Here we are, September almost gone, and it’s time to be seriously thinking about November travel plans already. These plans, of course, include the fabulous Exchange Connections Fall 2007 conference in Las Vegas. Once again, I’m honored to have been selected to speak. I’ll be presenting the following sessions:
- EXC16: Advanced Exchange Protection using Data Protection Manager
Backing up and restoring Exchange servers is an essential part of keeping your messaging infrastructure up and running, even when you’re running an advanced clustering configuration. Why should you consider using the new version of Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (“v2“) to protect your Exchange server clusters? Is it any harder than backing up standalone servers? This session covers protecting Exchange 2003 and 2007 servers clustered configurations, including the new Exchange 2007 replication options.
- EXC17: Exchange Management Shell Annoyances
The Exchange 2007 Management Shell makes full use of the exciting new Windows PowerShell technology. It’s a great command-line management experience, but it’s still not perfect. You may have already been tripped up by annoyances and complications in what seem to be obvious tasks or you may just want to know what dangers lurk beneath the surface. This session will show you some common pitfalls and problems and give you the knowledge to successfully navigate them.
- EXC18: EXC18: Getting Run Over by Exchange 2007
Common knowledge says that upgrading to Exchange 2007 isn’t nearly as hard as the upgrade from Exchange 5.5. That’s not to say that it doesn’t present its own set of challenges—and if you’re caught by them, it will still feel like getting run over by a truck. This session will present some of the common gotchas and how to avoid them. Be at the head of the upgrade parade, not caught in the wheels.
This is going to be a good show; I’m looking forward to hanging out with fellow 3Sharpies Paul Robichaux and David Gerhardt, former 3Sharpie Doug VanBenthuysen, and a host of other really smart people that it’s always fun (and intimidating) to get to hang out with. I hope we’ll see you there too!
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