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Washington, DC
Tues. Feb. 2

Waltham, MA
Thurs. Feb. 4

Chicago, IL
Tues. Feb. 9

Austin, TX
Wed. Feb 10

Dallas, TX
Thurs. Feb. 11

New York, NY
Tues. Feb. 23

Alpharetta, GA
Thurs. Feb. 25

Los Angeles, CA
Tues. Mar 2

Denver, CO
Wed. Mar 3

San Francisco, CA
Thurs. Mar 4

Bellevue, WA
Tues. Mar. 9

Bloomington, MN
Thurs. Mar 11








Exchange Server 2010 has arrived and as with any major release, questions, concerns, rumors and speculations are everywhere. Whether you’re planning to make the move sooner rather than later or are in the more conservative wait-and-see research mode, everyone is looking for answers to separate fact from fiction once and for all. So here’s your chance to start the New Year off on a high note with an exclusive opportunity to discover all the pros and cons of Exchange Server 2010 and what they mean to you – without paying a dime to find out or wasting countless hours scouring the Web in vain.

Gain FREE admission to “Strategic Messaging--Exchange Server 2010” and return to the office with a rock-solid understanding of all the new performance and reliability enhancements, potential cost savings, updated security initiatives and definitive answers to any and all compatibility and complexity questions that you might have. (You'll also be the first to receive a comprehensive breakdown of all the little-known features and functions that have yet to be revealed.) PLUS, this is a rare opportunity to ask your toughest Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 questions directly to Microsoft’s top tech gurus in addition to hearing an independent expert’s unbiased opinion at the very same time. Any and all questions and comments, compliments and complaints will be taken in a no-holds-barred interactive forum that sets this unique event apart from the rest.

This free half-day seminar features 20-year messaging industry veteran and Microsoft MVP, Lee Benjamin as he discusses the evolution of Exchange Server, the limits and the pain points of previous versions, and considerations to keep in mind when making the decision about moving to Exchange Server 2010. In addition, Lee reviews real-life migration scenarios so you can benefit from those that have gone before you.

Space is limited so apply for FREE admission today.

Admission is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis so apply online today or call Jen Tobin at 781-657-1329 and she’ll take your application to attend in less than 2 minutes.

Session 1: Exchange 2010: Accelerate Your Understanding

Led by Lee Benjamin

This session begins by examining the history of Exchange and the issues and pain points of the earlier versions, such as memory, database, and scalability limits, as well as DR and clustering complexity, to name just a few. It will then go on to examine Exchange Server 2010 as the next evolutionary step from Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007. Our expert speaker Lee Benjamin also discusses the architecture of Exchange 2010, and drills down into some of the improved features in the latest version, such as:

  • Topology changes: what are implications in moving from the Front-End/Back-End topology of 2003, to the 5 Role’s in 2007, and enhancements in 2010 such as moving MAPI/Outlook access to the CAS and off the Mailbox server role
  • The Database Availability Group (DAG): perhaps the single most significant change in the Exchange Server design, a look at the storage model that supports DAGs, and what does this say about good old backup and recovery
  • High availability and resilience features: IT can now configure up to 16 Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 mailbox servers to provide automatic database-level recovery from a database, server or network failure
  • Performance: learn how transitioning to Exchange 2010 decreases IOPS by 70% for Exchange 2007 users and by 90% for Exchange 2003 users
  • Transition and migration: how to get from Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2003 or potentially earlier versions, what tools are available, and where to go for the most up to date information
  • And more

Lee finishes his session with a live Q&A session during which he will take questions from the audience and provide his personalized expert advice.

Session 2: Introduction to Exchange Server 2010

Led by Microsoft

Exchange Server 2010 is the cornerstone of Microsoft’s unified communications solution.  Hear how this latest release helps customers achieve new levels of reliability and performance, by delivering features that help simplify administration, protect communications, and delight users.  This session will highlight key innovations and enhancements made in Exchange 2010 across three product investment areas: “Flexible and Reliable”, “Anywhere Access”, and “Protection and Compliance”.

Technical Solution Sessions

Exchange 2010: Three Server and Storage Architecture Models from Dell to Maximize Your ROI
Led by Dell

Assisting and Accelerating Upgrades to Exchange Server 2010
Led by CommVault

Best Practices for Migrating to and Managing Exchange 2010
Led by Quest Software

Speaker Biographies

Lee Benjamin
Messaging Architect, ExchangeGuy Consulting 

With over 20 years experience in the messaging industry, Lee Benjamin is an expert on Microsoft Exchange and related technologies. Since retiring from Microsoft in 1997, he has been a highly sought after consultant for enterprise and medium-sized organizations and software firms. He currently specializes in Exchange 2010 architecture, migration and upgrade advice, and product strategy/positioning for ISV's. He also evaluates and does product testing and training.   Lee is chairman of the largest Exchange user group in the world ExchangeServerBoston, and actively engaged with other groups and organizations including GITCA (formerly Culminis) BostonUserGroups, WindowsBoston, and Virtg. For his involvement with the IT professional user group community, he is recognized as a Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft.   Lee is a regular speaker at industry conferences such as TechEd, Exchange Connections, TechTarget Seminars, and online webinars on topics such as data protection, compliance and eDiscovery, messaging security, mobile access, and unified communications.



Lee Benjamin

Messaging Architect, ExchangeGuy Consulting 


8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM Exchange 2010: Accelerate Your Understanding
Led by Lee Benjamin
10:00 AM Break and Networking Time
10:15 AM

Introduction to Exchange Server 2010

Led by Microsoft
11:00 AM Technical Solution Sessions
12:00 PM

Event Concludes


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