NetPro Opens Registration and Unveils Speaker Line Up for The Experts Conference 2009

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Advanced Education and Powerful Networking Opportunities Promised at The Experts Conference for Directory & Identity and Exchange.

In the eight years since its inception, TEC has grown to nearly 700 participants annually and building on its foundation of unsurpassed directory and identity education, now includes a new conference dedicated to Exchange

NetPro Computing Inc., a leading provider of infrastructure optimization software, today announced that registration is now open for The Experts Conference (TEC) for Directory & Identity as well as The Experts Conference (TEC) for Exchange. The Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas will host the two distinct conferences presented by NetPro and sponsored by Microsoft, March 22-25, 2009.

"In the eight years since its inception, TEC has grown to nearly 700 participants annually and building on its foundation of unsurpassed directory and identity education, now includes a new conference dedicated to Exchange," said Gil Kirkpatrick, Expert-in-Residence and conference founder, NetPro. "Year after year, IT professionals return to TEC for valuable networking opportunities and knowledge-capture from the leading minds in the industry. 2009 promises to be no different, with nearly 100 total technical sessions delivered by 70+ industry experts."

Geared toward the most advanced users of Microsoft directory and identity and messaging technologies, TEC for Directory & Identity 2009 will focus around the theme: "Identity without Borders: Bringing the Identity Metasystem to the Enterprise" and feature such powerful session titles as:

Directory Services:
"Tales from Deployment of RODCs in Large Enterprises"
"System.DirectoryServices.Protocols in .NET"

Identity Lifecycle Management:
"Debunking ILM 2 Web Services"
"Rescue your Identity Metasystem from Chaos"

Federated Identity:
"Identity Integration: Multiple Directories in the Cloud"
"Deploy & Secure SSO"

Information Protection:
"Two Factor Authentication Trends"
"Proper Care & Feeding of ILM, CLM and RMS"

Many of these sessions will be lead by top-rated industry luminaries, most of whom have spoken at NetPro's Directory Experts Conference in prior years, including:

•Stuart Kwan, Group Program Manager, Federated Identity and Security, Microsoft
•Alex Weinert, Group Program Manager, ILM, Microsoft
•Uday Hegde, Group Program Manager, Directory Services, Microsoft
•Guido Grillenmeier, Master Technologist, HP
•Pamela Dingle, Consultant, Nulli Secondus
•Craig Martin, Director of Identity Architecture, Oxford Computer Group
•Darren Mar-Elia, CTO, SDM Software
•Jeremy Palenchar, Senior Directory Services & IDM Architect, Avanade
•Danny Kim, CTO, FullArmor
•Brian Puhl, Architect, Microsoft
•David Lundell, Solutions Architect, Ensynch

Attendees at TEC for Exchange will also encounter an unprecedented caliber of educational opportunities on Windows Exchange Server, featuring presentations from experts like Scott Robinson, Senior Consultant, Ensynch; Rob Allen, Director, Active Identity Management, Inc; and Juergen Hasslauer, Senior Technology Consultant, HP. "Under the Hood: Architecting and Administering Exchange 2007, the Foundation for Unified Communications" will serve as the theme for new Exchange conference, featuring such session titles as:

•"Windows Failover Clustering for Exchange"
•"Geoclustering with Exchange 2007 and WS2008"
•"Software + Services Integration with Microsoft Live"

"I have spoken at and attended many global events. I can confidently say that it's an honor to be a part of such a tremendous conference," said Mark Foust, Technical Specialist, Microsoft. "Not only does TEC provide one-on-one access to top thought leaders on Microsoft mission-critical infrastructure elements, but its keynotes, seminars and workshops all deliver highly technical content whose best practices can be leveraged by any enterprise."

Key sponsors of the 2009 Experts Conference signed to date include Microsoft, Oxford Computer Group, Likewise Software, Radiant Logic, and the analyst firm Kuppinger-Cole. To gain additional information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please visit http://www.tec2009.com/sponsors/index.html.

TEC 2009 is offered on a tiered pricing schedule that includes all food, beverages and conference materials. For more specific details about pricing, please visit: http://www.tec2009.com. The four-star Green Valley Ranch Resort, Casino and Spa provides the ideal setting for the conference, featuring an intimate resort experience that's close to the action, but a world apart. NetPro has negotiated a group rate of $209 USD per night for a standard room, not including taxes and fees. Rooms must be reserved through the online booking engine available at http://www.tec2009.com. For more information about the Green Valley Ranch, visit: http://www.greenvalleyranchresort.com.

About NetPro
As 17-year Infrastructure Optimization software experts, NetPro drives security and compliance by extending and enhancing Microsoft technologies to simplify your IT infrastructure better for less. From Active Directory and Exchange to SharePoint and Server environments, NetPro solutions feature an integrated architecture with a Microsoft-like experience and the industry's easiest deployment. With unprecedented coverage and visibility across critical applications, NetPro solutions enable organizations to improve the management and reliability of their IT infrastructures. Our award-winning solutions are used by the largest and most complex infrastructures in the world.

Editors Note: NetPro names used in this document are trademarks, which may be registered in one or more jurisdictions, of NetPro. Microsoft is a registered trademark, and Active Directory is a trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and other countries.

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