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Exchange 2013 RTM CU2 has been released!   Read about it here, download it here, or read the release notes here.


CU2 requires a Schema Update, so make sure you run it from an account with the appropriate Active Directory permissions.   The Per Server Database limit has been increased from 50 to 100, which means we’re now back to the same limit we had in Exchange 2010.  This should help with some sizing concerns in larger deployments.   Because of this change the Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirements Calculator has been updated to version 5.8.


SSO between Exchange 2013 and 2013/2010/1007 is now possible.  This is one thing that has probably been holding many back from migration. Previously SSO only worked in very specific scenarios, now the default silent redirection behavior is an SSO event in all scenarios.   This behavior can also be disabled if desired.


There are many other fixes and improvements in this release, be sure to read the EHLO blog for all the details!

It's official, Exchange 15, the next version of Exchange, will be called Exchange 2013!   The preview was announced today, you can download it here.   Learn more about Exchange 2013 here. Or check out the Exchange 2013 Resources for IT Pros here.

The Customer Preview for Office 15, which will be called Office 2013, was also released today, you can download it here*.  Learn more about Office 2013 here.
*Note: The Office 2013 Pro Plus download link is at the bottom of the page if you aren't interested in trying the Office 365 cloud offering.

Unfortunately I was stuck on a plane, so I couldn't share this news with you any sooner.  I'm also at a hotel and on-site with a customer this week… I'll try to get news and screen shots out to you as fast as I can.


Exchange 15 is coming…

April 4, 2012 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Yesterday the Exchange Team announced the Microsoft Exchange Conference 2012, the 1st time this conference has been held in 10 years.  The Conference will take place in Orlando Florida between September 24th and 26th.


Along with this announcement comes a little bit of news regarding Exchange 15.  Specifically that the beta will be available this summer.  If you remember when the Exchange 2010 Beta was released back in April of 2009, Microsoft stated the final version would be available in the 2nd half of that year, and we got the RTM in October of 2009.   Could "this summer" be as early as this month?  Will we have Exchange 15 before the end of the year?


No I don't have any insider information, and even if I did, I probably wouldn't be able to tell you.  This is purely speculation based on yesterday's announcement, and what happened with Exchange 14 (2010).


I hope to be attending MEC2012, and I'll be posting Exchange 15 information as soon as I have it (and am allowed to that is).