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Exchange Q&A: A Second Look at Exchange 2010 Features and Improvements
Henrik Walther - September 2009
Henrik Walther digs into database availability, archiving and performance improvements planned in Exchange Server 2010.
Exchange Queue & A: New Features and Improvements in Exchange Server 2010
Henrik Walther - July 2009
Are there new high-availability features in Exchange 2010? Is administration any easier? Has the Extensible Storage Engine been replaced? And what’s new with Outlook Web Access? Henrik Walther answers these questions and more.
Security: Protect E-Mail with Forefront Security
Neetu Rajpal - May 2009
Neetu Rajpal introduces the next generation of Forefront Security for Exchange, a premium anti-malware product that protects e-mail that flows through Exchange server environments.
Exchange Queue & A: Recovering a Clustered Mailbox Server, Offline Address Book Issues, and More
Henrik Walther - May 2009
Exchange Online and Exchange 2010
Exchange Q & A: Site Resiliency with SCR, Recommended Root Volume Size, and More
Henrik Walther - March 2009
Should you deploy CCR-based mailbox servers in a multi-subnet environment? Can you determine the maximum latency for Outlook clients running in cached mode? Get answers to these Exchange Server questions and more.
Exchange Queue & A: Mysterious Attachment Size Increases, Replicating Public Folders, and More
Henrik Walther - January 2009
Why do attachment sizes increase when sending and receiving e-mail messages? How can you ensure databases on a passive node in a CCR cluster are defragmented during online maintenance? Can you use an external trust between forests? We answer these questions and more.
Exchange Queue & A: Outlook Anywhere and IPv6, the Remote Connectivity Analyzer, and More
Henrik Walther - November 2008
Have Exchange questions? We've got answers. This month, Henrik Walther looks at configuring Windows Server 2008 to work with Outlook Anywhere, testing remote connectivity, deploying standby continuous replication, and more.
Exchange Queue & A: Aligning Disk Partitions, Planning for SCR, and More
Henrik Walther - September 2008
In the September 2008 installment of Exchange Queue & A, we answer questions about calculating the number of Global Catalog servers you'll need, changing a server's site membership, and more.
Communications and Collaboration: Planning Your Migration to Unified Messaging
Jeff Goodwin - July 2008
Moving from a legacy voicemail system to a unified messaging platform can be done fairly easily and with little disruption to your end users—as long as you have a solid plan in place. Here’s what you need to know to plan your migration, test your new systems, and implement unified messaging in your organization.
Exchange Queue & A: Load Balancing, Edge Transport, and More
Henrik Walther - July 2008
Have questions about Exchange? In this installment, we answer questions about using Exchange with SharePoint, working with standby continuous replication, installing Exchange 2007 Mailbox servers on Windows Server 2008, and more.
Security: Secure E-Mail Using Digital Certificates
Matt Clapham and Blake Hutchinson - June 2008
Secure Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions let you hide information in transit, validate senders, and authenticate messages. Learn how to secure e-mail using digital certificates and how to troubleshoot problems you may encounter on your S/MIME system.
Exchange Queue & A: Exchange 2007 SP1 Deployment
Nino Bilic - May 2008
In this installment, we provide answers to your questions about Exchange Server 2007 SP1.
Exchange Queue & A: Adding Voice Prompts, Choosing a PBX , and More
Seema Rahman - January 2008
Have questions about Exchange Unified Messaging? We've got answers. In this installment of Exchange Queue & A, we focus on Unified Messaging, discussing how you can implement phone and fax features, offer high availability, set up voice prompts, and more.
Communications: 16 New Features in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
Tony Smith - December 2007
Unlike the typical service pack, Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 provides a lot more than just hotfixes and security updates. Here's an overview of some of the most important new features and capabilities SP1 has to offer.
Communications: Standby Continuous Replication in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
Scott Schnoll - December 2007
One of the most exciting features offered by Service Pack 1 is Standby Continuous Replication. Find out how this can help you improve uptime, limit data loss, and simplify e-mail maintenance and retention.
Communications: Running Exchange with Windows Server 2008
Paul Bowden - December 2007
Getting ready to run Exchange on Windows Server 2008? The Microsoft Exchange Development team has been doing this for a while now, and Paul Bowden shares some advice and lessons they've learned to help you get ready.
Communications: Deploying Unified Messaging with Exchange Server 2007
Jeff Goodwin - December 2007
Combining voicemail, fax capabilities, and e-mail messaging into a single mailbox may seem like a daunting task. But it's easier than you think. Here's a guide to deploying unified messaging in your organization.
Communications: Exchange Edge Transport Servers at Microsoft: Part 2
Kay Unkroth - November 2007
Exchange Edge Transport servers can help you create a more reliable and secure messaging environment. We showed you how to configure these servers in Part 1, now we'll take you through some detailed examples of how key features help improve your messaging environment.
Exchange Queue & A: Secure E-Mail Protocols, Mysterious Spam, and More
Nino Bilic and Scott Landry - November 2007
In this month's installment, the Exchange team discusses Transport Layer Security for SMTP, how to prevent spoofed NDRs from clogging up your queues, and how to tackle various installation challenges.
