Some breaking Exchange news...

Published Mar 30 2007 08:02 PM 755 Views

We have a couple of breaking news today for you on the subject of your favorite email system - Exchange Server!

  • We are nearing the end of research on what to do with next version of Exchange. We are seeing a trend towards "zero administration" systems. Based on pressures to reduce their IT TCO and outsourcing budgets at the same time, the LORG customers are asking for full AI self-managed systems.  Our future challenge will be to create SW robot/agents that will set up and administer each user's communication solutions without any human administrator intervention. Risk factors include a chance that a novice administrator might unintentionally start a war by trying to create a routing group connector to Exchange 2003.
  • In an attempt to allow our customers to achieve work/life balance, a new BPA setup prerequisite check is being introduced; it will prevent installations of Exchange server during working hours. Administrators everywhere have welcomed that idea.
  • ExBPA has been simplified so that it is no longer so confusing for our customers to know exactly what they need to fix. Rather than the thousands of rules of varying complexity, all of the checks that ExBPA does will be consolidated into a single rule with 42,000 conditions that will rate a server as either "Good" or "Dude, you gotta fix this".
  • In order to make Exchange installation easier on different kinds of hardware, the Exchange team has decided to not only ship Exchange on DVD. Future version will also be available on floppies, 3263 in total. Customers will need a smaller forklift to drop the package into the server room. Just watch it. That raised floor is fragile!
  • Outlook team has just checked in a warning that pops up when your PST reaches two terabytes. It says: "Really... two terabytes oughtta be enough for anybody!!"
  • Getting Exchange to run on 64 bit servers has proven less challenging than we have expected. Because of that, we are working with leading microprocessor manufacturers to introduce special 57 bit servers. We believe that our customers will welcome the additional choice!

Investor's advice: If you happen to be thrilled about the stock market, you might think about companies making big computer fans since we are going to need them...

- The Exchange Team

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Couple of days early, aren't we?

Don't say *anything* about an AI version of Exchange,  my bosses might just go for that.

Regarding the floppy media, is the shipping part of the purchase price, or does the customer pay extra? If so, can we collect from Redmond instead?

As for new ExBPA, I think the "Good" text should be changed to "Man, you are da bomb! This install is the shizzit!" and automatically email the report to designated managers. Several times a day.
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I think the..

"Dude, you gotta fix this"

should be changed to

"your in Deep Shit, Don't try n Smell it...,
Follow the Step and fit it."

- P@ulson
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Isn't April Fools still a few days away? :)
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I for one welcome our new Exchange AI overloads. Will the floppies be single or double density? I'm going to have to go find an external seriel port drive. ExBPA should also have "Crit Sit opened with PSS. Expect a phone call, right... about.... now!" :D
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April fools is a few days away, though this is a good one just the same!
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My english Exchange 2007 DVD requires 687,5 Floppy discs (for 990 MB). Future Exchange versions will ship with 3263 Floppy discs which is about 4698 MB in size - Wow - extensively space for many new and exciting feature.
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Marc, you're assuming 3.5" HD Floppies.

I would assume 5 1/4" SD Floppies, which have capacity of 360kbyte per Piece. If we would assume that the installer uses the remaining 130MB for parity information (if some of the floppies fail) that would make much more sense :)
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The Exchange team is so much in the mode of getting things out the door early they jumped the gun on the April Fools joke. Although the real joke is going to be on poor Microsoft support that has to field questions about 57-bit processor servers :D I laughed out loud at a couple of those announcements!
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57-bit machines aren't so far-fetched;  I suggest the Exchange team think of porting to the 60-bit Cyber 170 I used in college.  Control Data made a nice mahcine!  Then again, I'd love to see how the information store runs on a Cray!
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It was an hilarious post that the Microsoft Exchange Team posted on their blog, You Had Me At EHLO. Some
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I missed this on Friday - which is a good thing because that just made my Monday!

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Please send robots ASAP.  The new Exchange project is so important we cannot let more important projects get in it's way!
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