Released: Exchange 2010 SP1 Software Development Kits

Hello Exchange Developers! We’ve just released updated Software Development Kits for Exchange 2010 SP1. If you develop applications for Exchange Server, grab these SDKs from the Download Center. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Web Services SDK October 2010 This release of the Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Web Services Software Development Kit (SDK) provides…


Removing specific messages from your Exchange Server

Ever so often, an Exchange administrator faces a situation where messages that fit specific criteria need to be removed from a large number of mailboxes or from Exchange transport queues. The need may arise due to some sort of mass mailing, a message sent accidentally to a large distribution group or individual recipients, or it…


Exchange Processor Query Tool

By now many of you have probably used the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Role Requirements calculator to help design your mailbox architecture.  In particular, one area that is critical in your architecture is the CPU load that will be placed on your mailbox servers.  To that end the Exchange Product Group provided guidance on how to…


Graphical user interface (GUI) enhancements in Exchange 2010 SP1

SP1 whets the appetite of administrators who want to use Exchange Management Console (EMC) and Exchange Control Panel (ECP) to administer various features. More and more features are exposed in the EMC and ECP, helping Exchange Administrators to manage their Exchange 2010 infrastructure. Exchange 2010 SP1 brings a long list of improvements. This blog focuses…


Office 365 and Exchange

You may have seen some of the press coverage today on Office 365, which brings all of Microsoft’s business productivity software together into one cloud service. Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) will be the engine that powers Exchange Online in Office 365, lighting up slick new features such as: Voice mail with Unified…


Released: Exchange 2010 Architecture Poster

You’ve been asking us about an Exchange 2010 version of the popular Exchange 2007 Component Architecture poster. We’re pleased to let you know that the Exchange Server 2010 Architecture Poster is now available for download in all its 36″ x 24″ goodness! Here’s a preview: The poster helps you understand how the major components of…


New HA Design Guidance Articles

Last week we updated our Exchange TechNet articles.  Within that update are two new articles that I wanted to call out: Understanding High Availability Factors – This article summarizes my US TechEd 2010 Exchange 2010 High Availability Design Considerations breakout session by discussing several design decision points you must make when architecting an Exchange 2010…


E2010 Calculator, Megacycles, SPECInt2006, and Cores…Huh?

Since the release of v12.8 of the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Calculator, I have received several questions with regards to the changes in the processor input section. In particular, the one question that keeps coming up is “Why doesn’t the CPU results change when I change the number of cores (e.g., change from 12…


Released: Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1

Earlier today the Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 to the Download Center. The release of the rollup via Microsoft Update will happen on October 12th. This update includes new fixes for the following server roles: Client Access Mailbox Edge Server Hub Transport In particular we would like to…


So you want to change your expired passwords in OWA…

Update 10/21/11: Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 Update Rollup 3 and later supports using a UPN in the change password dialog. Also, please see our TechNet documentation on the subject, here. A while back, I posted What you need to know about the OWA Change Password feature of Exchange Server 2007, which higlighted a significant…