Exchange Server 2013 General Availabilty (GA); Visual C++ Compiler Nov 2012 CTP; HTTP/2.0 Protocol Upgrade

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 generally available now enables you to maintain control, increase user productivity, and keep your organization safe:"Remain in control, online and on-premises - Exchange Server 2013 enables you to tailor your solution based on your unique needs and ensures your communications are always available while you remain in control, on your own […]

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 General Availability (GA)

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 generally available now enables you to maintain control, increase user productivity, and keep your organization safe:

  • "Remain in control, online and on-premises - Exchange Server 2013 enables you to tailor your solution based on your unique needs and ensures your communications are always available while you remain in control, on your own terms - online, on-premises, or a hybrid of the two.
  • Do more, on any device - Exchange Server 2013 helps your users be more productive by helping them manage increasing volumes of communications across multiple devices and work together more effectively as teams.
  • Keep your organization safe - Exchange Server 2013 keeps your organization safe by enabling you to protect business communications and sensitive information to meet internal and regulatory compliance requirements," informs the Exchange team.

Those with TechNet or MSDN subscriptions, can head over to the subscriber download center and grab the DVD .ISO file.

To download the evaluation version, visit this TechNet page. For product information, visit this Exchange 2013 site.

Microsoft at the Build 2012 announced, the November CTP of the C++ compiler, now shipping the first batch of new C++11 features.

Herb Sutter also announced that more information about the next batch of C++11 features would be coming in the first half of 2013.

The November CTP contains the following C++11 additions:

  • "Variadic templates
  • Uniform initialization and initializer_lists
  • Delegating constructors
  • Raw string literals
  • Explicit conversion operators
  • Default template arguments for function templates," Microsoft posted.

The CTP can be downloaded here.

More HTTP/2.0 Prototyping: a Suggested Approach to the Protocol Upgrade. " It leverages the Upgrade header defined in HTTP/1.1 and already in use in WebSocket. A client who is uncertain about whether the server supports HTTP/2.0 will initiate a request using HTTP/1.1 and include an upgrade header," Microsoft explains.

You can download the latest version here.