2012
04.13

I’ll be making my way to Las Vegas tomorrow morning and arriving there in the evening for my very first trip to the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2012.  MMS, if you don’t know it, it sometimes referred to as the System Center conference.  While there might be presentations on other products, they will be few.  The focus is purely on System Center 2012, automation, security, compliance, and the private cloud.

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This event is so sold out that even the wait list was allegedly closed.  There’s a huge amount of interest.  But don’t despair if you couldn’t attend; the content will be made available online in a few ways:

As usual, the keynotes (by Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President of the Management and Security Division at Microsoft) will be streamed live:

  • Day One Keynote: Microsoft Private Cloud. Built for the Future. Ready Now.  (Tuesday, April 17, 16:15-17:45AM GMT) – Cloud computing and the delivery of true IT as a Service is one of the most profound industry shifts in decades. Join Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Management and Security Division, as he shares Microsoft’s vision for cloud computing and shows how System Center 2012, as part of the Microsoft private cloud, will enable you to deliver the promise of cloud computing in your organization today.
  • Day Two Keynote: A World of Connected Devices (Wednesday, April 18, 16:15-17:45AM) – Clouds and cloud-connected devices are changing the world of work and our daily interactions. Tech-savvy and always-connected, people want faster, more intuitive technology, uninterrupted services, and the freedom to work anywhere, anytime, on a variety of devices. Join Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President of the Management and Security Division at Microsoft to learn how System Center 2012 and Windows Intune can help IT embrace this new reality today, and in the future, by making the right intelligent infrastructure investments.

The sessions will be available, I’d guess on Channel 9, 2 days after their original presentation.  I might be blogging live, as I usually do at conferences like this.  So keep a watch here!

The sessions I’m most interested in are possibly Orchestrator and Service Manager because they are the ones I have little or no experience of.  A conference like this is also a great opportunity to network.  I’ve a few meetings and side presentations lined up for the week, and I’m really looking forward to meeting up with fellow MVPs and others who I have “met” over the past years.  And if I get the chance, I want to make some large holes in paper targets.

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