Publishing Exchange used to be easy. You installed Microsoft Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server or Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) and considered your work done. But with the changes in roadmap of Microsoft security products such as TMG and UAG, and the addition of features like ARR and WAP, the sea of TLAs has become more complex than ever. Come and learn what the real risks are when publishing Exchange to the Internet, what your choices are, which you should choose, and how to deploy them. There's a TLA for everyone when it comes to publishing Exchange, but make sure you know which is which and which one you need, if at all. The Windows team have added an additional component called Application Request Routing 3.0 to the Internet Information Service (IIS) role, which enables IIS to handle reverse proxy requests and also perform layer seven Load Balancing of these requests.
Today the competition took place at Microsoft and consisted of hands-on judging. Each judge spent fifteen minutes with each team, testing out their project directly. At the end of the judging we had a showcase for Microsoft Employees to come see the finalists and their projects. Also, John announces the winners of the partner awards.