With the recent release of Windows Server 2008 and Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1), organizations are reevaluating their Exchange 2007 migration plans. In this podcast, Microsoft Exchange MVP Richard Luckett outlines the benefits and drawbacks of installing Exchange 2007 SP1 on a Windows 2008 operating system.
He not only highlights Windows Server 2008 features -- such as improvements in Active Directory, disk management and storage -- that will entice Exchange administrators, but he also discusses deployment concerns associated with an Exchange 2007 and Windows 2008 scenario. You'll also learn more about the Hyper-V platform, a Windows 2008 feature that will allow for potential virtualization of Exchange 2007 servers, and failover clusters (previously known as server clusters), which provide critical Exchange performance enhancements.
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Click the play button to listen to this expert podcast, which details Windows Server 2008's impact on an Exchange Server 2007 migration. (Time: 14:58)
More on Exchange 2007 migration and Windows 2008:
Exchange Server 2007 Migration Tutorial
Discover Exchange 2007 migration best practices, planning considerations and potential pitfalls to avoid before embarking on your Exchange Server migration.
Server 2007 Learning Guide
Get acquainted with Exchange Server 2007's new architecture, components and features, including the Exchange Management Console, server roles, and 64-bit hardware.
to Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 has been officially released. Learn what to expect with the new features and how to plan for migration.
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Server 2008 features
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Server 2007 support ends at Windows Server 2008
For those IT shops moving to Windows Server 2008 R2, they will have to upgrade to Exchange Server 2010 as well. Find migration and support information here.
This was first published in April 2008