Communications: Exchange Edge Transport Servers at Microsoft
Kay Unkroth - October 2007
How does Microsoft ensure delivery of legitimate messages to employees while keeping the flood of malicious content away from the messaging envrionment? One way is by deploying Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport servers and Forefront Security for Exchange Server. Find out how these technologies can keep your organization safe.
Exchange Queue & A: Setup, Message Journaling, Storage Options, and More
KC Lemson and Nino Billic - September 2007
Learn how you can use message journaling to monitor e-mail in your company, find out if Office 2003 users can use Unified Messaging, examine storage options for your Exchange 2007 implementation, get answers about connecting to Exchange 2007 with older versions of Outlook, and more.
Communications: Data Protection and Disaster Recovery for Exchange Server 2007
Lee Benjamin - July 2007
Exchange Server 2007 includes an array of options to support high availability and disaster recovery. Explore the alternatives Exchange has to offer and plan the ideal recovery solution for your organization.
Communications: A Powerful Alternative to Public Folders
Alan Maddison - July 2007
MOSS 2007 provides a far more powerful solution for sharing data than Exchange public folders, offering enhanced capabilities and easier administration. Take a look at how you can use SharePoint for sharing calendars, contacts, and documents.
Communications: Log onto Outlook Web Access with Smart Cards
Victor Akinnagbe, Ted Dressel, and Jason Opdycke - July 2007
One of the most vulnerable links in the security chain has to do with weak, easily compromised passwords. Learn how you can improve e-mail security by implementing two-factor smart card authentication for your mobile users.
Exchange Queue & A: Edge and Hub Transport Roles, Virtual Machines, and More
KC Lemson and Nino Bilic - July 2007
Find out how the Edge and Hub Transport server roles differ, take a look at how the setup process has changed for Exchange 2007, find and read the setup logs, and more.
Communications: Explore New Mobile Messaging Capabilities with Exchange 2007
Yee-Chen Tjie - May 2007
Mobile messaging has changed the way people work, and this change has made the security of mobile devices a greater concern. Get an overview of how Exchange Server 2007 improves the user experience and helps you manage an increasingly mobile workforce.
Communications: Better Compliance with Exchange Server 2007
Alan Maddison - May 2007
The need to protect corporate assets and ensure regulatory compliance imposes a significant burden on IT departments. Find out how new features in Exchange Server 2007 can help you safeguard data and maintain regulatory compliance.
Exchange Queue & A: OWA Timeouts, Cmdlet Troubleshooting, and More
KC Lemson and Nino Bilic - May 2007
Learn how to manage OWA timeout rules with the Exchange Management Shell, take a close look at .pst files, explore new Exchange 2007 security groups, and more.
Management: Plan Ahead with System Center Capacity Planner
John Savill - April 2007
Insufficient hardware leads to poor response times while too much hardware is a waste of budget and administration resources. Learn how you can use the System Center Capacity Planner to model your network and accurately estimate your infrastructure needs.
Exchange Queue & A: Transaction Logs, Cmdlets, Remote Management, and More
KC Lemson and Nino Bilic - March 2007
Find out how and why transaction logs have changed in Exchange Server 2007, discover new ways to manage your Exchange servers remotely, get a crash course in using cmdlets to manage Exchange from a command prompt, and more.
Exchange Queue & A: We Have All the Answers (Because We Made Up the Questions)
KC Lemson and Paul Bowden - January 2007
Exchange Server 2007: Upgrading Your Infrastructure to Exchange 2007
Kate Follis - December 2006
Whether your organization is large or small, a smooth transition to Exchange Server 2007 will require up-front planning. With the right game plan, you can avoid any service interruptions. Here’s a look at the steps you’ll need to follow when performing the upgrade.
Exchange Server 2007: Take Command with the Exchange Management Shell
David Strome - December 2006
The Exchange Management Shell gives administrators a powerful interface for managing every aspect of Exchange Server 2007. Get an overview of how you can start writing scripts, integrating applications, and performing other powerful management tasks from the command line.
Exchange Server 2007: Exchange & Outlook: Better Together
Michael Khalili - December 2006
Together, Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 represent a giant leap forward in communications and collaboration. Find out how as we dive into simpler configuration, improved search capabilities, Unified Messaging, and more.
Exchange Server 2007: Never Out of Touch with Exchange 2007
Joshua Trupin - December 2006
Communication has just gotten more powerful than ever. See how the Unified Messaging and Outlook Web Access capabilities built into Exchange Server 2007 allow you to access all your messages in one place…from anywhere.
Exchange Server 2007: More Powerful Journaling in Exchange 2007
David Strome - December 2006
Exchange Server 2007 provides much more flexible journaling capabilities, making it easier to monitor specific user accounts and meet compliance requirements within a large organization.
Exchange Server 2007: Fighting Spam and Phishing with Sender ID
Craig Spiezle and Alexander Nikolayev - December 2006
E-mail authentication built on the Sender ID Framework (SIDF) is gaining wide adoption, providing a major advancement in the fight against spam and phishing messages. In fact, more than a third of the world’s e-mail volume is already authenticated and SIDF-compliant. Here’s how it works.
