This week in Berlin, Germany, TechEd Europe 2010 is taking place. TechEd is Microsoft’s main educational event providing a week of comprehensive training, hands-on labs and a chance to hear about the future of Microsoft products direct from the source.
If (like myself) you’ve been unable to attend TechEd Europe in Berlin this week you’ll be missing out on a number of fantastic Exchange related sessions, covering what’s new in Exchange 2010 SP1, High Availability and Office 365 amongst others.
The good news is that most of these sessions are available to watch online at the Tech Ed website, and also available to download along with the accompanying PowerPoint decks for offline viewing.
For my (and your) convenience, I’ve collated the Exchange and related sessions below and as they are posted online, I’ll keep this article updated.
Update 1: 21:54 11th Nov – Added COS203, COS208-LNC, SIA303 & SIA304
Update 2: 23:07 13th Nov – Added UNC311, UNC401 & UNC 403
Please note – at least for me, the view online links can be a little flaky, but refreshing the page seems to work. The PPT and WMV links are good though.
UNC203 – What’s New in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1? – Scott Schnoll
This session provides details on the many new features and enhancements in Exchange Server 2010 SP1. We’ll start by covering the new pre-requisites for Service Pack 1, the enhancements and changes to setup and deployment, and the choices of permission models. Then we’ll dive into the enhancements in each server role, covering many of more than 75 new features in SP1, such as mailbox audit logging, new IRM functionality, personal archive enhancements and more.
UNC311 – How Outlook connects to Exchange 2010 Client Access Server – Ross Smith IV
The Client Access Server role in Exchange 2010 brings a lot of new features for the end user, but this session will focus on the improvements for the administrator. We will cover what has evolved and what needs to be understood about the following areas: RPC Client Access, Address Book service, client connection behaviors, and load balancing requirements.
UNC308 – Archiving, Retention and Discovery with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 – Krish Sundaresan
As the volume of email continues to increase, you are likely to be seeking new and better ways to preserve and discover critical email data to meet an array of IT governance, legal and compliance requirements. To help address these needs, Exchange Server 2010 introduced integrated archiving and discovery capabilities. This session offers a technical overview and demonstration of the features and functionality delivered in Exchange 2010 and SP1.
UNC215-LNC – Exchange 2010 Solutions from HP and Microsoft for Simplified Messaging – Michael Kohs; Tim Doering
Today’s businesses are becoming more and more reliant on email messaging but at the same time, an increasing number of users and mailboxes has lead to uncertainties about the cost and performance of messaging solutions. Learn about HP’s building blocks for building a variety of Exchange implementations, ranging from small and medium sized to large-scale datacenter deployments. With these unique HP building blocks, customers will benefit from: – Increased business efficiency by seamlessly converging the infrastructure stack, using proven industry standard components – Easy setup, management and monitoring using HP’s renowned software suite – Best in class reliability and variety of choices for high-availability solutions – Lower total cost of ownership through savings in floor space, power, cooling and optimized $/GB Learn how only HP can help you to build a high-availability, cost-effective and simple, yet high-performing environment when migrating to Microsoft Exchange 2010.
UNC401 – Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: High Availability Deep Dive (including changes introduced by SP1) – Scott Schnoll
Go far beyond the basics of Exchange High Availability and learn what’s really going on under the hood in an Exchange 2010 database availability group (DAG). This session covers key aspects of the inner workings of DAGs, including a deep dive technical discussion on how DAGs rely on quorum and how the DAG witness and witness server are used. You’ll also gain a solid understanding of Active Manager and it’s best copy selection process. This session also includes details on the continuous replication and database copy management improvements added in SP1.
UNC403 – Native Data Protection in Exchange 2010 SP1 – Ross Smith IV
This session will explain how Exchange 2010 can protect data with features such as mailbox resiliency, single item recovery, and the lagged copy. We will demonstrate how to use Single Item Recovery and Lagged Copies, and look at how these features can replace traditional point-in-time backups for customers, while lowering costs.
