Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 finalised for release

, posted: 9-Oct-2009 09:14

Microsoft have today confirmed what was aluded to in a WindowsFutures tweet yesterday - Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 has been released to manufacturing (RTM). A post on The Microsoft Exchange Team Blog confirmed the news today.

The Exchange team have advised that the RTM code will be sent initially to early adopters to test, then will be become broadly availably in early November.

See my story earlier in the year on key Exchange 2010 features.

Of key note with the RTM product is the dramatic reduction in disk related I/O for this version which can lead to a 70% improvements in IOPS compared to Exchange 2007 and up to 90% compared to Exchange 2003. This change is based on the Exchange team's focus on support larger mailboxes on lower cost storage (such as SATA drives and even JBOD storage when mailboxes are replicated over 3 or more servers).

Exchange Server 2010 also delivers dramatic improvements in clustering and high availability.

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