MSExchange.org Monthly Newsletter of April 2008

MSExchange.org Monthly Newsletter of May 2011 Sponsored by: C2C Systems

Welcome to the MSExchange.org newsletter by Henrik Walther, Exchange MVP, MCA: Messaging (Exchange Ranger) Apprentice, MCTS Windows Server 2008, MCITP Exchange 2007, MCSE 2003 Messaging/Security. Each month we will bring you interesting and helpful information on Exchange Server. We want to know what all *you* are interested in hearing about. Please send your suggestions for future newsletter content to: henrik@msexchange.org

Solve your PST headaches with or without Archiving – Free Software

There are various ways to gather PST data, such as scripts or installing client based software. These are either limited in scope or complex to manage and neither work well. Many vendors advise ‘archiving’ as the only solution, but this may not be viable for your needs and circumstances. C2C offers separate tools to manage PST files; the options are: Discover PSTs, then “Live with” or Eliminate PSTs.

Download free software to discover PSTs then consider the alternatives for solving PST headaches.

1. Missed TechEd North America 2011?

Welcome to the May 2011 edition of the MSE Newsletter! This edition of the MSE Newsletter is for you if you're among the Exchange admins/consultants that couldn't attend the TechEd NA 2011 conference that took place last week. As you might have heard, several exciting Exchange-related sessions took place this year. Two of the sessions included Exchange 2010 SP2 related information. As some of you are aware, the upcoming service pack will not only contain bug fixes but also several brand new features such as Exchange 2010 Address Book Policies (ABPs), a new hybrid configuration wizard, OWA Mini (an ultra-light OWA version), and a new long awaited OWA cross site silent redirection functionality.

As you might have seen, I blogged about these features a few minutes after the Exchange 2010 SP2 sessions had ended. If you haven't seen those blog posts yet, here you go:

Right before the TechEd NA 2011 conference began, a white paper about best practices when it comes to virtualizing Exchange 2010 using Hyper-V or another virtualization solution included in SVVP was published (download it here). The paper includes interesting and new information about combining Hyper-V HA and Exchange 2010 DAG and virtualizing the Unified Messaging server role (both which are now supported scenarios). A few days later a blog post about this new support stance also made it to the MS Exchange Team blog. In addition, a short Exchange 2010 SP2 specific blog post appeared on the blog. Check it out here.

Okay so what about those folks who missed the conference but really want to see the sessions that took place? Will we have to wait several weeks before we can buy an online subscription or perhaps order a DVD? Fear not! Fortunately those miserable days are history. Most of the sessions from this TechEd conference were available online for everyone's viewing pleasure less than 48 hours after the live sessions took place. All the Exchange-related session recordings are listed below:

For those of us that didn't attend, this is extremely cool although I wonder how this will impact the TechEd conferences in terms of number of attendees. I actually fear it will have a negative effect, but hey that's not for us to worry about.

Until later,
Henrik Walther
Technology Architect/Writer/Vendor
MCM: Exchange 2007 | MVP: Exchange Architecture

Note:
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Solve your PST headaches with or without Archiving – Free Software

There are various ways to gather PST data, such as scripts or installing client based software. These are either limited in scope or complex to manage and neither work well. Many vendors advise ‘archiving’ as the only solution, but this may not be viable for your needs and circumstances. C2C offers separate tools to manage PST files; the options are: Discover PSTs, then “Live with” or Eliminate PSTs.

Download free software to discover PSTs then consider the alternatives for solving PST headaches.

3. MSExchange.org Learning Zone Articles of Interest

We have a great group of articles in the Learning Zone that will help you get a handle on your most difficult configuration issues. Here are just a few of the newer and more interesting articles:     

4. KB Articles of the Month

Below you can find the Exchange 2010, 2007, and 2003 related KB articles that were published since the last MSE newsletter.

Exchange Server 2010

Exchange Server 2007  

Exchange Server 2003

Solve your PST headaches with or without Archiving – Free Software

There are various ways to gather PST data, such as scripts or installing client based software. These are either limited in scope or complex to manage and neither work well. Many vendors advise ‘archiving’ as the only solution, but this may not be viable for your needs and circumstances. C2C offers separate tools to manage PST files; the options are: Discover PSTs, then “Live with” or Eliminate PSTs.

Download free software to discover PSTs then consider the alternatives for solving PST headaches.

5. MSExchange.org News of the Month

6. Ask Henrik Walther a question

QUESTION:

When will Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 be released?

ANSWER:

The official answer from Microsoft is the second half of 2011. Currently, an early beta version of Exchange 2010 SP2 has recently been released to Exchange 2010 SP2 TAP participants. Later on a community preview build will be released to the community, partners and customers. But again no specific target date.

Solve your PST headaches with or without Archiving – Free Software

There are various ways to gather PST data, such as scripts or installing client based software. These are either limited in scope or complex to manage and neither work well. Many vendors advise ‘archiving’ as the only solution, but this may not be viable for your needs and circumstances. C2C offers separate tools to manage PST files; the options are: Discover PSTs, then “Live with” or Eliminate PSTs.

Download free software to discover PSTs then consider the alternatives for solving PST headaches.

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