As some will know I spoke in Dublin, Ireland on the 12th June.
Firstly for anyone wanting the slides, I have uploaded them here:
Also during the discussions about the new storage possibilities of Exchange 2010 I talked about a whitepaper touching on some of the decisions which went into Microsoft creating the storage replication technology. Here is a link:
Finally, there were a couple of questions I couldn?t answer satisfactorily.
They were as follows:
Q: What backup and restore methods do Microsoft provide for BPOS and how long does MS retain backups for hosted services?
?Backup and Restore Data (for BPOS)?:
For Office Outlook Data Recovery:
For corrupted items, ?Microsoft Online Services will attempt to recover items up to 14 days old. The service may take one business day to be completed. The newest recovered item may be at least one business day old. There may be some data loss.?
When a mailbox is deleted by mistake, ?Microsoft Online Services will attempt to recover a mailbox up to 30 days after deletion. The service may take one business day to be completed. The newest recovered mailbox may be at least one business day old.?
Depending on the nature of the deletion, I think this means the items can be recovered up to 30 days later.
Snapshots of Exchange mailbox data are taken every 2 hours. Snapshots of SharePoint content are taken every 6 hours. These backups are automatically replicated to the secondary datacenter every 6 hours, over the network (tapes are not used at any point in the process).
Q: What is the official status on Hyper-V virtualization of E2010?
A: Exchange 2010 will have the same virtualization support as Exchange 2007, which means that all the roles except Unified Messaging are supported on VM platforms on the Microsoft SVVP program.
Hope that helps