TechEd 2011: Day 2 Review and Random Photos

Second day is nearly done.  I started off with another Laura Chappell session, “We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ GUI: Command-Line Capture Techniques (Remote Options)”.   It sounded good when I signed up for it, but it wasn’t right for me.  Unfortunately, it was on the far side of the planet and took a very long time to get to my second choice, “Hyper-V and Dynamic Memory in Depth”.  This was a better fit and I enjoyed what I saw of it.



Next up was “Best Practices for Virtualization for Microsoft Exchange 2010″ which I decided to attend because of the new virtualization support agreement. Now that Live Migration is supported, I asked if vMotion is, as well.  The answer was, “We support Live Migration type technologies, as long as they’re on the virtualization support list.”  Throughout the sessions, I’ve decided to tweet important points that are discussed or mentioned.  Follow me on Twitter if you’d like to keep up.  WIFI is much better this year and I’ve not found any connectivity issues so far.



The next session was “Load Balancing with Microsoft Exchange 2010″.  Really good session and demo with F5 hardware load balancers.  Awesome equipment and this was one of the best deep-dive sessions so far.  Lots of good info, but it was covered fast.  There was really nothing new in this session from last year, but if you want to do a proper large-scale deployment you have to get the load balancers right.



Attendees evaluating their swag



Some of The Krewe



Stephen Rose (Sprinboard), Adam Carter (Channel 9/Edge)


Michael Bender (@TheKrwe) and Jessica from Xiotech