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  • Office 2013 Family of products RTM (Office 2013, Lync 2013, Exchange 2013, Sharepoint 2013)

    Posted by sumeethevans on October 11 2012, 10:25 PM. Posted in Office, Exchange, Sharepoint Services.

    Moments ago, the Office engineering team signed off on the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build. This milestone means the coding and testing phase of the project is complete and we are now focused on releasing the new Office via multiple distribution channels to our consumer and business customers.

    This is the most ambitious release of Office we've ever done. It spans the full family of Office applications, servers and cloud services. The new Office has a fresh, touch friendly design that works beautifully on Windows 8 and unlocks modern scenarios in social, reading, note-taking, meetings and communications. We are proud to achieve this milestone and are eager to deliver this exciting release to our customers.

    General availability is planned for the first quarter of 2013. Starting October 19, customers purchasing Office 2010 from local retailers or resellers will receive the new Office for free upon availability. Customers will also see a preview version of the new Office on Windows RT devices, beginning with the Windows 8 launch on October 26. 

    Additionally, we have a number of programs that provide business customers with early access so they can begin testing, piloting and adopting Office within their organizations:

    • We will begin rolling out new capabilities to Office 365 Enterprise customers in our next service update, starting in November through general availability.
    • Volume Licensing customers with Software Assurance will be able to download the Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 through the Volume Licensing Service Center by mid-November. These products will be available on the Volume Licensing price list on December 1.
    • IT professionals and developers will be able to download the final version via their TechNet or MSDN subscriptions by mid-November.

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  • Exchange Deployment Assistant for Exchange Server 2013 is on the way

    Posted by sumeethevans on October 9 2012, 11:02 AM. Posted in Exchange.

    We want to let you know that we’re working, right now, on the Exchange Server 2013 Deployment Assistant. It will be very similar to the current Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant. Don’t worry, the 2010 version will live on. But, we want to provide the same step-by-step upgrade and deployment guidance for the new Exchange as well! We expect to release initial scenarios like a greenfield Exchange 2013 on-premises installation and Exchange 2013 hybrid deployment scenario early next year and then add additional scenarios over time.

    In case you’re not familiar with it, the Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant  is a web-based tool that helps you upgrade to Exchange 2010 on-premises, configure a hybrid deployment between an on-premises and Exchange Online organization, or migrate to Exchange Online. It asks you a small set of simple questions, and then based on your answers, it provides a checklist with instructions to deploy or configure Exchange 2010 that’s customized to your environment.

    We’ve received great feedback from you on the value of having customized, step-by-step upgrade and deployment instructions.

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  • Exchange Server 2013 Preview info

    Posted by bink on July 17 2012, 3:38 AM. Posted in Exchange.

    The next version of Exchange enables you to increase user productivity and keep your organization safe, while maintaining the control you need.

    Remain in control, online and on-premises

    Exchange enables you to tailor your solution based on your unique needs and ensures that your communications are always available, while you remain in control, on your own terms—online, on-premises, or a hybrid of the two.

    Move to the cloud on your terms with flexible options, including Exchange hybrid deployment. Exchange provides you tools to move to the cloud on your terms, whether that's onboarding to the cloud overnight or managing a hybrid deployment with mailboxes on-premises and online. Limit user disruption when mailboxes are smoothly moved across environments and enable users to share calendars and schedule meetings, regardless if they are online or on-premises. Try out upcoming enhancements in the cloud, with support for upgrade roll-backs and previews.

    Decrease the amount of time spent managing your messaging systems while maintaining control. Manage powerful capabilities, including Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and site mailboxes, from the Exchange Administration Center (EAC)—a single, easy-to-use, web-based administration interface. Role-based access control empowers your helpdesk and specialist users to perform specific tasks without requiring full administrative permissions. This streamlined and intuitive experience helps you manage Exchange efficiently, delegate tasks, and focus on driving your business forward.

    Keep all of your important data in one place with Exchange archiving, large mailboxes, and retention policies. Empower your users with a large mailbox to allow them the flexibility to retain email in their primary mailbox or move items to an in-place archive. With flexible and powerful retention policies, you can take control of your storage and compliance demands while keeping your users productive.

    Increase productivity

    Exchange enables your users to be more productive by helping them manage increasing volumes of communications across multiple devices and work together more effectively as teams.

    Give your users an intuitive, touch-enabled inbox experience. Your users can get more done from anywhere with a clean, uncluttered inbox that focuses on the relevant and important information.

    Allow your users to work better together on teams and projects. Site mailboxes enable your users to collaborate on projects, get up to speed quickly on teams they join, and share information easily. Co-authoring, document storage, and versioning is provided by SharePoint, while messaging is handled by Exchange with a complete user experience, including document access, within Outlook.

