I know – where the heck is the Day One post? I will have to post that legacy post later. I am moving on with the current day. Day one was packed with activities to say the least, capped off with a wonderful dinner sponsored by @BetsyWeber of @TechSmith fame.
Day two began with the death march out to the dining hall in the remote wild of Hall C. Luckily, apart from meals, I haven't had any reason to venture all the way back out to Hall C. Being an Exchange-focused geek I have been able to spend all of my time in the same room. Every session has been in B206 or thereabouts. The day has begun with Rand Morimoto’s excellent “EXL305 – Best Practices for Successfully Transitioning to MS Exchange 2010.” Now being 50% of the way through my own Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 migration I knew a lot of the information but I was still able to walk away with 4 or 5 new nuggets which is all I ask for. Rand was very in-depth, helpful and at the end pointed us to a number of resources for further learning.
Rand was then able to assist me in the Exchange TLC booths with some DAG quorum scenarios I have been looking at.
I then hit the Expo Hall to collect my free 15 minute massage from the Exchange team. Show them that you follow @MSFTExchange and you can pick one up too. I plan on getting de-stressed right before the Expo Hall closes at 5pm today.
I had to miss the 10am sessions due to some conference call obligations with my job damn you! But hey, they are footing the bill for me to be here. I plan on catching the web replays as soon as they are available. Now it is off to lunch (grab a water for the walk) and then to the 1:30 sessions. I plan on hitting: “EXL307 Load Balancing with Exchange Server 2010.”
| posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 3:59 AM