Teaching an Old Dog a New Trick: Exchange 2003 and the File Share Witness

About two-and-a-half years ago, I blogged about about a new feature in Exchange Server 2007 called Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR). In that blog, I explained that because CCR does not use shared storage for the Exchange data, we wanted to make sure we didn’t need shared storage anywhere in the cluster. The Exchange team worked…

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Tech·Ed Online

Microsoft Tech·Ed is our premier worldwide technical education conference for IT professionals and Developers.  It’s held annually in Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, North America, South Africa, Southeast Asia and Taiwan, and it is chock full of Microsoft product and technology goodness. If you can’t make it to one of these…

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Microsoft IT Insight Workshop on Virtualization

We’ve just announced a new Microsoft IT Insight Workshop on Virtualization.  Insight Workshops are fee-based offerings delivered in collaboration between Microsoft IT and Microsoft Services. This new workshop offers key insights into Microsoft IT’s virtualization efforts and how Microsoft IT plans and executes deployment, management, and leverage of virtualization in its environment (including datacenters, branch…

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Exchange Server and Hardware Virtualization

Today Microsoft announced some significant changes to its licensing and support policies for applications in hardware virtualization environments.  For details on the announcement, including links to updated support policies and recommendations for Exchange 2007 SP1 in a hypervisor environment, see Microsoft Virtualization and Licensing Announcements.

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TechNet Webcast: High Availability in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (Part 2 of 2): Disaster Recovery and SCR Deep Dive Recording Available

Thanks to the nearly 150 folks who attended my Webcast last week.  A recording of the Webcast is now available at https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mseventsbmo/view?id=1032381322&role=attend&pw=27903285.  I recommend that you download or view the High Fidelity Live Meeting Replay, as that version will also show the animations that were used on several slides.  The WMV version does not include…

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TechNet Webcast: High Availability in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (Part 2 of 2): Disaster Recovery and SCR Deep Dive

Are you prepared for outages that affect e-mail service or data availability? Have you defined recovery strategies and procedures for disasters big and small? In this webcast, I’ll cover the recommended strategies for protecting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 messaging service and data, with an emphasis on the ultimate disaster: a full site failure.  Join me…

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Speed Up Windows PowerShell Startup

Jeffrey Snover, the inventor of Windows PowerShell, has posted an important message on how to speed up startup of Windows PowerShell.  The fix is detailed here.

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Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 Service Pack 1 Released!

Yesterday, we released SP1 for ISA Server 2006.  ISA Server 2006 Service Pack 1 introduces new features and functionality for both the Standard and Enterprise Editions. The new features focus on configuration change management and enhanced troubleshooting. SP1 includes the following new features and improvements: Configuration Change Tracking   Registers all configuration changes applied to ISA…

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New White Paper: Continuous Replication Deep Dive

As part of our monthly content refresh today, we released a new White Paper – Continuous Replication Deep Dive.  This comprehensive deep dive white paper includes technical details about the replication components, the replication service, log shipping and replay, scheduled and unscheduled outages, lost log resilience, transport dumpster, database re-seed scenarios and incremental reseed, log…

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