Microsoft Forefront UAGAccording to the recent update from Microsoft,  they has made the decision not to deliver any further full version releases of Forefront UAG. This news has posted in Microsoft's Official Server & Cloud Blog.

As per the update from Microsoft,

Microsoft customers continue to have access to select remote access and secure application publishing capabilities through Windows Server 2012 R2.  Windows Server is not a complete replacement for all UAG scenarios, but it does provide:

  • DirectAccess deployment and policy management.  This capability has been part of Windows Server 2012 since its initial release in September 2012.
  • Basic secure application publishing via the new Web Application Proxy service in the Remote Access role of Windows Server 2012 R2.  This new service allows customers to securely publish access to resources through a reverse proxy and includes integration with Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) for conditional access policy and multi-factor authentication capabilities.

Customers will be granted a Windows Server 2012 Standard server license for each UAG server license with active Software Assurance to allow them to make the transition.  For customers who wish to continue using Forefront UAG, Microsoft will provide maintenance and support through the standard Microsoft support lifecycle.  Mainstream support will continue through April 14, 2015, and extended support will continue through April 14, 2020.  Customers with active Software Assurance on UAG as of Dec. 1, 2013 may also add new UAG server instances, users, and devices without any requirement to order additional licenses.

Please See Important Changes to the Forefront Product Line for complete notification.


Microsoft Exchange Team today announced the availability of Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 3. As always the Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 3 contains includes fixes for customer reported issues, minor product enhancements and previously released security bulletins.

Download Here - Cumulative Update 3 for Exchange Server 2013 (KB2892464)

To read more about the release, please refer - Released: Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 3


Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:38

Update Rollup 1 for Excherver 2010 SP3

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 1 for Excherver 2010 SP3 today. The update is now available on Microsoft download center.

Download Link - Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (KB2803727)

As usual, this update contains number of reported issues and internally found issues since the introduction of SP3.

MS has also pointed out one known issue for installing and uninstalling this version of update, and provided with the work around. However, at present there is no plan for correcting as it may further delay the release of Update Rollup 1. The issue and workaround are stated below,

You cannot install or uninstall Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3 on a computer that is running the double-byte character set (DBCS) version of Windows Server 2012 if the language preference for non-Unicode programs is set to the default language. To work around this issue, you must first change this setting. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. In Control Panel, open the Clock, Region and Language item, and then click Region.
  2. Click the Administrative tab.
  3. In the Language for non-Unicode programs area, click Change system locale.
  4. On the Current system locale list, click English (United States), and then click OK.

After you successfully install or uninstall Update Rollup 1, revert this language setting, as appropriate.

Ref - Released: Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3


MS released Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 and Exchange 2007 SP3 RU10 to the download center and is available to download.

Download Link:- Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2746164)

Download Link:-  Update Rollup 10 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2788321)

These update mainly includes fixes for the customer reported problems, read more on Exchange Team Blog.


Wednesday, 13 February 2013 03:59

Exchange Server 2010 SP3 is now Available

As promised last year, MS has released the Service Pack 3 for Exchange Server 2010 today, the same is available to download at the Download  Center.

Download - Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Main attraction of this service pack are,

- Coexistence with Exchange 2013: - As we know, there are some pre-requisites to introduce Exchange Server 2013 to our existing Exchange Server 2010 infra, which is shipped with this update.

- Support for Windows Server 2012: - Now with SP3, we can install Exchange Server 2010 on a Windows Server 2012 operating system.


Support for IE10 and Customer Reported Issues.

To know more, please read the release notes and Exchange Team Blog.


Microsoft Exchange CXP team has released the following updates,

See Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-080 - Critical which covers all the three updates, and as stated it is security updates and hence available thorugh the windows update list.

For more details about UR5-v2 of Exchange 2010 SP2, please refer Description of Update Rollup 5 version 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2

Ref - Released: Update Rollup 5 v2 for Exchange 2010 SP2, Exchange 2010 SP1 RU8 and Exchange 2007 SP3 RU9


Like before, MS has released the offline Help file (Exch2013OnPremHelp.CHM) to help/assist the Exchange Administrators.

Download your copy of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Help.

The link above contains to files, one is "Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Hybrid Deployments" and the other is "Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013".

You may also download the Exchange 2013 UM Language Packs


MS has announced today that he availability of Microsoft Office 2013 for the business customer. The business customers can now purchase the new version of Office (MS Office 2013) suites, applications etc through the volume licensing program. It is not limited to MS office 2013; they also can get Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Project 2013 and Visio 2013.

According to the available information, the general availability of these products will be by Q1 of year 2013, more specifically by end of January 2013.


Hope few of you already have tried the preview version of Exchange Server 2013. Now it is time to download and experience the full featured  full-featured 180-day trial version of Exchange Server 2013. 

Register, then download and install full-featured software for a 180-day trial,

Download Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

For installation help, follow Install Exchange 2013 Using the Setup Wizard and Step by Step Installation Guide for Exchange Server 2013 Preview Version.

For more resources and help articles, visit the official Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Evaluation Resources


A good news, Exchange Server 2013 is now reached to it’s RTM version from Preview. Wait, it is one of the major milestones of this product is reached. Now MS is working on releasing the new Exchange via multiple distribution channels to our business customers. General availability is planned for the first quarter of 2013, whereas MS informs that Volume Licensing customers with Software Assurance will be able to download Exchange Server 2013 through the Volume Licensing Service Center by mid-November. Just a month away, isn’t it a great news?

MS also informs the that new versions of office, Lync and SharePoint are also reached RTM.

Read more on below links,


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