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Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 Released!

Just a quick note.... Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 has been released. Among other changes, this version of Exchange Server provides support for installation on Windows Server 2012 R2 and provides support for Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers...

Exchange Server 2013 Gotchas

Exchange Server 2013 reached RTM a couple of months ago and has since reached General Availability (GA). In my personal opinion, Exchange 2013 RTM is not ready for prime time. Microsoft made a decision to release all of Wave 15 (Office desktop applications...
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Windows Management Framework 3.0 / PowerShell 3.0 and Exchange

In the last few days, Windows Management Framework 3.0 (WMF 3.0) has begun appearing in Microsoft Update (MU), Windows Update (WU), Windows Software Update Services (WSUS), and on Configuration Manager Software Update Points. This basically means that...

Wave 15 reaches RTM, including Exchange 2013

Wave 15 of Office products reached the Release To Manufacturing (RTM) stage today, October 11, 2012 (10/11/12 - heh). These products include Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, and Microsoft Office 2013. Note that RTM, also...
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Exchange Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the public betas of all the Wave 15 products, including Office, Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, etc. were released earlier this week as "2013" products. These were all released on Monday...
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Installing Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2

Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 was released-to-web on Monday (December 5, 2011). Containing literally hundreds of code corrections since service pack 1, plus several significant new features, service pack 2 is an important new release. I will not attempt...
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A Somewhat Detailed Look at Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 Schema Changes

At Exchange Connections 2011 in Las Vegas, Greg Taylor of Microsoft made a comment about some schema changes coming in Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2, that were enabling potential future feature content. This led to interest on my part to investigate those...

Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 Announced!

I originally wrote this article for CDOLive - Slipstick.com and it is republished with permission. The original article is available here . The article was written on May 19, 2011. Earlier this week, at TechEd in Atlanta, Greg Taylor of the Exchange Product...
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Outlook 2007 Service Pack 2 Update Provides Support for Exchange 2010 Personal Archives

Yesterday was a major day for patch releases in the Exchange and Outlook world. For Exchange, Exchange 2010 SP1 got UR2, Exchange 2007 SP3 got its UR2. Exchange 2010 RTM got UR5, and Exchange 2007 SP2 got its UR5. For detailed information about the Exchange...
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Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 and Required Hotfixes

As you are probably aware, Exchange 2010 service pack 1 was released last week, on the Internet (a so-called RTW [release to web] by Microsoft) at the Microsoft Exchange Team Blog . The release posting was The Future of Exchange Starts Here: Exchange...
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Office 2010 Filter Pack for Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010

One of the prerequisites for both Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 is to install the "filter packs". The filter packs are responsible for "filtering" the content of Microsoft Office documents and passing those contents back to the Indexing...
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Exchange 2010 Gotcha - #4

Public Folder Contacts Can't Replicate If you have a public folder contact that includes an e-mail address, there is also an e-mail address type field that is associated with every e-mail address. Note: You cannot see this e-mail address type field...

Exchange 2010 Gotcha - #3

The TrustedInstaller - Isn't. Generally, when applying patches (whether service packs or hotfixes or rollups), the installation process will automatically acquire all the necessary permissions - if the user executing the process CAN acquire those...

Exchange 2010 Gotcha - #2

Incoming e-mail CAN'T come in! This issue is not exclusive to Exchange 2010 - it also exists in Exchange 2007. The default receive connector created by the Exchange setup process does not include permissions to include "Anonymous users"...

Exchange 2010 Gotcha - #1

As I work through migrations to Exchange Server 2010 with my various clients, I'm developing a list of Exchange 2010 "gotchas". Not necessarily things that are earth-shattering, but do have the potential to be surprising to administrators...
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