Updated Exchange Deployment Assistant Available!

Last week, we released an updated version of the Exchange Deployment Assistant (EDA).  In case you haven’t heard of this tool, EDA is a Web-based deployment tool that asks you a few questions about your environment and then generates customized instructions for migrating to Exchange 2010.  EDA was designed to make upgrading to Exchange 2010…

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Back From Down Under

I just got back from delivering Exchange 2010 presentations at TechEd Australia 2010 in Gold Coast, and TechEd New Zealand 2010 in Auckland.  I delivered several presentations, such as Exchange Server 2010 High Availability Deep Dive, Exchange Server 2010 Virtualisation, and others.  I also got a chance to chat about Service Pack 1 with Paul…

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RELEASED: Updated Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator, Jetstress 2010 RTM and Load Generator 2010 RTM

It’s only Wednesday, and it’s been quite a week for Exchange tool releases.  Seems like only yesterday we released Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan).  But, alas, that was Friday.  Since then, we’ve had three major updates to some Exchange “must-have” tools: Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator – We actually updated the calculators for both Exchange Server…

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Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta Available for Download

This morning, we released a Beta of Service Pack 1 for Exchange 2010 to the Microsoft Download Center.  You can download the beta from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=193120. Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta includes archiving and discovery enhancements, a faster Outlook Web App, upgraded mobility features, and several additions to the Exchange Management Console. So what are you waiting…

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Update for Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox Storage Requirements Calculator Released

We just updated the Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator to coincide with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange 2007 Performance Benchmarking Guide whitepaper update.  The main blog post has been updated, and you can view the Updates Tracking page to see what changed. Download the updated version here.

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TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Deployed Exchange 2010 on Premises

Ever wondered how we deployed Exchange 2010 on premise internally at Microsoft?  You can find out on Tuesday, May 11th (9:30 AM Pacific Time), when Microsoft IT Service Manager Luisa Garcia Zapata presents a 60-minute Webcast that discusses the Exchange Server 2010 deployment within Microsoft IT. She’ll cover design criteria, hardware choices, and operational changes…

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New High Availability Features in Exchange 2010 SP1

As you may read by now, we’ve started to release the first details on Exchange 2010 SP1. In addition to the features mentioned in the Exchange Team blog post, there’s a lot of other goodness in there, too. In this post, I describe the new high availability features in Exchange 2010 SP1, and there are…

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First Details of Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 Available!

We’ve published a post on the Exchange Team Blog that provides the first public details about Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1).  SP1 will of course include fixes and enhancements in the areas customers have helped us identify (including code from all of the Exchange 2010 post RTM update rollups we’ve released to date). …

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Update to Windows Server 2008 Brings Failure Behavior Change for the File Share Witness resource

My friend and colleague, Tim McMichael, recently blogged about a behvaior change that was made in Windows Server 2008 R2 that was back-ported to Windows Server 2008.  The basics of the behavior change are as follows: When the server hosting the File Share Witness becomes unavailable, the File Share Witness resource will fail and cause…

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Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator v3.2 Available

We just released an updated version of the  Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator.  This version includes several improvements and new features, as well as some important bug fixes.  For more information about the updates to the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Requirements Calculator, check out Ross’ blog post.

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