28 de Fevereiro de 2007

Webcasts de Exchange em Março

Fonte: blog da Eileen Brown (as usual)

TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of Exchange Server 2007 (Part 13 of 24): Maintaining Anti-Spam Systems (Level 200)
Friday, March 02, 2007 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, Senior Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032323322&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Secure Manageable Messaging (Level 200)
Monday, March 05, 2007 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Shawn Travers, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032330494&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of Exchange Server 2007 (Part 14 of 24): Maintaining Antivirus (Level 200)
Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, Senior Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032323326&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of Exchange Server 2007 (Part 15 of 24): Using Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 for Secure Exchange Server Publishing (Level 200)
Friday, March 09, 2007 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, Senior Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032323328&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2007 Guided Labcast Series (Part 5 of 8): Remote Client Access with Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
Monday, March 12, 2007 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, Senior Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032323553&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of Exchange Server 2007 (Part 16 of 24): Outlook Web Access in Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, Senior Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032323559&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Secure Messaging with Microsoft Antigen (Level 200)
Friday, March 16, 2007 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032330529&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2007 Guided Labcast Series (Part 6 of 8): Using Local Continuous Replication (Level 200)
Friday, March 16, 2007 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, Senior Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032323555&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of Exchange Server 2007 (Part 17 of 24): Unified Messaging (Level 200)
Monday, March 19, 2007 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, Senior Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032323561&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Functions, Filters, and Efficiency in Windows PowerShell (Level 200)
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Don Jones, Scripting Guru and Author, SAPIEN Technology
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032321619&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Secure Collaboration with Microsoft Antigen (Level 200)
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time
Matt Hester, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032330537&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of Exchange Server 2007 (Part 18 of 24): Mobility (Level 200)
Friday, March 23, 2007 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, Senior Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032323563&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of Exchange Server 2007 (Part 19 of 24): Introduction to Exchange Server 2007 Disaster Recovery (Level 200)
Monday, March 26, 2007 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, Senior Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032323565&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2007 Guided Labcast Series (Part 8 of 8): Configuring an Edge Transport Server in Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, Senior Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032324014&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of Exchange Server 2007 (Part 20 of 24): Exchange Server 2007 Disaster Recovery (Level 200)
Friday, March 30, 2007 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Harold Wong, Senior Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032324016&Culture=en-US

27 de Fevereiro de 2007

Exchange 2007 SP1

Após alguma especulação sobre o Service Pack 1, a equipa de Exchange da Microsoft finalmente publicou a informação oficial: Talking Exchange 2007 SP1...
A primeira Beta será disponibilizada em Abril, sendo que a versão RTM deverá ser disponibilizada lá para o final do ano, provavelmente coincidente com o lançamento do Windows Longhorn.
Aqui fica a lista de algumas novas funcionalidades (reparem no acesso às Public Folders via OWA e a possibilidade de administração destas a partir da Exchange Management Console):


Standby Continuous Replication (SCR)
For such a great feature, we obviously needed a new name!
With Exchange 2007, we introduced Clustered Continuous Replication (CCR) for replication of data between 2 servers within a cluster within the same datacenter. With SCR, data replicates to a non-clustered server in a remote datacenter. If the primary datacenter becomes unavailable, the standby replica in the second datacenter is readily available to be activated.


Mobility
We'll have new policies for:

  • Enforcing encryption of main memory contents on device
  • Enforcing which applications are allowed/blocked from running on the device
  • Enforcing networking capabilities: disable wifi, Bluetooth, infrared, external storage
  • Enforcing communication capabilities: disable SMS, MMS, POP/IMAP, disable camera

OWA
SP1 will fill in the feature holes that we just didn't have time to complete by RTM:

  • Personal distribution lists
  • S/MIME
  • Rules
  • Monthly calendar view
  • Deleted items recovery
  • Public folder access

OWA 2007 SP1 spell checking will add support for:

  • Arabic
  • Korean

OWA 2007 SP1 will add support for viewing Office 2007 file formats as HTML.

