Over the weekend of 01/27/12 – 01/29/12 our team successfully deployed Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 to our ROCKERDUCK cluster. Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 brings a whole slew of fixes and new features but three were a primary reason for expediting approval of SP2.
Cross Site OWA Redirect: In the event of a data center failure prior to SP2 any OWA clients that attempted to login into an OWA site under maintenance would be redirected to the CAS servers in the secondary data center would have to login again. With SP2 users will silently be redirected and logged into the secondary site CAS servers
OWA Mobile: Quick and efficient mobile version of OWA that is used by clients who do not have rich smart phones
Address book policies: With address book policies we will now be able to support customers that have multiple ‘entities’ or organizations that need to be “separated” but still allow certain sharing functions like address books.
While we do currently provide GAL segregation, Address book policies will allow us to provide clients with a granular level control address lists for users in the organization.
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