Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Exchange 2019 Preview is here

MS just announced the first public preview build (download seems broken right now).  Looks like they will be moving to server core as the preferred installation:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2018/07/24/exchange-server-2019-public-preview/


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Exchange Server guidance to protect against speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities

Microsoft finally came out with guidance for Exchange Server and the recent Meltdown/Spectre patches:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4074871/exchange-server-guidance-to-protect-against-speculative-execution-side

Looks like there is a big performance hit by enabling KVAS so those customers hosted in a public cloud are not going to be happy.  Also, look for more performance degradation once the microcode updates are released.  Be sure to test!