Exchange Management Console
SP1 will fill in the GUI holes that we just didn't have time to complete by RTM, including:

  • Public folder configuration
  • POP and IMAP configuration
  • SendAs permission configuration
  • Delegation wizard scenarios

Web Services
New web service coverage will include:

  • Public folder access
  • Delegate management
  • Folder permission management

IPv6
On Longhorn Server, we will support Exchange 2007 on native IPv6 networks.

Move Mailbox
This vital tool administrator tool has been beefed up to include import and export to a .pst

A Eileen Brown tem mais algumas informações sobre o assunto: Exchange 2007 Sp1: Disclosure or not?

23 de Fevereiro de 2007

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Update for Exchange Server 2003 (KB 930241)

Está disponível um novo update para o Exchange Server 2003, que permite corrigir um problema com a Store que acontece em condições específicas. Mais informações no artigo da Knowledge Base: The Exchange 2003 database does not mount, and event IDs 9518 and 9519 are logged in the Application log.

Overview
After applying a version of Store.exe that is later than 06.05.7651.26 on a computer that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, the Exchange databases may fail to mount if the security descriptor of the database object has been modified to include a well-known user or group and more than one domain exists in the forest. This problem can also occur if a security identifier (SID) in the database object has conflicting values with another object in Active Directory directory service for one of the following attributes:

  • objectSID
  • msExchMasterAccountSid
  • SIDHistory
These three attributes must be unique within the forest.
In the above conditions the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service will experience an ecAmbiguousAlias error when enumerating the groups and users that are assigned permissions to the store databases objects in Active Directory. This error prevents the affected database from mounting.
This update will enable the database object to be mounted by ignoring the well-known group objects and logging an error message when two objects are returned for a single SID.

22 de Fevereiro de 2007

Actualização do filtro Junk Email do Outlook (Fevereiro 2007)

Está disponível uma nova actualização para o filtro Junk E-mail do Outlook 2003/2007.

"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."

O download está disponível para as versões Outlook 2003 e Outlook 2007, ou através do Microsoft Update. Como é habitual, está acompanhado pelo respectivo artigo da Knowledge Base:

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Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino

A Microsoft disponibilizou na semana passada o Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino 2007. Esta ferramenta permite não só sincronizar dados entre o Lotus Domino e o Exchange/Active Directory, mas é também uma ajuda valiosa no processo de migração para a plataforma Microsoft.

Overview
Transporter Suite configures Directory and Free/Busy interoperability between Lotus Domino 6 or 7 and Exchange Server 2007 and Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and migration of users, mail and applications from Lotus Domino 5, 6 or 7 to Active Directory, Exchange Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 200332-bit or 64-bit Microsoft Windows XP with latest updates or 32-bit or 64-bit Windows Server 2003 with latest updates, Exchange Server 2007 or Exchange Management Console 2007 are required to migrate users and/or mail, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is required to migrate applications.

Instructions
Download transporter32.msi for installation on 32 bit systems and transporter.msi for installation on 64 bit systems. Install on a workstation with Lotus Notes 6 or 7 installed and configured to access the Domino domain, Microsoft Management Console 3.0 and Windows PowerShell 1.0. Note: Exchange Management Console 2007 is required for user and/or mail migrations.

Links relacionados:

19 de Fevereiro de 2007

Plano de acção da MSIT para o problema DST

A equipa interna de IT da Microsoft (MSIT) disponibilizou alguns novos documentos sobre o problema da alteração do período de mudança de hora por motivos energéticos (Daylight Savings time - DST):

Já agora, para os interessados neste problema, recomendo vivamente:

