Update to the Exchange Supportability Matrix – Download it HERE

from Kevin Allison, General Manager, Exchange Customer Experience  “With the release of Exchange 2007 SP2 we provided a Supportability Matrix which outlined the supported configurations for Exchange 2000 SP3, Exchange 2003 SP2, and Exchange 2007 (RTM, SP1, and SP2).   But as many are aware, with the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 there have been…

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Exchange 2010 RU1 is now available for download

We have just released the Exchange 2010 Update Rollup 1. You can download the update here and read more information about fixes included in the following KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976573

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Exchange 2010 perf counters and thresholds to watch

Good post from Erin Bookey here: “Seeing that many will be finding a copy of Exchange 2010 under the tree soon (…right?), we wanted to let you know that we have been working to create the performance counter guidance for Exchange 2010 as we have for Exchange 2007 (see Monitoring Without System Center Operations Manager)….

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Forefront Protection for Exchange – Antispam Video HERE

Alex Nikolayev, a program manager on the Forefront Server Protection team, was recently interviewed on video about the new antispam filters available in Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE). Alex gives an excellent overview of the antispam filters in FPE and how they are integrated into a seamless antispam solution for protecting Exchange servers from…

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Keeping your head in the cloud – Monitoring BPOS

MessageOps has posted an applicaiton for monitoring Exchange Online. This looks like a really useful tool for identyfing service latency or connection issues. Keep an eye on these guys! http://www.messageops.com/ExmonDownload.html

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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 – HOT ISSUES LIST Nov 2009

A series Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 issues have been reported to Microsoft customer support. From these issues, we figured out several hot issues and authored Knowledge base articles to explain the solutions.   To identify and troubleshoot these issues, you can find more information from the KB articles: ·         975787  Adjust User…

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Outlook 2010 – HOWTO Set up Multiple EXCHANGE profiles from a single account

A new and currently not widely known capability in Outlook 2010 is the ability to sync with multiple Exchange Servers. To do this, simply close down Outlook and configure the required profiles using the Control Panel > Mail applet. This is useful for a number of scenarios – testing,  when you maintain a mailbox in more…

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Office 2010 Beta has launched – get it HERE!!

The public beta has launched and now YOU can finally get hold of Office 2010. You can download it from HERE and try out some of the great new features such as: ·         Conversation threading in Outlook ·         Improved rules management in InfoPath ·         The ribbon UI in SharePoint ·         InfoPath “quick” publish functionality ·         The Business Connectivity…

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Need a FREE world class Antivirus engine for your home PCs?? Get the FREE DOWNLOAD HERE!!

Microsoft has launched Microsoft Security Essentials… Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is…

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Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 released!!

Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 development is now finished, and its released – the 120 day evaluation version is available for download   There are some really exciting new features including EMP (Enterprise Malware Protection), URLF (URL Filtering), HTTPSi (HTTPS Inspection), NIS (Network Inspection System), ISPR (ISP Redundancy), ENAT (Enhanced NAT), EMS (Enterprise Management…

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