Day three of TechEd has just finished with brings the event to an end. We were all a little bit weary after the brilliant TechFest last night but we still managed to get in a couple of good sessions.
The Active Directory session from Brian Puhl was quite interesting as he went through the details of the Read Only Domain Controller (RODC) and some of the Server Core stuff too. Server Core is a method of installing Longhorn Server so that it has no gui at all – just the command prompt. So I find it odd that Microsoft’s new PowerShell scripting won’t be able to run on Server Core as it doesn’t support the dot net framework.
The Exchange sessions today were good too and we got a live demo of the new clustering and high availability options in Exchange 2007. This will be interesting to follow as there are a couple of third-party companies like XOSoft and Neverfail that will compete directly with this new technology.
Unfortunately I didn’t win one of the XBox 360’s :-(, so I guess I’ll be buying a PS3 when it comes out – as long as the NZ prices are too ridiculous.