Exchange Server 2010 Unleashed

Exchange Server 2010 Unleashed
Rand Morimoto, Michael Noel, Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Mark Weinhardt
25 Oct 2009
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Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unleashed is the ultimate guide to designing, deploying, managing, troubleshooting, and supporting any Exchange Server 2010 environment, no matter how large or complex.Drawing on their extensive experience with hundreds of enterprise Exchange Server environments--including Exchange Server 2010 early adopters--the authors thoroughly cover every stage of the Exchange Server 2010 lifecycle.

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Customer Reviews

D. Hanes said
Perfect for those who wish to upgrade from 2003 to 2010. Book was step by step right on. Showed both command line, preferred, and GUI. It was in a very logical order and told you what to expect. I do suggest that anyone trying to do the migration to do what the author says and do it on a test environment before going live. I was able to try things out and see where everything was moved to. After about 2 weeks of playing I went live and have had no problems.

M. Brown said
This book only contians a very basic overview of the nessisary concepts. If you are only interested in a high level overview then this book is for you. However if you actually need to implement Exchange Server 2010 then you should find a different book.

For instance; This book DOES NOT explain the folowing:

- Explain a migration plan from 2003 or 2007 to 2010. This book glosses over all of the requierments of how to do a migration. This book completely fails in this regaurd.

- How to configure Outlook Web Access (OWA). It skips the whole topic of SSL certificates and the need for them.

- How to configure Outlook Anywhere. This book only makes mention of how you click on the link to enable Outlook Anywhere; it does not tell you how to setup everything so that it will actually work.

- How to setup your server for Database Availability Groups (DAG's). This book skips all of the nessisary steps in configuring your server for two nic's, configuring the heartbeat settings and installing the nessisary cluster resources.

- How to setup multiple Hub Transport or Client Access servers for High Availability. This book only gives lip service to the possibility and does not tell you in any way how to configure multiple servers so that you have a highly available configuration.

Yuval Sinay said
After reading the "Exchange Server 2010 Unleashed" I found the following limitations in this book:

a. The following chapters need to be up-to-date (for example):

1. Using ISA 2006 - > Using TMG 2010.
2. Using Windows 2008 -> Using Windows 2008 R2.
3. Using Outlook 2007 -> Using Outlook 2010.
4. Using Share Point 2007 - Using Share Point 2010.

b. Some of the information in this book seems exactly like the content from the book "Exchange Server 2007 Unleashed"...
The same apply to notions that are used In this book (e.g. OWA - > Web App Features).

c. Length - 1168 pages can be shrink to no more than practical length of: ~700 pages.

d. Command lines - I'll be happy to see more command line references and examples in this book for Windows PowerShell commands.

I can recommended this book for a naïve sys admin. However, experts may found this book less attractive then Microsoft Technet.

'TNY' said
I had bought the Exchange 2007 Unleashed book a few years back and used that book as my guide to migrate to Exchange 2007. When this Exchange 2010 Unleashed book was released, I got a notice the book was available and bought the book. My company is not ready to migrate to Exchange 2010 just yet, however many of the features in Exchange 2010 (product) address some critical business areas that are on our roadmap for next year including Disaster Recovery, Security, and 'Any Platform" client access (we have Windows, Macs, and Linux systems in our environment).

After reading the intro chapter of the book, I was able to put together a business case to have my company add a migration to Exchange 2010 in our budget for next year specifically to address HA / DR / Archiving / Client access. I have started to build out my lab environment on Microsoft Hyper-V to test the migration process using this book as my guide. So far I've gotten the base infrastructure setup and everything is working perfectly.

My next venture is to build out a simulated WAN so I can test failing over Exchange databases across a WAN using the Database Availability Groups. It sounds pretty straight forward and the step by step procedures in Chapter 31 in the book seem to cover it clearly enough that I plan to test that this weekend.

I'm also really interested in setting up a Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) covered in Chapter 5 of the book. Identity management is a big thing in our company right now and integrating Active Directory with our other application directories is another one of those 2010 projects we need to address. I wasn't expecting to find identity management information in a book on Exchange, so I'm really looking forward to seeing how I might be able to leverage identity management as part of our migration to Exchange 2010.

"Windy City IT Expert" said
We've been having a lot of stability problems with our Exchange 2003 environment and knew we needed to upgrade. With Exchange 2010 released, we wanted to leap frog over Exchange 2007 and go straight to Exchange 2010 and I wanted a really good guide to help me with the planning and testing process. I noticed this book pop up on Amazon and bought it, I'm glad I did!

My favorite parts of the book:
- Chapter 1: The intro chapter was VERY helpful for me to understand what's new and different in Exchange 2010, got me quickly up to speed with the new product
- Chapter 16 on Migrations from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 was the focus of my purchase of the book, to understand what it will take and what are the best practices at migrating from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010. This was a very practical and well laid out chapter!
- Chapter 21 on Exchange 2010 Administration was very helpful, especially since the administration is very different than with Exchange 2003.
- Chapter 31 on Database Availablilty Groups and Chapter 35 on Storage were perfect chapters for me to understand disaster recovery and storage reliability that is build in to Exchange 2010 that will allow us to drop $20,000-$40,000 in immediate purchase aquisition costs we were planning on buying
- Chapter 17 on CAS and HT servers was very very helpful as the concept of a CAS or HT server is very new to me. I've been using Exchange 2003 for the past half decade and reading up on these new server role technologies was excellent!

I highly recommend any IT Professional implementing Exchange 2010 to get this book and to read these chapters, they quickly put in perspective what is involved in a migration to Exchange 2010 and best practices around the decision making process.

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