Sunday, October 14, 2007

November MMMUG Meeting


Here are the details of the November MMMUG meeting.

This event will be held in London at the new MS offices near Victoria. This month Doug Gowans from MCS and I will be leading the session.

We will be discussing what steps must be undertaken after installing Exchange to get to a fully serviceable install. We will then show how this can be automated from the command line.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday 28th November. Directions to the venue can be found below.

The meeting will be a mixture of PowerPoint and Discussions so there will be plenty of time to run through your questions.

The agenda for the meeting will be as follows: (although I may tweak the timings slightly)

18:15 - 18:40            Arrival

18:40 - 18:45            Introduction to speakers and the aims of the group

18:45 - 19:30            1st session; Nathan Winters, Dimension Data and Doug Gowans, MCS; Exchange 2007 from the Commands Line.

19:30 - 19:50            Food!

19:50 - 20:45            2nd session; Nathan Winters, Dimension Data and Doug Gowans, MCS; Chalk and Talk discussion about what make a good Exchange 2007 install.

20:45 - 21:00            Q and A; Summing up and suggestions for future meetings.

21:00                        The End!

If you are interested in attending the November MMMUG meeting please sign up by posting in the thread here.

For Directions to the London location please see the link below:

Thanks and looking forward to meeting you all!


Sunday, October 07, 2007

Mark Minasi Forum Meeting

As some of you may know I am have long been a member of the Mark Minasi forum.

This is a brilliant forum with a whole lot of exceptional technical people and a very friendly atmosphere.

Starting in May 2006 I had the chance to attend a forum meeting and spoke on the subject of Exchange ActiveSync. In 2007 this event was repeated and this time I spoke on both VMware and Exchange 2007.

Both these events were excellent and a great chance to meet some new friends and to learn about a wide range of topics from some of the top speakers in the industry.

Well it is coming round to 2008 and again we will be meeting. We are hoping to spread the word a bit this year so for anyone wanting to come and here some great speakers for a very reasonable price take a look at the link below:

I hope to see you there!



London TechNet Roadshow Event


I would like to take this chance to make a comment on an event I went to this week.

On Wednesday 3rd October I went to the TechNet Roadshow event at the MS offices in Cardinals Place, London.

Having been to many of these types of event before I would say that this event was by far the best that I have been to.

MS (Mainly in the form of James and Steve who spoke all day!) have really worked hard to provide an event which in many ways takes after the user group events I have been running.

The day was very much scenario based which meant not an overkill of PowerPoint but to technical guys talking us through live demonstrations using both released and yet to be released (Server 2008) technology.

All in all, this was a brilliant day and my congratulations go to MS and both speakers.