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I’ll be speaking at IT/Dev Connections 2016 this October in Las Vegas

For the third year in a row, I’ll be speaking in Vegas once again at IT Dev Connections, a week-long conference covering Enterprise Collaboration, Cloud/Data Center, Development, Mobility, Enterprise Management & much more. This year I’ll be presenting:

Exchange Virtualization Mistakes to Avoid

There are correct and incorrect ways to deploy a virtualized Exchange solution. Uncover the risks of a poorly implemented virtual Exchange solution and how to best avoid them. Learn about:

o Sizing a virtual Exchange solution
o Monitoring a virtual Exchange solution and detecting the early signs of poor performance
o Recovering from failures and misconfigurations

Office 365 Migration and Administration for Small Businesses

Discuss migration options for Small Businesses as well as discuss new features Microsoft is rolling out which small businesses may find useful. Cover the best tools for managing a small Office 365 tenant that still has an on-premises presence (via Directory Synchronization or file services). This session will describe options & provide guidance on the following: Cutover vs Staged vs IMAP vs Hybrid migration options for small businesses; Discuss pros and cons of each option; When directory synchronization makes sense and when it doesn’t; Pros and cons of Azure AD Connect and Exchange management; Windows Server Essentials pseudo-Password Synchronization option; Discuss options the Windows Server Essentials role brings to customers and service providers; Discuss features in Office 365 many customers can take advantage of which they may not be aware of.

Exchange Performance Disaster Recovery and Migration Troubleshoooting

This is a split session, consisting of both disaster recovery and migration troubleshooting content. This session will expand on content from the Exchange Server Troubleshooting Companion.

Taking a spotlight approach to the topics of Performance, Disaster Recovery, and Migration troubleshooting to provide the audience with useful tools/techniques in the field. This session will cover the following topics: Monitoring Exchange in key performance areas to maintain a properly performing Exchange installation; Tools and methodologies for troubleshooting Exchange Performance issues; Common Disaster Recovery scenarios you should prepare for; Methodologies and procedures for navigating Disaster Recovery scenarios; Common hurdles when performing an Exchange migration; Tools and methodologies for troubleshooting and navigating Exchange Migration hurdles.

October in Vegas can be warm at times, but still comfortable. However, the Aria Resort & Casino is always inviting and full of fun. Book your spot now, I hope to see you there & please feel free to chat me up at the conference!

I’ll be speaking at IT/Dev Connections 2015 this September in Las Vegas

In less than two months’ time I’ll be flying up to Vegas once again to speak at IT/Dev Connections, a week-long conference covering Enterprise Collaboration, Cloud/Data Center, Development, Enterprise Management & much more. Following-up from my sessions last year, this year I’ll be presenting:

End-to-End Exchange 2013 Troubleshooting Scenarios

In last year’s session I covered many useful tools & techniques for troubleshooting Exchange Server. Due to popular demand, I’ll be delivering a similar session with a slightly different spin. I’ll be covering commonly seen break-fix scenarios based on real-life customer support calls. We’ll go from identifying the issue, gathering data, resolving the issue, & preventing similar issues from happening again. I’ll showcase useful troubleshooting techniques as well as some lesser known tools to keep in your tool belt.

Storage Configuration Options for Exchange 2013

Much time has been spent debating which storage solution Exchange should be deployed on (often dependent upon cost, simplicity, politics, existing infrastructure, etc.) but this session will instead focus on how to best deploy on the various storage solution options once that decision has been made. I’ll also go into proper storage testing & validation procedures for when it’s time to actually go live with it all.

So while Vegas will likely be pretty hot the week of Sept 14th-17th, The Aria Resort & Casino is quite comfortable. Book your spot now, I hope to see you there & please feel free to chat me up at the conference!