Hey - Jeff and I have just been doing our top 16 sessions (and maybe a couple more :) ) for TechEd this year. We're looking for your feedback again!
Messaging and Mobility
Server and Management
What do you think??
Scripting for IT Professionals Who Can't Write Code. Now thats a cool topic and I know there are plenty of people who could benefit from it. Excellent, can I present it?
Office 2007/Sharepoint v3?
When can we register for TechEd 2006 in Australia?
To answer some of these questions:
Mark - Corey Hynes will present this session. It was so popular last year I want him to do it again!
AN - Interested in your thoughts here. I thought we have done clustering well before. Anything specifically you want? What about the RAS/VPN stuff? I could add in something on VPN Quarantining with ISA if you like?
Also Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 have their own dedicated track - its just not posted here yet. Good feedback!!! :)
Matt - registration will be up by the end of the month. I will post a note to keep you all in touch! :)
I'm keen on the whole Scripting for IT Pros..
We always seem to miss out, Blogs for IT pro's are few and far between, swamped by the amount ot dev Blogs out there...
now if only i could get the beancounters to cough up....
What about DPM 2006 to hot backup Virtual Machines dugie talks about it on his blog.
Perhaps an addendum for Securing Your Data with Microsoft Technologies
Went to Corey's scripting session last year it was funtastic but he did not post the slides on Commnet and I did ask him ;-(
How about anything around "Crossbow" mobility and its implications on both E12 and E2K3 / Security features.
Streewth, no SQL Server topics??!! (c:
Include "Expressions" products - convince techies that they have a creative side, and that Microsoft hasn't ceeded that whole market to Adobe.
Can't wait to see some of the programming topics.
Developer tracks?? (is this what everything else in the world revolves around?? 8)
Developers developers developers!!
Ben - I just posted the developer track to the category - take a look
Jeff - Expression will be in the web developer track along with IIS 7.0 etc
Greg - Database and BI track is still to come
David - DPM...Hmm we did that last year - do many people wanna see a repeat with more deployment details? Perhaps. Id like to see more feedback on that. Probably most people still dont even know what it is! :)
I've had a visitor this week, one of "my boys" David Lemphers has been up in Sydney,
What about MOM and Operations Management? Either 2005 or upcoming v3?
It would be good to see some advanced integration topics covering several products.
I am thinking of things like MIIS performing address book synchonisation between 2 Exchange orgs, an LDAP directory & a third party mail platform such as Lotus Notes, where all directories contain some users & represent different mail environments and a shared namespace example.com is in use. And perhaps a web interface that allows attributes to be set to control where particularly entries flow.
Or another example might be how to manage an environment that has multiple distinct forests, with no trusts permissable by policy, where users commly have accounts in several of the forests, but rarely all. And naturally enoughed mixed and delegated administration responsibility. I know the immediate answer is to change things to result in a single forest, but that is just not possible, or only possible over a timeframe of years, in many cases. Suggestions on how to make life easier or how to provide integration in this type of environment would be good.
Or another example might be configuring sharepoint to provide a highly useable portal comprising of SQL reporting services, MoM consoles / info, SMS consoles / info, procedures, knowledge bases, tasks, project plans(project server?), thrid party web tools, etc aimed at providing an enterprise view / management portal of as much of the environment as possible.
Anyway, some topics covering examples of advanced integration could be good.