07 novembre 2008

Monitor Exchange Server 2003 Performance for free with Solarwinds Exchange Monitor

How can this help Exchange administrators? It’s often simple to not routinely keep an eye on our Exchange server as we attend to other tasks during our workday. Then, the phone rings, and it’s not good news. Fortunately, there is a simple tool that allows us to keep an eye on the server and potentially avert problems before they affect users. Similar to a Windows Vista gadget, SolarWinds’ Exchange Monitor is quick, easy, and free. It just sits there and gives us a quick status view of key parameters of our server. SolarWinds... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2008

File Server performance improvements with the SMB2 protocol in Windows Server 2008

SMB (Server Message Block) is the main protocol used in Windows for file sharing and it has been significantly improved from Windows Server 2003/Windows XP to Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista. During my TechEd 2008 ITForum presentation on “Windows Server 2008 – File and Storage Solutions”, I covered some details on SMB2 and showed a demo of the improvement in file copy performance from SMB1 to SMB2. The presentation highlighted the main changes in the new version of the protocol, including: Request pipelining allows multiple... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2008

Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox Server Storage Cost Calculator

Overview Earlier versions of Exchange did not scale well enough, at a low enough cost per mailbox (because of expensive hardware and recovery options) to allow IT administrators the ability to match the ever increasing mailbox sizes of personal e-mail accounts. Exchange 2007 offers dramatic performance and scalability improvements when compared to prior versions of Exchange. Long recovery times have been a significant impediment to the adoption of larger mailbox sizes. The introduction of cluster continuous replication (CCR) offers... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2008

TechEd EMEA 2008 IT Professionals - Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Deep Dive - Gateway Security & Certificates

Et voici les notes que j’ai prises durant une session dédiée à Terminal Server et présentée par Alex Balcanquall  – Senior Product Manager terminal Services Team : Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Deep Dive - Gateway Security & Certificates TS Scenarios – Mobile Workers – Task Workers – Branch Office – Controlled Partner Access – Outsourcing – Merger Integration “TS Gateway is not designed to replace VPN SSL” ==> mais bon ça reste un VPN SSL dédié aux accès Terminal Server ;-) Rappel sur les nouveautés de... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2008

TechEd EMEA 2008 IT Professionals - Name Resolution 2008 Style : What's up with DNS, WINS and NetBios

Voici mes quelques notes (enrichies de ressources complémentaires) prises lors de la session “Name Resolution 2008 Style : What's up with DNS, WINS and NetBios” animée avec brio par Mark Minasi (www.minasi.com) ce matin à TechEd EMEA 2008 IT Professionals : Is NetfBios finally dead ? Wins your days are numbered unfortunately, though the number is pretty large WINS dans Windows Server 2008, WINS est une feature pas un rôle IPv6 doesn't have clue about WINS/NetBios Computer Browser Service disabled by DEfault in a workgroup... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2008

Les services informatiques devraient rester porteurs en région en 2009

En 2008, la croissance des services de sous-traitance informatique en région devrait rester stable. Impacté par la crise, le secteur devrait tout de même enregistrer une progression de 5,4% l'an prochain. Selon Pierre Audoin Consultants, le marché des services de sous-traitance informatique(*) en région (hors Île-de-France) devrait générer 5,9 milliards d'euros de chiffre d'affaires en 2008. Le niveau de croissance annuelle atteindra ainsi 7,2%, restant donc à peu près similaire à celui de 2007. La part des revenus générés en... [Lire la suite]
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