TechNet Gallery

I’ve blogged a couple of times, in the past, about some useful scripts available at the Script Center Repository. Now, Microsoft has come up with a new idea, a site that aggregates not only scripts, but also other neat tools and technical resources. Welcome to the Microsoft TechNet Gallery!

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If you browse the Exchange section, you can find, at the time of writing of this post, 283 results. Here’s a list of the most popular:

Enjoy!

TechNet Magazine – August 2011

The August 2011 edition of the TechNet Magazine is now available for online reading.

Featured Articles:

Columns:

Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1

By the time I’m writing this, at least 10 (!) fellow bloggers have already blogged about it. So here it is, for the 11th time :)

Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 has been released and is available to download.

Overview
Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 customers.
For a list of changes that are included in this update rollup, see
KB2582113.

Apart from reading the Knowledge Base article, I strongly recommend reading the post from the Microsoft Exchange Team, with relevant information:

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

[…]

Note for Forefront users: For those of you running Forefront Security for Exchange, be sure you perform these important steps from the command line in the Forefront directory before and after this rollup’s installation process. Without these steps, Exchange services for Information Store and Transport will not start after you apply this update. Before installing the update, disable ForeFront by using this command: fscutility /disable. After installing the update, re-enable ForeFront by running fscutility /enable.

Update for Outlook Junk E-mail Filter – August 2011

Microsoft has recently released the August updates for the Outlook 2003/2007/2010 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 2003, Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 (32-bit, 64-bit) or you can use Microsoft Update. As usual the update comes with the corresponding Knowledge Base article:

Exchange 2010 UM PBX Configuration Note for Cisco Call Manager 5.1 and Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.x

Microsoft recently published updated information about Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging PBX Configuration Note for Cisco Call Manager 5.1 and Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.x.

Brief Description
This PBX configuration note contains information about deploying Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging RTM and Service Pack 1 (SP1) with Cisco Call Manager 5.1 and Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.x using a direct SIP connection. The PBX configuration note contains configuration settings that are specific to Cisco Call Manager 5.1 and Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.x.

Overview
This download contains the PBX configuration note for Microsoft Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging with Cisco Call Manager and Cisco Unified Communications Manager:

  • PBX Vendor: Cisco
  • PBX model: Call Manager 5.1
  • PBX software: 5.1.0.9921-12
  • Protocol: Direct SIP Connection
  • PBX Vendor: Cisco
  • PBX model: Unified Communications Manager 6.x
  • PBX software: 6.x.x.xxxx
  • Protocol: Direct SIP Connection