If you are attending this year’s Microsoft Management Summit (MMS 2013), you can’t miss these sessions. Created by industry experts from Microsoft Services Premier Field Engineering, these sessions promise to deliver some of the best notes from the field from the perspective of some of Microsoft’s top talents.
Here is a list of breakout sessions being delivered by Premier Field Engineers:
Speaker: Steven Rachui
Track: Unified Device Management
Products: System Center Suite, System Center: Config Manager
Boundaries have been a core component of System Center Configuration Manager for some years. Configuration Manager 2012 puts a new twist on boundaries, but not as much as you might think. This session will help clear up the boundary confusion and also demonstrate new ways that boundaries could work in your environment.
Speakers: Matthew Hudson , Jeff Hausen, Neil Peterson
Products: Configuration Manager 2012, System Center: Config Manager
Find out what it takes to migrate a massive complex environment. This session will focus on the challenges of managing and moving an environment consisting of over 120,000 globally dispersed clients from Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. We will discuss the planning process, the required pre–migration work and finally the migration implementation..
Speakers: Santos Martinez , Brett Bennett
Product: Microsoft SQL Server
In this session, SQL Server and Configuration Manager administrators will learn how to perform maintenance plans over System Center databases. You will also take away best practices for SQL Server configuration when using it with the System Center family, including configuration, reporting services and clustering.
Speaker: Saud Al-Mishari
This session will provide hands–on guidance around reporting in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, including the changes around stored procedures for Role–Based Administration. You will gain an understanding of how all data hangs together in Configuration Manager and how to build your own reports. Each demonstration will take a sample query and break it down to explain how to get various information out of each query. By the end of the demonstration you will have a set of common solutions that will work with across your reporting needs
Speaker: Rodney Jackson
Product: Configuration Manager 2012
Discuss and review common case studies from the field. This session will help administrators avoid common challenges to help reduce productivity and down time. Common issues with migration, client reassignment, shared distribution points, migration SP1 changes, setup, deployment, software distribution, and many other related topics will be covered in this session.
Speakers: Neil Peterson
Products: Configuration Manager 2012, Orchestrator, System Center: Config Manager, System Center: Orchestrator
During this session, learn how the integration of Configuration Manager and Orchestrator can make the task of applying software updates or service packs to complex systems, an automated, predictable, and stress-free activity. You will have the opportunity to explore complete Runbook examples, automation scripts, and end-to-end demonstration of a complex yet automated maintenance cycle. Be prepared to view script samples and discuss the process at a technical level. The goal of this session is to arm you with the knowledge you need in order to position Configuration Manager and Orchestrator as a flexible maintenance solution that is able to handle the most complex system configurations.
Pairing System Center Orchestrator with Configuration Manager adds flexibility and power. This session will walk through how Orchestrator can be used to extend the imaging, compliance settings, and software distribution capabilities of Configuration Manager scenarios.
Speakers: Anders Bengtsson , Pete Zerger
Track: Service Delivery & Automation
Products: Orchestrator, System Center: Orchestrator
This session will cover how to author and organize runbooks created in Orchestrator so they can be easily reused, tested, and debugged. It will also cover some of the challenges customers face when managing the environment and best practices to follow.
And you can also check out the full catalog of sessions by other MVPs, Partners and Industry Experts.
See you at MMS 2013!
Written by Santos Martinez; posted by Frank Battiston, MSPFE Editor