Microsoft announced Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 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.
Security Features of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1
2007-08-14 Microsoft 3 Comments
Im looking forward to Microsoft Fixing Exchange 2007.
I understood that it’s a major overhaul of the exchange system, but the big bugs that are in the software are unbelieveable.
Installation Disc fail’s with an error stating that a file cannot be found, very messy migration from previous version of exchange.
I still have one major bug, that one of the exchange services doesn’t automatically start upon restarting the server (makes applying security updates a big PITA).
The Exchange MMC snap in relies to heavly on the powershell, it’s good that we now have a command line, but sometimes i just need to get a couple of things done quick through the GUI, so stripping out the snapin was a headache.
They removed exmerge which i liked using for brick level backup’s to PST, allowed for easier single message restores.
Thats not to say that there isn’t no positive’s, 64bit only is a big welcome. Utilising more memory (im currently using 8GB RAM) for disk caching does speed it up, especially for indexing.
Powershell is a bonus, powerful scripts can be created and shared.
Enhanced security, very secure by default which i thought was a big bonus.
Overall im suprised Microsoft released Exchange 2007 in the state that it was in, i think really if the Service Pack lives up to all the promises (comments from the exchange blogs) then really this should have been the version released to the public. Exchange has got some great features but until SP1 it does feel like i am a Beta tester. (Please let SP1 fix my problems )
lotus notes –> exchange 2007 also is a big pain. The tools crash at specific mailboxes etc.
MS is able to provide tools that are fixed in 6 months time… you can’t be more serious..
We had to migrate to 2003 first and then to 2007. This can’t be happening….. Just over 100 users.