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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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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Exchange 2010 – Evaluation bits have arrived!

Grab your beta evaluation copy of Exchange 2010 here.   What is new in Exchange Server 2010?:   Flexible and reliable · Remove the need to deploy complex and costly clustering and third-party data replication products for full-scale Exchange redundancy SCC is a no longer an option and the concept of CCR and SCR get…

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Where should I place my Exchange UM server?

This is a common question I get since your PBX may not be in the same place as your mailbox servers.   Where do I put the Exchange UM components if I have a PBX in one location and an Exchange mailbox in another?   The typical rule of thumb to follow is: Place your…

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Exchange 14 video and info announced today

A video was published today by our Exchange team discussing our upcoming release of Exchange 14 here. The key message being: Exchange 14 represents a new generation of Microsoft server technology that is designed, built and tested from the ground up for Software+Services.   Q & A provided: Q: When will you release the next…

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Addendum to previous post: When an Outside Caller leaves a voicemail, I get ‘A message from an unrecognized number’ in Outlook Voice Access

In my previous post around this, I mentioned there is an Exchange 2007 Rollup3 needed to resolve this problem but I need to be a bit more clear on that suggestion. The Rollup3 only resolves this behavior when the recipient of the voicemail is in one dial plan and the caller, who is also UM…

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How can I route out certain outbound domains to specific SMTP gateways?

I had a Rocky Mountain university ask how they could route specific internally defined SMTP domains that are sending out of the Hub Transport to an Encryption server. To accomplish this, a custom Transport Agent is required.  A transport agent is akin to the event sinks of Exchange 2003 where you have a custom .dll…

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How can I delegate the UM administration to my telco team?

I had an Ivy league university ask about this.  There is a way to do this documented below:   General split permission model – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996881(EXCHG.80).aspx. UM Split Permission model – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266903(EXCHG.80).aspx   They also had a specific question around delegating the Auto Attendant wave files. Here is a potential workaround:   You can re-record UM…

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I want to deploy Exchange Server 2007 on Hyper-V. What works?

  I found this useful TechNote on support boundaries for Exchange 2007 running on Hyper-V:   Terms You  Should Know: Hypervisor— a layer of software sitting just  the hardware and beneath one or more operating systems Root—the physical machine that runs the hardware virtualization software Guest—a virtual machine that is running as a child machine…

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