Exchange 2007 SP2 is released

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The Exchange 2007 SP2 download is available right now. Besides being a service pack, Exchange 2007 SP2 is also a “feature pack”, meaning it introduces new functionality including the ability to backup Exchange natively using Windows 2008 backup amonst other features. Checkout the Exchange teams blog post on the new features.  Henrik Walther wrote a […]

Chalk and Cheese

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Let’s talk about large mailbox performance, one of my favourite topics! Exchange has been getting better and better at servicing larger mailboxes over the years. Since Exchange 2007 SP1 we’ve been able to design larger, more redundant configurations on cheaper storage, however the client experience has lagged somewhat. Since Office 2007 SP2 my personal experience […]

Exchange 2010 Beta Released

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What’s Exchange 2010 – Exchange 14 of course, or the public name for the next version of Exchange. I’ve picked a few things to talk about in this post and more will follow in due course. Two links that will be immediately interesting are the download link and the beta documentation link. Download the Beta […]

Large Mailboxes again… – Not the last time either

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While Exchange becomes better and better at handling large mailboxes and more importantly being able to recover from disasters should they happen, it’s time that Outlook starts catching up and offering MUCH better support for larger mailboxes. Performance beyond the 1 GB mark has always been a bit iffy but much more so when Office […]

Exchange 2007 SP1 offline help

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Exchange 2007 help is now available for offline browsing allowing you to read and search help and shell based help. Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Help Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Shell Help Offline help files are severely useful under many circumstances including server sizing and shell syntax lookups, especially when […]

Should You Virtualize Exchange 2007 SP1 ?

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REALLY good question – I’m glad you asked. The question isn’t really SHOULD you anymore, however under what circumstances should you virtualize. Microsoft has released some great guidance as to why and under what circumstances virtualization is a good idea and under some circumstances why it should be actively encouraged. 4 Scenarios are discussed which […]

Exchange 2007 – Internet Mail to New Distribution Groups fail to deliver.

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After creating a new distribution group in Exchange  and trying to email it from the outside you receive the following error: Delivery has failed to these recipients or distribution lists:group@yourorg.comYour message wasn’t delivered because of security policies. MicrosoftExchange will not try to redeliver this message for you. Pleaseprovide the following diagnostic text to your system […]