Hi All,

You can download Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 today! The list of new features in SP1 is long, including new deployment options, new features and improvements for each server role, improved integration with other applications, and even a new, third type of continuous replication. There are also general updates to almost all of the high availability topics for SP1, as well as significant updates in other content areas, such as those related to the Mailbox, Client Access, Hub Transport and Edge Transport, and the Unified Messaging server roles. You can find documentation on the new features by browsing or searching some of these resources:

 

·         Exchange Server TechCenter Library

·         SP1 Release Notes

·         What's New in Exchange Server 2007 SP1

·         How to Upgrade to Exchange 2007 SP1

·         Upgrading Clustered Mailbox Servers to Exchange 2007 SP1

·         Here’s a quick link to return all Tech Net content for “Exchange 2007 SP1” – search results

 

 

Exchange 2007 SP1 Overview:

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 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.

        Web ready 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.

        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.

Nick.