High Availability Changes in Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 1

Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) has been released and is now available for download!  CU1 is the first release to use the servicing model introduced with Exchange 2013.  CU1 includes new features, new functionality and bug fixes, including in the area of high availability.  The announcement post on the Exchange Team Blog already…

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Storage, High Availability and Site Resilience in Exchange Server 2013, Part 2

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 continues to innovate in the areas of storage, high availability, and site resilience. In this three-part blog series, I’ll describe the significant improvements in Exchange 2013 related to these three areas. Part 1 focuses on the storage improvements that we’ve made. Part 2 focuses on high availability. And Part 3 will…

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Storage, High Availability and Site Resilience in Exchange Server 2013, Part 1

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 continues to innovate in the areas of storage, high availability, and site resilience.  In this three-part blog series, I’ll describe the improvements in Exchange 2013 related to these three areas. Part 1 focuses on the storage improvements that we’ve made.  Part 2 will focus on high availability.  And part 3 will…

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Exchange 2010 SP1 and Windows Bugchecks

In case you aren’t familiar with the word, a bugcheck is one of several technical terms used to describe the situation in which an operating system halts because it has encountered an error that prevents it from safely continuing to operate.  Other technical terms we used to describe this condition include: Kernel panic System halt…

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Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator Update Released

Today we’ve released an update to the Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator that addresses some issues that were identified in the previous (v12.8) release.  You can visit the updates tracking page to see what is in this new version, but here’s a brief synopsis of what’s fixed/changed: Fixed the Activation Results Scenarios…

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Update for Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox Storage Requirements Calculator Released

We just updated the Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator to coincide with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange 2007 Performance Benchmarking Guide whitepaper update.  The main blog post has been updated, and you can view the Updates Tracking page to see what changed. Download the updated version here.

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Video: HP Direct Attach Storage and Exchange 2007 CCR

Check out this new video HP, featuring Systems Engineers Evan Morris and Karl Robinson. Evan and Karl show how show how an HP Proliant DL385 server with direct attach(ed) storage (DAS) – using StorageWorks MSA70 storage and SmartArray P800 controller – provides a simple and economical solution for large mailboxes with great Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and…

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