Messaging and Collaboration


Get best practices for managing and monitoring your messaging environment. Find out how you can verify the overall health of your Exchange Server messaging environment by using the Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool and Microsoft Operations Manager 2005. Learn about the latest enhancements included in Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and get a look into the future for Exchange. Learn and explore high availability through clustering and design. Also see how Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 enables secure, instant messaging and how to integrate real-time communication and presence into your business applications. Discover how to leverage Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server to interact effectively with your line-of-business applications like SAP; learn best practices for deploying, managing, aggregating, and searching Windows SharePoint Services sites– and how these products, along with other Microsoft Office System products and technologies like Microsoft Office Project Server help you create highly scalable portal and collaboration solutions to meet your business and technical needs. Developers and IT professionals alike will see how to build custom, robust collaboration solutions and easily manage them.

  1. Common Troubleshooting and Support Issues for Exchange Server 2003
  2. Accessing Exchange Server from Your Mobile Device
  3. Designing High Performance Exchange Server 2003 Storage Solutions
  4. Live Communications Platform: Architecting, Deploying and Building Custom Solutions
  5. Outlook Anywhere Client Access to Exchange 2003 over the Internet
  6. Migrating from IBM Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Collaboration Solutions
  7. Upgrading from Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003
  8. Monitoring Exchange Server with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
  9. SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Best Practices for an Implementation
  10. Developing Site Definitions and Templates for Windows SharePoint Services
  11. Project: Collaboration with the Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management Solution and Windows SharePoint Services
  12. Maximizing SAP with Microsoft Technologies
  13. SharePoint Products and Technologies: Issues and Problems Solved
  14. Exchange 2003: SP2 and the road ahead
  15. Exchange 2003: Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts

Title: Common Troubleshooting and Support Issues for Exchange Server 2003

Abstract:This session covers the top Exchange 2003 Support issues that are coming into Support Services -- explaining those problems and ways to troubleshoot them. We also cover the tools that we have available to ease the troubleshooting process.

Australian Speaker: Justin Ryall

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Title: Accessing Exchange Server from Your Mobile Device

Abstract:This session discusses and demonstrates how Exchange 2003 provides secure and affordable remote and mobile access to email and PIM information across a range of mobile devices. Come discover how to leverage the mobile capabilities of Exchange Server 2003 and the new mobility features available in SP2!

Australian Speaker: Kristian Andaker

New Zealand Speaker: Kristian Andaker

 


 

Title: Designing High Performance Exchange Server 2003 Storage Solutions

Abstract:Exchange is an I/O intensive application. Learn how to design a high-performance, scalable and highly available storage solution for your Exchange 2003 servers. Included in this session are best practices for sizing, designing and troubleshooting storage solutions that provide high performance and high availability. Also included are details on assessing your current environment and improving it using industry standard tools freely available, and description of five typical storage topologies for high-performance Exchange 2003.

Australian Speaker: Michael Przytula

New Zealand Speaker: Michael Przytula

 

 

Title: Live Communications Platform: Architecting, Deploying and Building Custom Solutions

Abstract:This session discusses in detail topologies and architecture required for a successful Live Communications Server 2005 enterprise deployment. Additionally, this discussion covers best practices for working with Active Directory, design considerations, migration from Exchange IM and troubleshooting techniques. This session explores ways that developers can leverage the Live Communications Platform in their applications. It introduces our three calls to action for every application: Ubiquitous Presence, Instant Communications and Contextual Collaboration. This session shows how Windows and Live Communications Server come together to provide a platform for developing presence and communications enabled applications. It details the ways developers can leverage the Live Communications platform, the tools available, and where to get more information.

Australian Speaker: Sandra Lee-Joe

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Title: Outlook Anywhere Client Access to Exchange 2003 over the Internet

Abstract:Explore how to successfully and securely deploy Outlook Web Access, RPC over HTTP, Exchange ActiveSync, and Outlook Mobile Access. Learn in detail how the Exchange front-end/back-end architecture works, and about new features in Exchange Server 2003. Hear about various deployment scenarios and gain an understanding of the necessary Exchange and firewall configurations needed to support them. Also included in this session are details on how to publish Exchange services to Internet clients using ISA Server.

