Exchange Server 2010 SP1 announced

It’s almost here: The Exchange Team announced Exchange Server 2010 SP1! A beta of SP1 is planned for June 2010. Here are some of the most interesting announced features and improvements:

  • Ability to host the personal archive on another mailbox database than the database where the mailbox itself resides;
  • Import e-mail from PST directly in Exchange 2010;
  • Delegation on personal archives;
  • Messaging Records Management UI;
  • Multi-Mailbox Search preview and deduplication;
  • Multi-Mailbox Search annotation of reviewed items;
  • Personal archive support for Outlook 2007;
  • OWA: pre-fetch
  • OWA: asynchronous operation of delete, mark-as-read and categorization;
  • OWA: Lengthy operations will not block OWA;
  • OWA: Web-Ready viewing of IRM items in Safari/Mac, FireFox and IE on Windows;
  • OWA: Themes
  • OWA: Configurable reading pane position;
  • Anonymous calendar sharing via web;
  • Mobility: Tether-free IRM support in EAS;
  • Mobility: Send-As support;
  • Mobility: Block/Quarantine notification;
  • Mobility: Conversation view (fully).

The Management UI has received quite a few enhancements for the EMC and ECP:

  • Create/configure Retention Tags + Retention Policies in EMC;
  • Configure Transport Rules in ECP;
  • Configure Journal Rules in ECP;
  • Configure MailTips in ECP;
  • Provision and configure the Personal Archive in ECP;
  • Configure Litigation Hold in ECP & EMC;
  • Configure Allow/Block/Quarantine mobile device policies in ECP;
  • RBAC role management in ECP;
  • Configure Database Availability Group (DAG) IP Addresses and Alternate Witness Server in EMC;
  • Recursive public folder settings management (including permissions) in EMC.

For more info and video, head over to Yes Virginia, There’s An Exchange 2010 SP 1 on the Exchange team blog.

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