Today, Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Beta 2 was released offering features enhancements such as support for Windows Server 2008, enhanced integration with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, and improved mobile device management and security. Exchange Server 2007 SP1 also includes features that enhance the user experience in Outlook Web Access, provide greater functionality in the Exchange Server 2007 Management Console, and deliver improved disaster recovery capabilities through Standby Continuous Replication.
As a part of our ongoing deep integration with Exchange Server 2007, we are also unveiling Forefront Security for Exchange Server SP1 Beta 2. This Service Pack integrates multiple scan engines from industry-leading security firms into a comprehensive, layered solution, helping protect your Microsoft Exchange Server messaging environments from viruses, worms, spam, and inappropriate content.
This new release provides support for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 and Windows Server 2008, as well as content filtering and manageability enhancements including seamless support for organizations running IPv6, improved content filtering with installable keyword lists that can be used to eliminate email containing profanity in eleven supported languages, improved integration with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager through new management packs (available in Q4 2007) that allow administrators to proactively monitor the state of their Exchange 2007 protection and increased flexibility for scanning or blocking high compression zip files and RAR archives. For more information, please read our release notes.
Please note, Forefront Security for Exchange users who are running Exchange 2007 RTM and wish to upgrade to Exchange 2007 SP1 must first upgrade to Forefront Security for Exchange SP1. Now go out there and test this SP1 Beta 2 release and post your feedback here!