There’s no better way to learn about the many new management solutions available than to attend the Microsoft Management Summit 2007 (MMS 2007).  

 

Why? Because MMS 2007 is the premier technical event of the year for IT professionals, covering the latest management products from Partners and Microsoft including the System Center family of management products. With next-generation products such as System Center Operations Manager 2007 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 shipping this year, MMS 2007 is the ideal opportunity to come listen to the technical experts, try out the new products and discuss solutions with leading experts and peers in the IT industry. This year’s event is packed with knowledge and experience, both from Industry experts and Microsoft product group members, enabling you to take away key solutions and processes and apply them to your IT environment with confidence. 

 

Content Overview


During 2007 Microsoft plans to release several new System Center management products and technologies. MMS 2007 provides the best possible opportunity to learn about the features which these new releases offer and the solutions they enable within your IT environment.

As in previous years, MMS 2007 will provide a rich set of management Hands-on Labs, allowing you to try out existing and new products live, experiencing the many solutions that these System Center products enable. Lab topics typically cover such scenarios as deployment, upgrade, configuration and administration across a wide range of solutions and technologies.

The upcoming releases which will be covered in detail during MMS 2007 include:

  • System Center Operations Manager 2007
  • System Center Configuration Manager 2007
  • System Center Essentials 2007
  • System Center Capacity Planner 2007
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007
  • Desktop Optimization Pack for SA
  • Windows Server Update Services 3.0

In addition during the event there will be early looks at two additional products due to ship at the end of the year.

  • System Center Data Protection Manager 2008
  • System Center “Service Desk”

The content at MMS 2007 will also cover Microsoft’s existing management products, technologies and solutions including:

Management Products

  • SMS 2003
  • SMS 2003 R2
  • MOM 2005
  • System Center reporting
    Manager 2006
  • System Center Data Protection
    Manager 2006
  • System Center Capacity
    Planner 2006

Management Solutions

  • SMS 2003 Desired Configuration Management
  • MOM 2005 SLA Scorecard for Exchange Management Technologies
  • Windows Server Update Services
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Management Technologies
  • Group Policy
  • WS-Management
  • WMI
  • Microsoft Windows PowerShell

Given the heterogeneous nature of today’s IT space, cross-platform and cross-vendor management is also key to managing the environment. Consequently, session content will also cover:

  • Management of Linux, *nix, Macintosh and mobile platforms
  • Management of server and desktop hardware
  • Management of network infrastructure
  • Integration between System Center management products and other common management consoles

Typically, session and hands-on lab topics will cover one ore more of the following scopes on a specific topic:

  • Deep technical drilldowns into current or future products and technologies
  • Best practices for common real-world scenarios covering the lifecycle of various management solutions including
    • End-to-end application monitoring
    • Software update management
    • Operating System and application deployment
    • Desired Configuration Monitoring
    • Network Security
  • Comparisons between different management solutions available including:
    • Identifying the best Software Update solution for your environment
    • Selecting the best OS deployment and upgrade solutions for your servers and desktops
  • Real-world experience (“Tips-and-tricks”) from Microsoft staff, Industry consultants and customers like yourself

 

Conference Agenda

 

Monday, March 26, 2007

 

Time

Item

7:30 AM-8:00 PM

Registration

7:30 AM-9:00 PM

CommNet open

9:00 AM-7:15 PM

Alumni Lounge open

10:30 AM-7:15 PM

Hands-on-labs open

5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Welcome Expo Reception

 

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

 

Time

Item

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

Breakfast

7:30 AM-5:30 PM

Registration

7:30 AM-8:00 PM

CommNet open

8:30 AM-9:45 AM

Opening Keynote

9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Alumni Lounge open

10:15 AM-5:15 PM

Breakout Sessions & Hands-On Labs

12:30 PM-5:00 PM

Expo Hall open

5:15 PM-8:00 PM

Evening Activities, Hands-On Labs open for unsupervised use

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

 

Time

Item

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

Breakfast

7:30 AM-5:00 PM

Registration

7:30 AM-8:00 PM

CommNet open

8:30 AM-9:45 AM

Keynote

9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Alumni Lounge open

10:15 AM-5:15 PM

Breakout Sessions & Hands-On Labs

12:30 PM-5:00 PM

Expo Hall open

5:15 PM-8:00 PM

Evening Activities, Hands-On Labs open for unsupervised use

 

Thursday, March 29, 2007

 

Time

Item

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

Breakfast

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Registration

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

CommNet open

8:30 AM-9:45 AM

Keynote

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Alumni Lounge open

10:15 AM-5:00 PM

Breakout Sessions & Hands-On Labs

12:30 PM-2:30 PM

Expo Hall open

7:00 PM-10:15 PM

Closing Party

 

Friday, March 30, 2007

 

Time

Item

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

CommNet open

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Registration

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Alumni Lounge open

10:00 AM-12:45 PM

Breakout Sessions & Hands-On Labs

 

 

Registration: http://www.mms2007.com/content/home.aspx