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We're wrapping up our Beta of Exchange 2007 SP1 (to be released through TechNet plus this April), and as always we wanted to discuss it publicly here first. We are targeting final release with Longhorn Server 2nd half of this year.

Our work in this service pack is purely in response to your feedback on earlier releases of Exchange 2007. A partial list of what you'll find included in this SP is:

Standby Continuous Replication (SCR)

Such a great feature obviously needed its own name!

With Exchange 2007, we introduced Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) for replication of data between 2 servers within a cluster.  With SCR, data can be replicated on a per-storage group basis to standby servers or clusters.  The SCR target, whether a single mailbox server or a cluster, can be placed inside the primary datacenter or in a remote location, ready to be manually activated if the primary server or datacenter fails.

OWA

SP1 will fill in the feature holes that we just didn't have time to complete by RTM:

  • Personal distribution lists
  • S/MIME
  • Rules
  • Monthly calendar view
  • Deleted items recovery
  • Public folder access

OWA 2007 SP1 spell checking will add support for:

  • Arabic
  • Korean

OWA 2007 SP1 will add support for viewing Office 2007 file formats as HTML.

Exchange Management Console

SP1 will fill in the GUI holes that we just didn't have time to complete by RTM, including:

  • Public folder configuration
  • POP and IMAP configuration
  • SendAs permission configuration
  • Delegation wizard scenarios

Web Services

New web service coverage will include:

  • Public folder access 
  • Delegate management
  • Folder permission management

IPv6

On Longhorn Server, we will support Exchange 2007 on native IPv6 networks.

Move Mailbox

This vital tool administrator tool has been beefed up to include import and export to a .pst

Over the next few months, people throughout the team will be posting about their SP1 work. Your feedback means everything to us.

Thank you for choosing Exchange,

- Terry

138 Comments
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Will the Move Mailbox allow me to get past the 2Gb limit on PSTs?
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There are a lot of new features in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 such as SCR (Standby Cluster Replication),
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Will the feature enhancements for OWA be included in the OWA light interface?  The biggest complaint from our OWA light users is only having a single day calendar view.
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Pablo,

Yes it will :)
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The You Had Me at EHLO blog is dishing the scoop on the forthcoming service pack 1. Look for an April
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Well done!   Looking forward to other improvments that were not available with Exchange 2007 RTM.
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Will you be able to access Exchange 2007 public folders via OWA with SP1?
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 I didn't see any mention of tighter Active Directory intergration, specifically mailbox provisioning from ADUC.  Any chance this will be made available with the release of Longhorn?
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Nick, John, Eric,

As implied in the post, this is not the final list of features... however at this time we are not ready to talk about more. There is more. Give us a bit more time and we will start talking about it in greater detail.
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Great news guys.  I know that there are no plans to re-integrate exchange with ADUC per se, but I think the gist of Eric's post is important.  The "template-instance" option in the command line does not duplicate crucial AD attributes including but no limited to profile path, etc.  This in turn leads to a far more complicated user creation process than 2003 -- users have to be duplicated in ADUC, then their mailboxes have to be manually set up in exchange mgmt console, then ADSIedit has to be used to clean up the little things that ensue from the exchange attributes not being properly written due to timing issues.  None of this was a problem with the exch2003-aware ADUC.  Hope to hear more about your plans for tighter AD integration with longhorn AD tools!

thanks,
Wes
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Have you some more securiyt futures.

I have a problem to send mails with attachement which should be secure but bothth side have no S-Mime
Can you make a workflow that we generate a download area an the othe user get the acces inforamtion. to up or download the files over https:
Also should it delete after a policie base time. Also wil it be nice if i can select some more users out of the directory which have acces to the this files are.

Thanks
HAns

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pesos - templateinstance only knows about the exchange object schema; the AD properties like profile path, etc are outside of the scope of Exchange, so there is no visibility into these objects from Exchange tools.

That said, the easy solution to this would be to use templateinstance to provision the base AD object + the Exchange templated-settings and then run behind this creation with some calls through the PowerShell ADSI provider to copy in the properties you care about from the same source object. Since the AD schema is extensible, there's no way to know the full set of what properties exist (or what properties must be kept unique during a clone). A manual properties-to-clone mapping in script is the most effective way to do this for the non-Exchange properties.

Evan
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I am interested in the SCR feature here. It sound like people that use products like Doubletake can use SCR instead. Does SCR have any type of monitor for automatic failover like IP pinging or more importantly services failing?
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 I think the bigger picture here is that user account creation/mailbox creation needs to be a streamlined process, not a two step process.  There needs to be a synergy across all the platforms.  

