If you are in a book store and you have just picked up this book, you may be wondering if it is right for you. This book is just over 500 pages and certainly does not compare with the 1,000-page books sitting on the shelf nearby. If you are new to Exchange Server or have had little to no experience managing an e-mail system, this book is probably not for you. I skipped a lot of the more basic material that a newly minted Exchange administrator would need to know.
However, if you have some experience with Exchange 2000/2003 and you are comfortable with Windows 2000/2003, then this book will be more useful to you. The book has really been designed for more experienced Exchange administrators whose primary goal is to get up to speed on Exchange Server 2007 as quickly as possible.
The primary focus of this book is to help you to the point that you are ready to migrate your existing Exchange 2000/2003 environment to Exchange Server 2007. This means replacing existing functionality with equivalent functionality. But because of the size of this book, I don't have the space to expand on some of the newer and cooler topics such as Unified Messaging.
If you are expecting Exchange Server 2007 to be a small "version update" for Exchange 2003, then you need to reevaluate your expectations. Don't worry; it is still Exchange Server, it still relies heavily on the Active Directory, it still uses the Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) database, and it still sends and receives ...