Exchange Server 2010 released last year in October 2009 and Service Pack 1 released on August 25th. It is usually at this time during the product lifecycle that we find a large portion of our customers start down the upgrade planning path to get from their old version of Exchange to the current version. If this applies to you, please keep reading.

This event will start with an overview of Exchange Server 2010 to set the foundation. From there we will move to planning considerations followed by key tasks for getting from Exchange Server 2003 or 2007 to Exchange Server 2010. We will conclude with information on what is new in Service Pack 1. Throughout the session, we will be demoing the tools available as well as walking through an actual upgrade process from Exchange Server 2007 to Exchange Server 2010.

We will cover the following items:

  • Overview of Exchange Server 2010 features
  • Differences between Exchange Server 2003 / 2007 and Exchange Server 2010
  • Pre-requisites for existing Exchange 2003 / 2007 environments
  • Awesome Free tools
  • Certificates and why you should care
  • The upgrade process
  • Purpose of Database Availability Groups

Below is the list of cities, dates and registration links


City MVP Registration Link
October 6, 2010 Denver, CO Jason Sherry Registration
October 8, 2010 Phoenix, AZ Brian Ricks Registration
October 15, 2010 San Francisco, CA Rand Morimoto Registration
October 20, 2010 Los Angeles, CA Brian Ricks Registration
October 21, 2010 Irvine, CA Brian Ricks Registration
October 26, 2010 Bellevue, WA Devin Ganger Registration

Check in will start at 7:30 AM and I plan to kick things off at 8 AM.  I will be at all these events and will be co-presenting with the MVP in each city.

The MVPs all do Exchange work for a living so they are truly the experts on Exchange and have been working with the product for many, many years.  This is a great opportunity to not only hear about what it takes to get from Exchange 2003 / 2007 to Exchange 2010, but to get insights from the folks who do the work for a living.

Harold Wong