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Exchange 2007 SP1 Beta2

REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 13, 2007 —Microsoft Corp. today announced Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and opened a technology preview for the software. Exchange Server 2007 SP1 features enhancements such as support for Windows Server® 2008, enhanced integration with Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007, and improved mobile device management and advanced security technology.

Release Notes are located here.

SCR ready for production use:

  • Extends the existing continuous replication features and enables new data availability scenarios
  • Supports multiple targets per storage group
  • SCR enables a separation of high availability (comprised of service and data availability) and site resilience
  • SCR can be combined with CCR to replicate storage groups locally in a primary datacenter (using CCR for high availability) and remotely in a secondary or backup datacenter (using SCR for site resilience)

OWA:

  • New OWA themes (X-Box, Zune)
  • Supporting digital signatures with certificate that do not have email address in them for S/MIME

S/Mime features which were not complete in Beta 1:

  • HTML filtering (now S/MIME message reading and editing is full fidelity)
  • OWA Printing
  • Admin Settings
  • Both the new task and the updated MOM pack have been checked into the Beta 2 branch.
  • Integration with anti-junk/phishing mail features
  • Many bug fixes (in all features, not just S/MIME)
  • Exchange Web Services HTTP Proxy and new Web Services ID’s.

New EMC features:

  • Full Access permission management for mailboxes and mail-enabled public folders
  • Preview of AL/EAP/DL with custom filter
  • More ActiveSync policy settings

Office Communications Server 2007 and Exchange UM integration:

  • Support for additional types of UM dial plans
  • Additional logic for resolving internal calling numbers
  • Notification of forwarding when voice messages are left and the destination uses call forwarding
  • Support for recording high-fidelity voice messages
  • “Play on Phone” calls cannot be automatically forwarded when they are played on Communicator 2007
  • Outlook Voice Access can be accessed from Communicator 2007 without requiring the user to enter a PIN
  • Communicator 2007 clients can associate subjects and priorities with voice messages
  • Support for media streams to traverse firewalls
  • Integration of “missed call” notification e-mail messages with Communicator 2007

Other:

  • Both the new task and the updated MOM pack have been checked into the Beta 2 branch
  • Inter-Site Message Size Restrictions feature enable
  • Test-ReplicationHealth is a new task that MOM pack uses to monitor HA replication
  • MRM now supports policies on the message type “e-mail” in addition to other types of items (calendar, notes, etc)

Additional information:
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/aug07/08-13Exchange2007NewPR.mspx
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/08/14/446656.aspx
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/06/28/445538.aspx#445539
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939531

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One Response to “Exchange 2007 SP1 Beta2”

  1. on 14 Aug 2007 at 11:11 pmAaron Tiensivu's Blog

    Exchange 2007 SP1 Beta 2 and Forefront for Exchange 2007 SP1 Beta 2…

    A unified release fo unified communications.

    Exchange 2007 SP1 Beta 2 was released yesterday to MSDN and TechNet Plus. To go along with it, Forefront for Exchange SP1 Beta 2 came out too.

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