Tech-Ed: Review of Day 4 (part2)
After really waking up, I joined "UNC302 Coexistence and Migration with Exchange Online". It was an insightful session: a lot of customers can benefit from this choice. Probably midsize and smaller companies who have to migrate from a non-Microsoft groupware platform, will be interested in Exchange Online. I was pleased, that also the things that didn't work were discussed. Especially co-existence scenarios will have issues (free/busy for instance).
During lunch the session I planned to take was already full, but after that I attended "CLI02-PD MDOP: not for first timers – we'll demo the new features in App-V 4.5 (formerly Softgrid)". Especially because there was no other Unified Communications session I wanted to follow and just minutes before I received word that the project I am currently involved in, is incorporating application virtulization (although with Softgrid). And I did learn some basic things of the technology.
The session "UNC307 High Availability in Exchange 2007 SP1, Part 2: Disaster Recovery and Site Resilience (SCR deep dive)" was very informative. It covered different total site failures and different strategies coping with them with different implementations: Continuous Clustered Replication (CCR) and Standby Clustered Replication (SCR). This session really opened my eyes when it comes to clustering your Exchange server.
After the last session I decided to skip the next. I didn't feel like I was going to stay awake, so back to the hotel early and take a nap 🙂