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  • Blog Post: Encounter Experts in the MMS 2010 Community Lounge

    One of the things we’re introducing this year to deepen community engagement at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas (April 19-23, 2010) is something we’re calling “Experts Encounters.” Concept On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Community Lounge (adjacent to Registration...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager 2007 goes CROSS Platform!

    If you haven't heard about it already, you surely soon will!  At this morning's keynote at MMS 2008 in Las Vegas, Bob Muglia (assisted by Barry Shilmover) announced the introduction of the Operations Manager 2007 Cross Platform Extensions Beta (Ops Mgr Cross Plat).  What does mean?  Well...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2011 is right around the corner

    Hey everyone, we had a chance to speak with Brad and briefly talk about the MMS 2011 keynotes that he is involved in this year.   There are 2 related keynotes this year.  Day 1 is focused on the Cloud, and the Day 2 is focused on Consumerization of IT. We hope you enjoy the video, and...
  • Blog Post: Community Matters at MMS: Day 1

    Think I’ve convinced Garth Jones to post an article/blog post on user groups, special interest groups (SIGs), and study groups, which could be very helpful to those looking for info on how to engage/start such communities… when he does post it, I’ll be sure to link to it and tie the info into our influencers...
  • Blog Post: Coffee Talk with Brad: What’s in store for MMS2011?

    Hi everyone, we recently got a chance to sit with Brad again and talk about the upcoming MMS event in Las Vegas , the week of March 21-25.  This year is going to be an amazing event for everyone, we really hope you can attend.  An unprecedented amount of product news. demonstrations and ...
  • Blog Post: Heading into MMS next week. Not going? We got you covered too…..

    Hello everyone, we managed to grab a few minutes with Brad this week to briefly talk about the Management Summit happening next week in Vegas. We talked about what will be happening there at the event, and for those of you that cannot get there, how you can stay up to date on all the traffic and news...
  • Blog Post: Operations Manager 2007 R2 hits RTM

    Late yesterday the RTM of Operations Manager 2007 R2 was approved , which immediately initiated the next stage of the process ... getting this latest version of Microsoft's end-to-end monitoring product for IT environments and datacenters out to YOU ! Read more in our overview whitepaper , What's New...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2010 Kicks Off in Las Vegas

    Hello from Las Vegas, where we just kicked off the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2010. This year’s theme is Manage the Future: Desktop to Cloud. This theme really reflects where IT systems management is headed right now. During customers conversations the past 6 months, and conversations at MMS so...
  • Blog Post: Live from MMS Day 1 in Las Vegas

    Hello from Las Vegas where we have just kicked off the 10 th anniversary edition of the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS). We’ve started the event with an exciting keynote from Bob Kelly . The keynote outlined how Microsoft would enable customers to get real value from cloud environments through many...
  • Blog Post: Leaving Las Vegas

    Just got back from Vegas and find myself somehow in front of my computer monitor again in my office here in Redmond. Thought I'd just share some of my perspective on my five days in Las Vegas at MMS 2008 , our singular yearly event with the broad community of IT pros invested in the infrastructure management...
  • Blog Post: Scale and Performance improvements in Configuration Manager 2007 R3

    Hi everyone, recently we recorded a look into the new scale and performance improvements we will ship in ConfigMgr 2007 R3. There are 3 main areas of enhancement being made to the core capabilities of ConfigMgr. These are as follows: Delta Active directory Discovery – AD discovery has 2 main tasks. Discovering...
  • Blog Post: Looking for Configuration Manager 2007 sessions at MMS 2011?