Evan,

 At Exchange 2006 I heard that the reason Powershell was introduced was because large corporations requested a scriptable interface, is that true or was it always on the roadmap?
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Want to know what's going to be in Service Pack 1 for Exchange 2007? Then pop over to the Exchange teams
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Unter http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/02/23/435699.aspx gibt es eine schöne Beschreibung der Features
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Its a little ways off however the Exchange product team has released some details on what is planned
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Can OWA do PGP now??
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Will the SCR functionality require the servers be on the same subnet?  This is a massive downside of CCR.  Stretching subnets across datacenters to get geo-clustering with CCR does not make network engineers happy.
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I have to agree with Sandor.... stretching subnets as a requirement for CCR was a killer for us.  Also, we really didn't want to have to cluster boxes to do replication so it sounds like SCR will be perfect (assuming it will work without stretched subnets).  There is a huge need for a product feature like this as the current environment (Doubletake, XOSoft), IMO, is not where it needs to be.

Thanks
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Le SP1 d'Exchange Server 2007 devrait voir le jour durant le second semestre 2007. Voici une liste des
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Just to be clearer than my first comment and following on from what Todd said, I need to have near time replication across datacenters but am not that interested in clustering.  I hope SCR effectively competes with Doubletake features as I have the most interest in an all Microsoft solution (cuts cost and vendor complexity).
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http://peeved.org/blog/2007/02/24/ Dude, you need comments on your blog because otherwise I end up using
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The Exchange Team as made a post regarding plans for Microsoft Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1. The first
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How about Public folder UI on OWA?
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Any chance for a) a better test phone for UM and b) one that works under Vista.

And while you're at it, how about updating the technet article to be  more accurate - the instructions as to how to set it up do not really work  if you follow them literally (what is 'exchange version number'??)
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Hi, I haven't had a lot of time to blog recently what with getting a load of proposals done (mostly around...
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Some Microsoft news items from last week that did not get a post of their own.
Microsoft competitor VMware is profiled in the NY Times. Uh-oh! Someone just said “Microsoft” and ”bundling.”
Wii outsold
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Looking forward to the release.  Some suggestions

1.  Ability to edit all urls for Autodiscover in the MMC
2.  Importing from IMAP servers
3.  Certificate creation, import, and enable from the MMC
5.  Improved view of contacts in OWA
6.  Better documentation of some cmdlets when running a get-help

Thanks, can't wait for the final version of SP1!
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Whats about the Service Pack 3 for Exchange 2003 ???
Please released it soon !!!
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Some of the updated show how wrong MS did the launch of Exchange 2007, again same history, becasue the final launch date pass over the technicals aspect, this kind of issue most be solved to increase Customer confidence with al new released
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I'm curious to learn more about SCR - as mentioned already it'll be a big attraction to the takeup of E2k7 - there's no more need for MSCS on the mailbox servers if this is used then?

My understanding was that CCR provided the possibility for inter-datacentre Exchange clusters through passive database seeding and log shipping. Are the main issues with this approach the subnet stretch and heartbeat latency (addressed by file share witness)?

I'm wondering if SCR uses the same seeding and log shipping/transport dumpster to keep the passive server ready for action. Can you give us any insight into how failovers are managed - is it now through the Powershell/Console now that Cluster Manager isn't used?

Superb blog BTW - All the best, Darren.
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Does SCR require a Longhorn Server or does it run on Windows 2003 as well ?
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Good question Stefan - I also forgot to ask, does SCR require Exchange (or Windows) Enterprise edition or can we get away with Std?
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Ok, so as you may have figured I'm pretty passionate, nay - crazy, about exchange. And since starting to work with E12 its become worse! It seems I just cant get enough, the new feature set, scalability functionality, all get me really excited. It truly
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So I am little behind the times at the moment as I have just got back from New York so you will have
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Hello!
will you fix the current SPN issue with cluster servers? connecting to them via NTLM is unacceptable at the moment..!
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So we've been trying to keep this confidential for a while. unfortunately one of my colleagues in the
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Eric, you asked:

> At Exchange 2006 I heard that the reason Powershell was introduced was because large corporations requested a scriptable interface, is that true or was it always on the roadmap?

Don't have a lot of context for what you're asking, but it was definitely clear to us in the early usability planning for Exchange 2007 that many customers (both large and small) were unhappy with the bulk management capabilities and usability of the several programmatic interfaces through VBScript for E2k3. For E2k7 we settled pretty early on PowerShell and then did lots of usability verifications throughout the process to refine the design. Things like tab-completion of cmdlets and parameters, for instance, came to PowerShell directly as usability feedback from Exchange customers!
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For all that have asked:

Yes indeed - PF access in OWA is making a comeback... I have just added this to the list of features in the original post...