Update for Outlook Junk E-mail Filter – May 2014

Microsoft has recently released the May updates for the Outlook 2007/2010/2013 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 2007, Outlook 2010 (32-bit, 64-bit) and Outlook 2013 (32-bit, 64-bit) or you can use Microsoft Update. As usual the update comes with the corresponding Knowledge Base article:

New Office Visio Stencil – April 2014

The April 2014 version of the New Office Visio Stencil has been recently made available to download.

Brief Description
This stencil contains more than 300 icons to help you create visual representations of Microsoft Office or Microsoft Office 365 deployments including Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Microsoft Lync Server 2013, and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.

Overview
Creating visual representations of your Microsoft Office and Office 365 architectures, including Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync is a helpful way to communicate your deployment. This Visio stencil provides more than 300 icons — many depicting servers, server roles, services and applications — that you can use in architecture diagrams, charts, and posters. These icons are primarily centered around deployments of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Microsoft Lync Server 2013, and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 as well as hybrid Office 365 deployments of aforementioned technologies.

9 years after…

This has been a long journey so far… And what a ride!

Today is the 9th anniversary of the “subject: exchange” blog. So many good things happened throughout the years, such has being nominated MVP from 2005 to 2008, the year I took the “red pill” (or blue) and joined Microsoft.

The first “Weekend reading” post happened a little while after the blog creation, it dates 04/29/2005.

I plan to keep blogging for many, many years, as long as it fulfills me and gives me fun. Thank you for being a reader.

Update for Outlook Junk E-mail Filter – April 2014

Microsoft has recently released the April updates for the Outlook 2010/2013 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 2010 (32-bit, 64-bit) and Outlook 2013 (32-bit, 64-bit) or you can use Microsoft Update. As usual the update comes with the corresponding Knowledge Base article:

Update for Outlook Junk E-mail Filter – March 2014

Microsoft has recently released the March updates for the Outlook 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 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:

Third-party transport agents cannot be loaded correctly in Exchange Server 2013 SP1

If you are experiencing the above mentioned problem after installing Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2013, then you should probably download and install this fix (KB2938053):

Brief Description
Describes an issue in which the Exchange Transport service cannot start in Exchange Server 2013. This issue occurs when third-party transport agents do not load correctly.

Overview
After you install Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or you upgrade an existing Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 installation to Exchange Server 2013 SP1, third-party or custom-developed transport agents cannot be installed correctly. Additionally, the Microsoft Exchange Transport service (MSExchangeTransport.exe) cannot start automatically. Specifically, you cannot enable third-party products that rely on transport agents. For example, you cannot enable anti-malware software or custom-developed transport agents. When the installation fails, you also receive an error message that resembles the following: The TransportAgentFactory type must be the Microsoft .NET class type of the transport agent factory.

Exchange 2013 SP1 arrived. Laggards* can finally start migrating to the 2013 version :)

There are many, many reasons to install the latest Service Pack for Exchange Server 2013. If you have a policy of installing Microsoft software only after the release of the first service pack, now it’s finally time to start your migration from previous Exchange versions. If you are already running Exchange Server 2013, you’ll be glad to know that this SP brings many improvements, namely:

  • DLP Policy Tips in Outlook Web App
  • DLP Document Fingerprinting
  • DLP sensitive information types for new regions
  • S/MIME support for OWA
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 support
  • Exchange Admin Center Cmdlet Logging
  • ADFS for OWA
  • Edge Transport server role
  • New communication method for Exchange and Outlook (MAPI/HTTP)
  • DAGs without Cluster Administrative Access
  • SSL offloading
  • Enhanced text editor for OWA
  • Apps for Office in Compose

Download Links

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) – Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) resolves issues that were found in previous versions of Exchange Server 2013. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2013 customers.
  • Exchange Server 2013 SP1 UM Language Packs – 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 SP1 Unified Messaging (UM). Warning: This UM language pack must only be installed as an add-in to Exchange Server 2013 SP1 Unified Messaging.

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* Diffusion of innovations

Update Rollup 13 for Exchange 2007 SP3 and Update Rollup 5 For Exchange 2010 SP3

Update Rollup 13 for Exchange 2007 SP3 and Update Rollup 5 For Exchange 2010 SP3 were recently released.

  • Update Rollup 13 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2917522)
    Update Rollup 13 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 KB2917522.
    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).
    Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 Update Rollup 13 provides recent DST changes and adds the ability to publish a 2007 Edge Server from Exchange Server 2013.
    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.
  • Update Rollup 5 For Exchange 2010 SP3 (KB2917508)
    Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (SP3) resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU3 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 KB2917508.
    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.

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Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirements Calculator v6.1

The Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirements Calculator v6.1 was recently made available to download.

According to the Release Notes page, here’s the list of changes

Version 6.1:

  • Fixed operator mistake in calcNumActiveDBsSF formula
  • Fixed missed validation scenario where the calculator could recommend a copy count that could not be deployed on the custom disk architecture
  • Optimized remaining servers formula
  • Fixed an issue where single datacenter, multiple databases per volume architecture with lagged copies didn’t calculate the correct number of
    copies/volume
  • Fixed VirtCPUFactor reference
  • Various comment changes
  • Improved cell highlights for insufficient disk capacity on storage design tab
  • Added additional storage capacities – 1.2TB, 6TB and 8TB
  • Fixed database count validation logic to take into consideration dedicated lagged copy servers

To get the detailed instructions on how to use it, download Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirements Calculator Readme.

To download the tool itself, click here.