[Today's post comes from Steve Kaczmarek]

This year, your Configuration Manager writing team, now known as Configuration Manager Information Experience (iX), and the larger organization we belong to - Server and Cloud Division Information Experience (SCD iX) - will have a more prominent presence at the Microsoft Management Summit 2010 than ever before. If you are curious about what we are up to - for example, what do we mean by "information experience," come and see our presentation, try out our demos (and win a prize) at our kiosk, and participate in one of our focus groups.  We value your feedback and encourage your engagement with us as we formulate our content information strategy for System Center products.  If you are attending MMS 2010 this year, here are a few events we'd especially like you to know about and attend.

Add this session to your personal schedule using the MMS 2010 Session Builder:

Creating an Information Experience for Windows and Management Customers - Session BJ01, Monday 4/18, 3:00

You know about the thousands of topics, documents, white papers, KB articles and other information sources available to support you as you use Microsoft Windows and Windows Server products. The Server and Cloud Division - Information Experience team is committed to enhancing your experience with Windows Server products by creating an information experience - not just writing content. This session will explore how we are leading Microsoft in driving innovation, excellence, and community-focused enhancements to the product support experience based on customer feedback. This session is a follow-up session to one we presented in 2008 at which we gathered your input and feedback. Now we'd like to show you where we are and where we are going.

Join this focus group:

Focus Group: The Information Experience for the Private Cloud - Thursday, 4/22, 2:30

This focus group will explore the content needs of customers that are evolving their IT service offerings towards a privately hosted cloud.  We will specifically investigate new and creative methods for the structure, composition and presentation of Microsoft's guidance for managing the private cloud and the services it hosts.  We are also interested in investigating customers' requirements in progressing beyond product deployments and into customizations and modeling of their specific environment.

Join this focus group:

Focus Group: System Center Content Architecture and Innovation - Tuesday, 4/20, 3:30 and Wednesday, 4/21, 2:30

This focus group will explore the content needs and requirements for System Center customers. We will specifically investigate the effectiveness of new and innovative System Center content types. We will also examine the current and evolving content architecture, with a focus on Configuration Manager, including demos of current and expected innovations in information delivery.

Visit us on the Expo floor:

Microsoft Pavilion Kiosk: Server and Cloud Division - Information Experience; System Center Information eXperience Innovations

Come and see the latest innovations we've introduced to enhance your product experience. You'll see demonstrations of:

SuperFlows - An interactive information model for process and data flow troubleshooting, and content delivery

Cloud Search and Cloud Help - Intelligent search from the console and product help from the web

Configuration Manager 2007 Cloud Search beta - A console add-on that allows you to do smart contextual searches for Web-based information across Microsoft and community sites and blogs, returning the results in a single portal. Come and join the beta!

Bing Visual Search for PowerShell Commandlets - Finding developer information through visual search and organization

Configuration Manager Feature Quizzes - Increasing your success by raising your awareness of requirements, issues, and tasks related to key Configuration Manager scenarios

We look forward to seeing you at MMS 2010 this year!

Steve Kaczmarek, Content Publishing Manager, Management and Services Division Information Experience (MSD iX)

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