This is a big week for Paul Robichaux and myself because we start our first Exchange 2010 SP1 “maestro” seminar in Boston on Wednesday morning; we then follow things up with a similar event in Anaheim from Monday to Wednesday next week.
This is a joint production with Penton Communications, the people who publish Windows IT Pro Magazine. Paul and I have both written articles for the magazine for years now and it’s great to have an opportunity to do something different with them. We hope to be able to run other events after this pair – the material that we have is copious and (I think) in-depth, but the chance to run through it in front of a live audience can only improve the quality and insight of the information we want to deliver about Exchange 2010 SP1.
Below is the note that’s just gone out to attendees. You’ll see that we kept our tongue firmly in cheek when we sent this communication – and that’s because although the training is important, we also plan to have some fun and hope that the participants will enjoy this seminar more than any other event they have attended. I guess time will tell…
PS. If you can’t get to one of our seminars, why not buy a book to help with your deployment of Exchange 2010 SP1. And if you do, please consider consider Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP1: Inside Out.
Thank you very much for registering to attend Essentials Workshop: Become an Exchange 2010 Maestro in Boston. We’ve been working on the content and labs for this event for the last six months and are really looking forward to sharing the product of that effort with you. This note is to give you a heads-up about some aspects of the event so that you are fully prepared to extract maximum value over the three days that we’ll be spending together.
Even though Tony worked for HP and has an interest in printer inks, we don’t believe in killing masses of trees to print everything off – nor do we want you to run up big FedEx bills to ship heavy printouts home. We will provide you with access to PDF versions of all of the PowerPoint decks that we use through a password-protected web site. You’ll receive the password and details of the web site at the seminar. Clearly this material is protected by copyright so we’d appreciate if you don’t share it with others.
You’ll probably need a small amount of free space on your system disk but this shouldn’t be a problem given the size of the whopping disks installed into laptops these days.The virtual machines used for the labs will be provided to you on an external drive that you are free to take away after the event to use for further testing. Please make sure that you come with a suitable laptop as you will not be able to participate in the labs otherwise. We will not have extra machines available at the event.
Again, thank you for registering to attend Essentials Workshop: Become an Exchange 2010 Maestro in Boston. We promise we will do our best to communicate as much information as we can over the three days.
We look forward to seeing you,
Tony Redmond (washed up HP executive and general dabbler in Exchange) http://thoughtsofanidlemind.wordpress.com/
Brian Desmond (Lab Master and general Technical Guru) http://briandesmond.com/