Friday, November 30, 2007

Exchange 2007 SP1 available for download

As announced yesterday in the TechNet flashes Exchange 2007 SP1 is now available for download here.

Of course I'm most interested in the Unified Messaging enhancements, but there many other interesting improvements as the import/export of PST files which is very interesting for our migration projects (And we also look forward to better stability of the product due to all the included fixes)

Following is an overview of the changes from the download site -

Anywhere Access

  • Integrated Exchange Unified Messaging functionality with Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.
  • Outlook Web Access additions, including public folder access, S/MIME support, personal distribution lists, and mailbox rules editor.
  • Webready document viewer supports Microsoft Office 2007 documents in addition to Microsoft Office 2003 documents.
  • Extended language support in Outlook Web Access with Arabic and Korean spell checking.

Operational Efficiency

  • Support for Windows Server 2008 deployments, including benefits in flexible clustering, advanced networking, and simplified management.
  • Additional tools in the Exchange Management Console, including public folder management and configuration options for clustering and POP/IMAP access.
  • Improvements to the Exchange Management Shell syntax and import-export PST in the move-mailbox command.
  • Wider variety of web services for application development, including public folder access, delegate management, and folder level permissions.

Built-in Protection

  • Addition of Standby Continuous Replication (SCR) for site resilient high availability deployments.
  • Extended Exchange ActiveSync policies for mobile policy enforcement.
    Information rights management pre-licensing by the Hub Transport role.
  • Secure Real Time Protocol (SRTP) support in the Unified Messaging role.
    Support for IPv6 when using Windows Server 2008.

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