Preparing for Exchange 2010
Apart from deciding on the operating system, what actions can you take to prepare for an eventual deployment of Exchange 2010, assuming that you run an earlier version of Exchange today? The following is a non-exhaustive list that should be supplemented with details of your particular environment, including items such as applications that depend on Exchange.
If you already operate an earlier version of Exchange, you should run the Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (ExBPA) tool regularly to identify any problems that can be found by validating the details of your infrastructure against Microsoft’s best practice database.
Be sure to check for required upgrades and hot fixes before you install servers. Exchange affects many ...