Exchange 2007 TechNet Labcasts for December 2008

There is a 5 part labcast series on Exchange 2007 in December. These are Labcasts that require a longer commitment than webcasts typically do.

TechNet Labcast: Exchange Server 2007 (Part 1 of 5): Installing Service Pack 1 and Transitioning from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
Friday, December 5, 2008
11:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M. Pacific Time

TechNet Labcast: Exchange Server 2007 (Part 2 of 5): Configuring an Edge Server and Compliance and Retention Using Exchange Server 2007 RTM (Level 200)
Thursday, December 11, 2008
11:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M. Pacific Time

TechNet Labcast: Exchange Server 2007 (Part 3 of 5): Managing and Administering Exchange Server 2007 Using the Management Console and Management Shell (Level 200)
Friday, December 12, 2008
11:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M. Pacific Time

TechNet Labcast: Exchange Server 2007 (Part 4 of 5): Configuring Unified Messaging and Enabling Remote Client Access (Level 200)
Thursday, December 18, 2008
11:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M. Pacific Time

TechNet Labcast: Exchange Server 2007 (Part 5 of 5): Using Local Continuous Replication and Cluster Continuous Replication (Level 200)
Friday, December 19, 2008
11:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M. Pacific Time

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William Lefkovics on November 25, 2008 at 04:49 AM
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Exchange Connections Fall 2008 in Las Vegas, NV


120x240_ExchConn_BeThereIt's almost that time of the year again.  Or rather, that time of the fall again. The Connections conferences enjoy success in the Spring in the Southeast US in Orlando, FL and in the fall in sunny Las Vegas, NV.

I am honoured to be presenting a couple of sessions on Exchange Server 2007 at Exchange Connections this year in Las Vegas. 

The Exchange Connections event is one hub in a series of connections split between development and administration. Exchange Connections will also incorporate more Unified Communications sessions than in previous conferences.

I'll be there.

William Lefkovics





 

William Lefkovics on October 28, 2008 at 12:30 AM
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Microsoft Announces Office Communication Server 2007 R2

Microsoft has formally announced the upcoming release of Office Communication Server 2007 RC2. They call this a minor update to the successful OCS 2007.

The biggest changes coming with the R2 release are:

  • Dial-in audioconferencing. 
    Desktop sharing. 
    Persistent group chat.
  • Attendant console and delegation. 
    Session Initiation Protocol trunking. 
    Response group.
    Mobility and single-number reach.
  • APIs and Visual Studio integration.

The worldwide product launch is scheduled for February 2009.

William Lefkovics

William Lefkovics on October 16, 2008 at 09:00 AM
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Technet Webcast: Exchange Server 2007 Storage Deep Dive

Those lucky enough to attend Interact 2008 earlier this year may have witnessed Ross Smith's excellent presentation on Exchange 2007 Storage. For the rest of us, Ross is presenting a Technet Webcast entitled "Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Storage Deep Dive (Level 300)".

The 90 minute presentation is on Friday July 18, 2008 at 8:00AM Pacific Time.

"In this webcast, we provide advanced training and tools to help you design the right storage architecture for your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 deployment, with an emphasis on the Mailbox  server role."
William Lefkovics

William Lefkovics on July 17, 2008 at 11:17 AM
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Interact 2008

I am attending Microsoft's Inaugural event focusing on Unified Communications. The sessions and labs of course cover intermediate level topics on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007.

If Real-time communications and unified messaging are a significant part of your position, then consider Interact 2009 as a learning and networking opportunity. (interact09.com was reserved at the same time as interact08.com). I should warn you though, it seems speakers have been programmed to use the word 'Interoperability' a minimum number of times per session. Oh sure there is a good reason...

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William Lefkovics on April 7, 2008 at 08:29 AM
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UK Exchange User Group - Events for Jan/Feb 2008

Here are the details of the January MMMUG meeting.

This event will be held in London at the MS offices near Victoria.  Ben Appleby from MCS will be back to talk us through all things backup and recovery.  The session will take a detailed look at the System Center Data Protection Manager platform in relation to Exchange and will delve into the concept of VSS backups be that software or hardware snapshots.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday 23rd January.

