subject: exchange


Update for Outlook Junk E-mail Filter – April 2012
April 22, 2012, 5:26 am
Filed under: Downloads,Outlook,Updates

Microsoft has recently released the April 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:



TechNet Magazine – April 2012
April 22, 2012, 5:20 am
Filed under: Cool Reading

The April 2012 edition of the TechNet Magazine is now available for online reading.

Featured Articles:

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Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 *FINAL RELEASE*
April 17, 2012, 8:33 am
Filed under: Downloads,Updates

Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2655203) is now available to download.

Support lifecycle statement: This is the final release under standard support for Exchange 2007, as the Exchange 2007 Mainstream Support has now ended. Extended Support for Exchange 2007 SP3 will end on 4/11/2017. Please see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle page for more information about Microsoft Support Lifecycle for Exchange 2007. Got questions about Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy? Head over to Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ.

Overview
Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3) resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2007 SP3 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2007 SP3 customers.
For a list of changes that are included in this update rollup, see
KB2655203.
This update rollup does not apply to Exchange Server 2007 Release To Manufacturing (RTM), Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2).
For a list of update rollups applicable to Exchange Server 2007 RTM , Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2), refer to the Knowledge Base article
KB937052.

System requirements
Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 3

Exchange Server 2007 SP3 must be installed prior to installing this update rollup.
This update rollup cannot be installed if you are using Exchange Server 2007 RTM, Exchange Server 2007 SP1 or Exchange Server 2007 SP2.
Any Interim Updates for Exchange Server 2007 must be uninstalled prior to installing this update rollup.

 

The Microsoft Exchange Team also announced this update in a recent blog post, with the following note:

Note for Forefront Protection for Exchange users For those of you running Forefront Protection 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 Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2
April 17, 2012, 8:22 am
Filed under: Downloads,Updates

Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2661854) is now available to download.

Overview
Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 customers.
For a list of changes that are included in this update rollup, see
KB2661854.

System requirements
Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2

  • Exchange Server 2010 must be installed prior to installing this update rollup.
  • Any Interim Updates for Exchange Server 2010 must be uninstalled prior to installing this update rollup.

 

The Microsoft Exchange Team also announced this update in a recent blog post, with the following note:

Note for Forefront Protection for Exchange users For those of you running Forefront Protection 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.



Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator v18.9
April 17, 2012, 8:00 am
Filed under: Downloads,Tools

Ross Smith IV announced at the Microsoft Exchange Team Blog that the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator has been updated to version 18.9.

According to the Updates Tracking page, here’s the list of changes:

Version 18.9 Updates

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the Storage worksheet’s "RAID Storage Configuration" Table to exclude showing "Total Number of Disks Required" for designs that do not have lagged database copies and are deploying in a JBOD configuration.
  • Added a notification to Role Requirements regarding scenarios that result in >2TB databases.
  • Fixed an error notification to indicate when the input parameters have resulted in a design that has more HA copies than available Mailbox servers.
  • Fixed the DAG LUN total space calculation to be based on the total number of database copies, not the total number of mailbox servers.
  • Fixed the database copy validation formula to ensure there is at least 1 HA copy or lagged database copy in the secondary datacenter when site resilience is enabled.
  • Fixed servers.csv to not add a space between the comma and drive letter.
  • Fixed cells to have the correct color formatting.
  • Updated BDM throughput requirements to stipulate 7.5MB/s per database as the worst case, which aligns with what can potentially be seen in Jetstress runs.

To get the detailed instructions on how to use it, read Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator.

To download the tool itself, click here.



Exchange Online Migration Performance Guide
April 13, 2012, 1:30 pm
Filed under: 1312,16966,Cool Reading,Downloads

The Exchange Online Migration Performance Guide is a technical document that helps administrators understand the issues that affect a migration to Office 365 and presents best practices for improving migration performance. This guide includes performance results for migrating mailboxes and mailbox data to Office 365 using different migration methods, based on real-world migrations.

Introduction
There are many paths to migrate Personal Information Management (PIM) data from an on-premises email organization into Microsoft Exchange Online in Microsoft Office 365. When planning a migration to Exchange Online, a common question is about how to improve the performance of data migration. This document will help IT administrators understand migration performance facts and present best practices to improve migration efficiency.
This document doesn’t cover details about how to migrate data.
This document doesn’t provide performance-issue troubleshooting steps.
This document remains high level for external and on-premises matters but goes deeper for Microsoft products and services.
This document assumes that there are no functional issues and that the migration to Office 365 is working correctly.



Work Smart Guides
April 8, 2012, 6:20 am
Filed under: Cool Reading,Downloads

Work Smart Guide Zip Download is a collection of tips, tutorials and general hints about Microsoft communication and collaboration tools.

Amongst them, I would like to highlight the following ones:

  • 0669OutlookSharePointIntegrationOV_WSG XT.docx
  • 0675OutlookSharePointIntegrationGS_WSG XT.docx
  • 0681WorkSmarterwithEmailandTasksCL_WSG XT.docx
  • 0696OutlookEmailSignaturesGetStartedWSG XT.docx
  • 2572_OWAGetStarted_External.docx
  • 2573_Outlook2010_RTM_CalendarScenariosWSG_External.docx
  • 2574_MicrosoftOutlook2010_RTM_WSG_External.docx
  • 2582_ManagingEmailBestPracticesGetStarted_WSG_External.docx

Overview
Download customizable versions of Work Smart materials to use as samples and reusable templates that specifically address the scenarios and processes in your information worker environment.



Easter reading
April 5, 2012, 1:52 pm
Filed under: Cool Reading