Connectria's Chris Miller Featured as an Expert Guest Speaker at Admin2005 Notes/Domino Training Conference

chris millerST. LOUIS, MO (May 12, 2005) - Chris Miller, Director of Messaging and Collaboration for Connectria, has been invited to speak at Admin2005 as one of the world's leading Domino administration experts. His training sessions will cover various topics dealing with messaging infrastructure services, client configuration and maintenance, web administration and extended products. Chris is a Principal Certified Lotus Professional (PCLP) in ND6, R5, R4, and Collaboration; and a Certified Lotus Instructor (CLI). He has been working with Domino administration since 1994 and is a frequent speaker at numerous Lotus conferences. Admin2005, an annual Notes/Domino education and training event for Notes/Domino administrators and professionals, will take will take place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in the Prudential Center in Boston, MA from May 18-20.

Chris Miller's Notes/Domino Training Session Schedule:
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  5/18, 9:45 am – 11:15 am   Troubleshooting SMTP Routing
  5/18, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm   Workplace Messaging
  5/18, 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm   SMTP Configuration Lab
  5/19, 8:30 am – 10:00 am   Lotus Instant Messaging Server Configuration
  5/19, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm   SMTP Configuration Lab
  5/19, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm   SMTP BOF with Jessica Couto
  5/19, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm   Ask the Experts
  5/20, 8:30 am – 10:00 am   Deciphering the Notes.ini
  5/20, 10:15 am – 11:45 am   Managing Notes on Citrix
  5/20, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm   SMTP Configuration Lab
  5/20, 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm   Lotus Instant Messaging Server Configuration

Sessions details for Chris Miller's Notes/Domino training:

Messaging Infrastructure Services Track:

Get best practices to ensure the reliability, stability, and security of your current messaging environment. Dive into advanced SMTP configuration settings to understand their impact on your messaging infrastructure. Identify the appropriate set of tools and options for your organization to effectively and efficiently combat spam. See how Workplace messaging fits into your current and future plans. Get the latest tips and techniques for troubleshooting internal and external routing problems, addressing and calendaring issues, archiving, journaling, and more.

Troubleshooting SMTP Routing Session -
Get proper debugging techniques to solve even the most difficult SMTP mail issues in Domino. Follow the route of a mail message as it flows through the Domino domain, entering from the Internet and exiting your Domino environment. View samples to test relays in your environment. Learn to effectively troubleshoot inbound and outbound SMTP errors and define the steps to test and secure the Domino SMTP server with a thorough security checklist. Clarify which messaging parts are handled by the Domino router and which are SMTP, and see how to properly manage authenticated SMTP traffic.

Client Configuration & Maintenance Track:
Reduce your administration headaches and keep your users in sync, connected, structured, and secure, while providing ubiquitous access to Domino data. Ensure the security of certifier IDs and delegate registration at a lower level by implementing the Certificate Authority in ND6. Gain an understanding of Notes.ini parameters to aid in troubleshooting Notes client issues and learn the latest methods to effectively deploy desktop and security policy settings. Get the lowdown on Lotus Workplace implementation and discover what it takes to administer the Workplace client. See how Lotus/IBM mobile offerings fit with your plans to offer collaborative components to the mobile user.

Deciphering the Notes.ini Session -
The client and server Notes.ini files are filled with confusing lines - eliminate uncertainty with a detailed description of Notes.ini components, learn steps to successfully make changes, and pick up proven ways to manage these files. Leave armed with a sample Notes.ini file that contains sectioned descriptions of the components, as well as the skills necessary to ease your administration and management. Break down the structure of the Notes.ini, clarify how client and server ini files differ, distinguish what a majority of the variables mean, and discover where to find the proper description. Plus take home great undocumented Notes.ini settings.

Managing Notes on Citrix Session -
Whether your enterprise is preparing for further consolidations and currently considering Citrix or you're already running Citrix for your applications, identify the ins and outs of Citrix and how to optimize its power with Domino. Explore network design (including firewalls) and server hardware requirements, and get answers to common issues to help you maximize your Lotus and Citrix environment. Get best practices and solutions to specific pain points with various applications such as Lotus Notes and Sametime. Walk away with guidelines for proper installation, tips to manage and deploy IDs, server scalability opportunities, and descriptions of important features and functionality.

Web Administration and Extended Products Track:
Grasp the inner workings of your Domino Web server and see how to properly configure it, plus, walk through real-world methods to analyze, secure, and monitor your Domino Web servers. Take an in-depth look at the Notes/Domino Extended Products: Instant Messaging, Web Conferencing, Team Workplace, LEI, and more. Our experts identify and detail the configuration tips and tricks you need to know so you can easily implement these products and seamlessly carry out their administration.

Workplace Messaging Session -
As Domino and Workplace align, learn to integrate the powerful features of Workplace Messaging as a viable alternate mail choice without having to change your Domino infrastructure. See how to manage Domino and Workplace messaging as a single environment, while taking into consideration the vastly different hardware required by each. Investigate the simple directory choices for ease of administration and management as a heterogeneous environment. Explore the required network and LDAP changes to ease integration. In addition, take home a directory challenge matrix and sample design architecture diagrams.

Lotus Instant Messaging (Sametime) Server Configuration Tips and Techniques Session -
Focus on Sametime 6.5.1 and see how to integrate it into your Domino environment. Hear real-world experiences on hosting and architecting Sametime solutions and tap into lessons learned in deploying Sametime in enterprises that range from single to multiple servers that reside inside and outside the firewall. Get the lowdown on load balancing meeting and chat services. Explore the SIP Gateway, learn how to cluster Sametime environments, and see how to connect your Sametime infrastructure to other enterprises. Come away with sample network diagrams and architectures of simple and advanced Sametime environments.

Intructor-led Hands-on Labs:
SMTP Configuration Lab
This interactive, hands-on, step-by-step lab environment takes your learning to the next level, as we test each feature and function as it is introduced. Conquer the most pressing SMTP configuration issues in your Domino environment, including how to block SMTP relays, allow authorized senders to relay, create rules to route mail more effectively, understand the function of smart-hosts, and configure real-time black lists. Gain an understanding of Domino mail configurations so you can secure your environment and provide the most functionality and features for your users

Ask-the-Experts Session:
There is no better way to get on-the-spot answers to your specific problems than our Ask-the-Expert sessions. They offer a convenient way for you to get first-hand advice from the top administration professionals in the industry. At Ask the Experts, you have the chance to challenge our speakers one-on-one with your toughest obstacles and take home practical solutions you can put to use right away.

SMTP BOF Session:
Birds of a Feather sessions are informal, interactive get-togethers where Notes/Domino Administrators with similar interests, projects, and challenges can gather to talk about specific topics of interest. Each topic will be facilitated by an expert within that area. You do not need to sign up in advance to attend, and there is no formal agenda. Just enjoy a great discussion with people who share your concerns and interests.

About ADMIN2005
ADMIN2005 is an annual Notes/Domino conference covering topics such as messaging, performance, security, user management, server and database administration, collaboration, and upcoming technologies such as Release 7. This is the premier event for Notes/Domino administrators, analysts, architects, and consultants. No other conference brings together the industry's most acclaimed technical experts, top solutions providers, and administrators from all over the world. More information can be found at

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