Ignite Summits are unique and special events for IT Pros delivered by the Exchange team. We share our knowledge and experience deploying and managing the new Office products and services and hear from you on what you love and what you’d like to see. Ignite content is designed and delivered by product experts from across Microsoft (Engineers, Technical Writers, Product Managers & Consultants). In October and November, we will be hosting the following Ignite events.

Map: Exchange Ignite Summits in Washington D.C., Prague, Dubai and Hong Kong

Register to attend an Ignite Summit.

These 3 day events provide you the opportunity to meet and discuss with Microsoft’s product experts a wide variety of topics from Office, Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, Project, Yammer and developer content – over 70 sessions covered. Specifically, for Exchange, the sessions will dig deep into the Exchange Server 2013 features and provide expert guidance to plan and deploy these features in your own environment. These session will be delivered by Exchange experts like Scott Schnoll, Brian Day, Andrew Ehrensing, and Robert Gillies just to name a few. The Ignite Exchange track agenda will cover the following topics.

Day 1 Ignite Keynotes
Exchange Architecture
Exchange Deployment & Coexistence
Storage, High Availability & Site Resilience
Day 2 Exchange Managed Availability
Exchange Server Sizing & Performance
Exchange Server 2013 Virtualization Best Practices
Collaboration with Exchange
Exchange Online Hybrid Migration
Day 3 Archiving, eDiscovery & DLP
Exchange Online Protection Overview
Implementing Exchange Online Protection
Exchange Tips, Tricks and Troubleshooting

These events are a significant investment in our time and resources, but we are pleased to continue our policy of not charging for these unique training opportunities. However we will impose a no-show fee of $600 (USD) if you register, but do not cancel your registration before the summit. Accommodations for this summit are not included, however we have arranged discounted rooms at the event venues on a first come first serve basis. More details are posted on our registration site (https://aka.ms/A2or7u). Of course, if you can’t make it to one of our events, you can join us on our weekly webcasts or see other upcoming technical events and learning resources at http://ignite.office.com.

Exchange Team

Update 9/10/2013 Map image updated to include only Ignite Summit days.

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It appears that the Tech Net services subscription is not available anymore.

How do I build a lab to move my company from 2007Ex to 2013Ex if I cannot download the Ex software? Are we supposed to pirate older versions of Ex now? Will this be addressed at the Ignite summit?

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C u all in Washington DC Nov 4th :)

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yes. please address how we are to test exchange migrations without access to technet anymore. That will be dritical to our company next year if we migrate to 2013. Microsoft appears to have screwed over all their exchange administrators with no technet

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@ Tech Net: I share your feelings regarding the decision to retire the TechNet subscribtions, but I doubt if this is the place to discuss that issue. And regarding Exchange 2007, 2010 and 2013 you can download the Service Packs which allow you to do a full install of the software in your lab. For instance, Exchange 2007 SP1: www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx or Exchange 2013 CU2: www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx

I hope this helps.

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Are all of these sessions in English? Do we contact the hotels directly for the rate?

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Hi, my Company are in the midst of preparing move ot O365. please share the pre-requisite.

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TechNet was bad enough, removing prerelease from MSDN program was devastating. Now the MCM program has been tossed in the garbage bin as well. No more Exchange Masters.

I think someone needs to address the massive technical learning program disaster happening right now at Microsoft. Will the future of our support be discussed at Ignite? You are making it impossible to support Exchange anymore.

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@Exchange_Fan, yes they will be in English. During registration you should have the ability to book a hotel rat the discounted rate and be told what that rate is.

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Any plan to deliver it in india

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The Ignite program is listed as a 3-day program with a three-day agenda breakdown. However for all 4 locations listed on the map, the total number of days work out to be 4 (four). On the registration web site*, all sites are listed to start one-day later.

Please correct this with the actual dates to help avoid confusion, especially for those making travel plans.





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@Desmond Ignite is a 3 day event, but for Microsoft Partners there is a 1-day preday, hence the extra day.

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Thanks Alistair for sorting this out.

On the registration website and confirmation email thereafter, the pre-day Partner event "Drumbeat Sales Day" appears to be a 2-hour evening session only. Is this correct, as delegates need to plan for arrival accordingly so as not to miss anything important :-).



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Again, Any future plan to have this same kind of event in india.

There are so many Exchange Admins wants this to happen here

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Just registered for Washington. Lets have some fun.

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I do not know if I arrive early  from holiday on  22 October to Prague. Can I still register without fear of fines?

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If you didn't make it to one of these events you can get the content on the Ignite site - here is a link to the Exchange content: ignite.office.com/exchange - content available on resources tab.