Welcome to the new MS Small Business Community Blog!

There’s a new Blog in town – the new MS Small Business Community Blog. The tree components of the Small Business Community now are: 1) MS Small Business Community SharePoint Site2) MS Small Business Community User Group3) MS Small Business Community Blog For more info, please go here! – Nino Bilic


When customers put pre-release Exchange code in production…

Like many of the product groups within Microsoft, Exchange relies heavily on a fairly small but dedicated set of our customers who make up the Technology Adoption Program (or TAP). TAPs exist in varying sizes and flavors, but the basic idea is that they replace the former array of early-adopter, joint-developer or rapid-deployment programs which…


A million hits and still going strong…

Few weeks ago, we had something quite interesting happen:   On 12/4/04 we went over 1,000,000 hits on the Exchange Team blog site. Those are cumulative hits, since the first post back in February 2004 when KC boldly broke the ice after creating the Exchange blog site. Because of that and the total number of…


Update on Exchange Edge Services

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced Exchange Edge Services, a set of technologies designed for e-mail protection, enhanced security and management of junk email for Exchange customers. Since that time, Microsoft received extensive input from customers requesting that Edge Services be broader than its initial scope to include messaging policy capabilities that organizations need to help meet…


Fabio Pintos’ Biography

I joined the Microsoft Exchange team in 1998 and I’ve been working as a developer on the Exchange System Management team, building user interface, hosting and other management infrastructures since then. My work ranges from user interface components like the Exchange extensions to ‘Users and Computers’, the Exchange Task Wizard and several parts of the…


Fabio Pintos’ Bio

I joined the Microsoft Exchange team in 1998 and I’ve been working as a developer on the Exchange System Management team, building user interface, hosting and other management infrastructures since then. My work ranges from user interface components like the Exchange extensions to ‘Users and Computers’, the Exchange Task Wizard and several parts of the…


Update on Exchange Server 5.5 Support Lifecycle

Exchange Server 5.5 was released in 1998 when the world of email was a very different place.  The last seven years has seen a dramatic increase in the volume of emails and spam, increasingly sophisticated viruses and Internet attacks, and stronger regulation for archiving and compliance.  Exchange Server 5.5 design considerations did not factor in…


Roger Murff’s Biography

Roger Murff is a Senior Product Manager for Exchange. Most recently he has been focused on helping smooth the upgrade process for Exchange Customers. Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked in technology and marketing roles at a number of leading companies including Morgan Stanley, Accenture and Macromedia. He holds Bachelors degrees in Computer Science and…


Roger Murff’s Bio

Roger Murff is a Senior Product Manager for Exchange.  Most recently he has been focused on helping smooth the upgrade process for Exchange Customers. Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked in technology and marketing roles at a number of leading companies including Morgan Stanley, Accenture and Macromedia.  He holds Bachelors degrees in Computer Science and…


Solution Accelerator for Exchange Consolidation and Migration has been released

This solution accelerator provides detailed guidance for planning and executing upgrades, migrations, and consolidations to Exchange Server 2003 from legacy Exchange environments. It provides relevant information to help organizations migrate and consolidate their environments to Exchange Server 2003 using the tools provided with Exchange Server 2003 SP1.   It also provides real-world information to help customers…