Like a "gateway drug" Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 will get you on the road to stronger stuff available with Exchange 2012. Let's have a little roundup of some news and information about the new service pack.
First, the What's New in Exchange Server 2007 SP2 page is now online. (It wasn't working the other day for some reason) Here are some of the highlights.
- Once all of the Client Access servers in your organization have been upgraded to Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) you can deploy Exchange Server 2010 in your organization.
Technet's Reasons to upgrade to Exchange Server 2007 SP2 also lists this tidbit:
- Now has support for Windows Server Backup to back up and restore your Exchange 2007 SP2 databases.
- Enhanced Auditing features.
- Dynamic AD schema update and validation feature helps avoid conflicts when new schema are added.
- Better public folder quota management.
- New "cmdlet parameters" to help centralized administration of Exchange organization settings
For the administrator, Exchange Server 2007 SP2 provides advanced protection options against e-mail security threats, such as spam and viruses, as well as the tools to help manage internal compliance and high availability needs.