Tech.Ed News (finally!)
I finally have the time to write some lines about Tech.Ed. I can tell you that I've been realy busy, between attending the sessions, working at the Ask The Experts (ATE) and finishing an article for MSExchange.org.
• Exchange Server: Today and Tomorrow - a little bit disapointing, but my expectations were not very high anyway. All the good news were given at Tech.Ed Orlando. Nevertheless it had good demos from Scott Schnoll about the new SP2 functionalities: Direct Push, Sender ID, Public Folders management, better compression of the Offline Address Book (OAB) and IMF. The Exchange 12 subject came up, but nothing really new.
• Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer Tool - a good presentation by Paul Flaherty, filled with demos.
• Designing a High Availability Exchange 2003 Solution - Scott Schnoll at his best, covering several subjects. Lots of good information about Stretched Clusters, but this is a subject which I'll expect to develop a little bit more on a later post.
• Exchange Server Sizing - really good concepts, but sadly the speaker wasn't very fluent with the English language.
Ask The Experts:
About my work at the ATE I can tell it has been so far a great experience, not only for the great questions people ask, but also for the chance of meeting people like Ilse Van Criekinge, Siegfried Weber, Mark Fugatt, Thierry Deman, Neil Hobson, Mark Arnold, Sean O’Driscoll, Scott Schnoll and Paul Flaherty (I hope I didn't forget anyone).
As the rest of the conference, it's the usual (good) stuff. I had the opportunity to meet some Portuguese friends like my fellow MVP Alexandre Janeiro.
Ooopsss! Time to go to another session. See you!