Microsoft is making the final version of Exchange 2007 Service Pack (SP) 1 available for download on November 29.
The new SP adds to Exchange Server 2007 support for Windows Server 2008, better integration with Office Communications Server 2007 and improved mobile device security and management, according to Microsoft. The SP also adds a better user interface for Outlook Web Access and improved disaster recovery capabilities through Standby Continuous Replication.
Microsoft has been priming the pump for the final SP1 release for the past couple of weeks.
Microsoft released to manufacturing Exchange Server 2007 in December 2006. Microsoft says that since RTM, "more than 3,000 companies representing more than 1,000,000 seats have begun the switch from rival messaging and voice mail platforms to Exchange Server."
More than 270,000 users tested SP1 betas as part of Microsoft's Technology Adoption Program tests, company officials said.
More than 270,000 information workers tested the beta of Exchange Server 2007 SP1 as part of Microsoft’s Technology Adoption Program with more than 30,000 of those mailboxes running Windows Server 2008
Microsoft plans to make the final Exchange Server 2007 SP1 bits available from its Exchange site later today.