Exchange Deployment Options Whitepaper

The Exchange Deployment Options Whitepaper was made available to download a couple of weeks ago.

Overview
The purpose of this paper is to help you choose how to deploy Microsoft Exchange: as Exchange Server 2010 on-premises, Exchange Online with Microsoft Office 365 in the cloud, or using both in a temporary or permanent hybrid scenario. Knowing the benefits and limitations of each deployment option can help you make the right decision for your organization. Whatever you decide, the deployment flexibility that Microsoft provides with Exchange makes it easier for you to get the right solution for your business

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Understanding and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server Integration with Lync

Understanding and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server Integration is a great technical whitepaper that covers integration between Lync Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2010

Please note that this document does not cover Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 instant messaging (IM) and Microsoft Exchange Outlook Web Access (OWA) integration. For details, see the following:

Overview
This document introduces you to some of the new client features that are available whenever Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software is integrated with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. Successfully integrating these two enterprise communications solutions can be challenging, especially considering that there are subtle differences in the way that services from each product are leveraged by Lync Server 2010 clients.

Best Practices for Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 with Hyper-V

Best Practices for Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper V is a great technical whitepaper available to download from the Microsoft site.

Brief Description
The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance and best practices for deploying Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 in a virtualized environment with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper V™ technology. This paper has been carefully composed to be relevant to organizations of any size.

Overview
Many organizations today rely on some degree of virtualization. Whether it is a few virtual machines running on a single physical computer or a whole server farm across multiple root servers, virtualization optimizes investment in hardware and network infrastructure by:

  • Increasing the utilization of underused hardware.
  • Improving server availability.
  • Reducing IT costs.

The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance and best practices for deploying Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 in a virtualized environment with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper V™ technology. This paper has been carefully composed to be relevant to organizations of any size.

Exchange 2010 UM PBX Configuration Note for CUCM 8.0

The Microsoft Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging PBX Configuration Note for Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.0 is available to download.

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Brief Description
This PBX configuration note contains information about deploying Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) with Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.0 using a direct SIP connection. The PBX configuration note contains configuration settings that are specific to Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.0.

Overview
This download contains the PBX configuration note for Microsoft Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging with:

  • PBX Vendor: Cisco
  • PBX model: Unified Communications Manager 8.0
  • PBX software: 8.0.3.10000-8
  • Protocol: Direct SIP Connection

Microsoft Learning Live Meetings: Exchange Server

While reading Anderson Patricio Blog, I noticed these 2 Microsoft Learning Live Meetings that will help you expand your technical knowledge and prepare for a Microsoft Certification exam:

More Live Meeting webcasts are available at the Microsoft Learning Events and Live Meetings page.

Publishing Outlook Anywhere Using NTLM Authentication With Forefront TMG or Forefront UAG

Microsoft recently released Publishing Outlook Anywhere Using NTLM Authentication With Forefront TMG or Forefront UAG.

Brief Description
This white paper provides detailed information about publishing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 using Forefront TMG or Forefront UAG to secure access for Outlook Anywhere when using NTLM Authentication.

Overview
When you publish Exchange, Microsoft offers two software-based options: Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 and Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010. Both options offer publishing wizards and security features to provide secure access to Exchange when it’s accessed from outside the safety of the corporate network. This white paper provides detailed information about publishing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 using Forefront TMG or Forefront UAG, including how to choose between them for different scenarios, and provides specific steps you can take to configure Forefront TMG and Forefront UAG to publish Exchange 2010 while using NTLM authentication for Outlook Anywhere access.

Operations Manager Management Pack for Exchange 2010 – CHM Help File

Microsoft released a standalone CHM Help File for the Operations Manager Management Pack for Exchange 2010. The provided technical information is also available online at the TechNet site.

Brief Description
A .chm file containing management pack alerts and topics for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

Overview
This .chm file contains management pack alerts and topics for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 . You can use the procedure topics in the file to help resolve the alerts generated by the Operations Manager Management Pack.

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Using TMG and UAG to Securely Publish Outlook Web App and Exchange ActiveSync with Certificate Based Authentication

Using TMG and UAG to Securely Publish Outlook Web App and Exchange ActiveSync with Certificate Based Authentication is a technical whitepaper recently released by Microsoft.

Brief Description
This white paper provides detailed information about publishing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 using Forefront TMG or Forefront UAG to secure access for Exchange ActiveSync and Outlook Web App when used with certificate authentication.

Overview
When you publish Exchange, Microsoft offers two software-based options: Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 and Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010. Both options offer publishing wizards and security features to provide secure access to Exchange when it’s accessed from outside the safety of the corporate network. This white paper provides detailed information about publishing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 using Forefront TMG or Forefront UAG, including how to choose between them for different scenarios, and provides specific steps you can take to configure Forefront TMG and Forefront UAG to publish Exchange 2010 while using certificate based authentication.

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Using IPsec to Secure Access to Exchange

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The technical whitepaper Using IPsec to Secure Access to Exchange was recently made available by Microsoft.

Brief Description
This white paper will walk you through setting up IPsec for access to Exchange 2010 and configuring Forefront TMG and Forefront UAG to work with IPsec.

Overview
By allowing remote access to Microsoft Exchange to users who are based outside the safety of the corporate network, an organization enables its employees to take full advantage of the technology their company provides. When considering remote access, an organization must also consider how to secure their corporate information. There are several different ways to secure access to corporate information, including VPNs, Direct Access, and IPsec. When enabling and requiring IPsec on the endpoint that’s used to publish Exchange to the Internet, only machines with the right credentials can establish a connection.
Microsoft offers two software-based options for publishing Exchange to the Internet: Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 and Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010. Both options offer publishing wizards and security features to provide secure access to Exchange when it is accessed from outside the safety of the corporate network and both work well with an IPsec based security solution. This white paper will walk you through setting up IPsec and configuring Forefront TMG and Forefront UAG to work with IPsec.

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Exchange Server Active Directory Schema Changes Reference, September 2010

For all of you technical geeks that want to know every single detail behind an Exchange implementation, this is must-read document: Exchange Server Active Directory Schema Changes Reference, September 2010.

Overview
This download includes the Exchange Server Active Directory Schema Reference, which provides information about the changes that Microsoft Exchange Server makes to the Active Directory schema when it is installed. The Exchange Server Active Directory Schema Changes Reference includes changes made by Exchange Server 2010 SP1, Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007, and Exchange Server 2003.