This is a quick post, still in Orlando and leaving for Disney World Hollywood Land with the family in just a bit, but had multiple people contact me asking for the content for my sessions. So wanted to post them here for now, later I’ll do a full blog post for each session. I gave each of these session twice at MEC to a room full (standing room only) of 50+ people. All sessions should have their related content posted at some point at http://mecisback.com, until then you can download my content below.
The PPTs, and related Word Doc for the cross forest migration session, can be downloaded from this SkyDrive folder: http://sdrv.ms/RdpXrD
E14.304 Migrating from Another Forest to 2010 Without 3rd party tools
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.
E14.305 Personal Archive and Retention Policies
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.
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