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…


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…


Looking for customers under 500 employees/users for the Exchange 12 TAP program

We have a few openings on the E12 Technology Adoption Program (TAP) for some small and medium companies (less than 500 employees/users). The E12 TAP program is designed to validate Exchange 12 by having customers test and deploy pre-release builds of the next version of Exchange. This gives participants the opportunity to provide design feedback to…


Special invitation for EHLO readers to the E12 Developer Conference!

On November 7th and 8th 2005, we will be holding a Developer Conference on campus in Redmond WA that is targeted to our key Exchange ISV and Developer communities.  The conference will provide selected ISVs with an early look at the “E12” investment areas and will provide you with an early look at the “E12”…


E12 Developer Roadmap

In Exchange 12 (“E12”), we have focused our public API story on: Web Services for accessing information stored on the server Managed Agents for processing mail flowing through the server Windows Scripting Shell (Monad) “cmdlets” for managing the server itself The Sep 15 PDC presentation, Future Directions – Building Custom Applications for Exchange 12 APIs,…


Exchange 12 will ship on DVD

A while back, we asked you what you thought about having Exchange 12 ship on DVD. We also did some market and customer research outside of the blog and carefully weighed all of the feedback together to make our decision: Exchange 12 will ship on a single  DVD. I wanted to let you know how important…


Exchange 12 and Monad

Recently, several articles have been written that Monad has been attacked by a virus and that Monad will be shipping with the next release of Exchange. I think there may have been a bit of confusion that I wanted to clear up.  Monad was not attacked by a virus, but they were right that the…


Future Exchange distribution media: CDs vs. DVD? Let us know!

Exchange Server 2003 fits on a single CD. For Exchange 12, which is expected to be released in the second half of 2006, the disk space consumption for a full install of the product is much larger than previous versions, because of certain features that use a lot of disk space across multiple languages. So…


And here are some Exchange 12 answers!

A few weeks ago, we asked you for your list of questions about E12 and said we’d pick a few and post answers on the one year anniversary of this blog, February 9th. Well as you can see, I totally missed that date :-) Very sorry about that and I’d be happy to list off…


Exchange and Domain Rename Operations

Update: please note that domain rename is not supported by any version of Exchange newer than Exchange 2003. I’d like to introduce a relatively new Exchange 2003 tool called xdr-fixup. It’s a handy tool, because it allows Exchange 2003 servers to continue to function after a Windows 2003 domain rename procedure. xdr-fixup is not technically…