25 de Junho de 2010

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23 de Junho de 2010

Chegou o Exchange 2007 SP3!

O tão esperado Service Pack 3 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 finalmente chegou! Isto quer dizer que o Exchange Server 2007 é agora completamente suportado em Windows Server 2008 R2.

Antes de instalar esta actualização, não se esqueçam de ler How to Install the Latest Service Pack or Update Rollup for Exchange 2007!

Overview
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3) has been designed specifically to meet the challenges facing our customers and to help address the needs of all the different businesses and organizations utilizing our Exchange Server 2007 enterprise messaging system.
Exchange Server 2007 SP3 is a mission-critical communications tool that enables employees to be more productive and access their information anywhere and anytime while providing a messaging system that enables rich, efficient access to e-mail, calendar items, voice mail, and contacts.
For administrators, Exchange Server 2007 SP3 provides further flexibility with the addition of Windows Server 2008 R2 support for server roles and Windows 7 support for the Exchange management tools. These additions, along with enhancements for the advanced protection options against e-mail security threats, such as spam and viruses and the tools which help manage internal compliance and high availability needs provide Exchange administrators with the tools they need to manage their Exchange 2007 environments efficiently.
Clean installations of Exchange 2007 SP3 on a new server are possible by using this download in the same manner as you would install Exchange 2007 RTM, Exchange 2007 SP1 or Exchange 2007 SP2.
For an overview of the new features that are available in Exchange Server 2007 SP3, see
"What's New in Exchange Server 2007 SP3".

System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86); Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 x64 Edition; Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 3

 

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 Unified Messaging Language Packs

E com a disponibilização do SP3 chegam também versões actualizadas dos Unified Messaging Language Packs, 32 e 64-bit.

19 de Junho de 2010

RTM’ed: Jetstress 2010 & Load Generator 2010 (BONUS: actualização dos mailbox calculators)

Enquanto lia o  blog do Scott Schnoll, reparei que 2 óptimas ferramentas de Exchange foram recentemente disponibilizadas em RTM (já havia uma versão Beta pública):

  • Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress 2010 (64 bit) – Use Jetstress 2010 to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007 and 2010 server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced by a specific number of users. You use Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, and ESEUTIL in conjunction with Jetstress to verify that your disk subsystem meets or exceeds the performance criteria you establish. After a successful completion of the Jetstress Disk Performance and Stress Tests in a non-production environment, you will have ensured that your Exchange disk subsystem is adequately sized (in terms of performance criteria you establish) for the user count and user profiles you have established. It is highly recommended that the Jetstress user read through the tool documentation before using the tool.
  • Exchange Load Generator 2010 (64 bit) – Use Microsoft Exchange Load Generator 2010 (LoadGen) as a simulation tool to measure the impact of MAPI, OWA, ActiveSync, IMAP, POP and SMTP clients on Exchange 2010 and 2007 servers. LoadGen allows you to test how a server running Exchange 2010/2007 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.
    This version is intended for Microsoft Exchange 2010 and 2007 Servers only.
    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.

Ao mesmo tempo, as calculadoras de requisitos de storage para Exchange 2007 e Exchange 2010 também foram actualizadas. Para uma lista completa de alterações, sigam os seguintes links:

Microsoft Tech•Ed Online

ms-teched-logoCouldn’t make it to all the sessions? Watch them online!”, é esta a frase que nos recebe no site do Microsoft Tech•Ed Online, onde poderemos encontrar inúmeras gravações de vídeo das sessões que ocorreram naquele evento.

Existe uma área inteiramente dedicada às Unified Communications, onde, para além de outras, poderemos encontrar várias sessões sobre Exchange que tiveram lugar no Tech•Ed North America 2010 (estão lá muitas mais de eventos anteriores):

18 de Junho de 2010

Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010

O Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 (KB982639) foi recentemente disponibilizado.

Overview
Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2010 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2010 customers.
For a list of changes that are included in this update rollup, see
KB982639.
This is a cumulative update rollup and replaces the following:

  • KB976573 Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 (KB976573)
  • KB979611 Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 (KB979611)
  • KB981401 Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 (KB981401)

Para mais detalhes técnicos, queiram por favor ler o post no blog da Microsoft Exchange Team: Released: Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 (contém informação bastante importante para os utilizadores de Forefront!), e, claro, o artigo da Knowledge Base correspondente: KB 982639.

Eu já instalei esta actualização no meu ambiente de testes, e posso-vos dizer que tudo correu conforme o esperado, sem qualquer tipo de problema.

