Ferris Research on new Exchange / Outlook functionality

Ferris Research has a few research clippings on some new Exchange and Outlook features :

Replication of Exchange Email Heats Up

A growing number of companies provide replication for Exchange message stores, such as HDS, EMC, Mimosa, Neverfail, McData, and Cemaphore Systems. This enables companies to provide site failover. Now Microsoft is entering the fray with a "log shipping" solution. ….

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Outlook 2007 Spam Control Math Puzzle

There’s a new spam control feature planned for Outlook 2007 that hasn’t received much attention: the math puzzle . When Outlook 2007 tries to submit email to Exchange, Exchange will challenge Outlook with a puzzle, waiting for a correct answer before sending the message. The puzzle is designed to require a significant amount of time to solve — of the order of half a second.

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New Clustered Replication for Exchange 2007

Exchange 2007 Enterprise Server Edition introduces new replication technology called Clustered Continuous Replication (CCR). This combines automatic management of redundancy and application-level data replication for Exchange.

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