    Customize Exchange by integrating web-based apps for Outlook and Outlook Web App. Help your users spend less time switching between apps and make their communications experience more powerful with an extension model that allows you to provide easy plug-in access to web-based apps within both Outlook and Outlook Web App. With single sign-on to multiple apps, you can reduce complexity for users and give them secure, authorized access for each approved application.

    Keep your organization safe

    Exchange keeps your organization safe by enabling you to protect business communications and sensitive information in order to meet internal and regulatory compliance.

    Eliminate email threats before they reach your network. Exchange actively protects your communications with built-in defenses against viruses, spam, and phishing attacks.

    Protect your sensitive data and inform users of internal compliance policies. Prevent users from mistakenly sending sensitive information to unauthorized people. Data Loss Prevention (DLP) features identify, monitor, and protect sensitive data through deep content analysis, and PolicyTips in Outlook inform users about policy violations before sensitive data is sent. Built-in DLP policies are based on regulatory standards such as PII and PCI, plus Exchange can support other policies important to your business.

    Enable your compliance officers to run In-Place eDiscovery across Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync from a single interface. Ensure internal and regulatory compliance by using the new eDiscovery Center to identify, hold, and analyze your organization's data from Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync. The data always remains in place, so you never have to manage a separate store of data.

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  • Update Rollup 6 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3

    Posted by sumeethevans on January 28 2012, 4:48 AM. Posted in Exchange.

    Earlier today the Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 to the Download Center.

    Note: The post title erroneously referred to Update Rollup 3. It has been updated to reflect the correct rollup number.

    This update contains a number of customer-reported and internally found issues since the release of RU5. See KB 2608656: Description of Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3' for more details.

    We would like to specifically call out the following fixes which are included in this release:

    • DST Cadence Release for Dec 2011 - Exchange 2007
    • 22656040 An Exchange Server 2007 Client Access server may respond slowly or stop responding when users try to synchronize the Exchange ActiveSync devices with their mailboxes
    • 2498852 "0x80041606" error message when you perform a prefix search by using Outlook in online mode in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
    • 22653334 The reseed process is unsuccessful on the SCR passive node when the circular logging feature is enabled in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
    • 22617784 Journal reports are expired or lost when the Microsoft Exchange Transport service is restarted in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
    • 2289607 The week numbers displayed in OWA do not match the week numbers displayed in Outlook for English users and French users in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

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  • Microsoft Exchange Server Protocol Documentation

    Posted by bink on October 8 2011, 2:33 AM. Posted in Exchange.

    Microsoft Exchange Server Protocol Documentation

    The Microsoft Exchange protocol documentation provides detailed technical specifications for the Microsoft protocols that are implemented and used by Microsoft Exchange to interoperate or communicate with other products. It also provides technical specifications for extensions to industry-standard and other published protocols that are used by Microsoft Exchange.

    Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook Standards Documentation

    The Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook standards documentation describes how Exchange and Outlook support industry messaging standards and Requests for Comments (RFCs) documents about iCalendar, Internet Message Access Protocol – Version 4 (IMAP4), and Post Office Protocol – Version 3 (POP3).
  • Exchange Server Deployment Assistant now includes a “Cloud Only” scenario

    Posted by sumeethevans on August 30 2011, 3:29 AM. Posted in Exchange.

    For many companies, the robust messaging and calendaring features offered by Office 365 for enterprises presents an opportunity to transition all messaging functionality from the on-premises organization into the cloud. Office 365 for enterprises includes a full suite of e-mail migration tools.

    However, there are dependencies and restrictions on the migration tools that you may be able to use with Office 365. Variables such as your on-premises Exchange Server version, the number of mailboxes you want to move, and how you want to handle user identity will dictate the tools and processes you can use to migrate to the cloud.

    Screenshot: Cloud-only scenario in Deployment AssistantFigure 1 : A screen shot from the new "Cloud Only" scenario in the Deployment Assistant

    To help you sort through the available options and plan your migration to the cloud, we’re happy to announce the “Cloud Only” option in the latest release of the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant. Like the other scenarios in the Deployment Assistant, the “Cloud Only” option allows you to step through a wizard that asks you questions about your current infrastructure and your migration goals. The Deployment Assistant will provide a migration solution that is based on your answers.

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  • Update Rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 SP1

    Posted by sumeethevans on August 24 2011, 9:24 PM. Posted in Exchange.

    Earlier today the Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 to the Download Center.

    This update contains a number of customer-reported and internally found issues since the release of SP1. See 'KB 2582113: Description of Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1' for more details.

