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I was pleasantly surprised by my inbox yesterday to find that my session submission for VMWorld 2011 had been accepted! I had been trying for many years to break in to doing some sessions at Microsoft's TechEd - always to no avail. It always seemed like you had to know the secret handshake, be an MVP or work for Microsoft. I felt like I was destined to settle with speakling at user groups, no matter how badly I tried to get more experience in front of larger groups. So when my local VMWare account team approached me about submitting a session documenting our migration from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 100% virtualized on VMWare vSphere I jumped at the opportunity. We sat down as a team to write a descriptive and compelling case presentation - you don't get to explain your idea to anyone - the write-up has to stand on it's own and be compelling to voters. I can't say I understand any of the process apart from there being 'nominations' and 'voting'. I am just thrilled I made it and will finally get a chance at the bigs. I've been called up to the show! My session is:

Session ID: BCA1360

Session Title: How A Global Enterprise Virtualized Exchange 2010

Track: Enterprise Applications

I don't yet know where it slots in the schedule but when I do I will be sure to post it. I will also try to do some posts on the process leading up to the event if I am not sworn to secrecy. Boo-Yah! If any previous year's speakers read this and have any tips, please feel free to chime in below in the comments. I am all ears!

Posted on Saturday, June 4, 2011 7:24 AM Exchange , Virtualization | Back to top

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