Microsoft launched "Log Parser Studio," a utility that allows you to search through and create reports from your IIS, Event, EXADB and others types of logs. It builds on top of Log Parser 2.2 and has a full user interface for easy creation and management of related SQL queries.
"Log Parser Studio is mainly designed for quick and easy processing of different logs for Exchange protocols. Once you launch it, you'll notice tabs for different Exchange protocols, i.e. Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (MAS), Exchange Web Services (EWS), Outlook Web App (OWA/HTTP) and others. Under those tabs there are tens of SQL queries written for specific purposes (description and other particulars of a query are also available in the main UI), which can be run by just one click!," Microsoft informed.
"Log Parser Studio allows those who use Log Parser 2.2 (and even those who don't due to lack of an interface) to work faster and more efficiently to get to the data they need with less "fiddling" with scripts and folders full of queries."
"With Log Parser Studio (LPS for short) we can house all of our queries in a central location. We can edit and create new queries in the 'Query Editor' and save them for later. We can search for queries using free text search as well as export and import both libraries and queries in different formats allowing for easy collaboration as well as storing multiple types of separate libraries for different protocols," added Microsoft.
You can download Log Parser Studio here (zip).
Also, now available is Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Install Guide Templates Version March 2012. "You can use these templates as a starting point for formally documenting your organization's server build procedures for servers that will have Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 server roles installed on them," Microsoft said.
Templates are provided for the Client Access, Hub Transport, and Mailbox server roles, plus a template for the Mailbox role configured for a database availability group.
Download Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Install Guide Templates Version March 2012 here(zip).