HP Sizer for Microsoft #Exchange Server 2010

#Exchange2010 .. I know you have already seen this, but here it is again!

http://h71019.www7.hp.com/ActiveAnswers/us/en/sizers/microsoft-exchange-server-2010.html

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is a complex application that requires intensive knowledge of deployment strategies, interdependencies, server and storage performance related issues. HP has developed the HP Sizer for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 to assist customers with proper server and storage sizing for their Exchange Server 2010 deployments. The algorithms developed and implemented in this tool are based upon extensive testing of Exchange Server 2010 server roles and technologies, HP’s deep experience with Microsoft Exchange, and intricate knowledge of server CPU, memory, and I/O subsystems. This tool is free to download and use, and is designed to simplify configuration across a broad range of deployments. This newest Microsoft Exchange Server Sizer provides support for multiple site deployments, varied client types and access methods, all Exchange Server 2010 server roles, Database Availability Group (DAG) high availability options, choice of tower, rack mounted, or HP BladeSystem server platforms, and either direct attached or SAN-based storage solutions. Based on your input, the tool provides a comprehensive bill of materials along with a deployment overview of the Exchange Server 2010 server roles and storage configurations. Once this Sizer is installed, updates can be downloaded automatically to the underlying software engines that are necessary to provide support for HP server and storage product information details.

Patients’ medical records go online without consent

Interesting, wonder what the process is to say NO!


Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7408379/Patients-medical-records-go-online-without-consent.html

Those who do not wish to have their details on the £11 billion computer system are supposed to be able to opt out by informing health authorities.

But doctors have accused the Government of rushing the project through, meaning that patients have had their details uploaded to the database before they have had a chance to object.

The “summary” records contain basic medical information including illnesses, vaccination history, and could include medication patients have been given. Ages and addresses are also included.

Patients are supposed to be notified by letter at least 12 weeks before their details go live on the system and given the chance to opt out.

Patients' medical records go online without consent

Interesting, wonder what the process is to say NO!


Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7408379/Patients-medical-records-go-online-without-consent.html

Those who do not wish to have their details on the £11 billion computer system are supposed to be able to opt out by informing health authorities.

But doctors have accused the Government of rushing the project through, meaning that patients have had their details uploaded to the database before they have had a chance to object.

The “summary” records contain basic medical information including illnesses, vaccination history, and could include medication patients have been given. Ages and addresses are also included.

Patients are supposed to be notified by letter at least 12 weeks before their details go live on the system and given the chance to opt out.

Hard drive evolution could hit Microsoft XP users

Interesting


Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8557144.stm

Hard drives are about to undergo one of the biggest format shifts in 30 years.

By early 2011 all hard drives will use an “advanced format” that changes how they go about saving the data people store on them.

The move to the advanced format will make it easier for hard drive makers to produce bigger drives that use less power and are more reliable

#Exchange 2010 & NetApp Deduplication

#Exchange2010 .. This is an interesting blog by Mark Arnold


Source:http://markarnold.blogspot.com/2010/03/exchange-2010-netapp-deduplication.html

Lots of testing of various stores under various situations. As you know SIS has been eliminated from Exchange 2010 and a form of store compression introduced. This, along with the other capabilities of the NetApp platform have played right into our hands. NetApp is the only vendor to offer deduplication on primary data. The deduplication is not an in-line process but rather is scheduled. Hourly, twice daily, daily, weekly, whatever. You set it to suit your requirements.

Lucozade to lose colour linked to hyperactivity

Isn’t that the whole idea of Lucozade?


Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1256242/Lucozade-lose-orange-colour-linked-hyperactivity.html

Lucozade could lose its distinctive orange colour because research has shown the colouring agent Sunset Yellow is linked to hyperactive behaviour. GlaxoSmithKline is struggling to find a replacement for the food additive, and has decided to put a warning label on bottles until the chemical is removed

Released: Update Rollup 2 for #Exchange Server 2010

#Exchange2010 RU2

http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2010/03/05/454155.aspx
Exchange CXP team has released Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 RTM (KB 979611) to the download center.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979611
Taken from: Revision: 1.0 March 4, 2010 .. Issues that the update rollup fixes

Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 fixes the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:

977633 Certain third-party IMAP4 clients cannot connect to Exchange Server 2003 mailboxes through an Exchange Server 2010 CAS server
In a mixed Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 environment, the Exchange Server 2003 mailboxes are accessed through an Exchange Server 2010 Client Access Server (CAS) server. In this case, users cannot access their Exchange Server 2003 mailboxes by using certain third-party IMAP4 clients. Additionally, the users may receive the following error message:

“Login to server failed”

979431 The POP3 service crashes when a user connects to a mailbox through the POP3 protocol and the user is migrated from an Exchange Server 2003 server to an Exchange Server 2010 server
Consider the following scenario:

  • You migrate a mailbox from a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 server to a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 server.
  • A user connects to this mailbox through the POP3 protocol.

In this scenario, the POP3 service on the Exchange 2010 Client Access server crashes.

979480 Users cannot receive new messages if they access mailboxes that are moved to another Exchange Server 2010 RU1 server by using IMAP4 clients

  • You install Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 on computers that are running Exchange Server 2010.
  • You move mailboxes from one server to another server within the same database availability group.
  • Users access the mailboxes by using IMAP4 clients.

In this scenario, the users can view the old messages that were received before the mailboxes were moved. However, the users cannot view new messages.

979563 Exchange Server 2010 Push Notifications does not work
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 introduces an event notification subsystem which enables client applications to subscribe to particular events. Push Notification is a notification type in which the client application provides the Client Access server a callback address to a client-side Web service. Event notifications are delivered to this Web service. However, Push Notifications does not work as expected in Exchange Server 2010. Depending on the response of the client applications, a HTTP 500 error may be logged on the Exchange Server.

979566 A 0x85010014 error is generated when linked mailbox users try to synchronize their mailboxes with mobile devices in a CAS-CAS proxying scenario in Exchange Server 2010

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 servers are deployed in a Client Access server to Client Access server (CAS-CAS) proxying scenario.
  • Client Access server 1 locates in site 1.
  • Client Access server 2 locates in site 2.
  • Client Access server 1 is the Internet-facing server.
  • Client Access server 1 takes the proxying role.
  • There are linked mailboxes in site 2.

In this scenario, linked mailbox users receive a 0x85010014 error when the users try to synchronize their mailboxes with mobile devices

980261 This fix introduces the supports for Exchange Server 2010 page patching when a “-1022” disk I/O error is generated
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 high availability introduces a new Extensible Storage Engine mechanism known as page patching. When a database corruption is caused by minor disk faults, Exchange Server 2010 page patching automatically repairs the corrupted database by using one of the database copies that are configured for high availability. This fix introduces the supports for page patching when the Extensible Storage Engine “-1022” disk I/O error is generated.

980262 Event ID 2156 is logged on a computer that is running Exchange Server 2010
On a computer that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, the following error message is logged in the Application log:

Log Name: Application
Source: MSExchangeRepl
Event ID: 2156
Task Category: Service
Level: Error
Description: The log copier for database ” could not send a log file to server ” because an I/O error occurred while attempting to access file ” on source server . Error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.

After this error message is logged, you cannot move the database or copy a log file.

Microsoft Offers Users Rival Web Browsers

Kewl just noticed this … it’s an option in Windows Update

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Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8537763.stm

Microsoft is to ask millions of users across Europe if they want to use a web browser other than its own.

Windows users will be offered the choice as part of a deal Microsoft struck with the European Commission.

The agreement resolves a long-running case in which the software giant was accused of abusing its market position.

A pop-up window will prompt people to choose and install one of 12 different browsers or let them stick with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer