Exchange 12 and 64-bit

At the recent IT Forum conference in Barcelona, we started talking publicly about E12. It was great to talk with so many customers about the work we’re doing and get your feedback. One of the topics we discussed at the conference was the system requirements for which we are designing E12. I wanted to discuss…


Large Security Tokens and Kernel Memory Exhaustion

INTRODUCTION   This is the third CXP flash about Windows 2003 kernel memory issues and Exchange 2003.   The first flash provided technical background about the demands Exchange makes on kernel resources.   The second flash discussed hardware configurations that can restrict the kernel memory available for applications.   This flash explains the effect of…


Introducing the Microsoft Exchange Server Profile Analyzer

Included in this month’s Exchange Tools Web release (direct link) is a new analysis tool called the Microsoft Exchange Server Profile Analyzer Tool (or EPA). We created this tool to help server administrators understand their user profile to help with the process of server sizing or capacity planning. A user profile describes how many actions an…


Jessie Zhu’s Biography

I joined Microsoft in 2003, and have been working as a Software Design Engineer in Test within the Exchange team ever since. Currently I’m in Exchange Customer Experience Solutions team, and primarily focus on developing tools for capacity planning and solution validation. I got my Bachelor’s degree in Computing Science in Shanghai, China, and Master’s…


Jessie Zhu’s Bio

I joined Microsoft in 2003, and have been working as a Software Design Engineer in Test within the Exchange team ever since.  Currently I’m in Exchange Customer Experience Solutions team, and primarily focus on developing tools for capacity planning and solution validation.  I got my Bachelor’s degree in Computing Science in Shanghai, China, and Master’s…


Engineering Manager Wanted to Lead Exchange Team

Job Title: Engineering Services Management (Engineering Manager) 146868 Job Category: IT Operations Product: Not product specific Location: WA – Redmond   Purpose: Effective leadership of the Exchange team, with clear communication and management by example. This is a hands-on working position as part of the team.   Responsibilities: ·          Performance reviews and training planning for…


E12 Beta 1

Last week, we signed off on E12 Beta 1. This is a great milestone for the product and the team. We’ve delivered SP1, SP2, ExBPA, and many other great tools along the way – but E12 has always been our primary goal in the 2 years since Exchange 2003 shipped.  Right from the beginning, our high…


Intelligent Message Filter Updates

Exchange 2003 Server SP2 rounds out the anti-spam capabilities of Exchange Server 2003. With addition of Sender ID and IMF filters Exchange server is now capable of protecting an Exchange organization from many spam attack vectors. The flexible, reliable, and robust Exchange 2003 anti-spam framework proved to be very effective and instrumental in protecting Microsoft IT…


Configuring Hot-Add and Large Memory for Exchange 2003

INTRODUCTION   This is the second flash about Windows 2003 kernel memory issues and Exchange 2003. The first flash provided technical background. This flash discusses important hardware issues that may affect Windows kernel memory and cause Exchange instability. The next flash (available in about 10 days) will explain the effect of large user security tokens on kernel…


Mike Grimm’s Biography

Michael Grimm is a lead program manager for the Microsoft Exchange Server development team in Redmond, Washington, and is responsible for the Exchange Server Common Criteria activities. As a program manager he has been involved in numerous aspects of email including security engineering, secure email, message hygiene, high-grade military messaging, transport, provisioning, and hosting.