If you don’t read the Exchange Team Blog (shame on you!), then click here for the link to their release post on this brand new Service Pack. Here are some takeaways I got from reading the post and some of the linked TechNet articles out there:
Exchange 2010 SP3
- You can now install it on Windows 2012.
- You have to wait until CU1 for Exchange 2013 is release, which should be soon.
- This new service pack includes a Schema update.
- Build Number is Version 14.3 (Build 123.4) – this has not been updated here.
- Numerous issues are fixed and include those in RU6 for SP2.
- Exchange 2013 will now be updated with Cumulative Updates (CU) every 3 months.
- Support for a CU will be 3 months after one new update has been released. So if you have CU1 and CU2 comes out, you have 3 months more of support for CU1.
The only change I noticed on the install is the note about installing a recommended hotfix for Exchange clustering:
Hotfix link – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2550886
I’ve also found a few Powershell commands in the new Service Pack as well:
However, none of these has any form of instructions in PowerShell Help either. All four show like this when you run get-help (command) -full:
This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,
ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,
OutBuffer and OutVariable. For more information, type,
Exchange 2007 also received an update for Service Pack 3 – RU10. This update will also allow for the same coexistence with Exchange 2013 as SP3 for Exchange 2010 – Exchange 2013 CU1 will be a prereq for this to work.
Download – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36708
Release Notes – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2788321
Links for the service Pack 3 for Exchange 2010
Download – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36768
What’s New – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj965775(v=exchg.141).aspx
Release Notes – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj965774%28v=exchg.141%29.aspx