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11 de Junho de 2010

GRÁTIS: Ferramentas de desenvolvimento para Outlook [.PST]

A Microsoft disponibilizou recentemente 2 ferramentas de desenvolvimento para Outlook, no modelo open source, que visam ajudar os programadores a tirar partido do formato .PST, que tem vindo a ser gradualmente aberto pela Microsoft.

  • The PST Data Structure View Tool (http://pstviewtool.codeplex.com/) is a graphical tool allowing the developers to browse the internal data structures of a PST file. The primary goal of this tool is to assist people who are learning .pst format and help them to better understand the documentation.
  • The PST File Format SDK (http://pstsdk.codeplex.com/) is a cross platform C++ library for reading .pst files that can be incorporated into solutions that run on top of the .pst file format. The capability to write data to .pst files is part of the roadmap will be added to the SDK.

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10 de Junho de 2010

Actualização do filtro Junk Email do Outlook (Junho 2010)

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:

Exchange Server Active Directory Schema Changes Reference, June 2010

O documento Exchange Server Active Directory Schema Changes Reference, June 2010 está disponível para download.

Brief Description
This download includes the Active Directory Schema Reference, which provides information about the changes that Microsoft Exchange Server makes to the Active Directory schema when it is installed.

Overview
This download includes the 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 Active Directory Schema Changes Reference includes changes made Microsoft 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.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta

Só quem andou muito distraído, ou foi eventualmente raptado por extraterrestres, não reparou que o Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta foi disponibilizado. Algumas das novidades incluem melhorias no processo de archiving e discovery, Outlook Web App (OWA) mais rápido, funcionalidades de mobilidade actualizadas e diversas melhorias na consola de administração. Para saber mais detalhes, leiam Yes Virginia, there is an Exchange Server 2010 SP1.

Additional Information
The downloadable software is for evaluation purposes only and is not a released product. If you plan to install the software on your primary computer, it is recommended that you back up your existing data prior to installation. Before you install the Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta, we recommend that you review the summary of system requirements and technical information located in the Exchange Server 2010 Technical Documentation Library.

Expiration Notice
This time-limited, free pre-release version of Exchange Server 2010 SP1 will end 120 days after installation.
To learn more about Exchange Server 2010, visit
http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/2010.

 

Entretanto, também os Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta UM Language Packs foram disponibilizados para download (YESSS!!!! Finalmente disponibilizaram o Language Pack pt-PT!).

Overview
Unified Messaging (UM) language packs allow an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta UM server to speak additional languages to callers and recognize other languages when callers use ASR or when voice messages are transcribed. UM language packs contain:

  • Pre-recorded prompts, for example "After the tone, please record your message. When you’ve finished recording, hang up, or press the # key for more options." in the language of the UM language pack.
  • Grammar files that are used by a UM server to lookup the names of given users in the directory in the language of the UM language pack.
  • Text to Speech (TTS) translation so that content (e-mail, calendar, contact information, etc.) can be read to callers in the language of the UM language pack.
  • Support for Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), which allows callers to interact with UM using the voice user interface (VUI) in the language of the UM language pack.
  • Support for Voice Mail Preview which allows users to read the transcript of voice mail messages in a specific language from within a supported e-mail client such as Outlook or Outlook Web Access.

Instructions
Download the file, and use Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta setup to install the UM language pack.
Example: Setup.com /AddUmLanguagePack:UmLanguagePackName /s: d:\MyLocalFolder

Grátis: Certificate Manager for Exchange 2007

A U-BTech disponibilizou uma ferramenta grátis que permite gerir os certificados do Exchange Server 2007: Certificate Manager for Exchange 2007.

Exchange 2007 enables SSL within IIS by default. Using PowerShell commands, certificate creation and management is quite confusing and often results with incorrect results due to the nature of the syntax. U-BTech Solutions is providing Certificate Manager for Exchange Server 2007 freely, to ease the process with a simple, easy to use GUI which enables you to:

1) Manage your current server certificates.
2) Enable certificates for Exchange 2007 Services (POP, IMAP, SMTP, IIS, UM).
3) Generate an Exchange 2007 Certificate Signing Request and process the Certificate Authority answer.
4) Generate an Exchange 2007 Self-Signed certificate (not for production use).
5) Easily include additional subject names in a single certificate.
6) Import & Export ability for existing certificates.
To read more about Certificate Use in Exchange 2007 at Microsoft TechNet follow the link:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb851505.aspx

Certificate Manager for Exchange Server 2007 is currently offered by U-BTech Solutions free of charge, enjoy!

TechNet Magazine – Junho 2010

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8 de Junho de 2010

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