Exchange Server 2007 SP1 – Released To Market!

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been designed specifically to help meet the challenges of any hosting provider businesses that delivery rich email and collaboration services. 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 Hosting Operations 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 users at the hosted SMB more productive on whatever device they’re using, provide additional Operational Efficiency tools for Service provider 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:


• 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, 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 Protection

• Addition of Standby Continuous Replication (SCR) for site resilient high availability deployments.

• Extended Exchange ActiveSync policies for mobile policy enforcement.

• Secure Real Time Protocol (SRTP) support in the Unified Messaging role.

• Support for IPv6 when using Windows Server 2008.

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