TechNet Webcast: Topologies and Routing for Exchange Server 2007 (Level 300)

Historically, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 routing was designed to enable mail delivery over early point-to-point networks using discrete next-hop solutions. It had evolved little to take advantage of the advancements in network technologies. Learn how mail routing works in the Exchange Server 2007 environment using IP networks and Active Directory Site Topologies. Discover how Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange 200x mailflow interoperability works. Hear about recommended topology and deployment best practices. We also show how administrators can maintain their network by adjusting spam and virus settings and implementing the appropriate security policies, as well as how end-users can use simple and familiar interfaces to recover junk e-mail and apply message classifications.

Presenter: Todd Luttinen, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

TechNet Webcast: Disaster Recovery and SCR Deep Dive (Level 300): High Availability in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (Part 2 of 2)

Are you prepared for outages that affect e-mail service or data availability? Have you defined recovery strategies and procedures for disasters big and small? In this webcast, we cover the recommended strategies for protecting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 messaging service and data, with an emphasis on the ultimate disaster: a full site failure. Join us as we dive deep into standby continuous replication (SCR), which was designed with these disasters in mind.

Presenter: Scott Schnoll, Principal Technical Writer, Microsoft Corporation


TechNet Webcast: CCR vs. Other High Availability Solutions (Level 300): High Availability in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (Part 1 of 2)

Are you digging out your backups every time there is a failure? Are you paying a lot for hardware replication that promises zero data loss? Join us in this webcast to learn about the advantages of cluster continuous replication (CCR) over other high availability solutions and get a deep dive into CCR internals.

Presenter: Ayla Kol, Program Manager II, Microsoft Corporation

TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of Exchange Server 2007 (Part 08 of 24): Introduction to Windows PowerShell (Level 200)

At last I think I have cracked it so I can download these TechNet Webcasts as a video podcast to my Zune!
Will post more as I get round to it, but here is the first one! .. Enjoy .. the RSS is:
TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of Exchange Server 2007 (Part 08 of 24): Introduction to Windows PowerShell (Level 200)
Original Air Date: February 14, 2007

In this installment of our 24-hour learning series on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, we explore the new command-line interface, Windows PowerShell. Over the course of the next two sessions, we examine Windows PowerShell and provide examples of how to use it to manage Exchange Server 2007. We describe the new interface, outline the concepts behind it, and illustrate the language Windows PowerShell uses for scripting. Attend this presentation to learn more about operators, conditions, and other scripting techniques for building your first cmdlets, single-feature command-line tools used to manipulate objects in Windows PowerShell. To complete the homework that is associated with this webcast series, you can register and attend the live Labcast Series, or you can register for a self-paced Virtual Lab

Introducing the Microsoft Certified Master Credential

So just got this in an email and wanted to share with you:

Thank you for registering for and/or attending our Microsoft Certified Master Live Meeting on July 30, 2008. You’ll find a link to the session recording and a few other resources below.

To those of you who had trouble logging in to the morning meeting due to the incorrect link we sent you; I apologize. If you weren’t able to attend the meeting and you have a specific question, please feel free to contact me and I’ll help you find an answer.

A few weeks ago, our presenter and Masters program owner, Per, posted some insight into the program that’s led to a lot of discussion. You can find that, or post your comments and questions for Per, here:


The registration tool will open on or near September 1 on this page: During the Live Meeting sessions, Per announced that the first session for each track (October and November dates, as shown below) will be offered at half price. There is no coupon or special action required; applicants accepted for the following sessions will be charged only 50% of the program fee.

  • Exchange 2007: October 6-25, 2008
  • SQL Server 2008: October 13-November 1, 2008
  • Windows Server 2008: November 3-22, 2008

We hope you found the meeting helpful and wish you the best on your next step in Microsoft Certification.



Trika Harms zum Spreckel

MCP Communications

Microsoft Learning







TechNet Webcast: High Availability in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (Part 2 of 2): Disaster Recovery and SCR Deep Dive (Level 300)


Event Name: TechNet Webcast: High Availability in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (Part 2 of 2): Disaster Recovery and SCR Deep Dive (Level 300)
Event ID: 1032381322
We have rescheduled this event for the following date:
Date: 08/15/2008
Start Time: 09:30 AM Pacific

Originally scheduled for 31st July 2008

MCP Live Meeting: Introducing the Microsoft Certified Master Credential (Worldwide) – Session 1

Check it and register


Wednesday, July 30, 2008 7:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Something new in Microsoft Certification: the Microsoft Certified Master program is opening its doors to highly experienced IT professionals ready to take their Microsoft skills and certifications to the next level. Microsoft Certified Master addresses the advanced skill set that lies between our existing Professional Series and Architect Series certifications and combines intense training and testing to distinguish experienced IT professionals who can produce complex business solutions using Microsoft technologies. Find out if you have what it takes! Join us to be among the first to hear about this opportunity in a one-hour Live Meeting with the program owners.