Updates to the Exchange Supportability Matrix

With the release of Exchange 2007 SP2 we provided a Supportability Matrix which outlined the supported configurations for Exchange 2000 SP3, Exchange 2003 SP2, and Exchange 2007 (RTM, SP1, and SP2).   But as many are aware, with the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 there have been a variety of questions raised about our support…


Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 has been released

EDIT 11/24/2009: Corrected the permissions needed in KB 970104 section. It has been about a couple of months since we released Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2. About 3 years ago when we shipped Exchange Server 2007 we promised cumulative update rollups every couple of months. Keeping with that promise we have released Update Rollup…


Transitioning Client Access to Exchange Server 2010

NOTE: This article has been updated to correct the MSAS URLs mentioned in this article. By now most of you have heard about the release of Exchange 2010.  Those of you that are upgrading from Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007 or a mixture of the two, are probably curious about the client access upgrade strategy.  To…


How to Manage Groups that I already own in Exchange 2010?

This one can be a bit counter intuitive for folks coming from any legacy version of Exchange… Issue You got your shiny new Exchange 2010 download and excitedly installed it on your 2010 hardware. You have setup all your CAS server settings, your DAG is up and running. Your pilot users have been moved over…


RBAC and the Triangle of Power

Introduction Role Based Access Control (RBAC) is the new permissions model in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. With RBAC, you don’t need to modify and manage access control lists (ACLs), which was done in Exchange Server 2007 and earlier. On the flip side – as with anything new, RBAC can seem a bit intimidating at first….


Morgan Keegan & Company Cites Cost Savings as #1 Reason they are moving to Exchange 2010

By now you have seen our interviews with both Global Crossing and Lifetime Products and you’ve heard what excites them most about moving to Exchange 2010. Check out the video interviews with Global Crossing and Lifetime Products. We headed down to Memphis to visit one more  customer, Morgan Keegan & Company to get their take…


Exchange anti-spam myths revealed

In Microsoft CSS (Customer Service and Support) we deal with many anti-spam and email security questions. While the anti-spam features that come out of the box with Exchange 2007 provide a robust level of protection against unwanted garbage in your inbox, there is still a lot of confusion out there as to how all the…


New Content Available for Exchange 2010: Highlights

<edit 11/12/09 10:48pm: Added some additional information, links, etc.> On November 9th, many of our web properties were updated with new content and information to coincide with the general availability of Exchange 2010. With all the new information out there, where do you start? What should you be sure not to miss? Below is quick…


Announcing the Release of the Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant

We heard concerns from our early adoption Exchange Server 2010 customers regarding transitioning from Exchange Server 2003 and/or Exchange Server 2007 in a few key areas. One of which is the fact that you, Exchange/IT administrators, are burdened with complex migration steps (multiple firewall rules, multiple certificates, multiple external URLs/ports for clients). This complexity means…


Exchange 2010 Server Role Requirements Calculator

EDIT: This post has been updated on 5/24/2013 for the new version of calculator. For the list of latest major changes, please see THIS. Overview The Exchange Mailbox Server role is arguably one of the most important roles within an Exchange deployment for it stores the data that users will ultimately access on a daily…