Chapter 1. Introducing Exchange Server 2007 SP1

Solutions in this chapter:

  • What's New?
  • Upgrading to Service Pack 1


It's something of an unwritten rule with Microsoft software that you don't deploy software such as Microsoft Exchange Server or Windows Server until the first service pack comes out. This may be a little unfair on occasion, as certainly the 2003 RTM version of Exchange was a good product.

With Exchange Server 2007, however, you can't help get the impression that it was “RTM'd” way before they actually finished writing it. In fact, this is a view supported by numerous articles on the Microsoft Exchange Team Web site ( A number of aspects of the product are re-written from scratch (OWA for one), ...

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