Exchange Server 2010 RC is now feature complete and available for download today. Download this 120-day free release candidate version and try the new features in your own environment. More detail's on the Exchange Team's blog article.
TechNet Edge has some cool new videos on Exchange 2010 including this one talking about Exchange over the last 14 years, and the favourite new features in 2010.
Some interesting new things in the Release Candidate:
· Exchange 2010 is currently being tested as a service by more than 10 million people worldwide, in the broadest server beta in Microsoft history.
· Exchange Server 2010 RC is now supported on the 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
· In place upgrade from Exchange Server 2010 RC to Exchange Server 2010 RTM: You can start planning and deploying your Exchange Server 2010 environment today knowing that it will be possible to perform an in place upgrade with the final version expected to be available later this year. You won't need to reinstall your servers or reconfigure your Exchange settings once you have deployed the RC. This will save you time while allowing you to start evaluating the latest product capabilities now.
· Co-existence with Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2003: If your current environment is Exchange Server 2007 or Exchange Server 2003, Exchange Server 2010 RC is able co-exist with either of the two versions. This will enable you/your company to start planning your upgrade, test critical scenarios and experience the benefits of the latest version of the product. For Exchange Server 2007 co-existence, Service Pack 2 (SP2) is required, and will be available later this month.
For additional technical details, please visit "What's new in Exchange 2010" on TechNet.
We will have some exciting news on Exchange Server 2010 training opportunities for NZ IT Pro’s shortly. In the mean time Download this 120-day free release candidate version and try the new features in your own environment