Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP1
Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-26
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) includes new features, as well as enhancements to features that were introduced in the release to manufacturing (RTM) version of Exchange 2010.
This topic provides a brief description of new functionality for existing features and information about new features related to messaging policy and compliance in Exchange 2010 SP1.
Personal Archive Functionality
Personal archive functionality in Exchange 2010 SP1 includes the following:
- Provision personal archive on a different mailbox
database You can provision a user's personal
archive on a different mailbox database than the one where the
user's primary mailbox resides. This capability allows you to
implement a tiered storage topology.
- Import historical mailbox data to
archive You can import historical mailbox data
from .pst files directly to the user's personal archive using the
New-MailboxImportRequest cmdlet in the Shell. Data from .pst
files can also be imported to the user's primary mailbox, and both
the personal archive and the primary mailbox can be exported to
.pst files using the New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet.
- Delegate access to archive Delegates
can access the delegating user's archive mailbox using Microsoft
Office Outlook 2010, in addition to the primary mailbox.
For more information, see Understanding Personal Archives.
Messaging Records Management Functionality
Messaging records management functionality in Exchange 2010 SP1 includes the following:
- New retention policy management features in
EMC You can use the New Retention Policy Tag
and New Retention Policy wizards in the Exchange Management Console
(EMC) to manage retention tags and retention policies.
- Support for Notes default folder You
can also create retention policy tags for the Notes default
- Default retention and archive
policy The default archive policy and
retention policy contains retention tags that move messages to the
archive and remove messages from the mailbox after a certain
period. The policy is automatically applied to a mailbox user when
you provision a personal archive for the user.
- Opt-in personal tags Users with a
retention policy assigned can use the Exchange Control Panel (ECP)
to select personal tags not included in their retention policy.
Users can then apply these personal tags to mailbox items and
For more information, see Understanding Retention Tags and Retention Policies.
Multi-Mailbox Search Functionality
Multi-Mailbox Search functionality in Exchange 2010 SP1 includes the following:
- Multi-Mailbox Search preview In
Exchange 2010 SP1, discovery managers (that is, users who are
members of the Discovery Management management role group) can get
an estimate of the number of items returned by a discovery search
before the items are copied to the selected discovery mailbox. This
functionality allows discovery managers to view the number of hits
the specified keywords return, and then modify the search query, if
required, before messages returned by the search are copied to the
- Annotations Discovery managers can also
add annotations to messages returned by the discovery search.
- Data de-duplication Multi-Mailbox
Search includes the optional data de-duplication feature. When
selected, Multi-Mailbox Search copies only a single instance of a
message returned across multiple folders within the same mailbox,
or across different mailboxes.
For more information, see Understanding Multi-Mailbox Search.
Information Rights Management Functionality
Information Rights Management (IRM) functionality in Exchange 2010 SP1 includes the following:
- WebReady Document Viewing of IRM-protected
attachments In Exchange 2010 SP1, IRM in
Microsoft Office Outlook Web App supports WebReady Document
Viewing of supported IRM-protected attachments, allowing users to
view IRM-protected attachments without having to download them.
Users can preview IRM-protected documents on computers that don't
have Microsoft Office installed. Along with the cross-browser and
cross-platform support in Outlook Web App, this functionality
extends the reach of IRM to various browsers and operating systems.
For more information, see Understanding
Information Rights Management in Outlook Web App.
- IRM in Exchange ActiveSync IRM in
Exchange ActiveSync allows users with supported devices to access
IRM-protected messages without first having to activate the device
for IRM by tethering the device to a computer. For more
information, see Understanding
Information Rights Management in Exchange ActiveSync.
- Cross-organization support Exchange
2010 SP1 IRM features are supported in cross-organization
topologies for easier collaboration between two organizations via
- IRM logging In Exchange 2010 SP1, you
can enable logging of IRM features on the Mailbox, Hub Transport,
Client Access, and Unified Messaging server roles. IRM logs contain
detailed transaction and error information, allowing administrators
to easily monitor and troubleshoot IRM features. For more
information, see Understanding
Information Rights Management Logging.
- Discovery Manager access to IRM-protected messages in a
Discovery mailbox In Exchange 2010 SP1, you
can configure IRM to allow members of the Discovery Management
role group to access IRM-protected messages returned by discovery
search. For more information, see Understanding
Information Rights Management.
Mailbox Audit Logging Functionality
Exchange 2010 SP1 includes new logging functionality that allows you to enable logging of mailbox access. Mailbox audit logging enables you to log access to a mailbox by administrators, delegates, and mailbox owners. Actions taken on mailbox items such as access to a message or a folder, copying, and deletion of a message can be logged. You can search mailbox audit logs for a mailbox, and also generate reports of non-owner access to a mailbox from the Exchange Control Panel.
For more information, see Understanding Mailbox Audit Logging.