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August 2013 – Update Rollups for Exchange 2007 & 2010

The latest Update Rollups (UR) for Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 were released a couple of weeks ago. Since I was on vacations and I’m now clearing the backlog, here are the download links:

  • Update Rollup 2 For Exchange 2010 SP3
    Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (SP3) resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU1 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2010 SP3 customers.
    For a list of changes that are included in this update rollup, see KB2866475.
    This update rollup does not apply to Exchange Server 2010 Release To Manufacturing (RTM), Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2).
    For a list of update rollups applicable to Exchange Server 2010 RTM , Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2), refer to the Knowledge Base article KB937052
  • Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2
    Update Rollup 7 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 KB2874216.
  • Update Rollup 11 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3
    Update Rollup 11 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3) resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2007 SP3 RU10 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 KB2873746.
    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.

Exchange Server 2013 CU2 UM Language Packs

The Exchange Server 2013 CU2 UM Language Packs were recently made available to download.

Brief Description
These downloads contain pre-recorded prompts, grammar files, text to speech data, Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) files, and Voice Mail Preview capabilities for a specific language that is supported by Exchange 2013 CU2 Unified Messaging (UM). Warning: This UM language pack must only be installed as an add-in to Exchange Server 2013 CU2 Unified Messaging.

Overview
Unified Messaging (UM) language packs allow an Exchange Server 2013 CU2 UM server to speak additional languages to callers and recognize other languages when callers use ASR or when voice messages are transcribed. UM language packs contain:

  • Pre-recorded prompts, for example "After the tone, please record your message. When you’ve finished recording, hang up, or press the # key for more options." in the language of the UM language pack.
  • Grammar files that are used by a UM server to lookup the names of given users in the directory in the language of the UM language pack.
  • Text to Speech (TTS) translation so that content (e-mail, calendar, contact information, etc.) can be read to callers in the language of the UM language pack.
  • Support for Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), which allows callers to interact with UM using the voice user interface (VUI) in the language of the UM language pack.
  • Support for Voice Mail Preview which allows users to read the transcript of voice mail messages in a specific language from within a supported e-mail client such as Outlook or Outlook Web Access.

Update for Outlook Junk E-mail Filter – August 2013

Microsoft has recently released the August updates for the Outlook 2003/2007/2013 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 2013 (32-bit, 64-bit) or you can use Microsoft Update. As usual the update comes with the corresponding Knowledge Base article:

TechNet Magazine – August 2013

The August 2013 edition of the TechNet Magazine is now available for online reading.

Featured Articles:

Columns:

  • Windows Confidential: Hiding in plain sight
    By Raymond Chen
    Certain policies do precisely what they say they’ll do, no more and no less. Setting up a policy and hoping it does something else sets you up for failure.

Multi-Tenant Scalability Guidance for Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft has just released the technical document Multi-Tenant Scalability Guidance for Exchange Server 2013.

Brief Description
This document provides scalability and deployment guidance for multi-tenant deployment based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.

Overview
This document contains high-level guidance for properly scaling and deploying a multi-tenant Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 solution. It includes details of testing performed in Microsoft labs to validate the scalability of the product and suggests methods that can be used during the design and deployment process to mitigate potential risks associated with such solutions.