Microsoft recently released a beta version of the next Exchange server – Exchange 2010.
With a quick registration, you can download the beta from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd185495.aspx .
The download size is only 295 MB (About 500 MB when extracted), but don’t forget this is only a first beta.
This beta release is only available in x64 so you’ll need a supported CPU for testing. If you are going to install the beta on a virtual machine, you’ll need an application that support it. Be aware that Virtual PC only supports x86 guests.
Exchange 2010 Setup
A full system requirements and prerequisite can be found in...
For the few who are still working with Windows 2000 Domain, I would like to share with you a few articles I collected that can help with the process of upgrading your Domain to Windows Server 2003.
You should also know that besides the benefits of Windows Server 2003 Active Directory (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/overview/technologies/activedirectory.mspx), An 2003 forest level is essential for the full functionality and advanced features of Exchange Server 2007.
Here are the articles -
How to upgrade Windows 2000 domain controllers to Windows Server 2003:
In this article, there is a part talking about upgrading environment with Windows 2000 Forest when there is Exchange 2000...