 

To sign up see the thread here:

http://www.mmmug.co.uk/forums/thread/1862.aspx

 

Here are the details of our February MMMUG meeting.

This event will be held in London at the MS offices near Victoria.

This month we have our most popular speaker back! Yes; Jason Langridge will be with us this time talking all about Window Mobile device management. Jason will cover the recently announced System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 and enhancements to Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1.   Jason will run through all the options and let us know what is the best route for management.

Jason will also share the roadmap for Windows Mobile.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday 27th February.

 

To sign up see the thread here:

http://www.mmmug.co.uk/forums/thread/1863.aspx

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Q&A With The Exchange MVP Experts Chat

Microsoft invites you to attend a Q&A with the Microsoft Exchange Server MVPs. In this chat Exchange MVPs will be on hand to answer your questions about Exchange Server, Outlook and Exchange for Small Business Server. So if you are thinking of upgrading to Exchange Server 2007 or have questions about Exchange Server 2003 we hope you can join us for this informative online chat!

Held on 2 dates/times

Chat 1: December 5th at 10am PDT
Chat 2: December 12 at 5pm PDT
Where: TechNet Chat Room
www.microsoft.com/technet/community/chats/chatroom.aspx
Password: Public Chat no password required

There is also a similar chat being held on the subject of security.  In this chat the MVP experts will answer your questions regarding online safety issues such as phishing, spyware, rootkits as well as server related topics. If you have questions on how to protect your PC, please bring them to this informative chat.

When:  December 11th at 4pm PDT
Where: TechNet Chat Room
www.microsoft.com/technet/community/chats/chatroom.aspx
Password: Public Chat no password required

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December MMMUG Meeting (UK)

Here are the details of the December UK MMMUG meeting.

This event will be held in London at the new MS offices near Victoria. This month Russ Kirk (Grey Convergence), Neil Johnson and Keith Hanna (both from Microsoft) will lead the session.

The session will give a detailed introduction to the concept of Unified Messaging in Exchange 2007. We will then show how to set this up and discuss pros and cons of Exchange UM verses other UM solutions.

The meeting will be held on Thursday 13th December. Directions to the venue and instructions for signing up to the event can be found at http://www.mmmug.co.uk/forums/thread/1700.aspx.

The meeting will be a mixture of PowerPoint and Discussions so there will be plenty of time to run through your questions.

The agenda for the meeting will be as follows:

18:15 - 18:40            Arrival

18:40 - 18:45            Introduction to speakers and the aims of the group

18:45 - 19:30            1st session; Russ, Neil and Keith, Introducing Exchange UM

19:30 - 19:50            Food!

19:50 - 20:45            2nd session; Russ, Neil and Keith, Demonstrating the configuration of UM and Discussion of Competitors.

20:45 - 21:00            Q and A; Summing up and suggestions for future meetings.

21:00                        The End!

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October MMMUG Meeting

This month we have something completely different! Firstly a new venue for MMMUG, the Radisson Edwardian in Mayfair. http://www.radissonedwardian.com/londonuk_mayfair

This event is also at a slightly different time than normal and, whilst it I understand it may make it a little harder to attend for some I hope you will be able to make it.

As you may know MS in combination with some big partners will be running a series of Unified Communication Roadshow events during October and this MMMUG event will follow directly after the event on Thursday October 25th hosted by Dimension Data. Directions to the venue can be found at the above link.

Continuing the different feel to the event, we will be trying out a completely new format. The focus point will be a panel session made up of Eileen Brown, Mark Deakin, Brett Johnson and Jason Langridge. The panel will be there to discuss your questions and to have a look at the future of Unified Communications. Surrounding the panel session there will be food and drink and a chance to have a hands on look at the MS Unified Communications technologies (Exchange UM, LCS, OCS etc).

To sign up post in the thread here.

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September MMMUG Meeting

Our September MMMUG meeting will be held in London at the new MS offices near Victoria. This month we have Ben Appleby from MCS back, who helped lead the great session we had in July. The topics this time will be Exchange Message Transport with a particular look at Edge Security.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday 26th September. Directions to the venue can be found below.

The meeting will be a mixture of PowerPoint and Discussions so there will be plenty of time to run through your questions.

To sign up post in the thread here.

For Directions to the London location please see the link below:

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/about/map-london.mspx

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