I'm very much looking forward to the Microsoft Exchange Conference March 31-April 2 in Austin, TX. I hope you can join me there!
I'll be moderating three MEC Unplugged interactive sessions this year and will be on the experts panel for the Exchange Deployment session. It's important to know that the Experts Unplugged sessions will not be recorded, so if you want to see them or participate in the discussion you'll need to register for MEC.
|Experts Unplugged: Architecture – Client Access and Connectivity||Tuesday, April 1 9:00AM - 10:15AM||MR 17b||Greg Taylor, Jeff Guillet, Jeff Mealiffe, Ross Smith IV, Venkat Ayyadevara|
|Experts Unplugged: Architecture - Transport and Hygiene||Tuesday, April 1 10:45AM - 12:00PM||MR 17b||Brian Reid, Jeff Guillet, Khushru Irani, Ross Smith IV, Scott Landry, Wendy Wilkes|
|Experts Unplugged: Architecture - Transport and Hygiene (repeat session)||Wednesday, April 2 8:30AM - 9:45AM||MR 13ab||Brian Reid, Jeff Guillet, Khushru Irani, Ross Smith IV, Scott Landry, Wendy Wilkes|
|Wednesday, April 2 8:30AM - 9:45AM||MR 17b||Brian Day, Greg Taylor, Jeff Guillet, Jeff Mealiffe, Ross Smith IV, Scott Schnoll|
Click the sessions above to add them to your MEC schedule. If you haven't registered for MEC yet, it's not too late.
There will be no paper copy of the schedule this year. The schedule will be available via an HTML5 app that should work on all platforms, but I suggest you print a copy of your schedule or add it to your calendar before you arrive. Technology sometimes has a nasty way of not working when you need it.
Here's a breakdown of the current attendee profile, based on registered attendees so far.
With 87% of the attendees from the US, it looks like Europe would definitely be served well by having its own MEC. That would better align with the global deployment of Exchange Server. I'd say the chances of seeing MEC in Europe would be pretty slim, though.