In-Case-of-EmergencyThat’s one meeting I spent a few hours in – talking about future messaging plans for my employer.  Yeah, we’re on Exchange 2003 just like about 90% of the rest of the world – and it works pretty good.

But you can’t rest on your laurels, and just because Exchange 2003 SP2 has been nice and stable, doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for improvement.  Of course the varied interests around the table always brings a spirited debate that brings out great ideas.  There were no revelations as there sometimes are in these types of meetings, but it was a great session on getting a game plan together for identifying our next steps.

The most interesting thing in our recent “Future Technology” discussions is that there is more focused discussion on solving and preventing problems than there is of wiz-bang golly-gee tech stuff.  That kind of stuff is usually saved for the last 10 minutes or so, just to get it on the (bottom) of the list.  Hey, I’m still a tech geek and like to push the envelope as much as possible!

Of course, you’d expect that kind of productivity from this group, we’ve all worked together, oh, coming up on 10 years now.

So what’s on the list?  Oh, mostly boring stuff to simply make email work better, redundancy, DR contingencies and so on.  Other things like an in-house conferencing server would be more fun down the line a bit, so I’m holding out hope.  Got to have a stable foundation to build on as they say.

Ok, enough boring stuff.

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