Speaking at The Experts Conference 2011 in Frankfurt


Now that we’ve ticked over into a new financial year at Microsoft and I’ve got the hang of the place (mostly!), one of my aims for this year is to start getting back into the technology community.

To that aim I am pleased to be able to say that I will be presenting at The Experts Conference (TEC) Europe in Frankfurt from 17th to 19th October.

For those that are not aware of the TEC conference it is run by Quest and has several tracks. It originated as a Directory Experts conference but now includes Directory, Exchange, PowerShell and Virtualisation content.

As the web site says:

  • TEC for Exchange is a unique opportunity to…
  • Obtain deep instruction on Microsoft’s Exchange Server messaging platform
  • Network with leading experts while attending intense, 400-level training sessions
  • Share practical advice and best practices you can immediately implement into your day-to-day activities
  • Meet with Microsoft Program Managers, provide feedback, and make a direct impact on the future of Exchange technologies
  • Network on an international level with other Exchange professionals within the industry

There are a good range of sessions with some outstanding presenters. My sessions are as follows:

Archiving and Discovery with Exchange 2010 and Office 365

A growing number of businesses face some regulatory pressures to retain and retrieve business data. This session will look at the features available in Exchange 2010 to manage, maintain and retrieve large quantities of data. You will learn about your options for storing data either in large mailboxes, using the archive functionality of Exchange on premises or through archiving to Office 365. We will discuss where and when the different approaches make sense and cover what your options are if you already have a vast amount of data stored in an existing archiving platform.


Designing Exchange 2010 for Site Resilience (It’s more than just technology!)

Exchange 2010 brings great technical wealth in its ability to be deployed in a site resilient way. However do you really need this level of complexity. This session will discuss the business drivers which drive site resilient design. We will then dive into the technical elements which make enable us to make Exchange deployments site resilient, including CAs, Mailflow, Load Balancers, and of course the DAG. You should come away from this session with a clear idea of whether Site Resilience is sensible for you, and how to weight up the various design decisions needed to deploy, and more importantly operate a site resilient model successfully.


So all in all, it should be a great event and I look forward to seeing a bunch of friendly faces in the crowd!