Post Mortem: Migrating from Exchange 5.5
Whitney Roberts - December 2006
The Kentucky Department of Education recently upgraded its 178 individual school districts from Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003. Take an in-depth look at the hurdles they faced and how they ultimately planned, tested, and rolled out the new implementation while meeting stated business and security goals.
Communication & Collaboration: Reveal Deeper Meaning: Powerful Exchange Server Analysis with LogParser
Michael Higashi - October 2006
There's a lot of useful data hidden in your Exchange Server logs. Learn to use LogParser to examine this data and improve your Exchange environment.
Communication & Collaboration: Fight Spam on Your Terms with Custom Weight Lists
Cam Frenette and Alexander Nikolayev - October 2006
Explore the new features in Exchange Server 2003 SP2 that offer more powerful ways to stop spam from clogging up your network.
Communication & Collaboration: Achieve High Availability with Exchange Failover Clusters
Mark Godfrey - October 2006
Don’t let your Exchange Server system go offline. Here’s a real Exchange solution that allows an enterprise to recover quickly from an e-mail outage.
System Management: Set High Standards: Powerful Tools for Configuration Management
Jeremy Chapman - September 2006
Problems with system configuration can be disastrous. These tools and best practices can help you keep a handle on system configurations throughout your enterprise computing environment.
Disaster Recovery: A Guide to Exchange Disaster Recovery Planning
Michael Lee - August 2006
Performance: Playing with Exchange in a Sandbox
Greg Taylor and Simon Shepherd - August 2006
Beta Box: First Look at Exchange 12
Laura Euler - May • June 2006
In much of corporate America, e-mail is now the most important means of communication. But each corporate citizen views e-mail differently. Workers want access to corporate e-mail at home and on the go.
How IT Works: IMAP4
R'ykandar Korra'ti - March • April 2006
Over the previous two issues, I discussed the two most popular Internet message-moving protocols, SMTP and POP3. This month, I will approach the Internet Message Access Protocol Version 4, revision one (IMAP4rev1), often referred to just as IMAP4.
Exchange Server: New Weapons In The Fight Against Spam
Alexander Nikolayev - January • February 2006
Exchange Server: Stop Spam From the Inside by Locking Down SMTP
Greg Taylor - January • February 2006
Exchange Server: Stay Better Connected with Exchange ActiveSync
Max Ciccotosto and Paul Limont - January • February 2006
Exchange Server: Tune Up Exchange Server with the Best Practices Analyzer
Jon Avner and Paul Bowden - January • February 2006
How IT Works: POP3 Delivers
R'ykandar Korra'ti - January • February 2006
In the last issue, I discussed SMTP, the most common protocol for sending e-mail across the Internet. Now I’d like to discuss the other Internet protocol that almost all mail clients support: POP3, which lets users access the e-mail on their mail server.
How IT Works: How Simple is SMTP?
R'ykandar Korra'ti - November • December 2005
SMTP, the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, carries the electronic mail of the world. While other message transferring systems exist—some more efficient, some better at specific tasks, some privately owned and some public—none have won the widespread public acceptance of the venerable SMTP, first defined in RFC 821, all the way back in 1982.
Exchange for Experts: Be The Master Of Your Domain Rename With Exchange
Steve Schiemann - Spring 2005
Domain renaming is not only possible, it's actually easier than you think, especially with this handy guide to the process and the right tool—Rendom.exe, which can be found on your Windows Server 2003 CD.
Exchange for Experts: Migration, Active Directory, And You: A Guide for Exchange Admins
Nino Bilic - Spring 2005
You can use the Active Directory Migration tool to migrate users, computers, and groups from one domain to another. Plus, the new version of the tool lets you migrate user passwords as well as accounts, which makes the Exchange Server migration process a whole lot easier.
Post Mortem: Migrating 240,000 Mailboxes And 29 Domains
Dennis Swenson - Spring 2005
I recently participated in a project with a large agency of the United States federal government as they migrated and consolidated their servers from Exchange Server 5. 5 to Exchange 2000 Server and Exchange Server 2003.
Blog Tales: A Guide To Public Folder Tools
Bill Long - Spring 2005
Are you an Exchange Server op who's confused by different public folder tools? With all the various public folder tools out there, it can be difficult to remember what each tool can be used for. Let's straighten it all out now.
Voice Mail In Your Inbox: Voice Mail In Your Inbox: Cisco Unity And Microsoft Exchange Make It Happen
Jeff Centimano - Winter 2005
How IT Works: E-mail Headers
R'ykandar Korra'ti - Winter 2005
As a network administrator, you've just seen fifty copies of the same e-mail virus sent to your users. How do you know which machine is infected? Is it someone inside your own company or someone external you can block?
Round Up: 15 Tips For A Smooth Migration To Exchange Server 2003
Jenna Lyday - Winter 2005
If you've heard that it's difficult to migrate from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003, don't worry—there are steps you can take to simplify the upgrade process.