Reminder that our next Wellington Infrastructure User Group meeting is on next week: Tuesday, 8th December 2009, 4.30pm

Exchange Server 2010 Cram Session & Email in the Cloud

Presented by: Peter O’Dowd, Exchange Server MVP - DATACOM
Where: Level 9, South Tower, 68-86 Jervois Quay, Wellington

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4:30 – 5:10pm Exchange Server 2010 Cram Session
Exchange Server 2010 was released last month and comes with a lot of new options. E.g. Database Availability Groups, Roles-based Access Control. MailTips, IRM Integration with Transport rules. Using material Peter recently presented at Exchange Connections in Las Vegas, he will cover:
• Automate mailbox database replication and failover with as few as two servers or across geographically dispersed datacenters
• Maintain availability and fast recovery with up to 16 Exchange-managed replicas of each mailbox database
• Guard against lost e-mail due to Transport Server upgrades or failures, through new built-in redundancy capabilities designed to intelligently redirect mail flow through another available route
• The new Exchange Roles-based Access Control model to empower specialist users to perform specific tasks – like giving compliance officers the ability to conduct multi-mailbox searches – without requiring administrative control
• Share free/busy information with external business partners for fast and efficient scheduling, choosing the level of detail you wish to share
• MailTips that inform your users, before they click send, about message details that could lead to undeliverable or mis-sent e-mails, like accidentally sending confidential information to external recipients, reducing inbox clutter, extra steps, and help desk calls
• Simplify the classification of e-mail with new centrally definable Retention Policies that can be applied to individual e-mail messages or folders
• Enable partners and customers to read and reply to IRM-protected mail–even if they do not have Active Directory Rights Management Services (ADRMS) on premise
• Enable managers to review mail and either approve or block transmission

5:10-5:30pm E-mail in the cloud
Where is email going? Gartner predicts the end of traditional email as cloud-based communication rises. It claims that the market will grow to 20 per cent by 2012. Click here for more So will 20% of mail be in ‘the cloud’ in 3 years? How will that affect us Exchange admins? What options do we and our customers have?
• Install an on-premises deployment with Exchange Server 2010, a Microsoft hosted service with Exchange Online, or a seamless mix of both.