It certainly has been an exciting couple of months with the UC Launch and hearing a lot of great feedback and excitement from customers and press about the work we’ve done in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Today we are announcing the release of SP1 to the web for existing Exchange Server 2007 customers and the update of our trial package for customers looking at deploying Exchange Server 2007 for the first time.
I would like to thank our Technical Adoption Program (TAP) customers who have really shaped this release through their early deployments of Exchange Server 2007. It was their feedback and participation in the SP 1 TAP that has driven most of the features in this release. In a meeting with our TAP customers earlier in the week we asked them if SP1 was ready to ship; I would like to share with you a few of comments from that meeting:
“With the additional enhancements contained in SP1, Exchange Server 2007 is a “must have” for all organizations, large or small. The enhancements (and there are many) we are most excited about revolve around an improved Site Resiliency Solution with the inclusion of Standby Continuous Replication and the continuous improvements to Outlook Web Access.” – Gary Cooper, Horizons Consulting
“I’ve been really excited about some of the UI enhancements (especially bulk mailbox creation), but for my customers the OWA features have taken the cake! The return of Public Folder access, a monthly calendar view, and the ability to work with Personal DL’s produced cheers from the troops. The ability to recover deleted items as well as a great deal of added right-click functionality was also a big plus – we can now offer our staff and students truly robust access to their Exchange resources… anytime, anywhere!” – Sarah Windsor, Tracy Unified School District
Exchange Server 2007, Service Pack, RTM