Migration projects pose unique challenges for IT Consultants. The goal is to move a customer's server infrastructure into a new product and platform with a process that is both predictable and profitable.
Jeff Middleton will present the concepts of the Microsoft documented "join to domain" approach as well as the options with an updated for SBS 2008 Swing Migration technique. In addition to a technical review of the project path elements, join us for Jeff's insights into the planning strategy concerns on these additional points to be discussed:
* The Transition Timeline & Value Budget
* Establishing Roll-Back, Pause or Completion Goals
* What's implied in Multi-Server Deployments?
* Where is the Automation?
* Including your Value-Add of Quality & Predictability
Jeff Middleton - Founder of SBSmigration.com
Jeff Middleton is well recognized in Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) community worldwide, known as a speaker, author, advisor, and technical community leader. Microsoft has awarded as an SBS-MVP each year since 1999. He's acknowledged for expertise in disaster recovery, domain migration, and a full-range of topics on the SBS and Windows platforms. Based upon 20 years of experience as an SMB consultant and system integrator, he is a consultant to the consultants who have adopted his methodology and support to address server replacement projects. Jeff's name is now synonymous with the "Swing Migration" concept he introduced by establishing SBSmigration.com in 2004 to teach and support the skills and project guides now used in over 60 countries around the world.
Jeff travels constantly as a popular speaker internationally at conferences including the Microsoft Partner Program, Tech Ed, SMBTN, ITA and SMB Nation, as well as the annual SBSmigration.com IT Pro Conference in New Orleans. Jeff has participated in person as a guest speaker to over 50 local IT Pro groups of all sizes in North America, Australia and Europe.
You may reach him through www.SBSmigration.com.