Virtualization and Enterprise Edition Licensing

  Answering Questions on Licensing and Virtualization:   First Licensing in OCS R2 has improved. For OCS Enterprise Edition Servers Microsoft has made all roles  EXCEPT Front End and Edge Servers “Additional Software” The impact for this simplifies the Enterprise Edition Servers so they can be purchased without the concern about roles and reduces the…

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Blackberry Support for Exchange 2010!!!!!!!!!!!

I know that Mark posted this previously but wanted to ensure it had it’s own post as this is very important for our customers.   Blackberry is now supported with RIM. Requirements: Roll-Up 1 (RU1) for Exchange Server 2010 MAPI v6.5.8147 BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.1 Maintenance Release 1 (MR1) All three of these updates are…

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What if I need to install earlier versions of Exchange with Exchange Server 2010?

Important: Before you deploy Exchange Server 2010 please validate if you require Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2007 in your environment as you cannot install these previous versions of Exchange unless you have installed them PRIOR to installing Exchange 2010. Once Exchange 2010 is installed, any previous versions of Exchange that have not already been installed…

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How to setup an Exchange 2010 CAS Array to load balance MAPI

Since Exchange 2010 CAS servers now handle all internal and external client traffic to Exchange mailbox servers including Outlook MAPI traffic, the need for a highly available CAS array is critical to your design. So how do you load balance MAPI traffic? I found a some useful bits of information to help out: Load balance…

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Group Chat Capacity Planning Documents Released today

I have been asked by customers for Group Chat scalability documents and we have just posted these today.   Step 1 Deploy the Group Chat QFE update to increase scalability Deploy the Group Chat QFE here to increase the Group Chat scalability which allows for: · Support for up to three servers per pool ·…

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How do I enable Exchange 2010 MWI with Call Manager 7.x?

With Exchange Server 2010’s new messaging waiting indicator feature, my customer, from a school district in Colorado, was trying to get this to work. Here is a reference I found created by David Howe: To enable MWI 1) Open Cisco Unified CM Administration 2) Click System >  Security Profile > SIP Trunk Security Profile 3)…

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Is there a single page I can check to ensure I have the latest OCS 2007 R2 updates for server, client, and phone?

Yes, the OCS product team has just released this very page here.  There are October updates for your Tanjay phone, OCS R2 server, Live Meeting and Communicator client.  Please update if you haven’t already done so as there are some nice server and client fixes for voice, video, conferences, etc. There is also a updated…

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What is the Mac experience with Exchange Online?

I have had a lot of interest in Education lately around our Exchange Online offering for faculty and staff. The trend in education is email is becoming a commodity and there is no need to manage that infrastructure on premises any longer. The other big driver to Exchange Online is reducing costs and operations management…

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Exchange 2010 Federation Part III

Federated Sharing offers two ways to share information with recipients in external organizations (Outlook Live/Exchange Online): 1) Organization relationships and 2) Sharing policies.   Organization Relationships You can select between the following levels of availability information shared using an organization relationship: Free/busy access with time only   Free/busy access with time, plus subject and location   …

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Exchange 2010 Federation Part II

OK. Now we have a cert. Prerequisites The domain used for establishing a federation trust should be resolvable from the Internet. This requires that the domain be registered with a domain registrar, and the DNS zone for the domain be hosted on a DNS server accessible from the Internet. If the organization receives Internet e-mail…

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