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UPDATED Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator

Yes that’s right!

The MS Exchange Team has released a new version of their Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator.

They have fixed a good number of bugs in their calculations and have also included the changes that they made to the processor calculations they made on the 14th of September.

They have also allowed some additional configuration parameters and some very handy configuration validation checks.

All in all this calculator is looking set to make design work a lot quicker and accurate.

Good one MS Exchange Team!

The updated calculator can be found here.

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Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 released

Yesterday Microsoft released Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 to the Download Center. The release of the rollup via Microsoft Update will happen on September 21st.

This update includes new fixes for the following server roles:

  • Client Access
  • Edge Transport
  • Hub Transport
  • Mailbox
  • Unified Messaging

A full list of what is included in this update can be found here.

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Microsoft release Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1!

The MS Exchange team released this announcement yesterday: -

You have been eagerly waiting, and we have been working hard over the summer to deliver the latest Exchange Server 2010 enhancements as soon as possible. I am extremely happy to announce the availability of Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1, ready for download here.

Too right!

I have to commend Microsoft (and the Exchange Team) for the way that they have handled this process.

From release to now, Microsoft have been engaging their customers and beta testers quite actively, looking for areas that their initial release product fell short. Now it’s one thing to listen, but another to action and in a relatively short space of time (for such a complex piece of software) Microsoft have managed to address a large portion of the feature shortfalls that their customers were unhappy about.

Well done Microsoft!