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Exchange Server 2013


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Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 brings a new rich set of technologies, features, and services to the Exchange Server product line. Its goal is to support people and organizations as their work habits evolve from a communication focus to a collaboration focus. At the same time, Exchange Server 2013 helps lower the total cost of ownership whether you deploy Exchange 2013 on-premises or provision your mailboxes in the cloud.
Exchange Server 2013 comes with a number of new features as well as improvements on existing features that are already familiar to those who have worked with Exchange Server 2010.
Here are a few of the highlights:
• Reduction in server roles to just two; Client Access server and Mailbox server
• New streamlined Outlook 2013 and Outlook Web App user interfaces, and offline access for OWA
• No more Exchange Management Console, all administration is now performed using the new web-based Exchange Administration Center and the Exchange Management Shell (using PowerShell 3.0)
• Improvements to high availability features and manageability
• Public folders are now stored in mailbox databases and can take advantage of Database Availability Groups for replication and high availability
• Data loss prevention capabilities that can be integrated into Transport Rules

New features and functionality in Exchange 2013 are designed to do the following:
Support a multigenerational workforce Social integration and making it easier to find people is important to users. Smart Search learns from users’ communication and collaboration behavior to enhance and prioritize search results in Exchange. Also, with Exchange 2013, users can merge contacts from multiple sources to provide a single view of a person, by linking contact information pulled from multiple locations.
Provide an engaging experience Microsoft Outlook 2013 and Microsoft Outlook Web App have a fresh new look. Outlook Web App emphasizes a streamlined user interface that also supports the use of touch, enhancing the mobile device experience with Exchange.
Integrate with SharePoint and Lync Exchange 2013 offers greater integration with Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft Lync 2013 through site mailboxes and In-Place eDiscovery. Together, these products offer a suite of features that make scenarios such as enterprise eDiscovery and collaboration using site mailboxes possible.
Help meet evolving compliance needs Compliance and eDiscovery are challenging for many organizations. Exchange 2013 helps you to find and search data not only in Exchange, but across your organization. With improved search and indexing, you can search across Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Windows file servers. In addition, data loss prevention (DLP) can help keep your organization safe from users mistakenly sending sensitive information to unauthorized people. DLP helps you identify, monitor, and protect sensitive data through deep content analysis.
Provide a resilient solution Exchange 2013 builds upon the Exchange Server 2010 architecture and has been redesigned for simplicity of scale, hardware utilization, and failure isolation.

Forefront 2010 Licensing Overview

Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010
The Forefront TMG solution includes two separately licensed elements:
· Forefront TMG 2010* Server provides URL filtering, anti-malware inspection, intrusion prevention, application- and network layer firewall, and HTTP/HTTPS inspection in a single solution.
· Forefront TMG Web Protection Service provides continuous updates for malware filtering and access to cloud-based URL filtering to protect against the latest Web threats.

* Forefront TMG 2010 is licensed under the processor licensing model, with a license required for each physical or virtual processor accessed by an operating system environment running a TMG Server. This license does not require any device or user CALs
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Forefront TMG 2010 Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition are offered in the following Microsoft licensing programs:
· Enterprise Agreement
· Enterprise Agreement Subscription
· Select
· Academic and Government Select
· ISV Royalty
· OEM
· Open
· Open Value
· Open Value Subscription
· Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA)
· Campus and School Agreement

* Forefront TMG Standard Edition is also available in Full Packaged Product (FPP) for retail sale through distributors.

Forefront TMG Web Protection Service is a subscription product licensed per user or per device. It is offered as a stand-alone product cor as part of the Enterprise CAL Suite or Forefront Protection Suite. TMG Web Protection Service is available in the same Microsoft licensing programs as Forefront TMG 2010, except for the following:
· ISV Royalty
· OEM
· Open
· FPP

Pricing

* All prices reflect pricing for purchases in the United States and Canada and appear in US dollars. The prices listed are estimated retail prices; reseller pricing may vary.

