WarOnCost

That image won’t make much sense at this stage, but work with me here!  On Friday 5th November, one of our key System Center Partners, Inframon, are hosting an event in London focused purely on System Center, and the range of technologies which exist as part of the brand.  Whether you’re a ‘Configuration Manager kinda-guy’, or maybe Operations Manager floats your boat, there’s going to be something for everyone.  Don’t forget the sparkly new Service Manager, along with the awesome Opalis – these, and more, will all be showcased on the day, and if that’s not enough, Inframon have snagged a speaker list which reads like a ‘who’s who’ in the System Center world….

Oh, and it’s held at the Cabinet War Rooms in London, a historic underground complex that housed a British government command centre throughout the Second World War.  With a theme like ‘The War on Cost 2010’, where else could you hold it?  I presented at the event last year, and it was on HMS Belfast if I recall correctly!  I’ll be on my holidays whilst the event is on this year which is a shame for me, as it’s a great opportunity to connect directly with the Product Teams who are working on the technologies over in the US.  If you are free on the 5th November, I would strongly recommend going along, but to entice you a little more, here’s the line-up:

0830-0900 Registration
0900-0930 Inframon Keynote - Gordon McKenna, Inframon CEO & MVP System Center
0930-1030 Microsoft Keynote: Datacenter to the Cloud - Ryan O’Hara - Senior Director, System Center Product Management, Microsoft
1030-1050 Break
1050-1150 Microsoft Keynote: Desktop & Security Convergence - Andrew Conway - Senior Director, Identity and Security Business Group, Microsoft
Breakout #1: The Microsoft Private Cloud Story: Sean Roberts, Inframon CFO & Simon Skinner, Inframon Technical Architect & MVP System Center
1150-1250 Breakout #2: Operations Manager 2007 R2 & vNext - Justin Incarnato & Daniel Savage, Senior Product Managers, System Center, Microsoft
Breakout #3: Managing Mobile Devices with Athena™ for SCCM 2007 - Odyssey Software
Breakout #4: Heterogeneous Management With Operations Manager 2007 – Bridgeways
1250-1350 Lunch
1350-1450 Breakout #5: System Center Configuration Manager vNext Highlights - Jeff Wettlaufer, Senior Technical Product Manager, System Center, Microsoft
Breakout #6: Service Manager – The Better Together Story – Sean Christensen, Senior Technical Product Manager, System Center, Microsoft
1450-1510 Break
1510-1610 Breakout #7: Intelligent Datacenter Application Protection - Jason Buffington, Senior Technical Product Manager, Microsoft
Breakout #8: Datacenter IT Process Automation - Adam Hall, Senior Technical Product Manager & Greg Charman, Opalis Technical Specialist, Microsoft
1610-1630 Closing Keynote - Gordon McKenna, Inframon CEO & MVP System Center
1630-1700 Venue Tour

So there you have it – a plethora of System Center knowledge concentrated in one place – definitely worth a day of your time if you can spare it!  You can read the whole, detailed agenda over on the War on Cost website.

Don’t forget to Register if you want to attend!