Exchange Server 2013 Management Pack - now available for download

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Management Pack provides comprehensive service health information for your Exchange organization. The Exchange 2013 Management Pack is engineered for organizations that include servers running Exchange 2013. The key feature of this management pack is user focused monitoring. The simplified dashboard focuses on the user experience and makes it easier for…


Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is Now Available

Three weeks ago the Exchange Server team announced the RTM of Exchange Server 2013 on their team blog.  Since that time the team has been working diligently to get the product ready for general availability via the various channels.  We’re happy to say Exchange Server 2013 is now generally available. Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 enables…


Infrastructure and Planning Guide mother load

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario. Here’s the updated list of the guides now available on the download center. …


Exchange ActiveSync Considerations When Using Windows Phone 7 Clients

Its important to note that Windows Phone 7 devices only support a subset of the Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) policies available with Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, and Exchange 2010. A new Exchange TechNet Wiki page written by Microsoft MVP Henrik Walther contains information about using Windows Phone 7 based Exchange ActiveSync clients in an Exchange enterprise…


Exchange Online Overview - Domain and User Setup

For the past couple of years I’ve been on our hosted Exchange services for my personal email.  Because it was the dogfood service, it isn’t exactly the same service that you can buy at  I decided to take the plunge and purchase a real production subscription to Exchange Online.  I’m glad I did.  It’s…


TechNet Simulcast: Forefront virtual events this week

Register for the Forefront Virtual Event on June 23 and 24 to hear from and ask questions directly to the product team as we deliver technical demonstrations and provide instruction on all Forefront products (FEP, FIM, TMG, UAG, FPSP, FPE, FOPE) and on Active Directory Rights Management Services + Exchange Server. If you’re an IT…


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Exchange Server 2010 is now available to TechNet subscribers

For those of you that have TechNet Plus subscriptions, you’ll notice that Exchange Server 2010 is now in the subscriber download area.  If you haven’t looked at some of the new capabilities, here’s an overview of some of the top features. Reduced deployment cost – Exchange Server 2010 helps you reduce costs by addressing common…


Windows 7, Exchange 2010 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Launch – slides now available

All of the slides from the launch events are now posted and available for viewing.  If you create a slideshare account, you can also download the PowerPoint file.  Here are the relevant locations for the materials: Windows 7 – Windows Server 2008 R2 – Exchange Server 2010 –