think everybody out there is gonna be alright…

  15. ChickenDog says:

    Great!  Congrates!  When can I dl?

  16. cannedsoda says:

    Congrats!  Can I please come to Vegas as well?

  17. Todd Booher says:

    Congrats to the entire Exchange team!

  18. srirampriya says:

    Congratulations. This is great news.

  19. David Elfassy says:

    Great! Looking forward to many E2k7 deployments…

  20. Stephan (CH) says:

    Congratulations! I am loving it!

  21. Flemming Riis says:

    Thanks for the good news , and release before Domino 8 goes into public beta never hurts.

  22. JVILLAGA says:

    Hey, wait a minute…no public folder access with web messaging????

  23. Kevin Remde says:

    Woo hoo!  Congratulations team!

    I’m excited for you, and for all of us who now get to see how customers will get to take advantage of all the things we’ve been "evanglizing" for the past year.



  24. Ben Scott says:

    *Kizzer*: The Microsoft master plan appears to be that Public Folders are going away, eventually.  I would not be surprised if support (in terms of new features) is curtailed before then.

  25. Gehan says:

    Congratulations to the team for another fine release! Been looking forward to this for a looong time..when will the bits be released on MSDN?

  26. tom says:

    Geez, at first I read the URL as "mysexchangeteam " – yikes!

    Add me to the list of 6473892 people who want to know when it will be released to MSDN. It is sad that MSDN release is not a deterministic process as it should be. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that ‘n’ days (where ‘n’ is constant) after RTM the bits would be available to MSDN?

  27. Desmond Lee says:

    Great news and many thanks for making it RTM!

    a) Is an update planned for MS Exchange Server 2007 VHD Beta 2 at

    b) will Exchange 2007 eventually be supported on Virtual Server 2005 R2 in production?


  28. Wolf Logan says:

    To the "it’s getting old" commenters, above…

    I think the point of the statement "We’ve bet the company on this product" is that Microsoft itself is likely to be the biggest single enterprise deployment of Exchange in the world. They’re using it themselves — if it fails, then ~100,000 users will be *very* disappointed.

    If it doesn’t sell (well), then Microsoft might have a bad quarter or two. If it doesn’t *work*, then the loss could be staggering.

  29. Dang Quoc Tuong says:

    Great guys

    I am waiting for new tastes messaging

  30. Kingston says:

    Most people don’t think of it this way, but Exchange is Hotmail’s biggest competitor after Yahoo in terms of users.  It’s not AOL or Gmail.  They’re nowhere close.  Watch out Hotmail!

  31. claudius says:

    RSVP’ing to Desmond Lee as above "b) will Exchange 2007 eventually be supported on Virtual Server 2005 R2 in production?"

    As MS is pushing for 64-bit Exchange rather than 32-bit in production, I don’t think this is going to be supported since Virtual Server does not support 64-bit guest …..

    Just my 2 cents…..

  32. Bob Jase says:

    Does Exchange/Outlook yet have a way to schedule travel time around a meeting?

    For example, if I have a meeting from 2:00-3:00 but I have to travel 30 minutes each way, I want to indicate that I am out-of-office at 1:30 and back at 3:30 (so I can schedule other appointments around those times, any my secretary can know that I can be contacted during that travel window) while also keeping track of the fact that I am meeting with the other party from 2:00-3:00.

    The fact that this was missing was one of the most annoying things about scheduling appointments with Outlook/Exchange.

  33. Duncan says:

    Gratz guys! Have the Beta running next to our current exchange server and it is working great. Look forward to rolling out the proper product.

    Also … I would have thought to be a competitor you’d have to qualify under either:

    a) Not being owned by the same company

    b) Being appropriate for the job.

    So hotmail doesn’t count. Will try convincing my MD to move over to hotmail on cost and functionality grounds…. :)

  34. Juan B. Giusti says:

    Congratulations to the Exchange Team. I am looking forward to this release and will be implementing is withing the next 3 months in my organization. Thank you for your hard work. Send me some training material! :-)

  35. DPMiller says:

    How does a company with 65K employees have 120K users running in production?

    Congrats on the release.  Now I need to go get my 64-bit server to install it.

  36. Flemming Riis says:

    -How does a company with 65K employees have 120K users running in production?

    vendor mailboxes most likely take up alot and other external people

  37. Srinivasa R. Surosay says:

    That’s Great Guys! Congrulations on ur

    Great work n Great Success around!!

  38. Scott Pepi says:

    Are we confident we can go to 2007…..

  39. Joel Leggett says:

    This is going to be a huge release for the company. I am not thrilled about the fact that public folders were left exactly as in 2003. But I am not that fond of them as a service, but the options out there to replace them are not perfect either.

    I think this is one area where Microsoft needs to spend more effort.

    Great work and thanks,

    Joel Leggett,

    Dallas, TX.

  40. Muhammimi says:

    Great work & Congrats to MSExch2K7 team. Btw, where & when can we download the RTM version?

    Mohamad Muhammimi Omar

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  41. John McGinn says:

    Sure would be nice if partners could get their hands on the final release… Sheesh.   RTM’d two weeks ago.  Sales emails from MS coming in like spam…   Take care of your partners as they take care of you.

  42. Peter O'Dowd (MVP) says:

    Fantastic news, and such a great product…  Any chance you can make the RTM .chm file available for download to the public?

    Peter O’Dowd


    New Zealand

  43. Steve Nasr says:

    Right on schedule, as I’m downloading the RTM bits now.

    Great work through the TAP and beyond, team!

    Now the real work begins! :)

  44. Lance Wilson says:

    Where are you getting the RTM bits from?  I can’t find it on the MVLS Site.

  45. franc1 says:

    Why is is still not available for SA customers on the MVLS site, while the evaluation can already be downloaded ?

  46. Victor says:

    Yes, when will it be available, I read it would be on the 15th but it is not available yet.

  47. Gaurav Mani says:

    Congratulations to the Exchagne 2007 Team.

    Exchange has always been a great product and Kudos to the team.

  48. Miles Holt says:

    Great news! Downloading it from MLVS now.

    Does Exchange 2007 include Outlook 2007?

  49. George Sawyer says:

    When is it going to be released on MSDN?

  50. Meelis says:

    When Virtual Server r2 will be support 64-bit guests?

  51. Eric says:

    When when the Exchange 2007 RTM bits be available for download by us MSDN Subscribers? There is lots of conflicting information with many estimated dates.. Thanks

  52. paul says:

    So, when will the full release take place?

  53. Gregski says:

    I’m in no hurry to go to 2007, only been on 2003 for about a year, after skipping 2000 all together.  Anybody else feel the same way?

  54. oz ozugurlu says:

    Thanks for all your hard work, Thanks for Exchange Team for coming up with the great product

    Best Regards


  55. Majo says:

    Congratulations. But let’s wait and see…as the first bugs are also in the beta release…

  56. Anand says:

    Great News and congratulations to the Exchange 2007 development and QA team

  57. free says:


  58. XRumerCCCCCC says:


    I’m xrumer, where is my beer?!

    Its simple a testing…

  59. HonYin Kok says:

    Excellent!  Perhaps a better way is to publish or make available how Microsoft implement their exchange server infrastructure?  We understand the "eat your own dogfood" philosophy, but without proper guidance and best practice from Microsoft, it will take longer to get excited and deploy the new technology.

  60. Exchange says:

    HonYin Kok,

    We did publish most of this information, and you can read about it here:

  61. Anonymous says:

    Kaip rašo Exchange produkto grupė savo bloge, šiandien buvo išleista Exchange Server 2007 RTM versija

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