Since Microsoft stopped their Microsoft Management Summit and integrated it into their TechEd it still felt like a void was left there in the System Center space. Of course the MMS in the old days started as a community thing and in the end it ended up as a Microsoft conference with some community input. And of course now it was gone.
Well, the community decided to step back in! (yeah i better not include too many smileys here).
User groups and MVP's and other community leaders and experts are jumping in and now the Midwest Management Summit (so also MMS in short) has been born. It is filled with great speakers, many from the community and MVP sides from all over the world. It is gearing up to be a great event and specialized into the field of System Center in connection also with PowerShell, Clouds and so on.
Have a look at this great lineup of sessions in the schedule: http://mms2014.sched.org/
Next I can inform you that I also will be speaking there in two sessions along with my long time friend, SCOM specialist and MVP Cameron Fuller
Check out our sessions here: http://mms2014.sched.org/speaker/bob.cornelissen
I hope to see you there. If you are attending the MMS, please feel free to catch me there and have a chat! That is also what these community based events are all about. I am very much looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible during the upcoming events in November. I will be attending the MVP Summit and this MMS of course!
Nice, the MMS 2011 conference session DVD set just came in! Wow, it has three DVDs this year. Also shows that there is a lot of content (keynotes, breakout sessions, hands-on labs, slidedecks, vendor stuff). Will be sure to watch a few videos again soon.
As you might have heard Robert Bakker from Microsoft Netherlands organized that we could watch the keynote at their office through a live stream and have pizza afterwards. As one of the great things of the MMS is networking, we at least could meet up with a number of old friends again.
Stefan Stranger made a short video of our experience there.
At least we did get to see Raymond Chou and Marcus Oh!!!
Thanks Robert for organizing this and thanks to Stefan for the impression
Earlier today System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE 2010) was released to manufacturing.
Some of the highlights from the SCE website:
System Center Essentials 2010 (Essentials 2010) is a new management solution in the System Center family of IT systems management products specifically designed for midsized businesses. Essentials 2010:
- Provides a unified solution with a single console for managing a broad range of tasks across your physical and virtual servers, clients, hardware, software, and IT services for a unified experience.
- Enables you to proactively manage your IT environment, helping keep your system up-to-date with a solution that accelerates problem resolution and enables automation of system updates and data collection.
- Is easy to deploy and maintain helping simplify complex management tasks for increased IT efficiency.
Based on customer feedback we've received over the last couple of years, here’s what’s new in Essentials 2010:
- We've raised the number of Windows Server devices you can manage from 30 to 50.
- We built Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 technology right into the product, so that Essentials 2010 provides a single console and management solution for managing both your physical and virtual servers. This includes support for converting physical servers to virtual machines and support for live migration.
- The console has a new look and feel making it easier than ever to quickly check the health of your IT environment and address any issues.
- Installation and configuration are even easier with checks for prerequisites during installation and Group Policy checks for proper configuration.
So lots of good stuff in there!
Martin Dey, the MMS event owner started a blog on organizing the Microsoft Management Summit event for 2010. He also welcomes questions and suggestions. You can find his fresh blog at http://martindey.spaces.live.com/default.aspx. Very nice to hear from somebody behind the screens of this great event! Looking forward to his future posts.
The beta for System Center Essentials 2010 is out and available to try.
There is also a resources site.
Also check out the SCE team blog for more information.
Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?