MEC the Microsoft Exchange Conference is on again this year in April and is shaping up to be a not to be missed event if your interested in Exchange. Unlike other conferences MEC doesn't come around every year which adds to the charm and freshness of the content you can expect to hear. Also the Exchange community are pretty awesome so it is not just the technology that makes this event but rather the people you can meet and listen to.
If your a developer or interested in coding on Exchange there is an Exchange Extensibility track http://www.mecisback.com/Sessions.aspx which covers among other things some of the new things you can do with Exchange 2013 and Exchange Online. As with many of the sessions at MEC a lot these are being delivered by the people at Microsoft who are responsible for designing and delivering these features, so its one of the only places you can get those hard questions answered or put some feedback forward. The future look sessions also look pretty interesting to get glimpse of the near future.
I'm also really excited about the session I'll be giving at MEC on "Using Exchange as a platform for Innovation" http://www.mecisback.com/SessionDetail.aspx?id=14161 . My session content will be a bit out of the box and different, it might be a bit of an 11 on the technical side as i have a pretty broad scope to cover, I'll be talking on both hardware and software and how you can build Mailbox centric solutions on unconventional devices. So if your interested in what you can do with a Raspberry Pi connecting to an Exchange Mailbox with EWS or interesting in learning how the Maker movement may start interfacing with Exchange then this is the session for you. I hope to have a least 3 unique prototypes to show and a little bit of usually blog type scripts at the end.
You can get all the other details on MEC at http://www.mecisback.com/