Some of you might already noticed through my tweets (or Out-of-Office) that I’m attending “The Experts Conference” in Barcelona this week. The conference which is organized by Quest (now Dell) features three different technical tracks: “Directory & Identity”, “Exchange” and “Virtualization & Workspace Management”.

Last year was the first time I attended and I have to admit that I immediately fell for it’s smaller scale (compared to other technical events like MEC or TechEd) and it’s high levels of good and deep technical content.

I hope that this year’s edition will be able to live up to the expectation; at least the current speaker lineup sure looks very promising:

  • Greg Taylor
  • Tim McMichael
  • Tony Redmond
  • Nathan Winters
  • Jaap Wesselius
  • Nicholas Blank

Although speakers alone sometimes can make the difference, content itself needs to be appealing and interesting as well. When looking at the agenda for the upcoming days looks I can see some sessions I personally look forward to like Tim McMichael’s on Database Availability Groups, Greg Taylor’s on CAS and Nathan Winter’s on Archiving & Compliance. The best part is that – compared to MEC – I don’t really have to miss any of the sessions Smile

The keynote, just as last year, is presented by Tony Redmond and therefore – given his rather unique style – promises to be as useful as it is entertaining.

For what it’s worth – and for as long as the internet connection will allow it – I hope to be able to share as much information with you guys as I did at MEC. If not, I’ll look into writing a daily summary and posting it here.