12/10/13: Update: This session was also given by me at MEC 2014. See this post for updated content: https://blog.jasonsherry.net/2013/12/10/speaking-at-mec-2014-in-april-on-cross-forest-migrations/
9/28/12 Update: See my “My Microsoft Exchange Conferance 2012 Sessions” post for links to my content.
I will be hosting two sessions at MEC (Microsoft Exchange Conference) 2012 in Orlando, FL 9/24 – 9/26. For more info on MEC goto: http://www.mecisback.com/.
So come out to MEC and meet me and the many other Exchange MVP and Microsoft Exchange team members that will be there! All sessions will be small and highly interactive. This will be the best place to learn about Exchange 2013 and get any of your Exchange questions answered.
Here are the two sessions I will be hosting:
Personal Archive and Retention Policies [E14.305]
This session will cover personal archive and retention best practices and usage. Topics discussed will include enforcing policies across the entire mailbox and specific folders, using retention and archiving tags, Managed Folders vs. Retention Tags, and Migrating PSTs to Personal Archive mailboxes. 3rd party archiving solutions will be open for discussion, but will not be the primary focus of this session. You should leave this session with a better understanding and new knowledge of the personal archive and retention options in Exchange. This session will be highly interactive; please bring any related requirements and desires with you to be discussed.
Migrating from another forest to 2010 without 3rd party tools [E14.304]
This session will cover the many steps required to migrate from one Exchange 2000 or higher forest to Exchange 2010 in another forest. A high-level outline of the steps, scripts, Microsoft tools, and notes from the fields will be discussed. Discussion will cover the scripts included with Exchange 2010 to migrate mailboxes across forest and how to migrate contacts, groups, policies, and many other settings that aren’t migrated by those scripts. The main focus will be the many additional steps, solutions, and scripts required to do a full fidelity migration. This session will not go into detail on Forefront Identity Manager and 3rd party solutions; however the use of them will be discussed. You should walk away from this session understanding the complexities of a cross forest migration and be able to make a much more educated decision if your organization should go with the “free” tools or one of the tools provided by 3rd parties.
Here’s my related post when MEC was announced: https://blog.jasonsherry.net/2012/03/06/mec-is-back-in-2012/