As I typically do, I’m posting links to my slide decks for the presentations I just finished giving. I apologize to the Connections folks; I was supposed to get this done Monday afternoon or Tuesday and got ambushed by a travel-induced migraine.
- (EXC09) Exchange Protection using Data Protection Manager
- (EXC10) DCAR with Exchange
- (EXC11) Upgrading to Exchange Server 2007: Best Practices
Orlando was nice this time of year; not too hot, so the humidity slipped under the radar. It was nice to see a bunch of familiar faces and meet some new ones, and I was very pleased with the attendance at all of my sessions. Doing all three sessions back-to-back is definitely a drain, but the conference organizers helped out a lot by keeping me in the same room for all of them, and had I stayed for a couple of days I’d definitely have had the fun of shuttling back and forth. And I have apparently finally beaten my notorious string of demo failures; my demo DPM environment (provided by Jason Buffington of Microsoft, thank you Jason) worked quite nicely.
For the MMS folks, I can’t put my deck up directly; you’ll need to get it from the MMS CommNet or wait for your attendee DVD to show up. Las Vegas is still completely over the top; the Venetian was opulent and provided a nice venue. For some reason, the casino didn’t seem nearly as intrusive as it could have been (and is in other venues). I am, however, glad I had new shoes — my feet didn’t hurt from all the walking. For the flight home, I picked up 21: Bringing Down the House – Movie Tie-In: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions at the airport and read it cover-to-cover; a great story told well.