In Exchange 2007, Microsoft has all but removed the ability to use ExMerge in working with Exchange mailboxes. They now encourage you to use the Export-Mailbox cmdlet which sounds like a great idea… until you actually try to use it.
Microsoft has recently released version of the Exchange System Manager for Windows Vista. This is the Exchange 2003 version of ESM so for all of those Exchange administrators out there, you can now sit back and administer your routing groups and send connectors right from your Windows Aero enabled desktop!
The witty Microsoft Exchange team has released their first single and its all about the new Autodiscover feature found in Exchange Server 2007. You can view the lyrics and grab a copy of the song in WMA format over at the Microsoft Exchange Team Blog.
There are a ton of things that the Exchange team did to improve manageability in Exchange Server 2007. This is evident in the number of new rule based wizards that appear throughout the Exchange Management Console. However there are still quite a few things that an administrator needs to handle via the trusty Exchange Management Shell. One of those is the creation of custom E-mail address policies.
For the most part the Edge Transport role of Exchange 2007 requires little configuration. However one of the major configuration items is the Edge Subscription between the Edge server and the Hub Transport server(s).
During a migration to Exchange 2007, one of the often overlooked steps is the upgrade of the E-mail Address Policies. Remember that these policies need to be upgraded before they can be modified or really even viewed in the Exchange Management Console.
This change was required on the Exchange 2007 Client Access Server (CAS) in order for clients to accept the wildcard certificate that through the Autodiscover Service (AS) for Outlook Anywhere.
This is a nice feature if you don’t have plans to deploy an Edge Transport server or some other product to eliminate SPAM. The Anti-Spam features are very similar to the IMF in previous versions of Exchange.
The Exchange_Genie has written an excellent article on the configuration of the Exchange 2007 Autodiscover Service. No Exchange 2007 deployment is complete without this service as it automates the configuration of Outlook 2007 clients.
This has become a very popular request for companies with Exchange server deployed, to have some kind of legal disclaimer attached to every outbound message. Fortunately the process to make this happen has gotten significantly easier in Exchange 2007. No more fooling around with registering event sinks and messy VBScript.