Microsoft Exchange Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is Exchange Server 2007?

A: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is the next version of Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft Exchange is the industry's leading e-mail, calendaring, and unified messaging server. The release of Exchange Server 2007 is closely aligned with the 2007 Microsoft Office release. Together, these products deliver a best-in-class enterprise messaging and collaboration solution.

Q: What's new in Exchange Server 2007?

A: Exchange 2007 provides built-in protection to keep the e-mail system up and running and protected from outside threats and lets employees work more productively from wherever they are by using a variety of clients. These clients include Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access, and mobile devices. Exchange Server 2007 makes it easier for IT departments to deliver these new capabilities to their organisations by making the messaging environment easier to manage and more cost-efficient

Q: How does Exchange Server 2007 integrate with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007?

A: Outlook 2007 provides the most complete e-mail, calendaring, contacts, and tasks functionality available in an e-mail client that is compatible with Exchange. When Outlook 2007 is used with Exchange Server 2007, users benefit from the new Scheduling Assistant that automates time-consuming meeting and resource scheduling, the ability to plan and customize out-of-office communications, and managed e-mail folders that facilitate compliance with internal and regulatory policies.

Outlook 2007 and Exchange Server 2007 also combine to enhance security by offering features that are easy to use and let users confidently send and receive sensitive business communications through e-mail. By enabling the Autodiscover service, you can reduce the complexity of client configuration and reduce administrative costs that are associated with troubleshooting connectivity issues for users.

Q: What are the Exchange Server 2007 licensing options?

A: Customers can purchase the Exchange Enterprise Client Access License (CAL) or the Exchange Standard CAL. The Exchange Enterprise CAL is sold as an add-on to the Exchange Standard CAL. Two server editions will continue to be offered: Exchange Server Enterprise Edition and Exchange Server Standard Edition. You can run either CAL together with either server edition. For more information about Exchange Server 2007 editions and Client Access Licenses, see Exchange Server 2007 Editions and Client Access Licenses.

Q: Will I have to buy new hardware to run Exchange Server 2007?

A: If you are running 64-bit hardware in your current messaging environment, you may not have to buy additional hardware. However, Exchange 2007 does require hardware and an operating system that are 64-bit. 64-bit hardware provides the system architecture that is required to support the increased memory, storage, and enhanced security requirements in a more cost-effective manner. UKFast provide all Exchange 2007 customers with 64Bit Windows.

Q: Which 64-bit processors are supported by Exchange Server 2007?

A: Exchange Server 2007 supports servers that have "x64" processors. UKFast provide Intel Core2Duo and Xeon processors which are all 64Bit.