Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Now Available


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Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been designed specifically to help meet the challenges of any business and the needs of all the different groups with a stake in the messaging system. Exchange Server 2007 SP1 is a mission-critical communications tool that enables employees to be more productive and access their information anywhere and anytime while providing a messaging system that enables rich, efficient access to e-mail, calendar items, voice mail, and contacts. For the administrator, Exchange Server 2007 SP1 provides advanced protection options against e-mail security threats, such as spam and viruses, as well as the tools to help manage internal compliance and high availability needs.

In Exchange Server 2007 SP1, several new features and improvements will extend the Anywhere Access capabilities of Exchange Server 2007 to help make employees more productive on whatever device they?re using, provide additional Operational Efficiency tools for administrators seeking a streamlined management and deployment experience, and enable advanced Built-in Protection for more robust high availability and compliance scenarios.

Improvements in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 include:Anywhere Accessb>

[*]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 Efficiencyb>

[*]Support for Windows Server 2008 deployments, including benefits in flexible clustering, native virtualization, 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 Protectionb>

[*]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.

NOTE:b> The original release (RTM) version of Forefront Security for Exchange Server is incompatible with Exchange 2007 SP1. To obtain a trial version of Forefront Security for Exchange Server that you can use with Exchange 2007 SP1, visit the Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server Web site.

Download: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1

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NOTE: The original release (RTM) version of Forefront Security for Exchange Server is incompatible with Exchange 2007 SP1. To obtain a trial version of Forefront Security for Exchange Server that you can use with Exchange 2007 SP1, visit the Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server Web site.

Forefront Security for Exchange Server SP1 will be available Monday December 3rd. Why they didn't release it to the web at the same time? I don't know... :s

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I'm absolutely stoked about this!!!

There are a ton of things released in this that have applied in some way on some of my clients who are now on Exchange 2007. I still don't see anything on Certificates creation, or importing from Exchange Server 2003....

Thanks for the news colinbo!! Downloading to the support drives now.... warp speed captain!

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