Exchange 2010 SP1 – A Practical Approach

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Simple-Talk is renowned for providing high quality, practical and accessible technical content for IT professionals who work with Microsoft technologies. With that in mind, we’ve been working with Exchange MVP Jaap Wesselius to bring you a quick and easy Practical Approach to the new Exchange Server 2010 platform covering all the changes and improvements brought in by the release of SP1. Jaap’s Practical Approach draws upon 15 years of Exchange Server experience to deliver an easy-to-use, slim and distilled guide to 2010 SP1, full of useful examples and top tips for SysAdmins, both new and experienced.


We’ve teamed up with Jaap to offer you a free digital copy of his new book, “Exchange 2010 SP1 – A Practical Approach”, comprised of 7 chapters of carefully chosen Exchange knowledge. An excellent way to get yourself up-to-speed on the latest incarnation of Exchange Server, complete with how-to walkthroughs for installation and co-existence.

Exchange 2010 SP1 – A Practical Approach by Jaap Wesselius

Table of contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Exchange Server 2010
  • Chapter 2: Installing Exchange Server 2010 SP1
  • Chapter 3: Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Coexistence
  • Chapter 4: Managing Exchange Server 2010 SP1
  • Chapter 5: High Availability in Exchange Server 2010 SP1
  • Chapter 6: Unified Messaging
  • Chapter 7: Exchange Server 2010 Security

Why read this book?

Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 is the latest incarnation of Microsoft’s Messaging and Collaboration platform, and is has a lot of new, compelling features. It is the seventh major version of the product, and it rolls out some important changes and plenty of small improvements. Even better, a lot of complex issues from previous versions have seen solved, or simply removed, making the administrator’s life much easier! As a trainer and consultant, Jaap knows exactly how chaotic and frustrating major platform upgrades can be, especially when they need to happen seamlessly.

Having watched Exchange Server evolve over the last 14 years, Jaap has seen SysAdmins confronting the same problems again and again. He has also seen how big a difference it makes to have a straightforward, simple guide to the ‘brave new world’ that each new platform promises. This book is that straight-forward and, above all, practical guide to Exchange Server 2010 SP1, and Jaap has aimed to give Systems Administrators everything they need to get started as soon as it’s available. Inside, you’ll find step-by-step guides to Installation, Upgrading from Exchange Server 2010, Coexistence scenarios with Exchange Server 2003 & 2007, Managing your new Exchange server, and information on the new High Availability features.

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Jaap Wesselius

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Jaap Wesselius is an independent consultant from The Netherlands focusing on (Microsoft) Business Productivity solutions with Microsoft Exchange, Lync and Office 365. Prior to becoming an independent consultant in 2006, Jaap worked for 8 years for Microsoft Services in The Netherlands, specializing in Exchange Server. Jaap has a Bsc in Applied Physics & Computer Science, is an MCSE, MCITP and MCT, and has consistently been awarded the Microsoft MVP Award (Exchange Server, eighth year now) for his contributions to the (Dutch) Exchange community. For his blog posts, you can visit If you'd like to get in touch, you can reach Jaap via email at, or follow him on twitter as @jaapwess.

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