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Hello folks,

today the Exchange CXP team released the following update rollups to the Download Center. All three releases cover Security Bulletin MS12-080. Because this is a security release, the updates will also be available on Microsoft Update.

Read more on Tony Redmonds Blog.

Cheers,

Chris

(Source: EHLO Blog )

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The New Exchange Reaches RTM!

Posted: October 17, 2012 in Exchange 2013, Info
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Today we reached an important milestone in the development of the new Exchange.

Moments ago, the Exchange engineering team signed off on the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build. This milestone means the coding and testing phase of the project is complete and we are now focused on releasing the new Exchange via multiple distribution channels to our business customers. General availability is planned for the first quarter of 2013.

We have a number of programs that provide business customers with early access so they can begin testing, piloting and adopting Exchange within their organizations:

  • We will begin rolling out new capabilities to Office 365 Enterprise customers in our next service updates, starting in November through general availability.
  • Volume Licensing customers with Software Assurance will be able to download Exchange Server 2013 through the Volume Licensing Service Center by mid-November. These products will be available on the Volume Licensing price list on December 1.

Since announcing the Preview of the new Exchange back in July, the EHLO team has been actively blogging about the features and capabilities of the new Exchange.  We’re excited to start getting the finished product into the hands of our customers!

For those who are interested in learning more about the new Exchange, check out the series of posts that have been published over the past couple months:

In addition to Exchange, the new Office, SharePoint, and Lync have also reached RTM.  For more information on the announcement, go to Office News.  Thanks again for your continued support, and please do keep the feedback coming!

Source: EHLO Blog

Cheers, Chris

The Exchange Team is pleased to announce that in the first half of calendar year 2013 we will be releasing Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (SP3) to our customers. With SP3, the following new features and capabilities will be included:

Coexistence with Exchange 2013: Customers that want to introduce Exchange Server 2013 into their existing Exchange 2010 infrastructure will need the coexistence changes shipping in SP3.

Support for Windows Server 2012: With Service Pack 3, you will have the ability to install and deploy Exchange Server 2010 on machines running Windows Server 2012.

Customer Requested Fixes: All fixes contained within update rollups released prior to Service Pack 3 will also be contained within SP3. Details of our regular Exchange 2010 release rhythm can be found in Exchange 2010 Servicing.

In order to support these newly added features, there will be a requirement for customers to update their Active Directory schema. We are communicating the required changes ahead of the release date in order to assist our customers with planning their upgrade path ahead of time.

We hope these announcements come as welcome news to you. It is our custom to provide ongoing improvements to features, functionality and security of Exchange Server, based largely on customer feedback, and to provide continual innovation on an already great messaging product. We look forward to receiving your comments and announcing more detailed information as we continue to develop the features that will be included in SP3.

Kevin Allison
General Manager
Exchange Customer Experience

(Source:  EHLO Blog)

Hi folks,

for several reasons you have to do an export of users with some attributes. To do this easily you can use CSVDE (Comma Separated Value Data Exchange) to export users from specified OUs to an CSV file:

csvde.exe -m -n -u -f c:\temp\userexport_ou01.csv -d “ou=01,dc=yourdomain,dc=com” -l “samaccountname,sn,mail,msexchhomeservername”

Thanks to Yusuf for his great export article -> Yusufs Directory Blog

Cheers,

Chris

Holidays….

Posted: August 31, 2012 in Info
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….. you can not always do only Exchange; sometimes you have to relax and make holiday – so I’ll do. I will relax the next two weeks in Italy to be ready for further Exchange / AD challenges and hope to see the new Server 2012 soon.

Cheers,

Chris

Hi Folks,

I just upgraded my Windows 7 installation to Windows 8 Enterprise RTM. The compatibility check failed because of Intel PRO Wireless Utility and Avira AntiVir Pro. After uninstalling the both programs the upgrade started regulary. After some reboots and 1,5 hours installing I logged in first.

Everything looked fine, all apllications started as usual. The desktop and taskbar symbols appeared as before, just the start button was missing. I installed the ClassicShell and got my start button back.

In combination with ClassicShell Windows 8 has nearly the same usability as Windows 7 + the possibilty tu use the new features and the new (formerly known as METRO) interface. So I wish you a happy upgrading and installing 🙂

Cheers,

Chris