    Hi everyone, we are only a few weeks away from MMS, and we wanted to get you the list of ConfigMgr 2007 Breakout sessions we are running. Next post is the similar list for ConfigMgr 2012.  Each session is a link to the session details, speakers etc.  This list does not include partner owned...
  • Blog Post: MMS Day 1/2 Recap from the Community Lounge

    A day of ramping up, getting a feel for the space and the mission. The Community Lounge area is pretty much set up for hocking our wares. Apologies for the poor image quality, but here’s the basic set up with Joey and Adam in the background, editing fresh video for TechNet Edge . Also managed to...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2008 Day 1: Big Day for The Data Center

    We’re just half a day into MMS 2008 and it’s already been a big day for our customers and the System Center team. This is the largest MMS in history and the huge crowds have so far been thoroughly rewarded for making the trip to Las Vegas and haven’t even had to bet cash to get it. (That is only gambling...
  • Blog Post: Brad Anderson promoted to Corporate Vice President of Management and Services Division

    In a bit of a break from our normal System Center topics, today we thought we’d share the exciting news that earlier today it was announced within Microsoft that Brad Anderson has been promoted to corporate vice president, Management and Services Division (MSD). We know that many of you know Brad through...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2009 All A-Twitter

    Or, more aptly, SOME a-twitter… Twitter was going to be used at MMS regardless of anything we might do, but we wanted to provide a simple and easily understood structure for the real-time 1-to-many, short-form conversation that Twitter can foster. Accordingly, we used the mms09 account for broadcast...
  • Blog Post: MMS Day 2: Demos, Swag, and More

    Today started, like yesterday, with a keynote of note: this one with Brad and a stellar cast demoing new features and products for the desktop. Among others, the collected audience saw Jeff Wettlaufer demo a deployment of Windows 7 out to 20-some XP machines, all in something like 15 minutes using Config...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2009: Live in Las Vegas

    Events, Videos, Interviews & More from the Microsoft Management Summit 2008 in Las Vegas Find here collected System Center-related info, news, and more from MMS 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada (April 27-May 1, 2009). See also the MMS 2009 site . Can't make it this year? Watch keynotes and videos...
  • Blog Post: User Centric, and System Center Configuration Manager vNext

    It’s that time of year again – MMS! I always get so energized hanging out with customers for a week to hear what we’re doing well, and what we’re NOT doing so well! Either way – the learning and the camaraderie is what keeps us all doing what we do – which is striving to build KILLER enterprise management...
  • Blog Post: Live from Las Vegas!

    Events, Videos, Interviews & More from the Microsoft Management Summit 2008 in Las Vegas Find here collected System Center-related info, news, and more from MMS 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada (April 28-May 2, 2008). See also the MMS 2008 site and the MMS 2008 Virtual Press Room . ...
  • Blog Post: Partner Confab and MMS Q&A with Brad Anderson (Videos)

    Coupla new videos coming in the immediate wake of MMS 2009, each starring our very own Brad Anderson. This a video with a business partner from HP, Scott Farrand, to talk about HP’s Insight Control for System Center: And this a video of Brad at the MMS 2009 Community Lounge, holding forth on the business...
  • Blog Post: Taking System Center Orchestrator for a first spin

    Hi everyone We unveiled the next version of Opalis at MMS last week, which will be known as System Center Orchestrator.  We also showed for the first time some early builds and did a short demo using Orchestrator. Well, for those of you who could not make it to MMS, I have posted over on the new...
  • Blog Post: MMS Panel Session: Ask the experts, use our hashtag

    Hi everyone, recently we blogged about our upcoming event series , and one of the flagship events we want to make sure you have on your calendar is the Microsoft Management Summit , in Las Vegas the week of April 19th. This annual event is the premier show for deep technical information and training...
  • Blog Post: Promotion Motion, What’s Your Notion?

    Sorry, couldn’t resist. For some reason that ol’ “Schoolhouse Rock” song bubbled to the surface of the boiling cauldron of my brainpan in these hyperactive days before MMS and Convergence . But, let me get to the point, straightway: We’ve got 3 promotions in flight, the tail end of one and two others...
  • Blog Post: Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector Update

    To help our customers accelerate their testing and deployment of Windows 7, we are really pleased to announce an update to the ACT Connector for Configuration Manager. The Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector (ACT Connector) assists administrators with collecting the necessary computer and application...