Exchange

Exchange 2010 Beta, So what’s new? – Part 3/3

Posted by on May 18, 2009 in Exchange, Exchange 2010

We have arrived at the final article of this series on Exchange 2010 Beta, with this post focusing on the new features and technology enhancements.  Today is all about the reasons why we are all going to migrate to this latest product offering when released to the public, right? Okay, so let’s begin with everyone’s favourite, Outlook Web Access (OWA) and focus on some of it’s new features.   OWA has come along way since the days I first used it as an end user in Exchange 5.5.  From the outset you will notice that Exchange 2010 OWA adopts the Windows Live theme, see below...

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Exchange 2010 Beta, Configuration – Part 2/3

Posted by on May 13, 2009 in Exchange, Exchange 2010

In our previous post we successfully completed our first Exchange 2010 Install, and after looking back the most difficult part was ensuring all the prerequisites were met for a new Exchange environment .  In today’s post we will continue with our installation with a focus on basic configuration to get mail flowing for internal and external clients, configuring our Anti-Spam agents on the Hub Transport Server (remember we are not utilising the Edge Role in our dev environment) and testing all of this using the brand spanking new Outlook Web Access (OWA).  Just a reminder, the next and last...

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Exchange 2010 Beta, First Look – Part 1/3

Posted by on May 8, 2009 in Exchange, Exchange 2010

I have been blogging a lot about SharePoint lately and thought I’d post a 3 part series about my other favourite topic of interest, Exchange.  Exchange is one of those technologies that once you spend the time designing, beta testing, dev testing and finally implementing in your production environment, there’s not too much development later in its lifecycle, so when Exchange 2010 was released as a public beta I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and set it up in my dev environment.  I implemented my first Exchange server back in the days of 5.5 and progressively kept up...

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Exchange.. Thou shall not forward

Posted by on Apr 21, 2009 in Exchange, Exchange 2007

I came across a minor situation today when setting up a forwarding rule against an Exchange Public folder.  Having done this many times in the past, I knew I would get this accomplished in a matter of minutes.  So I began by creating the Public Folder, mail enabling it and then when into the properties of the public folder itself to create a rule which would forward the items as they arrive to multiple recipients both internal and external to the organisation. The forwarding was behaving as expected for internal recipients but none of the external recipients were receiving the emails that...

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SharePoint, Exchange and Office 14 becomes 2010

Posted by on Apr 15, 2009 in Exchange, Office, SharePoint, SharePoint 2010

Microsoft has announced the official names of the next release of 3 major products, Exchange, SharePoint and Office.  Initially labelled version 14 for all 3 I can sense “the better together” marketing theme that Microsoft have used in the past when it came to releasing the same 3 products in 2007.  I will discuss some of the highlights below for each product. Exchange 2010 now available in beta can actually be downloaded from the Microsoft TechNet Site.  Some of the features noted include enhancements to the “anywhere experience” providing enhanced universal inbox...

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