Argentina DST change on 12/30/2007

The government of Argentina has announced (read more about it here, here and here) the implementation of daylight saving time (DST) in Argentina. The following are the start and end dates for the daylight saving time defined: Daylight saving time begins:  Sunday, December 30th, 2007 at 00:00 A.M local standard time. Daylight saving time ends: …


Two fixes for excessive paging on Exchange 2007 servers

Mike Lagase wrote a great blog post on his blog talking about two issues (we have fixes for both) that can cause excessive paging on your Exchange 2007 servers. Those fixes are described in two KB articles: FIX: You may notice that the memory load is very high when you run an application that is…


Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator updated to v 13.0

It’s been a while since we announced an update to Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator. Yesterday we have updated the calculator to version 13.0. Updates: We have updated the log generation numbers per message profile to be in line with our updated guidance. In v11.8, we decided to list the database cache…


Adding comments to Exchange 2003 documentation…

Few weeks ago, Cathy mentioned in her monthly Exchange Server Documentation Update that Exchange 2003 documentation can now be annotated by people like you. Then David mentioned that too on his blog, reminding me that I really wanted to call this out, too. Essentially – what has happened is that our UE team has worked…


New MSIT whitepapers on Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft IT has released 4 new whitepapers that can give you an inside look at how Exchange Server 2007 is run within Microsoft: Exchange Server 2007 Design and Architecture at Microsoft Managing the Calendaring and Collaboration Process By Using Exchange Server 2007 Web Services Daily Operations with Exchange 2007 Exchange Server 2007 Deployment Checklist Happy…


How to access multiple resource mailboxes in Exchange Web Services (EWS)

In Exchange 2007 Web Services it is very convenient to access and manage other user’s mailbox accounts by using Exchange Impersonation.  This feature enables a caller to impersonate a given account so that the caller can perform operations by using all the original user’s permissions.  But for resource mailboxes (room, equipment), because they are created…


How do Exchange Server rules work?

You’ve been using Outlook for years now and you’ve probably established some delivery rules for yourself. Maybe mail from your manager is automatically routed to a subfolder of your inbox. If you’re using Outlook 2003 or later, you’ve got an automatically maintained rule to handle junk mail. If you’ve ever set your Out Of Office,…


Exchange 2007 SP1 ESE Changes – Part 2

Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 introduces several changes in the Extensible Storage Engine (ESE). In my first blog article on the subject, I discussed the removal of page dependencies and the disabling of partial merges. In this blog, I discuss other changes we made to ESE which enhance Exchange. Passive Node I/O improvements Online Defragmentation…


Video: demo of upgrading a CCR cluster from Exchange 2007 RTM to SP1

To demonstrate upgrading a CCR cluster from Exchange 2007 RTM to SP1, I have created a video demo that takes you through the process of upgrading the passive node followed by upgrading the CMS to SP1 and finally upgrading the active node. This demo also demonstrates “Managing Clustered Mailbox Server” via the Exchange 2007 SP1…