Amsterdam is the place to be in June when Microsoft, Tech Conferences and Windows IT Pro join forces to produce IT Pro Connections 2007.

The conference at the Rai Convention Center will focus on Microsoft Exchange 2007, Windows Vista, SharePoint and Office. IT Pro Connections will be held on June 19 and 20 followed by a post-conference day on June 21 that features a hands-on workshop for Exchange 2007 that has previously only been given to internal Microsoft personnel.

IT Pro Connections is the European version of the hugely popular Microsoft Exchange, Windows and Office Connections events in the States and will feature over 60 in-depth, no-hype sessions delivered by Microsoft and industry experts. The immersive educational sessions include subjects such as Advanced Group Policy, SharePoint Designer, Windows Vista and Windows Longhorn Server, System Center, MOM, Advanced SQL Server 2005, Exchange 2007 Migration, and more.

Speakers include such luminaries as Windows IT Pro contributing editor Dan Holmes (you can read a couple of his articles in the feature articles section of this newsletter), Scotland’s Andy Malone, who won a Speaker Idol award at TechEd in Barcelona back in November, and prolific Microsoft technology book author and Windows IT Pro columnist Mark Minasi.

“If anyone has any concerns about why they should and, indeed, how they should migrate to the number of new technologies that Microsoft is currently bringing on stream, then this is the place to get their questions answered,” says IT Pro Connections’ European organiser, Irene Clapham.

“Delegates will benefit from what will be practically one-to-one sessions with the cream of speakers from the States and the rest of the world as spaces are limited to around 500 attendees. Because of the popularity of our Connections conferences in the U.S., Microsoft asked us whether we could replicate the same experience for their enterprise users in northern Europe.”

Other highlights include a PowerShell Master course and an additional one-day workshop on July 21 presented by Dan Holme entitled “Reimagining IT administration: role-based management, provisioning, and accelerated administration”.

IT Pro Connections will also feature a partner exposition where delegates can investigate the offerings from Microsoft business partners and ISVs, pick up great giveaways and even enter a contest to win a seven-day luxury cruise.

For further details and registrations, check out the IT Pro Connections website at http://www.itproconnections.com or call 0161 929 2800.