Do you have what it takes to become a Microsoft Certified Master?

There has been a lot of interest and discussion about the MCM | Exchange Server 2007 Program since Microsoft announced it earlier this year, and as the PM responsible for the Exchange Program I wanted to give you some of the history of the program, tell you more about what to expect from the program,…


Update Rollup 5 for Exchange 2007 SP1 is now released

Update Rollup 5 for Exchange 2007 SP1 (announced a few days ago) has been released. The rollup is available on the Download Center here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=652ED33A-11A1-459C-8FFE-90B9CBFE7903&displaylang=en The rollup will go live on Microsoft Update in 2-3 weeks from now (will be announced here). Localized versions for all supported languages are now available on Download Center. KB 953467 has more…


Optimize Your Communications Environment with Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 can help you deliver the advanced protection your company demands to safeguard its messaging environment-anywhere access people require to boost productivity and operational efficiency to cut costs. Tune in to a webcast or take part in a virtual lab to learn how Exchange Server 2007 can help you optimize your hardware…


Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 is almost out-the-door

This is a heads up that Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 is in the final stages of getting released and should be out in a couple of days. The next step for the Exchange team will be to release the Update Rollup onto the Download Center and then publish it to Microsoft Update….


Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Launch

Our friends over at Office Communication server wanted to get the word our on their upcoming release which they are promoting through their website. Here’s their announcement, go check it out! Office Communications Server 2007 R2 will launch on February 3rd 2009. We are trying something new this time and will do the launch through…


How to Configure Certificate Based Authentication for OWA – Part II

In my last post I showed how to set up OWA certificate based authentication on a Windows 2003 CAS with ISA 2006. In this post, I will cover how to set this up when your Client Access server is running on Windows 2008 server without being published with ISA server. Note: These steps are only…


Good Morning Exchange community!

It’s now been 3 whirlwind weeks since taking the helm of the Exchange team. As I’m getting to know the team, I wanted to take this opportunity to better introduce myself to the Exchange community. I feel fortunate to inherit such a strong product and exceptional team. The talent within the Exchange team has always…


How to tell which version of Update Rollup you have installed?

As we have released Exchange 2007 SP1 Update Rollup 4 on Microsoft Update two days ago, a question came up: how do you tell which version of the Update Rollup is installed? The simplest answer is to go to Add or Remove Programs Control Panel applet. Then: Make sure that “Show updates” checkbox is checked…


Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox Server Storage Cost Calculator

EDIT: This post has been updated on 12/2/2008 to match the newest version of Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox Server Storage Cost Calculator. Overview Earlier versions of Exchange did not scale well enough, at a low enough cost per mailbox (because of expensive hardware and recovery options) to allow IT administrators the ability to match the…


Microsoft Tech·Ed EMEA 2008 IT Professionals

Microsoft Tech·Ed EMEA 2008 IT Professionals is the Microsoft premier technical education conference just for IT professionals. For five days, 5,000 IT professionals are learning how to architect, plan, deploy, manage and secure a connected enterprise from Microsoft experts and industry leaders. Several folks from Exchange will be there presenting breakout sessions, interactive sessions and…