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The Many Duties Of Party Planning Software

  • Posted on October 11, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Party planning can be a very detailed-orientated job. Even the smallest parties can mean an awful lot of planning, to say nothing about the larger parties. However, regardless of the party you are planning big or small, birthday party, wedding, anniversary, bachelor party or any other party, party planning software can be a great resource for anyone whose job it is to plan a party or an event.

Party planning software is a perfect choice for many different reasons. The first good use for this software is once you have gotten all of the details in place you can simply input them to the software and have them broken down into specific categories such as food and beverage, entertainment, guest checklists, invitations, and decorations. Not only is this a good way to have a detailed punch list when organizing the party, you can also track your expenses per item so you will know where every dollar you spend is going to. Budgets are a very important part of any party planning and keeping a detailed eye on what money is being spent on collectively. This can avert cost overages as well as ensure that nothing is overlooked.

Another benefit to party planning software is that you can plan even the smallest of details such as party layouts specific to the space where the party is being held. In addition seating charts can be created, managed and edited on a moment’s notice. It also serves as a great way to keep track of the guest list and RSVP responses. These tasks may be easily managed with a pad of paper and a pen when smaller parties are in question. However, with a large party such as a wedding, picnic or a corporate event, keeping a close tab on every little detail is important in making sure everything goes according to plan.

The reality is that any party that you are planning could use the help of planning software. If you want everything to be taken care of and nothing forgotten or left to chance then your computer is your ace in the hole. Regardless of what size gathering you are in charge of planning, using party planning software will make you wonder how anyone ever survived without it.

Iron Balance Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

  • Posted on October 11, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Since Exchange 2010 includes the following server roles:

Server mailboxes on this server hosts the mailboxes and public folders. Client Access server in the server hosted client protocol, such as POP3, IMAP4, HTTPS, mobile Outlook, service availability and service auto-discovery. Server Unified Messaging This server connects the internal PBX and Exchange 2010. Hub Transport server is routing mail routes the internally Exchange. Edge Transport server is routing mail, which is usually placed at the boundary of the topology and routes the incoming and outgoing mail in your organization Exchange.

Standard design requires a Client Access server farm with load balancing for high availability and performance solutions. For Exchange 2010, you can use softovoy Balancing Windows Network Load Balancing (WNLB) but with the following restrictions: WNLB can not be used in conjunction with database availability groups (DAGs) – functionality allows you to sync mailboxes across multiple sites. Due to performance issues do not recommend running more than 8 Client Access servers balancing WNLB. WNLB can not detect a denial of service on servers and only works at the level of L3, ie, determines the availability of servers based on IP. That is, if the server responds to IP, but server applications do not work, you want to remove the failed server client access from the pool balance manually. WNLB configuration errors can lead to degradation of network bandwidth. As WNLB balancing exercises only at the client, with a limited pool of client addresses, for example when using NAT, load balancing between servers, Client Access does not work effectively.

All these problems are eliminates by the use of hardware balancers Brocade ServerIron ADX, which balances the load on the levels of L4-L7, with a maximum capacity per chassis up to 70Gbps, allow you to choose from a variety of mechanisms to balance and carry out constant monitoring of servers from the IP-availability and load SNMP and ending with an extended Health check up to check the response given on the application.
The joint solution of Brocade and Microsoft have passed laboratory testing in the Microsoft Enterprise Engineering Center (EEC) in the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond.

In this scheme, ServerIron ADX provides:

* Save sessions. Client to connect to one of the servers continues to work with him only within the session.
* Rules of switching content (Content Switching Rules). Through support for switching at the level of L7, ADX can make decisions on balancing traffic based on data about the URL, cookes, or ID SSL-session
* SSL-proxy – the maintenance of a secure tunnel between client and server with the possibility of balancing at the application level
Monitoring the north to control their availability and willingness to process requests.

