Central State University


Apr 27, 2009
CSU moves to Exchange 2007
By the IT Staff

This spring, the CSU campus upgraded to Microsoft Exchange 2007.  There was a brief downtime, however, after the weekend downtime CSU Faculty and staff were greeted to a new look and feel.  MS Outlook users primarily saw changes to the Web Mail interface, but may probably notice some drastic changes to Outlook and Entourage (Mac) as well.

Some of the Features of Exchange 2007 include (from Microsoft's website):

Anti-spam and Antivirus - Built-in defenses against spam and phishing e-mail as well as additional integrated filtering and multi-engine scanning capabilities provide advanced protection.*

Compliance - Controls for messages in transport or requiring retention, and flexible journaling help meet organizational, legal and regulatory compliance requirements.

Confidential Messaging - New encryption features for both internal and Internet-based messages help protect the confidentiality of messages in transit.
   

Unified Messaging - New Exchange Unified Messaging goes beyond e-mail to deliver more types of communications to the inbox, including faxes and voice mail, as well as offering new capabilities such as voice access from any standard phone.

Web-Based Messaging - A rich Outlook-like experience from any Internet connected computer with a supported browser provides encrypted access to the inbox, powerful search, and the ability to view different types of attachments.

Mobile Messaging - Exchange ActiveSync technology delivers an improved e-mail and calendaring experience on mobile devices, while offering enhanced device and security policy control.

Collaboration and Productivity - Enhanced calendaring, out-of-office, resource booking, and meeting scheduling capabilities simplify collaboration and increase productivity.
Operational Efficiency
   

Performance and Scalability - Improved storage efficiency can be achieved through the extended memory and larger cache of x64-based architecture even as mailbox sizes increase; more efficient routing ensures the best use of bandwidth.

Administration - New graphical and command-line interfaces offer improved manageability and increased automation while integrated tools simplify maintenance.

For more information about Exchange Server 2007, visit http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/2007/default.mspx



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Wilberforce, Ohio 45384