15 de Fevereiro de 2007

TechDays 2007: Early Bird até 25-Fev

O TechDays 2007, o maior evento técnico organizado pela Microsoft em Portugal está quase a chegar.
Neste momento existem já cerca de 1.000 registos no evento, por isso, se não quer correr riscos de ficar de fora, o melhor é apressar-se a fazê-lo também.
As boas notícias é que o desconto de Early Bird (99 €) foi estendido até ao dia 25 de Fevereiro.
Amigos, 99 € com almoços, lanches e cafés à borla? E ter ainda a possibilidade de ouvir alguns grandes speakers internacionais? Olha, faz-me lembrar a publicidade de uma conhecida grande superfície de electrodomésticos: "Eu é que não sou parvo!" ;-)
Dêem uma vista de olhos no site oficial, onde podem encontrar a agenda provisória, os oradores e outras informações úteis.
Eu vou lá estar!

14 de Fevereiro de 2007

Actualização do filtro Junk Email do Windows Mail (Fevereiro 2007)

Está disponível uma nova actualização para o filtro Junk E-mail do Windows Mail.

"Install this update for Windows Mail to revise the definition files used to detect e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail or that may contain phishing content."

O download pode ser obtido via Microsoft Update ou seguindo o link correspondente à arquitectura do sistema operativo:
Como é habitual, está acompanhado pelo respectivo artigo da Knowledge Base:

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13 de Fevereiro de 2007

Exchange Server TechCenter Updates

O blog da equipa de Microsoft Exchange, “You Had Me At EHLO” disponibilizou recentemente os novos documentos disponíveis sobre Exchange Server 2007:

The Exchange Server documentation team is pleased to announce the following new Exchange Server 2007 content.

You can see these articles and other Exchange Server documentation content in the Microsoft Exchange Server TechCenter.
For a complete list of Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Analyzer topics that changed, see
Exchange Server Documentation Updates.

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Exchange Server 2007 Transport Server Role Architecture Diagrams

Tem um espaço livre na parede do escritório e não tem dinheiro para comprar um Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso ou uma Paula Rego? A Microsoft tem a solução: o gigante informático disponibilizou recentemente posters de arquitectura do Exchange Server 2007.

Brief Description
This download contains architectural diagrams of the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 transport server roles.

Overview
Many components are involved in the transport of messages through the Exchange Server 2007 mail flow pipeline. These diagrams can help you understand how each component affects the processing of messages that enter the Exchange 2007 mail flow pipeline. Exchange administrators can use this information to help diagnose mail flow problems. Developers can use this information to help create third-party agents and applications to work with Exchange 2007.

Nota: na altura deste post os links de download não estavam a funcionar correctamente. Provavelmente serão corrigidos brevemente.

12 de Fevereiro de 2007

Exchange Load Generator

Aqui está uma nova ferramenta para testar o desempenho do Exchange Server 2007, de preferência antes de o colocar em produção:

Brief Description
Exchange Load Generator is a simulation tool to measure the impact of MAPI clients on Exchange servers.

Overview
Use Microsoft Exchange Load Generator (LoadGen) as a simulation tool to measure the impact of MAPI clients on Exchange servers. LoadGen allows you to test how a server running Exchange responds to e-mail loads. To simulate the delivery of these messaging requests, you run LoadGen tests on client computers. These tests send multiple messaging requests to the Exchange server, thereby causing a mail load. LoadGen is a useful tool for administrators who are sizing servers and validating a deployment plan. Specifically, LoadGen helps you determine if each of your servers can handle the load to which they are intended to carry. Another use for LoadGen is to help validate the overall solution.

Important! LoadGen should be used only in laboratories that have no connection to the production environment. This tool should not be used in any way in a production environment or an environment that is mission critical or contains important information of any kind anywhere in the network.

Note: When creating accounts using the Load Generator graphical user interface, the Master Password and Master Domain parameters will not be used. Instead, the domain and password of the directory access account will be used for this purpose, so the created accounts will have the same password and domain as the directory access account.

Note If you use the recipient management features of this release to create users or other recipient objects and you have one or more Exchange Server 2007 servers in your test topology, you must run the Load Generator application with user credentials that have permission to manage Exchange recipients. The directory access account specified in the application configuration will not be used for this purpose.

