Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Released

Microsoft has announced the general availability of the first service pack for its Exchange Server 2010.

The new improved service pack one comes with a selection of new features, improvements and extensive additions, tech news site Windows IT Pro reported on Thursday.

"Exchange 2010 SP1 is a great example of how Microsoft is rapidly responding to customer and partner feedback. "We believe the new enhancements to [SP1] can only accelerate the already strong customer demand we've seen for upgrades," said Peter Menadue, general manager, Microsoft Solutions at Dimension Data.

The new service pack has enhanced the capabilities to archive in Exchange Server 2010, along with making improvements to search files in preview and multi-mailbox.

The Outlook web application has received update, improving its looks and performance, calendar, and Information Right Management ability.

The service pack follows the release of its beta version in June this year, which has been claimed to have downloaded more than 500,000 times.

The new SP1 can be downloaded here.