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* All prices reflect pricing for purchases in the United States and Canada and appear in US dollars. The prices listed are estimated retail prices; reseller pricing may vary.

Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010
Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 is licensed through Microsoft Volume Licensing (MVLS) and requires:
· A server license, available either through an OEM appliance or as software. It gives the license holder the right to install and use the server software.
· A Client Access License (CAL) for each named or authenticated device or user that accesses a system running Unified Access Gateway. A Device CAL grants the right for one device (accessed by any user) to access the Unified Access Gateway server software. A User CAL permits one user (using any device) to access the server software.
· An optional external connector license is also available to enable external parties to access the network. Customers have the choice to license an external connector for each Unified Access Gateway Server that those external users will access, or to license a Unified Access Gateway CAL for each external user.
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Customers can license Unified Access Gateway as part of the following Microsoft licensing programs:
· Enterprise Agreement
· Enterprise Agreement Subscription
· Select
· Select Plus
· Open
· Open Value
· Open Value Subscription
· Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA)
· Campus and School Agreements
· US Government

Purchasing Options
Customers can buy Unified Access Gateway server licenses:
· Through OEM partners if they want to buy Unified Access Gateway as a physical appliance. This includes the underlying Windows Server 2008 R2 license.
· From Microsoft Volume Licensing. These options require provisioning the license from a customer’s existing agreement. Appliances are available from Microsoft partner hardware vendors

Pricing


Unified Access Gateway Client Access Licenses
Product Licenses Price Description

Other Licenses


* UAG CALs will be added to the Enterprise CAL starting in spring 2010

 

Microsoft TIP OF THE DAY.Access 2010 database software features and benefit


Access 2010 database software features and benefit


Microsoft Access 2010 is all about simplicity, with ready-to-go templates to get you going and powerful tools that stay relevant as your data grows.

Access 2010 empowers you to make the most of your information—even if you’re not a database expert. And, through newly added Web databases, Access amplifies the power of your data, making it easier to track, report, and share with others. Your data will never be further away than your closest Web browser.1

 

Build databases faster and easier than before

Forget the learning curve. Out-of-the box templates and reusable components make Access 2010 a fast and simple database solution.

Get started in just a few clicks. Find new built-in templates you can start using without customization, or select templates from Office.com and customize them to meet your needs.
Build your databases with new modular components using new Application Parts and add prebuilt Access components for common tasks to your database in a few simple clicks.

Create more impactful forms and reports

Access 2010 brings you the innovative tools you’d expect from Microsoft Office to help you easily create professional, informative forms and reports.

Conditional formatting now supports data bars and you can now manage your conditional formatting rules from a single intuitive view.

The addition of Office themes in Access 2010 gives you the ability to coordinate numerous database objects in just a couple clicks and makes formatting a breeze.

Get easier access to the right tools at the right time

Locate the commands you need when you want them and where you want them.

Easily customize the improved Ribbon to make the commands you need most accessible. Create custom tabs or even customize built-in tabs. With Access 2010, you’re in control.

Manage your database and obtain a faster, more direct route to your database tools from the new Microsoft Office Backstage™ view. The Backstage view replaces the traditional File menu in all Office 2010 applications to provide a centralized, organized space to manage your database and customize your Access experience.

Add automation and complex expressions without writing a line of code

Access 2010 empowers you to be your own developer by bringing you simplified and easy-to-use tools—even if you consider yourself a database novice.

The enhanced Expression Builder greatly simplifies your formulas and expressions with IntelliSense. Reduce errors and spend more time focusing on building your database.

With the revamped Macro Designer, it’s now even easier for you to add basic logic to your database. If you’re an experienced Access user, you’ll find the enhancements are more intuitive for creating complex logic and enable you to extend your database application.


Get a centralized landing pad for your data

Access 2010 offers easy ways to bring your data together and increase work quality.

Include Web Services and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services data right in the applications you build. You can now connect to data sources via newly added Web Service protocol.2

Import and link data from a broad range of other external sources such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Outlook, and more. Or, collect and update your data via e-mail—no server required.

