For some of us, it’s already time to start thinking about the next Exchange Connections, which has traditionally been held during the fall Windows Connections. This is the first year Exchange Connections will also be held during the spring conference, and they’ve got the speaker list up. Yes, that’s me up there, for my first full conference as a speaker. I’m excited and nervous at the same time. “What sessions are you presenting?” I hear you ask; well, look no further:
- EXC02: All About SenderID: This session explains the concepts behind SenderID and the Purported Responsible Address (PRA). We’ll walk through how to implement a SenderID solution in your Exchange organization. We’ll focus on the built-in support in Exchange 2003 SP2, but we’ll list some of the common (and free) third-party add-ons. We will examine the history, present, and future of SenderID. We’ll also help you identify where Sender ID will help, where it won’t, and how it stacks up to other proposals such as Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Sender Rewriting Scheme (SRS), and Yahoo!’s DomainKeys.
- EXC03: Best Practices for Exchange 2003 Site and Server Consolidation: (with Missy Koslosky) Interested in learning whether it’s practical to reduce the number of sites and servers in your Exchange Server organization? We’ll discuss the reasons behind site and server consolidation and the methods you can use to consolidate your environment, and tell you when it makes sense to consolidate.
- EXC05: E-Mail Discovery and Compliance on Ice!: Does the phrase “regulatory compliance” strike fear into your heart? This session is a condensed, live verison of the E-mail Discovery and Compliance eBook from Windows IT Pro. We’ll find out how discovery, compliance, archival, and retention (DCAR) are not separate concerns but rather are the cornerstones of an integrated approach to controlling your messaging data. We’ll explore specific business drivers, the components of your Exchange configuration, how to plan your own DCAR solution, and how to gain control over your own challenges through your implementation.
I’m honored to have been selected; there are many fine speakers and writers who will be presenting. I’ve got no easy standard to live up to. You can bet that I’ve taken close note of Jesper Johansson’s all-too-true blog post Death by PowerPoint and I’ve already started thinking of ways to make sure my slide decks don’t wind up being something banned by the Geneva Conventions.
[Ed. The website currently has my name misspelled as “Granger” which is, sadly, not an uncommon mistake. I’ve already alerted the folks and asked them to change it; I am confident they’ll get it straightened out quickly. Thankfully, the brochure has it spelled correctly. You would think that as often as it happens, I’d have learned to not get upset about it, but no, Ganger/Granger is the one mangling of my name that I have little patience for.]
[Ed. Like I figured, the fine folks at Windows IT Pro are all over the case. They’ve already got all the little typos fixed. Amy and Erik, you rock!]