TechEd IT Forum 2007

TechEd IT Forum is Microsoft’s premier European conference designed to provide IT professionals with technical training, information and community resources to build, plan, deploy and manage the secure connected enterprise.

Customize your own technical curriculum with a choice of hundreds of learning opportunities; evaluate the latest products in the labs and meet face-to-face with the Microsoft and industry experts behind the products.

Why TechEd IT Forum?

  • Evaluate up-and-coming and released Microsoft technologies before you roll them out, including Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, the 2007 Microsoft Office System, Windows Vista, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, and Windows Server code name “Longhorn.”
  • Increase infrastructure and user security with Microsoft Forefront products
  • Hear about the increased functionality of SQL Server code name “Katmai” and how it builds upon the success of SQL Server 2005
  • Acquire insights from Microsoft and industry experts on the products you work with every day
  • Learn how to solve issues relating to deployment and integration, troubleshooting, and infrastructure management
  • Improve your existing IT infrastructure productivity and management
  • Prepare for the challenges of tomorrow

TechEd IT Forum will advance your thinking with new ideas and practical real-world solutions. With an increased number of technical sessions you will become more productive, unlocking your potential and enabling you to drive the best business results.

Following the unprecedented interest last year, register on/before 31 July 2007 and qualify for the Super Early Bird Offer. Receive the €300 Early Bird discount off the full price PLUS bonus value-add benefits that will make your experience at TechEd IT Forum that much more rewarding.

Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB935999)

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 3 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. I wonder how many update rollups we’ll see until Service Pack 1…

Update Rollup 3 for Exchange 2007 fixes the issues that are described in the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

  • 931328 An integer is added to the end of the legacyExchangeDN attribute of a newly created mailbox in Exchange 2007
  • 930468 The attachment is not displayed when you use Outlook 2003 to open an e-mail message that contains an attachment
  • 931842 Error message when the sender or the receiver of a meeting request has a double-byte character set (DBCS) display name in Exchange Server 2007: “The requested property was not found”
  • 932207 Error message when a user tries to open a forwarded message to accept or to deny a resource request in Exchange Server 2007: “Cannot open the free/busy information”
  • 932515 You receive a 5.2.0 non-delivery report (NDR) message when you send an e-mail message to an Exchange 2007 server that is running the Isinteg.exe tool in a dismounted mailbox store
  • 934887 DBCS characters are converted into two question marks in a forwarded e-mail message in Exchange 2007

Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2007 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2007 customers.
For a list of changes included in this update rollup see

This is a cumulative update rollup and replaces the following:

  • KB930809 Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB930809)
  • KB935490 Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB930809)

Exchange webcasts for July

List of Exchange webcasts for July (source: Eileen Brown’s Weblog):

TechNet Webcast: Giving the Administrator More Control with Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
Monday, July 02, 2007 – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Chris Avis, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

TechNet Webcast: Overview of Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (Level 300)
Thursday, July 05, 2007 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Ed Banti, Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

TechNet Webcast: Introduction to Windows PowerShell Scripting in Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time
Matt Hester, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

TechNet Webcast: Deploying and Migrating to Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time
Keith Combs, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

TechNet Webcast: Technical Overview of Forefront Security for Exchange Server (Level 200)
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Pacific Time
Bryan Von Axelson, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

TechNet Webcast: Recipient Management, Policies, and Permissions in Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
Friday, July 27, 2007 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Kevin Remde, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Management Pack for Exchange Server 2007 for MOM 2005

Microsoft released recently an updated version (08.01.0021.001) of the Management Pack for Exchange Server 2007 for MOM 2005.

Brief Description
This version of the Exchange Server Management Pack monitors Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

The Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack includes rules and scripts to monitor and report on performance, availability, and reliability of all Exchange 2007 server roles including Mailbox, Client Access, Hub Transport, Edge Transport and Unified Messaging.
The Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack for MOM 2005 topics explain how to monitor and maintain messaging resources. You can view these specific monitoring topics online in the visit the
Exchange Server 2007 Help.
Additionally, the complete Help for Exchange Server 2007 is available

Release and Update History:
12/11/2006 Original product release date (Version 08.00.0685.00).
6/14/2007 Localized RTM management packs (Version 08.01.0021.001).

To Download the Management Pack
1. Click on the link to the right, and download the Management Pack msi.
2. Double Click on the Management Pack msi and follow the instructions to extract the Management Pack files to a temporary directory.
Importing a Management Pack and Reports
You can import this Management Pack and reports using the Microsoft Operations Manager administrator console and following these steps:
1. Open the Microsoft Operations Manager administrator MMC console.
2. Expand the Microsoft Operations Manager node.
3. Right click on the Management Packs sub-node and then select the Import/Export Management Pack… option.

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Exchange tools update (again)

It’s becoming a habit, every month Microsoft updates some of the Exchange tools:


New Exchange 2007 technical documentation

Microsoft published some new documents about Exchange Server 2007:

  • Managing Client Access in Exchange Server 2007 – The purpose of this document is to help you manage and configure Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Client Access servers. The information in this document focuses on the features of an Exchange 2007 Client Access server. This document provides overviews of supported client protocols and features and the tasks you must perform to manage and configure them.
  • Planning for Exchange Server 2007 Client Access Servers – The purpose of this document is to help you plan your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Client Access server deployment. The information and procedures included in this document focus on the planning considerations for the design of an Exchange 2007 Client Access server infrastructure.
  • Getting Started with Exchange Server 2007 – This document describes the features and functionality offered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. It also describes the basic concepts of Unified Messaging and the steps that are required to install the Unified Messaging server role. This document is designed to help users who are new to Exchange 2007 explore how they can use Unified Messaging in their Exchange organization.
  • Educating Information Workers About Exchange Server 2007 – The information and procedures in this document focus on the information worker features that can be accessed on a computer that is running Exchange Server 2007 that has the Client Access or Unified Messaging server role installed. This document provides overviews of these features and the tasks you must perform to manage and configure them.

Some more PowerShell documentation

I recently blogged about Powershell technical documentation, with a small compilation of the resources available on the web. Now Microsoft released 2 more useful help files:

Windows PowerShell Graphical Help File
View the Windows PowerShell 1.0 help (including cmdlet help and the About topics) in a fully-searchable, graphical format (a standard Windows .chm file). Also included in the help file is the VBScript to Windows PowerShell Conversion Guide.

Windows PowerShell Quick Reference
Quick reference guide to commonly-used Windows PowerShell commands. For best results, open the file in Microsoft Word, print the contents to legal-sized paper (8 inches by 14 inches), and fold the resulting printout in half, making a four-page booklet.

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Windows Live Mail Beta

Microsoft finally released Windows Live Mail Beta. This new version of the e-mail client was expected after the announcement of Windows Live Hotmail.

Windows Live Mail will replace Outlook Express, the Windows Mail that comes with Vista and the now dead Windows Live Mail desktop.

A new graphical interface and better performance are the main arguments to install this new version. I installed it already and, so far, I’m pretty satisfied with it.

For more details, please read the post Windows Live Mail Beta now available for download!