Monthly Archives: January 2010

OCS 2007 R2 Workload Architecture Poster

I ran into a poster that Microsoft published a few days ago that details the traffic flow of protocols and ports used in each workload within Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (OCS 2007 R2). OCS 2007 R2 supports the following … Continue reading

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Newly updated Exchange 2010 Mailbox Requirements Calculator

Microsoft (thank you Ross and Matt!) have released a much needed update to the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Requirements Calculator.  This version includes the following improvements and new features: Added processor core guidance for Hub Transport and Client Access server roles. … Continue reading

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Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant Expanded

In November, Microsoft launched the Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant. In the initial version of the Deployment Assistant, content was available for customers upgrading from Exchange 2003. Microsoft has now announced that they have  released content for the following scenarios … Continue reading

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New uses for DiskPart CLI

So, here I am, reading new email (at 10pm I might add) from within the Exchange Master and Architect Community when I came across a thread started by one of the other long time Exchange Masters (thanks Derrick!) around the … Continue reading

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Exchange 2007 SP2 RU1 – Raising diagnostic logging for “Message Access” causing calendar issues for users

Microsoft posted yesterday a new issue that administrators can cause with user calendaring just by increasing the diagnostic logging for “Message Access” to anything other than “Lowest”.  This seems to impact Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 implementations up through … Continue reading

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