MSExchange.org Monthly Newsletter

MSExchange.org Monthly Newsletter of December 2011 Sponsored by: Binary Tree

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

Resources for Exchange Migrations

If you are planning an Exchange migration, Binary Tree’s E2E Complete software is a new solution for performing upgrades from Exchange 2003/2007 to Exchange 2010, cross-forest Exchange migrations, and migrations to Exchange Online in Microsoft Office 365. We invite you to download and investigate our online resources for E2E Complete, which include videos, archived webinars, case studies, white papers, a cost and timeline savings calculator, a free trial download, and more.

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1. Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 is Here!

Welcome to the December 2011 edition of the MSE Newsletter! Unless you have been living under a rock, you are well aware that the Exchange team recently released the long-awaited service pack 2 for Exchange Server 2010.
This service pack is without question the one that delivers most new features during the lifetime of the Exchange Server product. If you follow my blog on MSExchange.org, you have most likely been reading about the most noticeable new features and changes already. If not check the following blog posts:

The Exchange team has also been busy publishing information over at the Exchange team blog:

In addition, they have written a multi-tenancy focused white paper that should assist Exchange hosting providers and other organizations that want to implement some form of segmentation in an Exchange 2010 environment.

Lastly, the Exchange team now maintains a list of Control Panel solutions from third party vendors.

As you can see, this page is similar to the page which lists all hardware load balancer vendors that had their solution validated.

Based on the above, you have a lot of reading to do before you go offline and spend the Christmas holiday with your friends and families.

That was all I had to share with you in this MSE Newsletter! See you in January 2012!

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

Note:
Should you have any ideas for content in future editions of the MSExchange.org newsletter, you are more than welcome to shoot me an e-mail at Henrik@msexchange.org

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Resources for Exchange Migrations

If you are planning an Exchange migration, Binary Tree’s E2E Complete software is a new solution for performing upgrades from Exchange 2003/2007 to Exchange 2010, cross-forest Exchange migrations, and migrations to Exchange Online in Microsoft Office 365. We invite you to download and investigate our online resources for E2E Complete, which include videos, archived webinars, case studies, white papers, a cost and timeline savings calculator, a free trial download, and more.

Download and investigate our online resources for Exchange migrations.

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 2003

Resources for Exchange Migrations

If you are planning an Exchange migration, Binary Tree’s E2E Complete software is a new solution for performing upgrades from Exchange 2003/2007 to Exchange 2010, cross-forest Exchange migrations, and migrations to Exchange Online in Microsoft Office 365. We invite you to download and investigate our online resources for E2E Complete, which include videos, archived webinars, case studies, white papers, a cost and timeline savings calculator, a free trial download, and more.

Download and investigate our online resources for Exchange migrations.

5. MSExchange.org News of the Month

6. Ask Henrik Walther a question

QUESTION:

Okay so now that Exchange 2010 SP2 has been released, does that mean that Exchange 2010 in hosting mode no longer is supported?

ANSWER:

No absolutely not. Exchange 2010 in hosting mode is still fully supported and the switch is also included in Exchange 2010 SP2. But since hosting mode will disappear with the next version of Exchange, you should consider using a control panel combined with the new Address Book Policies functionality to do the required segmentation. For more information see this white paper.

Resources for Exchange Migrations

If you are planning an Exchange migration, Binary Tree’s E2E Complete software is a new solution for performing upgrades from Exchange 2003/2007 to Exchange 2010, cross-forest Exchange migrations, and migrations to Exchange Online in Microsoft Office 365. We invite you to download and investigate our online resources for E2E Complete, which include videos, archived webinars, case studies, white papers, a cost and timeline savings calculator, a free trial download, and more.

Download and investigate our online resources for Exchange migrations.

TechGenix Sites

ISAserver.org
The No.1 Forefront TMG / UAG and ISA Server resource site.
WindowSecurity.com
Network Security & Information Security resource for IT administrators.
WindowsNetworking.com
Windows Server 2008 / 2003 & Windows 7 networking resource site.
VirtualizationAdmin.com
The essential Virtualization resource site for administrators.