COS201 – Office 365: What’s Coming Soon – Jennifer Pisani, Ural Cebeci, Eron Kelly
This session provides a preview of our next generation cloud productivity services, Office 365 (previously known as Business Productivity Online Standard Suite). Office 365 brings together cloud versions of our most trusted email, communication and collaboration software, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online with our familiar Office Professional Plus desktop suite. In this session we will demonstrate how the messaging and collaboration capabilities in now Office 365 has evolved as the latest server technology is deployed in this collection of hosted enterprise software services. Join us for an interactive conversation on the future of productivity and to learn more about Office 365!
COS302 – Office 365: Identity and Access Solutions – Dan Kershaw
This session provides a preview of the identity and access solutions in the next generation of the Business Productivity Online Standard Suite (Office 365). The session will focus on how authentication works for both web apps and rich client apps, how to enable single sign-on (SSO) using corporate AD credentials and AD FS 2.0 to Office 365 services, and the different SSO deployment options for Office 365 services.
UNC204 – BPOS/S Exchange Online – Notes from the field – Neil Johnson
During this session we will take a look at BPOS/S Exchange Online customer deployments in the real world. What problem areas were discovered during the planning, deployment and migration phases and how they were resolved. Also some practical experience of planning for Office 365deployments with Beta customers. This session aims to provide some real world insight into planning for and deploying Exchange Online into your organisation.
COS202 – Microsoft Live@edu: Moving Your School Communication and Collaboration to the Cloud – Ann Vu, David Fisher, Massimo Marzocchi
Moving email to the cloud is a big trend in Education. Lots of schools are also looking at how to leverage cloud solutions for collaboration. Microsoft Live@edu is part of Microsoft’s S+S solutions and provides communication and collaboration services for educational institutions at no cost. Join us in this session and become part of a family of thousands of schools that have chosen Live@edu? We outline the current features of a Live@Edu implementation, touching upon key IT and end user scenarios. We also discuss how you can extend Live@edu to best fit your school needs, demonstrate Office Web Apps for the newest release of Microsoft Exchange on the cloud, and provide a sneak preview of where we are headed in the future with SharePoint based collaboration and productivity.
COS203 – Implementing Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite (BPOS): Planning, Preparation and Migration – Tom Ligon, Philippe Maurent
This session provides guidance for individuals responsible for coordinating and performing customer deployment and migration activities related to migrating customers from their current environment to BPOS-Standard. This session guides attendees through three key deployment project phases: Plan, Prepare, and Migrate, focusing on the tasks handled by partners and customers, and providing a high-level review of tasks handled internally by Microsoft services teams. This session does not cover processes that occur prior to deployment (Sales and Initial Assessment) and post-deployment (Operations).
COS208-LNC – A Walkthrough of the next version of BPOS now called Office 365 – David Anderson
This session will take you through the key features of the future release of the BPOS platform (now called Office 365). We will cover the Onboarding and Administration portals and the new interfaces with Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync, as well as how to access managing users and groups, commerce, mailbox migrations, and support.
SIA303 – Better Together: Mail Protection and Routing Scenarios with FOPE and Office 365 – Cristian Mora, Wendy Wilkes
The next release of FOPE will have new capabilities that not only enable new Office 365 cloud-based application suite and BPOS customers to route mail via FOPE for filtering, but also enable all FOPE customers to configure secure cross-premise hybrid mailflow scenarios that can help customers seamlessly move mail infrastructure to the cloud while maintaining existing investments and configuration. We will present and demonstrate these scenarios and describe the underlying architecture.
SIA304 – Information Protection for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 and Exchange Online using AD RMS – Tejas Patel
Learn about new Exchange 2010 SP1 and Exchange Online IRM capabilities that protect content on premises and in the cloud, using AD RMS.
Keep checking this post for updates, and if there’s any good TechEd Europe 2010 Exchange-related sessions online that I’ve missed, let me know in the comments.