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Welcome to my column here on OutlookExchange. My name is Mitch Tulloch and I am a trainer, consultant, and author of several computing books including the Microsoft Encyclopedia of Networking from Microsoft Press, Windows 2000 Administration in a Nutshell from O'Reilly, Administering Exchange 2000 Server from Osborne McGraw-Hill, and other books. I also reviews new computing books on Swynk and have a regular column on myITforum. You can contact me at info@mtit.com
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16 Sept 02 MORE ON TITANIUM - Apparently Titanium (a.k.a Exchange 2003) will be more of an upgrade than a new version of the product. Microsoft has plans to integrate SQL Server into a future version of Windows and use it to replace the Exchange info store, but it won't happen in the next version of Exchange. Instead, a future version called Kodiak (Exchange 2005?) will employ Microsoft's new "unified storage" technology, thus integrating more tightly the various Microsoft server products. 
  • There will be some enhancements in Titanium however, including:
  • Improved migration tools useful for merging companies each having their own AD forests.
  • Shadow copy to let you create a volume snapshot to save to disk, which complements existing tape backup technologies.
  • Better support for wireless clients using Outlook Mobile Access, borrowed from Mobile Information Server.
  • Support for 8-way clustering using Windows .NET Server 2003 (note that Exchange 2000 cannot install on Windows .NET Server 2003, you'll have to install Titanium on it instead if you plan to migrate to that platform).

NEW PRODUCTS - Discus Data will be announcing two new products at the upcoming MEC n Anaheim, Caliornia:

  • ExMS Enterprise Provisioning Manager for policy-based management of user accounts.
  • ExMS Password Reset Manager lets users reset their own passwords.

Check out their press release for more info.

HOT - Be sure to check out my new Exchange/Outlook Troubleshooter section, where I've compiled tips from KB articles and other sources on various Exchange and Outlook troubleshooting issues. Topics I've added so far include experiencing slow connections, cannot connect, connecting over a slow link, client hangs, experiencing slow client performance. More topics soon!

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