Allowing application servers to relay off Exchange Server 2007

From time to time, you need to allow an application server to relay off of your Exchange server. You might need to do this if you have a SharePoint, a CRM application like Dynamics, or a web site that sends emails to your employees or customers. You might need to do this if you are…


Announcing the Exchange 2007 PowerShell Scriptacular demo pack!

Mihai Jalobeanu and Vivek Sharma have blogged about the Exchange 2007 PowerShell Scriptacular demo pack. Some really cool scripts in there: addfakeservers.ps1 and removefakeservers.ps1 NOT standalone. Makes it looks like your demo setup has more than one server. We use a very useful feature of Exchange 2007 setup to make this work. Basically we use…


Holiday spirit – PowerShell style!

In the display of true geekness, Satish Mathew and Marcel Ortiz have created a PowerShell script that will play Jingle Bells on your computer speaker. No longer will your machines have to sit in silence! You can run this on any computer that has PowerShell installed. I have attached the script to this blog post (see…


Bhavin Shah’s Bio

My name is Bhavin Shah and I joined Microsoft Exchange as a Software Development Engineer in Test in July 2004. Since then, I have been working on message hygiene and message security areas which are part of Edge Transport and Hub Transport roles of Exchange Server 2007. I have a Masters in Computer Science from…


Bhavin Shah’s Biography

My name is Bhavin Shah and I joined Microsoft Exchange as a Software Development Engineer in Test in July 2004. Since then, I have been working on message hygiene and message security areas which are part of Edge Transport and Hub Transport roles of Exchange Server 2007. I have a Masters in Computer Science from…


David Strome’s Bio

Hi, my name’s David and I’m hooked on e-mail. So what better place to work than Microsoft? Nothing happens at Microsoft without e-mail. And better still, what better product to work on than Exchange Server? If you’re addicted to e-mail, there’s no better place to be than at an e-mail-driven company working on their e-mail…


David Strome’s Biography

Hi, my name’s David and I’m hooked on e-mail. So what better place to work than Microsoft? Nothing happens at Microsoft without e-mail. And better still, what better product to work on than Exchange Server? If you’re addicted to e-mail, there’s no better place to be than at an e-mail-driven company working on their e-mail…


Exchange Server 2007 Cross Mailbox Search using Export-mailbox

Administrators have always needed a flexible way to search for content simultaneously across multiple mailboxes.  Here are a few scenarios requiring cross-mailbox search, and how the ‘export-mailbox’ command can be used to get the desired results. Scenario 1: LEGAL DISCOVERY: The administrator needs a way to extract messages from multiple users’ mailboxes which contain certain…


ISV’s and Exchange Server 2007

Recently I’ve had several questions re: partner product availability for Exchange 2007. I should point out that over the past year, we’ve had excellent 3rd party ISV/IHV (Independent Software & Hardware Vendors) participation through our various technology adoption programs. I’ve charted below a subset list of the various partners and product categories where they have…


Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Private Beta announced

On Monday, we opened up our TAP Summit and private beta for Office Communications Server (OCS), a sister server in the Microsoft Unified Communications Group where Exchange sits. This is a pretty big deal for Microsoft because OCS together with unified messaging in Exchange Server 2007 as well as features in the new 2007 Office…