11 de Fevereiro de 2007

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8 de Fevereiro de 2007

Exchange Server 2007 Hosted Trial

A Microsoft disponibilizou uma demonstração das capacidades do Exchange Server 2007 no campo do Unified Communications. Para obter uma conta de demo, basta ir à página Exchange Server 2007 Hosted Trial, inscrever-se e receberá de imediato uma mensagem electrónica com as credenciais de acesso. Basicamente será disponibilizado o acesso OWA e um número de telefone (nos EUA) para "falar" com o Exchange.
Um pormenor importante: a língua Portuguesa é suportada!


Welcome to the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Hosted Trial Web site. You can create a temporary account to experience the features of Exchange Server 2007 which will stay active for 5 days. Your account will be pre-populated with sample messages, calendar appointments and contacts to help you have a rich experience. You will be able to send and receive mail, schedule meetings, and adjust your options. You can access your account via Microsoft Outlook Web
Access, Microsoft Office Outlook, or an Exchange ActiveSync compatible application.

E, por feliz coincidência, o serviço é disponibilizado pela Unisys ;-)

7 de Fevereiro de 2007

Novo projecto

Não, não vou iniciar mais um blog sobre Exchange Server. Já me chegam os 3 (!) que mantenho actualmente ;-)
Os leitores mais atentos, que não lêem este blog através de um qualquer feed reader, terão porventura reparado que o logo no canto superior direito mudou recentemente.
A verdade é que iniciei esta semana um novo projecto na Unisys Portugal, após quase 3 anos no meu antigo empregador, a ParaRede.
Continuarei ligado a tecnologias Microsoft e espero obviamente ter muitos projectos com o Exchange 2007, para que possa alimentar este blog com informação interessante.

Documentos de implementação de Exchange 2007

Aqui estão alguns documentos recentemente publicados pela Microsoft. São documentos técnicos de implementação de organizações Exchange 2007, de acordo com 4 modelos: simple, standard, large e complex.

Para mais informações sobre os 4 modelos de topologias aqui apresentados, consultem Planning Your Deployment.

2 de Fevereiro de 2007

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1 de Fevereiro de 2007

Time Zone Data Update Tool for Microsoft Outlook

Muito se tem falado ultimamente nas alterações de hora que ocorrem 2 vezes por ano, por motivos energéticos. Isto tudo porque os Estados Unidos resolveram alterar o período onde tipicamente ocorria esta mudança. Tive até oportunidade de referir este assunto e as implicações num ambiente colaborativo num dos meus outros blogs: Preparing for DST 2007.
A Microsoft disponibilizou agora uma ferramenta que permite ajustar os items do Calendário do Outlook: Time Zone Data Update Tool for Microsoft Office Outlook.

Overview
In order to address time zone changes, this tool will help adjust calendar items in Outlook after the operating system has been updated with new time zone definitions. While this tool is being released in advance of the U.S. Daylight saving time rules change in 2007, it can be used for general adjustments of calendar items based on changes in time zone definitions saved in Windows or by the user making a permanent move to another time zone.

Specifics:

  • In existing recurring appointments, Outlook has encoded the current DST rules: Instances of recurring appointments that occur during the delta period will appear one hour earlier than they should.
  • For existing single-instance appointments and reminders, Outlook already calculated the universal time coordinate (UTC) value upon appointment creation: If a user creates an appointment while Windows is configured for the old DST rules and the appointment itself occurs during the "new" DST weeks, the appointment will appear one hour earlier than it should.
  • Existing all-day events are associated with 24 specific hours instead of a given date: For the reasons described above, all-day events will appear to shift and thus span two days during the "new" DST weeks.

For addtional information about the time zone changes and Microsoft Office Outlook, refer to the Addressing daylight saving time using the Outlook Time Zone Data Update Tool Support article.