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Big news everybody! The BETA version of the Exchange UM 2010 troubleshooting tool is now available from Microsoft Download Center. Download the tool and let the team know your thoughts so they can draft that into the final version, which should come later this year. Here is what the team has to say about the release:

“The UM troubleshooting tool is a diagnostic cmdlet which helps Exchange UM administrators to identify misconfigurations in telephony equipment and Exchange 2010 SP1 Unified Messaging settings. It emulates calls and runs a series of diagnostic tests, stating the reason and possible solutions for issues that have been detected. This is the tool you should use whenever someone in your organization complains: “My voice mail is not working!”.


White papers are, basically, reports or guides that detail how to do something that are supposedly written by professionals in said field. This one absolutely fits the bill. Microsoft, not Bill Gates, drafted this new white paper up. It’s titled “Publishing Exchange Server 2010 with Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 and Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010″ and it does just that. Microsoft has this to say:

“This white paper provides information about publishing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 using Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 and Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010, including how to choose between them for different scenarios, and provides specific steps you can take to configure Forefront TMG and Forefront UAG to publish Exchange 2010.”

The guide is available now. Get it here.

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Want to get into Exchange 2010 shape but feeling too lazy? Then sign up for Global Knowledge’s recently announced boot camp. The “drill instructors” will get you battle-ready in no time.

The goal with these programs is certification. So don’t expect this to be a cake walk. There will be tests, quizzes and all kinds of other things that made you groan as a kid. Students that do well will earn the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010 certification.

Along with covering advanced Exchange Server 2010 topics, students will also learn to.

- Deploy, maintain, and secure Exchange Server 2010
- Configure mailbox servers
- Manage recipient objects, client access, and message transport
- Implement messaging security, high availability, and backup and recovery
- Configure messaging policy and compliance
- Upgrade from Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange Server 2007 to Exchange Server 2010

The boot camps can be attended in-person at the company’s various sites or online. Check the available classes here.

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The helpful fiends over at TechNet have released yet another high quality and informative webcast for Exchange users. This one highlights information protection and control in Exchange Server 2010. If you are worried your network isn’t quite as secure as you’d like, then this is the webcast for you. Here is what the gang at TechNet has to say about it:

Are you worried about employees accidentally leaking valuable corporate e-mail? In this webcast, we introduce new methods of information protection and control powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, including a new transport rule for moderation, dynamic signatures, and application of rights management. We also discuss the use of Active Directory Rights Management Service in parallel with Exchange Server, and we explain how new features in Exchange Server 2010 can be applied to real-world messaging control scenarios.”

The video will be hosted by Michael Smith, who owns popular firm Smith Consulting. It is available for viewing now. Click here to watch it.

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Microsoft has updated their Exchange Load Generator to work with Exchange Server 2010. The load generator is a simulation program that allows you to test how your server handles large batches of email. From the mouth of babes:

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,” a rep from Microsoft stated.

Be warned. The application is a whole lot easier to use if you have the brand new Service Pack 1 installed on your Exchange Server. Download Exchange Load Generator here.


Those crafty rapscallions over at TechNet are up to their old tricks again! The nature of these tricks, you ask? Why, producing high quality and informative webcasts covering the entire Exchange world. The subject this time is calendar sharing and Federation in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

Sharing your free/busy calendar with business partners is an essential part of any successful enterprise. Exchange does it’s part to make it easy but there are still some aspects of the service that can be tricky to get the hang of. That’s where this webcast comes in.

In TechNet’s own words:

Federation is a key part of the architecture of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, powering new organization-to-organization sharing scenarios. Attend this webcast to learn how to implement free/busy and full calendar sharing with your business partners using Exchange Server 2010.”

The webcast is presided over by Joel Stidley, Principal Systems Architect for Terremark Worldwide. It is available now. Click here to watch it.


Spam. The dreaded scourge of any professional inbox. Even Exchange Server 2010 can be susceptible to it from time to time. How to make sure your office remains fresh and clean? Many ways, actually. One might say too many. Luckily, this website has propped up to help us keep track of the various solutions and their effectiveness rates. The website features tons of antispam tools, links and news. The holy trinity in your battle against those slippery little e-varmints. Check it out. Your mailbox will thank you.


The time is here! Exchange Server SP1 beta is available for download. Rejoice! What does the pack offer? Well, first and foremost, there are some major changes to the Personal Archive features of the program. The archive is no longer limited to being in the same database as the primary mailbox. Others might be more excited about upgrades to Outlook Web App (OWA) or all the new functionality added to the GUI. There’ s a lot there. Check it out.

Download it here. Have fun guys.

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Ever wonder how the gang at Microsoft got around to updating to Exchange Server 2010? Did they have their own hiccups? What kind of problems did they have to overcome to get it running smoothly? It was way beta, after all. Well, wonder no more. In this unusual and highly interesting webcast, the gang at TechNet take us through their own journey with Exchange Server 2010 deployment.

Luisa Garcia Zapata, Microsoft’s IT Service Manager, takes us through the anecdotes and does quite a job doing so. Here is what Microsoft has to say about the webcast:

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 introduces numerous advances in performance, scalability, and reliability, while lowering the total cost of ownership. In this Webcast, we discuss the Exchange Server 2010 deployment within Microsoft IT. The session includes descriptions of the Exchange Server 2010 roles, design criteria, hardware choices, and operational changes.”

It’s an hour long and available. Click here to watch.

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The Exchange Team have outdone themselves once again. This time the gang has released a database redundancy check script for Exchange Server 2010. Why is this good? What is it even? The script helps make sure you maintain healthy servers by monitoring the activity of your mailboxes and ensuring there are two active mailboxes therein. The script can be run in monitoring mode and can also single out particular users in your network. It’s a handy and easy way to check if everything is on the up and up.

Click here for more information from the gang and for the script itself. Good luck, guys.

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Popular web video training website Booktraining has finally gotten on the Exchange Server 2010 bandwagon and added a host of helpful videos on the subject to it’s servers.

The company has added several labs and modules, as they are called, regarding the popular email server. The subjects include, but are not limited to, transitioning from Exchange Server 2007, the end user experience, Federation scenarios and a lot more. Check the list of available resources here and go get your learn on.