Exchange 2007 SP2 is coming very soon and I thought of highlighting some important facts about it:
- Installations of Exchange 2007 SP2 will require Windows Installer 4.5
- Exchange 2007 SP2 will Include Exchange 2010 schema. This will not eliminate the need however to run PrepareSchema when you deploy Exchange 2010 as we still have some checks we want to run and preps we need to do for 2010. However you need to plan for a schema preparation before deploying SP2.
- New blocking setup prerequisites to address: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2008/09/05/449764.aspx
- Exchange Volume Snapshot Backup Functionality – A new backup plug-in has been added to the product that will enable customers to create Exchange backups when a backup is invoked through the Windows Server 2008 Backup tool. Exchange Server 2007 didn’t have this capability on Windows Server 2008 and additional solutions were required to perform this task.