Exchange 2010 SP1: Under the Hood

You're probably keenly aware the features that have made Exchange 2010 popular: It can lower IT costs with its flexible and reliable platform, handle risks with protection and compliance abilities, and make communication easier with anywhere access. The recent release of Exchange 2010 SP1 has improved Exchange even more.

Exchange 2010 SP1 completes many of the most compelling and interesting features introduced in the RTM version of Exchange 2010. This online event takes attendees under the hood of SP1, with a focus on added administrative features, improved archiving functionality, and enhanced high availability features.

You'll learn that new levels of reliability, performance, and functionality are in your future with Exchange 2010 SP1. SP1 brings back the cloud-hosted Exchange seen back in the old Exchange 2007 but previously not available in Exchange 2010. Promised dependability improvements and hot new features are just a few of the many reasons the Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 is a must.

During this one-day, free online conference, five-time Exchange MVP Steve Bryant will teach you how to:

  • Master the Exchange control panel – In this session, you'll learn the administrative differences between the Exchange Management Console (EMC) and the Exchange Control Panel (ECP), as well as the benefits and available features for end-users, group administrators, and enterprise administrators. Most importantly, we'll cover the setup scenarios to help introduce you to Role Based Access Control (RBAC) and how it can help you help others to help themselves.
  • Improve Exchange archiving – In this session, we'll dive deep into the Exchange 2010 SP1 archive functions with an end-to-end scenario for creating a separate archive store (with different HA), adding and managing user archives, managing the auto-archive feature, searching the archive, and directly importing PST files into the archive. Having your cake and eating it too is now possible with SP1.
  • Accomplish high availability databases with Exchange – In this session, we'll discuss compatibility with Hyper-V, overall storage planning, WAN implications, and end-to-end scenarios for planning, creating, monitoring, and managing DAGs in your environment. We'll focus on UI and PowerShell cmdlets available with SP1, so even those experienced with this new feature should learn something new.


Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask live questions via our platform’s interface, chat with other attendees in the Networking Lounge, and chat directly with vendors in the Exhibit Hall. Various incentives also include prize giveaways, announcements, a treasure hunt, and more!

Can’t make it on Jan. 12th? This conference will be available to registrants on-demand for three months following the event.

Giveaways and Interaction

  • Don't forget that during each event we hold giveaways. The point is to encourage you to interact at the event like you would at an in-person event. You will get points for certain activities and at the end of the event those with the most points will be eligible to win certain prizes.

    The more you participate, the more points you earn! It's that simple. You'll earn prize points for each activity you participate in throughout the virtual conference. Points will be calculated at the end of each live event, and the person with the most points will win an iPod Nano! Winners will be notified within one week of the live event date via email.



    Steve Bryant

    Steve Bryant has more than 15 years of experience in high technology and for the past 11 years has specialized in Exchange projects, including some of...

    Brian Desmond

    Brian Desmond is senior consultant with Moran Technologies. He has been a Microsoft MVP for Directory Services since 2003 and is the author of Active ...