MMS 2013https://www.2013mms.comCopyright 2014EventPoint RSSNew to MMS? Don't Miss the MMS101 Session<p>If you're attending MMS for the first time, then you don't want to miss the MMS101 session on Sunday, April 7. You'll learn priceless tips and tricks to maximize your investment in MMS 2013. We'll give you the inside scoop on all the sessions, labs and Expo vendors. If that's not enough, we'll get you networked with other attendees and alumni from your area. Finally, we'll answer all your questions so that you have everything you need to conquer the Summit!</p> <p>Log in to <a shape="rect" href="http://www.2013mms.com/signin" shape="rect">CommNet</a> and find MMS101 in the Schedule Builder to add it to your schedule.</p> <p> </p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:00 PM PSThttp://www.2013mms.com/headlines/details/9E732DD8-5280-E211-AE09-001EC953730B9e732dd8-5280-e211-ae09-001ec953730bKristen LuiCustomer Panel Discussion: Successes and Lessons Learned in Datacenter Management<p>IM-B205: Customer Panel Discussion: Successes and Lessons Learned in Datacenter Management</p> <p>Join us for some lively conversation and learn from your peers, as senior IT pros and architects from some of our customers share their best practices and lessons learned around Virtualization and Datacenter Management with Hyper-V and System Center. You’ll hear from: </p> <ul> <li>T-Mobile on cross-hypervisor management with System Center </li> <li>Barclays PLC on monitoring a large scale infrastructure with System Center Operations Manager </li> <li>Children’s Hospital of Colorado on self-service system updates driven by clinical staff using System Center that is driving savings and customer satisfaction </li> <li>Cargill on their best practices in runbook authoring with System Center Orchestrator </li> </ul> Speakers:<br /> Moderator: Jeff Woolsey<br /> Panelists: Bryan Dady, Manager of Platform Design, T-Mobile; Brett Chevalier, Microsoft Engineer, Children’s Hospital of Colorado; Andy Langford, Architect, Barclays PLC; Vaughn Nerdahl, Senior IT Technical Analyst, Cargill <p> </p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:00 PM PSThttp://www.2013mms.com/headlines/details/F933C0B5-5992-E211-AE09-001EC953730Bf933c0b5-5992-e211-ae09-001ec953730bKristen LuiHosting Service Providers Party @ MMS<p><b>Are You a Hosting Service Provider attending MMS 2013?</b><br /> If so, the Microsoft Server &amp; Tools team would like to invite you to a party*! Come celebrate a great year with members of the server product team and rub elbows with your fellow hosters while enjoying some drinks in the Palm Foyer (3rd floor) at 5:30pm on Tuesday, April 9.</p> <p>Please RSVP to <a shape="rect" href="mailto:msfthosting@microsoft.com" shape="rect">msfthosting@microsoft.com</a> by Friday April 5th to confirm your attendance. Please include your name, title, and company name in the response.</p> <p>*You must be a registered MMS 2013 attendee to attend the party.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:00 PM PSThttp://www.2013mms.com/headlines/details/4308F841-3C98-E211-AE09-001EC953730B4308f841-3c98-e211-ae09-001ec953730bKristen LuiFocus Group: Impacts of Consumerization on your Business<p>Do you make or influence decisions on what devices and operating systems end up in the hands of your company’s employees?</p> <p>Please join Windows engineering for a deep dive discussion into the impacts of consumer devices and their OS’s on your business. In this 90-minute session, we will explore if and how multiple operating systems in your business are impacting how you implement technology. Beyond BYOD, what are the new or evolving scenarios that you are using technology and devices to drive improvements in operational efficiency and customer engagement? Are you using technology or devices where you previously have not? Come share your experiences and help us drive your insights into Windows development. We can take no more than 8 people in each of the 3 groups to ensure lively discussions.