Microsoft starts 2022 with a look back Y2K error. Beeping computer Reports the company has Approved a temporary fix for a bug that interrupted email delivery for on-premises Exchange 2016 and 2019 servers on New Years Day. As users discovered, Exchange attempted to store version date checks for its antivirus scanning engine in a 32-bit integer variable – a big problem when a date after January 1, 2022 was too big. All new scans crashed the malware engine and left emails stuck in a queue.
Emergency fix uses a PowerShell script to stop two services, replace the older antivirus engine files with newer ones that use a new number sequence, and restart operations. The fix requires manual input and larger organizations can take a long time to implement, but an automated solution is under development.
This should not affect other Exchange customers. The timing is also “ideal” as a holiday weekend is likely to limit the demand for email. However, corporate IT managers likely didn’t want to start patching servers in 2022, and it’s unclear why Microsoft didn’t foresee a date problem with the software released just a few years ago. Whatever the reasoning, this serves as a clear lesson in anticipating date errors.
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FILE – Philip Berk speaks during the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual installation lunch on July 20, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. Berk was removed from the HFPA board of directors after he emailed Black Lives Matter as a “racist hate movement”. The HFPA board announced in an email on Tuesday April 20, 2021 that Berk is no longer a member of the organization.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A former president of the organization that hosts the Golden Globes was struck off the group’s board of directors after sending an email titled Black Lives Matter, a “hate movement.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s board of directors announced in an email on Tuesday that Phil Berk is no longer a member of the organization. The decision comes hours after NBC – which airs the Globes – condemned Berk’s actions and called for his “immediate expulsion.”
The show’s producer, Dick Clark Productions, also called for Berk’s removal.
Berk, an eight-year-old president of the association, came under scrutiny after sending an email on Sunday criticizing Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. South African-born Berk shared an article calling Black Lives Matter a “racist hate movement” and describing Cullors as a “self-proclaimed trained Marxist” Report from the Los Angeles Times.
The email was sent to HFPA members, staff, and the group’s General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer.
Berk had been a member of the organization for more than 40 years.
Email can be here to stay indefinitely!
March 22, 2021
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Computerworld.com reported, “We used email in the 1970s and will continue to use it in the 2070s.” The article of March 17, 2021 entitled “Email is for yesterday, today and tomorrow“included these comments:
People still tell me that email is out of date and can be replaced by Relaxed, Teams, or Google Chat. Some people swear they can do more through instant messaging. Or, better yet, some announce (with a strange look in the eyes from their webcam ring light), Zooming, Google Hangouts Meet, or BlueJean meetings are the future.
The enemies of email claim it is a waste of time and energy to pull the life out of your day with tons of messages in the morning, noon and evening. That it always interrupts her.
What do you think?
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