24-27 April 2006
Nice-Acropolis Convention Centre
Microsoft and Windows IT Pro magazine partner to produce the premiere Exchange event bringing IT professionals from around the world together again. Join your community as Microsoft reveals exciting advances impacting Microsoft Exchange, experience cutting edge sessions, take your skills to new levels, and network at awesome parties. If you use Microsoft Exchange this conference is a must to stay competitive.
THE CHALLENGES AHEAD WITH EXCHANGE 12
TONY REDMOND HP
Many challenges lie ahead before Exchange 12 will run
happily in production environments. Microsoft has to complete
coding and ensure that the software is function complete.
Customers have to prepare to move to the new architecture
and determine what changes are necessary in their environment. ISVs
have to update their products to make them work well with Exchange 12. And
the whole Exchange community has to figure out what is the best practice for
design, deployment, management, and support of Exchange 12. All in all, it’s
an exciting time as we look forward to the third generation of Exchange. This
session will lay out some of the challenges and give you some ideas of how
they will affect you.
HASTENING LA VISTA: MICROSOFT GETS
READY TO DELIVER THE NEXT WINDOWS
MARK MINASI MR&D
It’s been since October of 2001 since we got a new version
of Windows desktop... but that’s about to change. In
late 2006, Microsoft will ship “Windows Vista,” better
known to us geeks as NT Workstation 6.0. It will include yet another all-new
GUI, IPv6 networking whether you’re ready or not, tools to let you more easily
manage today’s almost-terabyte discs, and, well, you can find out the rest by
coming to the talk! Veteran Windows pundit Mark Minasi tells you what’s
new, what’s good, and what’s not-so-good about the next Microsoft desktop
OS. But that’s just the start... because 2007 brings Longhorn Server, also
known as NT Server version 6.1. It’ll have all of the Vista goodies, and tons
more. There’s a new AD, increased 64 bitness, some nifty new Terminal
Services and, well, you’ll just have to go to the talk to find out THAT stuff too.
Anyone can tell you about the next Windows, but only Minasi can make you
smile while he seeks to “explain the pane!”
Microsoft Exchange Connections begins 24 April 2006. Register today!