UM and hypervisor-based clustering now supported when virtualizing Exchange 2010

Some great news announced by the product team today: The Unified Messaging server role is now supported in a virtualized environment. Combining Exchange 2010 high availability solutions (database availability groups (DAGs)) with hypervisor-based clustering, high availability, or migration solutions that will move or automatically failover mailbox servers that are members of a DAG between clustered…

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Are there specific PBX or SIP gateway configuration technotes for Exchange 2010 UM?

A university moving away from Modular Messaging to Exchange 2010 UM wanted to know.  Yes, the Exchange team has posted all of the Exchange 2010 UM validated PBXes and SIP gateways config notes here. These technotes have detailed config information for NEC, Cisco, Avaya, Nortel, Siemens, and many others.   Excerpts from the Exchange 2010…

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Exchange 2010 Deployment Assistant Wizard updated

This is pretty nice update since it is adding in updates for coexistence and cloud hybrid and cloud only scenarios if you looking at our cloud offering for Exchange Online. Here is a checklist for moving to the Office 365’s Exchange Online: Updated Coexistence checklist for deploying Exchange 2010 with both Exchange 2003 and Exchange…

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New Exchange 2010 installation guide templates

I get asked if we have any step by step Exchange 2010 deployment templates/documents quite often. The nice part about these guides are they are in Word format so you can build your own production build out documentation for your Exchange 2010 deployment.    Grab the newly released step by step install docs for Exchange…

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Where is the latest PBX compatibility list for Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging?

I had a couple of Exchange 2010 voicemail questions from a school district from northern California replacing Cisco Unity voicemail with Exchange 2010 UM.   Where can I check if my PBX has been tested with Exchange 2010 UM? We have an updated Telephony Advisor list for Exchange 2010.  You can check SIP gateways, TDM…

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New Exchange Server 2010 training webcasts and How Do I videos

Some really useful Exchange 2010 content just showed up. I really like the ‘How Do I’ short videos: For short demos on how to get started with Exchange 2010, check out the new library of “How Do I” videos: · Getting Started with Archiving in Exchange 2010 · Getting Started with Remote Management · Getting…

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Hardware sizing for Exchange Server 2010

I get asked this quite a bit by my education customers. How can I get a good estimate for sizing my Mailbox Server, Hub Transport, Client Access Server and Storage?    The latest and greatest Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator v3.2 has some nice new sizing capabilities such as the ability to help you size…

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What can you tell me about Messaging Records Management and Exchange Server 2010?

This was a question from a university in the Midwest.   What is MRM? Microsoft Exchange 2010 Messaging Records Management provides the following: Keep the messages needed to comply with company policy, government regulations, or legal needs (read archive items) Remove content that has no legal or business value.  (read purge items) Accomplished through the…

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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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