There's a lot planned for the Microsoft Management Summit next week in Vegas! I'll be there, as will several other content managers and writers from the System Center team. The following sessions are good places to meet the team and influence upcoming Operations Manager or System Center content:
Operations Manager Jam Site Tuesday, April 29, 2:00 – 4:30 in Casanova 603Chris Fox, Senior Technical Writer for Operations Manager; Bill Anderson, Technical Writer for Capacity Planner
[Edit: We've had a few requests for the location of this site -- it's in the prototype stage now, but we will absolutely announce it here once it goes live.]Are you interested in learning more about the new Operations Manager Jam site and providing your feedback? This is a community-oriented site to facilitate the sharing of management pack (MP) solutions and learning about other unique implementations. Site content includes customer-authored MP’s, managed code, command shell scripts, featured articles, forums, and a unified search across the best of Operations Manager content sources. In this focus group, you can:
System Center Documentation: Content Innovations, Content as a Service, and Other New ArchitecturesMonday, April 28, 3:00 – 4:15 in Titian 2201BKim Field, Director; Steve Kaczmarek, Dionysia Sofos, Deb Lewy, John Merrill, Jonobie Ford, Content Managers; Elise Morrison, Managing Editor
This session, conducted by the content management team, will demonstrate current innovations in content delivery, and describe future architectural directions including Content as a Service offerings and Health Models. This session will provide detailed demonstrations of new content deliverable including the System Center SuperFlow, Configuration Manager Feature Quizzes, the System Center Content Search Gadget, and Virtual Machine Manager How-To videos. We’ll also discuss our Content as a Service and Community Jam initiatives. Finally, we will close with a Q&A session during which the content management team will seek feedback on these new solutions.
Content as a ServiceTuesday, April 29, 2:00 – 4:30 in Casanova 604Prescott Klassen, Senior Program Manager; Kim Field, Director
Are you interested in providing feedback to Windows Server Systems Division User Assistance on scenarios and prototypes for next generation content delivery systems? Attend our Focus Group session and help us set the future vision for our Content As A Service (CaaS) project. In this focus group, you can:
There is also a strong writer presence for System Center Configuration Manager, so if you use that product as well, check out this post on the System Center Configuration Manager Writer's blog for the details.
[Edited to update Jam site name to be correct.]
I'm not a gadget-y sort of person. I mean, I like gadgets, but I've grown wary of them (both offline
The Operations Manager Jam site is not live yet. Its launch and location will be announced.