In the late 90’s and first years of the 21st century, our team along with many of you were part of one of the most valuable technical education and community events in the industry. This event, focused entirely on Microsoft Exchange Server, brought together thousands of Exchange administrators, architects, consultants and partners with an abundance of the Exchange product group itself, hunkered down in a conference center to do nothing but soak in the goodness of Exchange.

Together, we shared deep insight about the latest product details and received a tailored education that helped all of you in the community move your infrastructures forward successfully and helped us on the Exchange team build a better product. Along the way, we had a pretty great time together, got to know each other and returned home better for the experience.

After a mysterious ten year hiatus, filled with spirited requests from the community at large, MEC IS BACK!

The premier event for deeply technical information on all things both Exchange Server and now Exchange Online and the best place to engage directly with the Exchange product group and your peers in the community is returning in 2012.

Visit MECisback.com today and in the coming weeks and months to get informed and stay informed about the details of how this conference will make its return. I will be back on EHLO periodically to tell you more. It is going to be epic!

Michael Atalla
Director, Exchange Product Management