 

Access your database in new ways

Newly added Access Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 enables you to make your databases available on the Web with new Web databases.
Start collaborating right away. Post your databases online and then access, view, and edit them from the Web. Users without an Access client can open Web forms and reports via a browser and their changes are automatically synchronized.

Whether you’re a large corporation, small-business owner, nonprofit organization, or if you’re just looking for more efficient ways to manage your personal information, Access 2010 makes it easier to get what you need done more quickly, with more flexibility, and with better results.

1. This feature requires Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 to publish and share a Web database.
2. Support for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services is configured in SharePoint Server 2010.

Lync Server 2010 Licensing


Lync Server 2010 Licensing

Lync Server 2010 follows the Server/Client Access License (CAL) model. Under this model, a Lync Server 2010 license is required for each operating system environment running Lync Server 2010. A CAL is required for each user or device accessing the Lync Server. You can acquire Lync Server 2010 CAL as standalone servers and Client Access licenses (CAL) or you can purchase the CALs as part of the Microsoft Enterprise CAL (ECAL) Suite. Lync 2010 is the client software used to interact with the Lync Server 2010 Server and is licensed separately as a standalone license, or available via Office Professional Plus 2010.

Lync Server 2010

  • Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition :
    Standard Edition requires that primary server components, as well as the database for storing user and conference information, be configured on a single computer. Standard Edition is recommended for organizations that do not require higher availability through load balancing.
  • Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition :
    Enterprise Edition enables separation of server functionality and data storage to achieve higher capacity and availability. Enterprise Edition is recommended for organizations that require higher availability through load balancing.

Lync CAL Offerings

  • Lync Server 2010 Standard CAL
  • Lync Server 2010 Enterprise CAL
  • Lync Server 2010 Plus CAL

LinkedIn Within Microsoft Outlook

Where did the LinkedIn Outlook Toolbar go?

We’ve discontinued offering the Outlook Toolbar to focus on our new tool called LinkedIn Outlook Connector. This tool is built using the Microsoft Outlook Social Connector platform.

For an overview with download instructions and a video that shows what LinkedIn Outlook Connector can do, visit the LinkedIn Blog.

LinkedIn Outlook Connector requirements:

  • Outlook 2010, 2007 or 2003.
  • Outlook 2010 beta users should review additional Microsoft requirements.

A download of a 64 bit version of LinkedIn Outlook Connector is also available.

Install Self Signed Exchange 2010 SSL certificate

For my example, my domains are…

Local domain: vcp.local
Outside domain: vcpdomain.com.au

#NETBIOS name of Client Access exchange server:        vcpsydex01
#Internal FQDN (AD name):        vcpsydex01.vcp.local
#External FQDN (Public name):        smtp.vcdomain.com.au
#Autodiscover name:            autodiscover.vcdomain.com.au
#SubjectName:                cn=smtp.vcdomain.com.au

Run the following command on the Client Access Server for generating the new Self-Signed SSL cert using the names listed above:

New-ExchangeCertificate -FriendlyName “SelfSigned Cert” -SubjectName “cn=smtp.vcdomain.com.au” -DomainName vcpsydex01,vcpsydex01.vcp.local,smtp.vcdomain.com.au, autodiscover.vcdomain.com.au -PrivateKeyExportable $True

Prior to Windows Vista SP1, the Windows RPC/HTTP client-side component required that the Subject Name (aka Common Name) on the certificate match the “Certificate Principal Name” configured for the Outlook Anywhere connection in the Outlook profile. Therefore, as a best practice, you should ensure that smtp.vcdomain.com.au is listed as the Subject Name in your certificate unless you plan on changing the configuration which can be achieved by using the Set-OutlookProvider cmdlet with the -EXPR parameter as described in http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2008/09/29/449921.aspx.

Open IIS on the Exchange Server and tell it to use this certificate.

