It’s been 3 days since I got here and I finally have gotten around to writing an update.
It took no less than an hour to get from the hotel to the convention center. I am not kidding. SUNDAY!!! It’s not even a work day. Why is traffic so bad here?
I got registered. Here is a picture of the bag, since I know you are wondering...
What swag is in it? The usual stuff: magazines, CDs, a few DVDs. What DVDs? Beta 2 versions of Office System 2007, Office SharePoint Server 2007, Office Groove Server 2007, Office Project Server 2007, Windows Vista (x86 and x64) and Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn”.
After checking in, I went to dinner only to look at the schedule and realize that the Keynotes were that night from 7:00 to 9:30. That was not what I expected.
Some things that I picked up from the Keynotes:
MaaS – This was a new acronym for me. It means “Management as a Service” Not sure how common that acronym is since I only saw it was listed 4 times together on Google. I’m proud to say that Live.com found it more often than that. It also contained more recent blog entries on it. Way to go guys!!! Back to MaaS – Exchange Hosted Services and the newly announced Forefront Client Security Services are examples of this.
The next version of Microsoft Operations Manager will be called System Center Operations Manager. MOM just sounds better than SCOM, don’t you think? “MOM takes care of my Enterprise” has a nice ring to it. I’ll stop there.
Bob Muglia spoke of 4 Promises –
1) Manage Complexity, Achieve Agility – Bingo! (kidding)
2) Protect Information, Control Access
3) Advance the Business with IT Solutions
4) Amplify the impact of your People
Well that is it for Sunday. I’ll add some more later.