Australian Speaker: Kristian Andaker

New Zealand Speaker: Kristian Andaker

 

 

Title: Migrating from IBM Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Collaboration Solutions

Abstract:Learn why and how customers have migrated from IBM Lotus Notes to Exchange Server and other Microsoft Colloboration Solutions. We review best practices, major business reasons for migration, how migrations were planned and executed, and which resources--including those offered by Microsoft and partners--were selected and used. Both messaging and application migrations are reviewed.

Australian Speaker: Charlie Chung

New Zealand Speaker: Charlie Chung

 


 

Title: Upgrading from Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003

Abstract:This session offers best practices and prescriptive guidance for upgrading from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003, including important information about key issues around transport, troubleshooting, routing, public folders, message routing, 8 bit MIME, and third-party software. See step-by-step examples on upgrading to Active Directory and moving mailboxes to Exchange 2003.

Australian Speaker: Charlie Chung

New Zealand Speaker: Charlie Chung

 

 

Title: Monitoring Exchange Server with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005

Abstract:Learn how to use MOM 2005 to effectively manage and monitor your Exchange Server environment to ensure optimum service and server availability. This session includes Active Directory Management Pack optimization, best practices, and implementation details.

Australian Speaker: Charlie Chung

New Zealand Speaker: Charlie Chung

 


 

Title: SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Best Practices for an Implementation

Abstract:Come to this session and learn the best practices on designing a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 implementation. This session discusses the ten key areas of planning that need to be considered in your design, why you should consider developing a SharePoint Planning Team and what to do if you've already deployed portal server and need to make adjustments to your design. The advice is straight-forward and based in the experience of working with many clients in many different scenarios. If you manage or design for SharePoint Portal Server 2003, you should attend this session.

Australian Speaker: Gayan Peiris

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Title: Developing Site Definitions and Templates for Windows SharePoint Services

Abstract:Site definitions are the most powerful, flexible way to customize existing sets of SharePoint sites or create entirely new classes of sites designed to address specific business needs. Learn how to use a combination of XML instructions and ASP.NET pages to design solutions that users can self-provision just by selecting a template in Windows SharePoint Services. In this session, we build a solution that involves custom lists, views, pages, Web Parts, Web services, and design elements. Come see and learn the same techniques that were used to provide key functionality for Visual Studio Team System, BizTalk Server, Class Server, Microsoft CRM, MBS Business Portals, and (of course) SharePoint Portal Server.

Australian Speaker: John Hodgson

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Title: Project: Collaboration with the Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management Solution and Windows SharePoint Services

Abstract:The Microsoft Office EPM Solution and Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) are tightly integrated to provide organizations with the ultimate project collaboration solution. Learn about how these products interact, the interfaces, customization with WSS and EPM, best practices and how tos for rollout and planning.

Australian Speaker: Penelope Lewin and Pcubed

New Zealand Speaker: Penelope Lewin and Pcubed

 

 

Title: Maximizing SAP with Microsoft Technologies

Abstract:Microsoft and SAP have a successful ten year relationship, however, we do have competing portal technologies. Before you decide on a portal for your enterprise, you should take a look at what Microsoft has to offer with SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) and other integrated Microsoft technologies. Not only does SPS provide an enterprise portal solution that integrates with SAP, but Microsoft also provides SAP integration with BizTalk, InfoPath, Office, and a number of others, to produce compelling solutions for your environment. This session outlines the benefits of using Microsoft technologieswith a significant portion of the session devoted to an in-depth demonstration that highlights a real-life scenario where SAP is integrated with familiar Microsoft applications and tools. This session gives you the information you need to decide on the right solution for you.

Australian Speaker: Stephen Jeffries

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Title: SharePoint Products and Technologies: Issues and Problems Solved

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Australian Speaker: John Hodgson

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Title: Exchange 2003: SP2 and the road ahead

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Australian Speaker: Raj Natarajan

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Title: Exchange 2003: Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts

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Australian Speaker: Raj Natarajan

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