<br />  <br /> <b>NOTE: </b>You MUST be a registered MMS attendee to participate. </p> <ul> <li>Session 1: Thursday, April 11, 9:00 AM -10:30 AM, Breakers L </li> <li>Session 2 Thursday, April 11, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Breakers L </li> <li>Session 3: Thursday, April 11, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM, Breakers L </li> </ul> RSVP for one session to: <a shape="rect" href="mailto:KarenSim@microsoft.com" shape="rect">KarenSim@microsoft.com</a> (Karen Simpson) <p> </p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:00 AM PSThttp://www.2013mms.com/headlines/details/3487A64F-BF9B-E211-AE09-001EC953730B3487a64f-bf9b-e211-ae09-001ec953730bKristen LuiNew Sessions Added to Schedule BuilderWe’ve added some new sessions to the lineup. Check them out:<br /> <br /> <ul> <li>IM-B205 – Customer Panel Discussion: Successes and Lessons Learned in Datacenter Management </li> <li>IM-B318 - Panel Discussion: System Center Operations Manager </li> <li>UD-B202 - Customer Panel Discussion: Successes and Lessons Learned in Unified Device Management </li> <li>MMS104 – Neural Networks for IT Professionals </li> <li>MMS105 – The 2012 Release Wave Licensing Recap</li> </ul> Abstracts and scheduling information are available on the Schedule Builder. Login at <a shape="rect" href="http://www.2013mms.com/signin" target="_blank" shape="rect">www.2013mms.com</a> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 11:00 AM PSThttp://www.2013mms.com/headlines/details/5B20FA0F-529D-E211-AE09-001EC953730B5b20fa0f-529d-e211-ae09-001ec953730bKristen LuiBOF Sessions Announced<p>The votes have been tallied and the winning BOF topics are:</p> <ul> <li>BOF01: Cloud and Datacenter Management Roundtable </li> <li>BOF02: Microsoft Desktop Deployment Toolkit Roundtable </li> <li>BOF03: Configuration Manager in Higher Ed </li> <li>BOF04: myITforum.com Unplugged Q&amp;A </li> <li>BOF05: Managing Non-Microsoft Platforms </li> <li>BOF06: Service Manager and Orchestrator: Automation Best Use Cases - Open Discussion </li> <li>BOF07: Deploying All of System Center </li> <li>BOF08: PowerShell – Examples from the Real Word </li> <li>BOF09: System Center Orchestrator Use Cases </li> <li>BOF10: Operations Manager Best Practices </li> <li>BOF11: Use System Center to Secure User Data </li> <li>BOF12: System Center 2012 Service Manager Cookbook - Desserts Chapter </li> </ul> <p>BOF sessions are on Wednesday evening 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Details available on the Schedule Builder. Log in at <a shape="rect" href="http://www.2013mms.com/signin" target="_blank" shape="rect">www.2013mms.com</a> </p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 11:00 AM PSThttp://www.2013mms.com/headlines/details/6DB541C8-529D-E211-AE09-001EC953730B6db541c8-529d-e211-ae09-001ec953730bKristen Lui<description><p><b>INSERT INNOVATION HERE:</b> See how <a shape="rect" href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh505660.aspx" target="_blank" shape="rect">System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Server 2012</a> work together to deliver your next-generation private cloud. </p> </description><pubDate>Fri, 05 Apr 2013 03:00 PM PST</pubDate><link>http://www.2013mms.com/headlines/details/2B8B8AC2-429E-E211-AE09-001EC953730B</link><guid isPermalink="false">2b8b8ac2-429e-e211-ae09-001ec953730b</guid><author>Kristen Lui</author></item><item><title>Complete the People-Centric IT Survey, Receive a Starbucks Card!<p>Enjoy a latte on us! Be one of the first 500 respondents to our survey and receive a $10 Starbucks Card!<br /> The first <b>500</b> people to submit the completed People-centric IT survey, located at Microsoft Pavilion Stations 1 &amp; 3 in the Solutions Expo Hall, will receive a $10 Starbucks Card.</p> <p> </p> <p>Expo Hall Hours:<br /> Tues 1:00-4:30 PM<br /> Wed 1:00-4:30 PM<br /> Thu 11:30 AM - 2:45 PM</p> <p>NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Offer open only to event attendees, good only in Las Vegas, NV at Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2013, April 8-12th. Offer good only to the first 500 qualified to respond. Limit one gift per person while supplies last. Public sector employees excluded. Microsoft employees are excluded.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 09:00 AM PSThttp://www.2013mms.com/headlines/details/052F576B-35A1-E211-AE09-001EC953730B052f576b-35a1-e211-ae09-001ec953730bKristen LuiNew BOF Session Added - Women in Technology - Tonight!<b>JUST ADDED!</b> BOF Session for Women in Technology, moderated by Jonobie Ford in Palm A at 6 pm. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 02:00 PM PSThttp://www.2013mms.com/headlines/details/6D270A3A-3BA2-E211-AE09-001EC953730B6d270a3a-3ba2-e211-ae09-001ec953730bKristen LuiExtended Lab Subscription - UpdateThe sign up period for the MMS 2013 Extended Labs Subscription has now expired and login/access information has been sent to subscribers. If you subscribed to the online labs option and have not yet received login, please contact the event team at <a shape="rect" href="mailto:mmsqs@microsoft.com" shape="rect">mmsqs@microsoft.com</a>. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 05:00 PM PSThttp://www.2013mms.com/headlines/details/324257C1-03AD-E211-9C05-00155D507064324257c1-03ad-e211-9c05-00155d507064Kristen Lui