  1. Click on the Default Web Site
  2. Click Bindings on the right
  3. Select HTTPS, and choose edit
  4. Under SSL certificate, click the drop down list and choose your certificate that you created earlier.
  5. You need to setup the following external DNS entries 1. smtp.vcdomain.com.au 2. autodiscover.vcdomain.com.au, these need to point to the external IP address of your Exchange CAS server.
    The next few steps are to install the certificate to the Clients.
  6. From Internet Explorer, navigate to the website of your OWA, https://mail.vcdomain.com/owa Click on Certificate Error, then click View certificates.
  7. Click Install Certificate
  8. Click Next
  9. Select the second option
  10. Select the box Show Physical Stores, Under Trusted Root Certification Authorities, select Registry and click OK

    Please note, you will need to repeat this step again and choose Local Computer. 

  11. Click Finish
  12. Select Yes. Close and re-open Internet Explorer.
  13. Close and restart Internet Explorer.

For more information, please refer to http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/07/02/445698.aspx

How To Configure GMail Account With Microsoft Outlook 2010

First of all launch MS Outlook 2010 and click the office button which is located in the left most corner, now under the Info category you will be able to see the Account Settings option, click the drop down button and choose Add Account as shown in following screenshot.

outlook 2010
In the next step, select Email Account, enter Your Name, Email Address, and Password and clickNext.

outlook 2010 Add new Account
Now sit back and relax, Outlook 2010 will do the rest for you, it will establish connection to the relevant network, search for GMail server settings and log you on to the server automatically.

outlook 2010 online search for server settings
It will take a couple of minutes to complete the required configuration.

outlook 2010 -Add new account
Click Finish and thats all, it will take some time to download your emails.

outlook 2010- inbox
Now use all the enhanced features of Outlook 2010 to manage your GMail inbox. Enjoy!

courtesy: addictivetips.com

How to set up your Outlook 2007 client to work with Gmail

To set up your Outlook 2007 client to work with Gmail:

  1. Enable IMAP in Gmail. Don’t forget to click Save Changes when you’re done.
  2. Open Outlook.
  3. For new setups, select Do not upgrade.
  4. Click Yes.
  5. Enter your display name, email address (including ‘@gmail.com’), and password. Google Apps users, enter your full email address, e.g. ‘username@your_domain.com.’
  6. Select the ‘Manually configure server settings or additional server types’ checkbox.
  7. Select Internet E-mail.
  8. Settings: name, full email address (including ‘@gmail.com’ or ‘@your_domain.com’)
    • In the Account Type dropdown menu, select IMAP. In the ‘Incoming server name’ section, enter: imap.gmail.com and in the ‘Outgoing server name (SMTP)’ section, enter: smtp.gmail.com.
    • In the ‘User Name’ field, give your full Gmail address, including ‘@gmail.com’ or ‘@your_domain.com.’
    • After creating these settings, clicking Next takes you to the end of the setup.

  9. In the Tools menu, select Options then Mail Setup. Under ‘Email Accounts,’ click E-mail Accounts.
  10. Select an account, and click Change above the list of accounts. Click More Settings, then the Advancedtab.
    1. Incoming server must be 993, and must use SSL3 encryption.
    2. Outgoing server can use 587, TLS4 encryption.

  11. Click the Outgoing Server tab. Make sure that ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication’ is selected. The radio button ‘Use same settings as my incoming mail server’ should also be selected.
  1. Click OK > Next > Finish > Close > OK.
  2. Check our recommended client settings, and adjust your client’s settings as needed.

IMAP: IMAP (Internet message access protocol) lets you download messages from Gmail so you can access your mail with a program like Outlook Express or Apple Mail. IMAP syncs the actions you take in Outlook Express or Apple Mail with Gmail so if you read a message in your mail client, it’ll be marked as read in Gmail.

domain: A domain is a name for an IP address and is more commonly recognized as a website or web address. For example, Google.com is a domain.

SSL: SSL (secure socket layer) is a way of changing data such as your username and password into code as it travels across the Internet, so that the data will be secure and private.

