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…


Jon Orton’s Biography

Hi, I’m Jon Orton, a Product Manager on the Microsoft Exchange team. I spend my time helping people understand the technical capabilities of Exchange Online, Microsoft’s cloud e-mail service for businesses. I’ve been working on the Exchange team since I joined Microsoft in 2006. My wife Tammy and I live in Redmond, Washington with our…


Jon Orton’s Bio

Hi, I’m Jon Orton, a Product Manager on the Microsoft Exchange team. I spend my time helping people understand the technical capabilities of Exchange Online, Microsoft’s cloud e-mail service for businesses. I’ve been working on the Exchange team since I joined Microsoft in 2006. My wife Tammy and I live in Redmond, Washington with our…


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…