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Exchange Server 2007:Upgrading Your Infrastructure to Exchange 2007

Whether your organization is large or small, a smooth transition to Exchange Server 2007 will require up-front planning. With the right game plan, you can avoid any service interruptions. Here’s a look at the steps you’ll need to follow when performing the upgrade. Kate Follis

Exchange Server 2007:Take Command with the Exchange Management Shell

The Exchange Management Shell gives administrators a powerful interface for managing every aspect of Exchange Server 2007. Get an overview of how you can start writing scripts, integrating applications, and performing other powerful management tasks from the command line. David Strome

Exchange Server 2007:Exchange & Outlook: Better Together

Together, Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 represent a giant leap forward in communications and collaboration. Find out how as we dive into simpler configuration, improved search capabilities, Unified Messaging, and more. Michael Khalili

Exchange Server 2007:Never Out of Touch with Exchange 2007

Communication has just gotten more powerful than ever. See how the Unified Messaging and Outlook Web Access capabilities built into Exchange Server 2007 allow you to access all your messages in one place…from anywhere. Joshua Trupin

Exchange Server 2007:More Powerful Journaling in Exchange 2007

Exchange Server 2007 provides much more flexible journaling capabilities, making it easier to monitor specific user accounts and meet compliance requirements within a large organization. David Strome

Exchange Server 2007:Fighting Spam and Phishing with Sender ID

E-mail authentication built on the Sender ID Framework (SIDF) is gaining wide adoption, providing a major advancement in the fight against spam and phishing messages. In fact, more than a third of the world’s e-mail volume is already authenticated and SIDF-compliant. Here’s how it works. Craig Spiezle and Alexander Nikolayev


From the Editor:Reaching Out
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Toolbox:New Products for IT Pros
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Windows PowerShell:Simple Commands. Powerful Administration
Windows PowerShell is about to launch, offering Windows administrators the easiest and most flexible way to automate a wide variety of administrative tasks. Discover what you need to know to start performing administrative tasks more effectively using this powerful command-shell tool.Don Jones
Post Mortem:Migrating from Exchange 5.5
The Kentucky Department of Education recently upgraded its 178 individual school districts from Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003. Take an in-depth look at the hurdles they faced and how they ultimately planned, tested, and rolled out the new implementation while meeting stated business and security goals.Whitney Roberts
SQL Q&A:Preventing Reboots, Installing Multiple Updates, and More
Edited by Nancy Michell
Hey, Scripting Guy!:Where Are the Cup Holders?
You've already got VBScript and Windows Script Host. Why should you bother with a new tool for scripting? We'll show you how Windows PowerShell is more powerful, allowing you to do things you haven’t been able to do in the past.The Microsoft Scripting Guys
Security Watch:Deploy a Globally Trusted PKI
Imagine running your own PKI that combines the benefits of an internal PKI and the key advantages of a globally trusted root. Louisiana State University (LSU) has just such a solution. Take a close look at the technical design of LSU’s implementation and find out best practices for deploying a similar system in your organization.John Morello
The Desktop Files:Inside the Windows Imaging Format
With the release of Windows Vista comes a change in how Windows is installed and deployed. These changes are built around the new Windows Imaging Format (WIM). Here’s an overview of the new format, how it works, and the decisions that went into its design.Wes Miller
Windows Confidential:Waiting for RunOnce
CONSIDER AN installation that needs to restart the system in the midst of the process. For example, the program might wish to upgrade a system DLL that is currently in use. You would need to trigger an intervening reboot to get the new DLL file installed, and then after the DLL has been upgraded, you could use it in the next stage of the installation. Raymond Chen