Exchange 2010 Migration / Transisition Options CLEARLY Explained HERE!

  There seems to be a great deal of confusion currently around the question of migrating to Exchange 2010 – Everyone seems pretty intent on doing it, but many find it hard to identify the correct upgrade path to suit thier current environment.  Exchange has always had a specific combination of operating systems on which it…


Exchange 2007 SP2 Rollup 2 is now released – Get it HERE

The release of the rollup via Microsoft Update has now gone live.  Get the RU here.   In addition to bug fixes reported by customers we have added new rules to the Exchange Best Practices Analyzer to check the health of your system. Starting this rollup, customers who wish to deploy the new BPA health…


New Antigen category in WSUS!!

A new product family called Antigen will be added to your WSUS server in the  next few days. The Antigen product category will include updates, including service packs, optional updates, and critical or security updates, for the Microsoft® Antigen 9 for Exchange and Microsoft® Antigen 9 for SMTP. Antigen product updates are going to be…


Deleted Mailbox not appearing in Disconnected mailbox GUI?? Read on…

This seems to be a very common complaint from the field – Deleted mailboxes will appear in disconnected mailbox list, but these changes it will not reflect immediately. You have to wait for online maintenance to run and complete before the mailboxes are correctly listed If you accidentally delete mailbox and if you wanted to…


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…


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…


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!


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…


Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 SP2 has now been released!

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (KB 971534) to the download center. The release of the rollup via Microsoft Update will happen on November 24.  While the bulk of the changes in this rollup are bug fixes, there have also been some great improvements to the patch installer….


The Cryptic NDR Codes Revealed!

Seems I am always being asked about the actual meaning of the various cryptic non delivery reports generated by Exchange, This blog explains the meaning of the NDR Error Codes received in Non-Delivery reports. This information can be useful in determining the specific cause of the email delivery failure and indicates where to perform troubleshooting is…