Precautionary Action Plan Of Hardware Failure In High Availability Database Servers

  • Posted on October 11, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Hardware failures pertain to failures experienced by different component such as disks, controllers, CPUs, memory, routers, gateways, cables, tape drives, fans, and so on. Such failures generally call for the malfunctioning component to be repaired or replaced. Once thats done, regular operations can be restarted. It is important to maintain multiple components for those susceptible to frequent failures. Single points of failures are common causes of high downtime. For instance, twin-tailed disks that connected across two nodes or mirrored disks allow systems to remain functional even when a node or mirror goes down in the case of a node going down, there may be a brief disruption, again depending on the fail-over solution implemented.

If just a single component is maintained, during the time it is being repaired or replaced in the repair window, service will be unavailable. Sometimes, the time required to obtain a component can be horrendously long. For example, when we blew a disk controller at a client site, the hardware engineers determined that the component needed to be totally replaced. It was not available locally and had to be flown in from out of state, taking at least two days to get in and be replaced. Situations like these can cause tremendous downtime.

There is a chance of failure of hard disk or disk controllers too. Important thing is that, we cant able to judge this kind of hardware failure. But for precautionary action plan, we need backup server in high availability database server environment. If backup server is not possible in every cases then we need to make strong Service Level Agreement SLA with strict condition and response time with hardware vendors. Sometime we need to put some penalty clause too in response time measurement of replacement and availability of failure component. Using this trick we are able to maintain lowest downtime for high availability database servers.

A two-day service interruption may cause a company to out of business in certain cases. To avoid situations like these, some of my clients have a component availability guarantee clause put in all hardware contracts, wherein the vendor would ensure that specific components prone to failure would be available locally or obtained within an acceptable predetermined time period from specific remote sources for immediate replacement. Identify all critical components are augment them with clones.

Additionally, all hardware should be maintained securely inside cabinets to prevent accidental or intentional damage. All guidelines from the manufacturer temperature, proximity to other devices, and so on should be strictly followed. Cabling should be done as neatly as possible, so as not to get in the way of people walking about. Raised floors in your data centers greatly help in preventing accidents.

Do Bar And Ring Magnets Have Different Magnetic Properties Science Fair Project

  • Posted on October 11, 2014 at 12:44 am

Magnets are a common test subject for elementary and middle school science fair projects. Magnet science fair projects often examine what impacts a magnetic field or what a magnetic field can impact. In this sample project students will be examining if magnetic properties can be manipulated based on the type of magnet, ring or bar, that is used.


The hypothesis for this science fair project is that the ring and bar magnets have the same magnetic properties. The dependent variable for this hypothesis is the type of magnetic properties that are displayed by the magnet and the independent variable is the type of magnet. To clarify this hypothesis the term magnetic properties needs to be defined as having a magnetic polarity.


To complete this magnet science fair project students will need a variety of bar and ring magnets. They will also need to have objects that also have polarity such as metal objects. Finally, students will need a data collection sheet.

The Experiment

The control experiment for this test will use the bar magnet. This magnet was chosen because it has the most traditional shape and properties. It will serve as the baseline data source. To test the magnetic properties of a bar magnet students will need to test the bar for polarity by identifying if it attracts opposite poles and if it repels like poles.

The test experiment will focus on the ring magnet. This magnet will be run through similar tests. A bar magnet that has poles clearly labeled can be used to test the polarity of various points on the ring magnet. Students will want to mark what areas of the ring magnet are attracted by each pole of the bar magnet and which areas are repelled.

Data Collection and Analysis

The collection of data will be based on simple observations of repulsion and attraction trends for both the bar and the ring magnets. The analysis of the data will revolve on the students ability or inability to find poles on the ring magnet. (*Hint: the poles on a ring magnet may not be found on the curved edge of the magnet.)

In order to prove the hypothesis may be correct the student will need to find polarity properties on the ring magnet. If polarity is not found then the hypothesis can be assumed to be false. Students may need to run this experiment several times to gather enough data to make a solid conclusion from the data that they collect.