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Tech-Ed: Microsoft Boosts Virtualization Support for Exchange 2010

Microsoft has announced improvements to Exchange 2010 that are designed to avoid supported scenarios when running the software in a virtualized environment.

Microsoft made the announcement on Monday during the kickoff of its 2011 Tech-Ed conference in Atlanta.

The new scenarios, available for those running Exchange 2010 SP1 or later, enhance Exchange and Unified Messaging by combining Database Availability Groups (DAGs) with failover solutions and hypervisor-based clustering.

"Due to improvements we made in Exchange Server 2010 SP1, along with more comprehensive testing of Exchange 2010 in a virtualized environment, we are happy to provide this additional deployment flexibility to our customers," wrote Kevin Allison, general manager of the Exchange Customer Experience, in a TechNet blog post.

"The updated support guidance applies to any hardware virtualization vendor participating in the Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP)," he wrote.

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