Join me on January 15th for two Exchange 2013 webcasts!

On January 15th, I will be hosting two webcasts for Microsoft TechNet. Don’t forget to register if you’re looking for more info on Exchange 2013 but haven’t had time catching up yet.

    10:00 (GMT+1) – What’s new in Exchange 2013?

    It’s impossible summarize everything that’s new in Exchange 2013 into one hour and a half, yet this session will provide with a good understanding of what’s new in the latest version of Exchange. We will be talking about many things including the new architecture, high availability and new features. A must for everyone who hasn’t been able to get up to speed yet!

    14:00 (GMT+1) – Exchange 2013 ABC’s: Architecture, Best Practices and Client Access

    This session is packed with all there is to know to get started with Exchange 2013! See how the architecture evolved and learn how to deploy Exchange 2013 in coexistence with legacy version based on real-life experience and examples.

Events Exchange 2013

Upcoming speaking engagements

Hi all,

2012 has been an interesting and very rewarding year for me. It’s also been a year in which I’ve had numerous opportunities to speak at various events and do multiple webcasts.

Now, it seems that 2013 will be equally interesting, if not even better!

If you’re looking for an opportunity to get up to speed with Exchange 2013; on January 15th, I will be hosting two TechNet Livemeetings about Exchange Server 2013:

As always, these livemeetings are free to attend. However, if you can’t make it, they will also be made available afterwards.

If you’re looking for an interesting in-person event, Microsoft is organizing TechDays 2013 in Antwerp again between March 5th – 7th. The TechDays are traditionally a great place to find lots of great content and subject matter experts for a relatively interesting price. For me, it’s always been a not-to-miss opportunity to catch up with the latest and the greatest in Microsoft’s technology.

To register, click the banner on the homepage. But don’t wait too long…There’s a huge discount when you register before December 31st!

This year, with the release of all the “Wave 15” products, there will be lots of interesting session on Exchange and Unified Communication. On the first “pre-conference” day, Scott Schnoll will be doing some deep-dive session on Exchange 2013 and I will be closing of that first day with a session about building a hybrid configuration with Exchange Server 2013.

The last day, I will also be doing a joint-session with Jethro Segers about Identity Management in Office 365

I look forward to seeing you there!


Blog Events

TechNet Event: Join the Private Cloud Roadshow in Brussels (25 April) and Ghent (26 April)

It should not come as a surprise to you that Microsoft is putting a lot of effort into both “Private” and “Public” clouds. Part of this effort also includes involving the IT Pro and making them aware what Private Cloud is and what it can do for them.

This is why Microsoft Belgium has put up an event called the “Private Cloud Roadshow” which is a half day of training by two highly skilled MVPs: Kurt Roggen and Mike Reseller. During the event you will learn how to create your private cloud, deploy applications and services and how to automate part of your cloud. Given that the event is free and only takes up a half day of your time, there’s no reason to stay away Winking smile

There are 2 options to attend (same content, different location):

25 April 2012 in Brussels

26 April 2012 in Ghent

The agenda for both dates looks like this:

13:00 : 13:30 Welcome & Coffee
13:30 : 14:30 Building your Private Cloud Infrastructure
Learn how to build your Private Cloud infrastructure, by dealing with Fabric Management (Compute/ Hypervisors, Storage, Network), which will serve as the basis for the Private Cloud that you will be creating. We will discuss how to deploy, configure and manage each of these different elements in your datacenter.
14:30 : 14:50 Break
14:50 : 16:30 Creating, Monitoring & Operating your Private Cloud
Learn how to create your private clouds and how to deploy standardized applications or services into these clouds. Learn how to monitor your clouds and how to can handle change requests. All this key area’s will be addressed to give you an idea of what is happening in a private cloud after it is up, running, and into production.
16:30 : 16:50 Break
16:50 : 18:00 Automating & Delivering Services in your Private Cloud
Learn how you can provide automation in your private cloud. Discover also how your cloud services can be offered and consumed using different self-service portals and what their differences are.
18:00 : 19:00 Networking & Drinks

Don’t miss out on this opportunity!


Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2012

Yesterday evening, I received an email from Microsoft which started as follows:


I must admit that when I read the email I felt honored that my contributions have been picked up; but foremost that they have had an impact. The idea that some of my contributions perhaps made a difference and helped a few out there, is something that really makes me proud.

I didn’t see this one coming and I can only think of two words that seem appropriate: THANK YOU. Thank you to all of you out there that read my posts, listen to my presentations, attend my webcasts and give me feedback.