    We want to let you know this rollup contains the Exchange 2010 SP1 version of the change described in this KB article:

      2543879 PDF attachment from a Mac Mail client is not displayed when you use Outlook 2010 to open the email message in an Exchange Server 2007 SP3 environment

    We would also like to specifically call out the following fixes which are included in this release:

    • 2556352 MoveItem returning empty ChangeKey
    • 2555850 Unable to delete a folder whose name has a particular character code
    • 2490134 OWA's zip-download does not work for some messages due to invalid chars in the subject

    Some of the above KnowledgeBase articles are not replicated/live at the time of writing this post. Please check back later in the day if you can't reach them.

    Availability of this update on Microsoft Update is planned for late September. Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 is currently scheduled to release in October 2011.

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  • Released: Update Rollup 3 for Exchange 2010 SP1 and Exchange 2007 SP3

    Posted by sumeethevans on March 9 2011, 3:25 AM. Posted in Exchange.

    Earlier today the Exchange CXP team released the following Update Rollups for Exchange Server 2010 and 2007 to the Download Center. Release via Microsoft Update will occur on March 22nd 2011.

     

    Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1

    This update contains a number of customer reported and internally found issues since the release of UR1. In particular we would like to specifically call out the following fixes which are included in this release:

    • 2432494 'Database Copies' list is being populated incorrectly (case sensitive) in EMC with DAG in place after upgrade to E14 SP1
    • 2489822 Users without mailbox can't delete items in shared mailbox via OWA premium
    • 2511471 Folders take a long time to update when an Exchange Server 2010 user uses Outlook 2003 in online mode

     

    Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 is currently scheduled to release in May 2011.

    Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3

    This update contains a number of customer reported and internally found issues since the release of UR1. In particular we would like to specifically call out the following fixes which are included in this release:

    • 2267661 Exchange should support promotion of multipart/mixed messages into a single aggregate body
    • 2479939 Resource Booking using ScheduleOnlyDuringWorkHours does not consider mailbox's time zone

    Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 is currently scheduled to release in May 2011.

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  • Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.3

    Posted by sumeethevans on March 3 2011, 6:46 AM. Posted in Exchange.

    Starting with Exchange 2007, neither the Messaging API (MAPI) client libraries nor CDO 1.2.3 are provided as a part of the base product installation. As a result, there is functionality missing that many applications depend on. Microsoft Exchange MAPI and CDO 1.2.3 provide access to these APIs
     
    The Messaging API is a COM-like API that provides access to the contents of messaging stores. CDO 1.2.3 (Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.3) is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API. Using either CDO or MAPI, a program can connect to a MAPI store, and then perform operations against that store. Starting with Exchange 2007, Microsoft will distribute the MAPI client libraries and CDO 1.2.3 as a Web download.
     
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  • Important update about Exchange 2010 Personal Archives support in Outlook 2007

    Posted by sumeethevans on February 2 2011, 7:14 AM. Posted in Exchange, Office 2007.

    Quick post to inform you that we've found an issue in Exchange 2010 Personal Archives support for Outlook 2007 in the December 2010 Cumulative Update for Office 2007, which may result in users being unable to access their archive mailbox.

    Our friends in the Outlook team have been working hard to fix this. The fix has been checked-in in the February 2011 Cumulative Update for Office 2007, which will be available later this month. As with all updates, we recommend that you test them in a non-production environment before deploying them in production. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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  • Microsoft releases update that enables Exchange 2010 Archive access for Outlook 2007

    Posted by sumeethevans on December 16 2010, 5:41 AM. Posted in Exchange, Office 2007.

    Today, Microsoft released a cumulative update for Outlook 2007 that provides access to Exchange 2010's Archive mailbox. A long awaited feature, Outlook 2007 users previously had to rely on Outlook Web Access to access their archive. Some organizations have held off deploying Exchange's archive feature because they had Outlook 2007 deployed. Now, the wait is over.

    Hotfix 2458611 is now available for the download for the x86 platform. Among the features that will become available to Outlook 2007 users are:

    1. Accessing messages in the archive
    2. Moving messages into the archive
    3. Accessing the archive of a manager when granted delegate access

    There are some known limitations when compared to Outlook 2010 and the archive. Among them are the lack of support for archive policies and the ability to search independently of the mailbox and archive.

    For more information on Exchange 2010's personal archive feature, see:

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  • Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1

    Posted by sumeethevans on October 8 2010, 10:01 PM. Posted in Exchange.

    Earlier today the Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 to the Download Center. The release of the rollup via Microsoft Update will happen on October 12th.

    This update includes new fixes for the following server roles:

    • Client Access
    • Mailbox
    • Edge Server
    • Hub Transport

    In particular we would like to call out the following fixes which have been included in this release:

    • 2028967 Event ID 3022 is logged and you still cannot replicate a public folder from one Exchange Server 2010 server to another
    • 2251610 The email address of a user is updated unexpectedly after you run the Update-Recipient cmdlet on an Exchange Server 2010 server
    • 978292 An IMAP4 client cannot send an email message that has a large attachment in a mixed Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2003 environment

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