Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress 2010 v14.01.0225.017

The Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress 2010 v14.01.0225.017 (32 and 64 bit) is ready to download from the Microsoft download center.

Brief Description
Simulate disk I/O load on a test server running Exchange to verify the performance and stability of your disk subsystem before putting your server into a production environment.

Overview
Use Jetstress 2010 to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007 and 2010 server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced by a specific number of users. You use Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, and ESEUTIL in conjunction with Jetstress to verify that your disk subsystem meets or exceeds the performance criteria you establish. After a successful completion of the Jetstress Disk Performance and Stress Tests in a non-production environment, you will have ensured that your Exchange disk subsystem is adequately sized (in terms of performance criteria you establish) for the user count and user profiles you have established. It is highly recommended that the Jetstress user read through the tool documentation before using the tool.

TechNet Magazine – November 2010

The November 2010 edition of the TechNet Magazine is now available for online reading.

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Update for Outlook Junk E-mail Filter (November 2010)

Microsoft has recently released the November update for the Outlook 2003/2007 Junk E-mail Filter.

"This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail."

The update is available for Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2003 or you can use Microsoft Update. As usual the update comes with the corresponding Knowledge Base article:

Microsoft Exchange 2010 Visio Stencil [Nov 2010]

The Microsoft Exchange 2010 Visio Stencil is available for quite some time now, but I only had the chance to blog about it today.

Brief Description
This download contains a Microsoft Office Visio stencil with shapes for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Overview
Use this stencil to create Visio drawings that contain Exchange 2010 objects. These shapes include icons for the following:

  • Exchange 2010 server roles
  • Features new to Exchange 2010 SP1
  • Networking, telephony, and Unified Messaging objects
  • Active Directory and directory service objects
  • Client computers and devices
  • Other Exchange organization elements