Upcoming MVP Expert Chats

Q&A With the Exchange MVP ExpertsWe invite you to attend a free Q&A chat session with Exchange Server MVPs who will answer your questions about Exchange Server, Outlook and Exchange for Small Business Server. So if you are thinking of upgrading to Exchange Server 2007 or have questions about Exchange Server 2003 we hope you…

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Using a Passive Node as an SCR Target

As with local continuous replication (LCR) and cluster continuous replication (CCR), standby continuous replication (SCR) in Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 uses the concept of storage group copies. Because SCR introduces the ability to have multiple copies of your data, we use slightly different terms to describe the replication endpoints. The starting point for a storage…

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Live Meetings on Microsoft Certification

Upcoming Meetings (details and registration links below) §  December 5: Windows Server 2008 Certification §  December 12: SQL Server 2008 Certification §  January 23: Visual Studio 2008 certification §  January 30: Getting Started as a Technical Author   Recent Live Meetings (recordings) • New Benefits for MCPs: Program Update (October 2007) System Center Certifications (October…

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Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Has Shipped!

We signed off on SP1 at 3:45pm yesterday (Nov. 28, 2007), and both the 32-bit and 64-bit final versions of SP1 are available for free and immediate download from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=104387. See http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/11/29/447611.aspx for the big announcement! A list of features in SP1 can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7844544. The SP1 Release Notes (read these, they are very…

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Enabling Standby Continuous Replication – Dude, Where’s My Database?

Standby Continuous Replication is one of many reasons that customers, partners, and the general Exchange community are eagerly awaiting the release of Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2007. SCR extends the continuous replication features in the RTM version of Exchange 2007 by adding a third type of continuous replication that enables multiple storage group…

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After SCR Activation – What Next?

After watching my blogcast on Standby Continuous Replication (SCR) in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1), several viewers have written to ask for instructions on how to resume production activity on the original database. To recap, at the end of the SCR video, the SCR target copy was activated using database portability. On the…

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Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 RTMs!

Ted Kummert, Microsoft Corporate VP for Data and Storage Platforms, announced the release to manufacturing of System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 at Storage Networking World on Oct. 17.  The product will have general availability in November through all of the traditional channels, including Microsoft Partners, Volume Licenses, and OEM appliances running DPM 2007…

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.NET Framework 2.0 Update Recommended for Exchange 2007 Servers

We just released a .NET Framework 2.0 CLR update that we recommend be applied to every Exchange 2007 server.  It is more urgent to install this update on Client Access servers with multiple protocols, but we recommend installing the update on all Exchange 2007 servers.   We are also integrating this update in .NET Framework…

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Microsoft Unified Communications Launch 2007

Join Bill Gates and Jeff Raikes as they kickoff the worldwide Unified Communications Launch 2007 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on October 16, 2007.  This free, day-long event includes a keynote with demos, a series of technical sessions, the Unified Communications Starter Kit (kit includes a free copy of the full version…

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