Get Into the “New Efficiency”. I Did!


What a crazy run it has been, as we’ve been ramping for a number of milestones for the big launch. 

For example, I’ve spent this week building out a real killer Exchange Server 2010 demo rig for some important, upcoming events.  In addition to that, I have been conducting briefings with top tier tech press reviewers, showing off the Exchange 2010 RTM experiences.

Before that, it was all about The New Efficiency, and helping deliver content, presentations, and yes, even a demo or two, as part of this virtual launch event.



You haven’t been up to yet?

If you need some motivation to visit a pretty cool “virtual launch experience” (that’s what the all the Web 2.0 cats call these things) featuring the line up of  Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Exchange Server 2010, well, check this out:


That’s right: it’s me!

Among the Exchange 2010 sessions I deliver on such things our integrated e-mail archiving, retention and discovery capabilities, I’m doing the Exchange demo in Chris Capossela’s keynote.

To check out my online performance, in my Microsoft “dress blues”, just go up to and click on the “Watch the Keynotes” icon:


And, select the “Technologies for the New Efficiency" with Chris Capossela” option.  You can watch the whole thing (which I do recommend), or just fast forward to 35:10 to see Chris hand things over to me.

In the demo, I highlight:

  • Outlook Web App
  • Integrated IM and Presence
  • Conversation View and the Ignore Conversation
  • Voice Mail Preview
  • Outlook 2010
  • Personal Archive
  • Transport Protection Rules, and
  • Multi-Mailbox Search

It’s a good line up, and I hope you enjoy it.  I also hope you’ll explore the rest of the Exchange 2010 content (including my two other sessions).

One fun fact: the Microsoft Studios set used to recorded this demo, once served as set for the MSNBC talk show, the Ron Regan Show.  And, they used a bunch of gel in my hair…I swear, it could have stopped a bullet.

More to come on the fun…wait till I tell you about my bus tour of Europe the first week of November!

-- hama

Comments (3)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the feedback Jerry and Peder. The "New Efficiency" virtual event is just one of many ways you can learn about Exchange 2010 (and the other products shipping this falls).

    For details specific to Exchange 2010, visit  

    And, for the real technical details (including some of the things that you can use to evaluate the release), visit the Exchange 2010 TechCenter in TechNet:

  2. jerry says:

    So I went there and I guess "The new efficiency" is "Loading Platform Environment" and "Loading Theme"? Nice to know, but after waiting 60 seconds for that, the page lost my attention. Remember, a web page needs to load in seconds not over a minute to keep folks from leaving.

  3. Peder Vendelbo Mikkelsen says:

    I think i agree with Jerry.

    Perhaps i am getting old, i am 43 years old, but i simply dont understand the marketing for the products anymore.

    Perhaps the next release will be better and will concentrate on the products being launched and their features and why i should choose to upgrade to them.

    I dont need the new efficiency, i need better performing products, more stable products that handle load better.

    I dont want to waste time on watching videos, i want hard numbers, i want the test-scripts so i can compare with my own environment.

    Sorry for being so negative, but i am getting fed up with this marketing nonsense.

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