TLS: TLS (Transport Layer Security) is a way of changing data such as your username and password into code as it travels across the Internet, so that the data will be secure and private. With mail delivery, TLS begins with an unsecured connection to the mail servers, and then upgrades to a secure connection once information is sent.

courtesy: mail.google.com

How to set up your Outlook 2003 client to work with Gmail

  1. Enable IMAP in Gmail. Don’t forget to click Save Changes when you’re done.
  2. Open Outlook.
  3. Click the Tools menu, and select E-mail Accounts
  4. Click Add a new e-mail account, then click Next.
  5. Choose IMAP as your server type by clicking the radio button, and click Next.
  6. Fill in all necessary fields to include the following information:
    User Information
    Your Name: Enter your name as you would like it to appear in the From: field of outgoing messages.
    Email Address:Enter your full email address (username@gmail.com). Google Apps users, enter your address in the format username@your_domain.comServer Information
    Incoming mail server3 (IMAP): imap.gmail.com
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP):smtp.gmail.comLogin Information
    User Name: Enter your full email address (including @gmail.com or @your_domain.com)
    Password:Enter your Gmail password.
  7. Click More Settings… and then click the Outgoing Server tab.
  8. Check the box next to ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication’ and select Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
  9. Click the Advanced tab, and check the box next to ‘This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)’ underIncoming Server (IMAP). Also, enter 993 in the Incoming server (IMAP) box.
  10. Check the box next to ‘This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)’ under Outgoing Server (SMTP), and enter 465 in the Outgoing server (SMTP) box.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Click Next, and then click Finish.
  13. Download the latest updates for Outlook from Microsoft. This will help prevent the most common Outlook errors that Gmail users see.
  14. Check our recommended client settings, and adjust your client’s settings as needed.

Congratulations! You’re done configuring your client to send and retrieve Gmail messages.

IMAP: IMAP (Internet message access protocol) lets you download messages from Gmail so you can access your mail with a program like Outlook Express or Apple Mail. IMAP syncs the actions you take in Outlook Express or Apple Mail with Gmail so if you read a message in your mail client, it’ll be marked as read in Gmail.

domain: A domain is a name for an IP address and is more commonly recognized as a website or web address. For example, Google.com is a domain.

mail server: A mail server is a machine that sends and receives emails. Think of a mail server as a mailman who makes sure messages go to the right place.

courtesy: mail.google.com

Setting Up Your POP or IMAP Email Address in MS Outlook Express

To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Microsoft Outlook Express

  • In Microsoft Outlook Express, from the Tools menu, select Accounts

  • Go to the Mail tab and from the Add menu, select Mail.

  • In the Display Name field, enter you full name and click .

  • In the E-mail address field, enter your email address and click Next.

  • On the E-mail Server Names page, complete your information as follows:
    • My incoming mail server is a POP3 or IMAP.
    • Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server
    • POP pop.secureserver.net. or IMAP imap.secureserver.net.
    • Outgoing mail (SMTP) server
    • smtpout.secureserver.net.

Click Next.

NOTE:“smtpout.secureserver.net” is an SMTP relay server. In order to use this server to send e-mails, you must first activate SMTP relay on your e-mail account. Log on to your Manage Email Accounts page to set up SMTP relay. If you do not have SMTP relay set up and your Internet Service Provider (ISP) allows it, you can use the outgoing mail server for your Internet Service Provider. Contact your Internet Service Provider to get this setting.

  • In the Account Name and Password fields, enter your email address and password, and then click Next.

  • On the setup confirmation page, click Finish.

  • On the Mail tab, select the account you just created, and then click Properties.

  • Go to the Servers tab.
  • Select My server requires authentication, and then click Apply.

 

  • Go to the Advanced tab.
  • In the Server Port Numbers section, change Outgoing mail (SMTP) to 80, and then click OK.

  • (Optional) If you want to keep a copy of email messages stored on your email provider’s servers, in theDelivery section, select Leave a copy of messages on server.

Your Outlook Express account is now set up. Click Close to close the Internet Accounts window and return to your Outlook Express.

courtesy: secureserver.net

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