The Microsoft Exchange Server Protocol Documentation, August 2011, are now available to download.
The Microsoft Exchange protocol documentation provides detailed technical specifications for the Microsoft protocols and extensions to industry-standard and other published protocols that are implemented and used by Microsoft Exchange.
The documentation is designed to describe each protocol in detail as it is used by Microsoft Exchange. Each specification documents technical requirements, limitations, dependencies, and specific protocol behavior.
The documentation includes companion overview and reference documents that supplement the technical specifications with conceptual background information, overviews of inter-protocol relationships and interactions, and technical reference information.
The Microsoft Exchange protocol documentation is intended for use in conjunction with publicly available standard specifications and network programming art, and assumes that the reader either is familiar with the aforementioned material or has immediate access to it.
The technical documentation provides information that is useful to the following audiences:
- Implementers: Sufficient conceptual and reference information for a successful implementation of one or more protocol specifications for a given task or scenario.
- Reviewers: A definitive resource for readers who want to evaluate or understand one or more protocols.