TechEd Europe 2012: Wednesday (day 2) quick thoughts

Same as yesterday’s post, some quick thoughts:  Skipped Keynote. I figured that I watch it via Channel9 and get some extra rest. Good decission.  Wi-Fi: Had no real issues, sometimes darkspots or loss of connectivity during walking. In any cas not as disasterous as yesterday. Weeeh! Again some great meet-and-greets and discussions. Looked like even more than yesterday! If that trend continues… šŸ™‚ Airconditioning: the day started colder, but it seemed they turned up the airco. I felt a draft

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TechEd Europe 2012: Tuesday’s (day1) quick thoughts

Just quick post to sum up day 1 (for me, don’t mind the typing errors. I’m dead tired and typing via my iPad): Keynote: nothing earthshattering as most was the same as TechEd North America. WiFi: almost nonexistent until the end (almost a full conference day!). I know MSFT isn’t directly responsible, but come on!  Azure: That stuff is cooool! Definitely something to keep an eye on, IMHO Exchange: no real new stuf, as expected. Although a quick mention of

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See the difference Office 365 can make

Iā€™ve blogged about my own experience regarding Office 365 in the posts Migrating to Office 365 Part 1: Business Case and Migrating to Office 365 Part 2: Exchange Cutover migration tips. I did show a picture of my ā€œserver roomā€, but now I actually have dismantled the physical servers and the difference is best shown in the following pic: To be fair, only the three computers on the floor are active. On the table two switches, a KVM and a

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Some tips for TechEd Europe 2012 and Amsterdam

Edit 30/05/2010: Also check this follow up post More tips for TechEd Europe 2012 and Amsterdam We have just a few week untilĀ TechEd Europe. This will be my fourth TechEdĀ (2008 Barcelona, 2010 Berlin, 2011 Atlanta). I know that for first (or second) time visitors it can be an overwhelming experience. So, to get the most out of it, some tips for TechEd and Amsterdam: TechEd Plan your schedule long before the start of TechEd itself. Sometimes sessions have repeats or

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Migrating to Office 365 Part 1: Business Case

This series of an yet unknown number of blog posts will depict my journey from on-premise services to cloud services. I will describe my situation,Ā the choices I had to make andĀ the issues Iā€™ve encountered. It will be a learning experience I wouldnā€™t want you to miss out on. History I have had a personal Windows Domain for educational purposes for years now. My hypotheses was that by a having a day-by-day environment to upkeep, I would learn important lessonsĀ that I

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OWA 2010 and browsers tidbits

I love Outlook Web App. Itā€™s rich functionality, management capabilities via ECP and especially the multiple browser support for the Premium experience. Yes, you do not need IE for (almost) full functionality anymore. Exchange 2007 OWA Premium still was only supported by IE and I ended up using IE just for OWA2007. In my opinion, IE couldnā€™t compete with Firefox. After an upgrade to Exchange 2010 I fully jousted IE and went on to fully use Firefox with a full

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Attending Tech-Ed 2010 in Berlin!

Tech-Ed 2010 is just a week and a half away. Everything is booked and payed for thanks to my employer OGD, sessions are scheduled, I received my ticket per email today, checked and rechecked my passport. etc. etc. Also I’ve already planned my sessions, mostly Exchange and some Lync sessions. Depending internet access and batterylife, I will try to twitter (@dmstork) and blog a great deal during the days. So, twitter back, post some comments or look me up IRL

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Me, Myself and I

After some gently persuasion of a good colleague I’ve decided to start this blog. I’m Dave Stork, currently 32 years, married with no kids (unless you count the dog). After receiving my masters in biology, i decided to make a career change to IT. Currently I’m 7 years employed by the same company. In those years I have developed myself somewhat as an Microsoft Exchange specialist. What am I going to write about? Probably mostly about my experiences with Microsoft

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