IT services will upgrade Microsoft Exchange 2007 software between 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, and 7 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6. E-mail and calendaring functions may experience intermittent outages in those services during that time.
The upgrade adds service pack 1, a bundle of upgrades, to the Exchange system software. These upgrades will not make any changes to client software such as Outlook or Entourage, but will provide improvements in Outlook Web Access. For people who use Outlook Web Access Light, the software will now monitor activity so that it will not time out while a person is composing a long entry.
Those who use Outlook Web Access Premium (requires Explorer 6.0 or higher as Web browser) will see a variety of improvements. These include:
- Create and edit personal distribution lists
- Create and edit server side rules
- Recover deleted items
- Provide a monthly calendar view
- Move and copy commands are added to the Outlook Web Access interface
- WebReady Document Viewing has added support for some Office 2007 file formats (refer to technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124731.aspx
"Rigorous testing indicates that this should be a smooth process with minimal disruptions," said Cathy McVey, director of IT services customer relations and communication.
For a complete listing of Outlook Web Access client features, a comparison of Outlook Web Access Premium and Light, and new features included in service pack 1, visit technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997437.aspx
Questions about this upgrade may be directed to the IT services support desk at 9-7900 or firstname.lastname@example.org