Interesting reading, this recently published document by Microsoft: Voicemail: A story of unrealized potential.
This whitepaper details the value that Exchange 2010’s Unified Messaging capabilities offer to empower your users, reduce cost and manage risk by replacing your voicemail system.
Voicemail is a relatively mature technology. It is so thoroughly established in users’ daily workflows that it has become practically invisible to the organization except as an ongoing expense. Because of their origins in telephony, voicemail systems tend to exist in their own silos, managed separately from other IT systems in general, and business messaging in particular. Many fail to provide the features and ease of use that users have come to expect from other types of messaging.
Yet voicemail is a critical communication tool for most workers. Given the right strategy, it can go from a basic service to a productivity-enhancing tool. One way to do this is to treat voicemail as just one more messaging modality. It is then possible to manage it using the same tools administrators and users know from email. A universal inbox is also the foundation for delivering advanced voicemail features across devices and platforms. Microsoft calls this capability Unified Messaging. Microsoft® Exchange Server is the key technology that enables it. The newest release, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, delivers voicemail functionality engineered from the ground up to improve productivity while helping you reduce the cost and complexity of your voicemail system.
Microsoft has recently released the April update for the Outlook 2003/2007 Junk E-mail Filter.
"This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail."
The update is available for Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2003 or you can use Microsoft Update. As usual the update comes with the corresponding Knowledge Base article:
With all the tools and great documentation that Microsoft Exchange Team releases, there’s absolutely no excuse for not installing the latest version of Microsoft’s e-mail & collaboration server. Here’s the latest example: Exchange Server 2010 Install Guide Templates.
You can use these templates as a starting point for formally documenting your organization’s server build procedures for servers that will have Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 server roles installed on them. Templates are provided for the Client Access, Hub Transport, and Mailbox server roles, plus a template for the Mailbox role configured for a database availability group.
The Microsoft Exchange Server Public Folder DAV-based Administration Tool has been updated to version 06.05.8164.
Use the Exchange Server Public Folder Distributed Authoring and Versioning (DAV)-based Administration tool (PFDAVAdmin) to perform various management tasks related to public folders and mailboxes.
Use the Exchange Server Public Folder Distributed Authoring and Versioning (DAV)-based Administration tool (PFDAVAdmin) to perform various management tasks related to public folders and mailboxes. The tool checks the permissions status of each public and mailbox folder and corrects any problems found. The ability to bulk export/import the permissions and replica lists make this tool invaluable in achieving greater productivity in managing public folders. The program can also reports content information of each public folder and mailbox folder such as the number of items in each folder, size of folder and most recent modification date of any item in the folder.
Note: PFDAVAdmin is supported when running with Exchange 2000 Server, Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007.
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Server; Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista; Windows XP
PFDAVAdmin must be run on a computer that has the following: .NET Framework 1.1 and Microsoft Windows® 2000 Server, Windows XP, Windows Server™ 2003, or Windows Vista.
- Click the Download button on this page to start the download
- Do one of the following:
- To start the installation immediately, click Run.
- To save the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save.
- To cancel the installation, click Cancel.
To install Microsoft Exchange Server Public Folder DAV-Based Administration Tool, please make sure you follow the instructions provided in file ‘PFDavAdmin.doc’ which is in the self-extracting package.