If you are interested in System Center it is equally exciting to how it sounds. MMS is returning and it’s returning very soon! MMS returns to the Mall of America on May 16th (pre-con day) through the 19th so we are just under two months away from one of the best System Center focused events on the planet!
For my last two year’s summaries, check out the following for highlights of MMS:
- Year 1: http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2014/11/26/how-the-midwest-management-summit-challenged-my-assumptions-on-conferences-mmsminnesota/
- Year 2: http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2015/11/16/top-5-insights-year-two-at-the-midwest-management-summit/
Why attend the Midwest Management Summit? (MMS)
- MMS is unique as they limit the number of attendees to a small enough number that it feels more like a large-scale user group event.
- None of the sessions are recorded so presenters are more likely to speak freely (off the record).
- MMS is focused to give you the opportunity to ask the questions which you have on the technologies that you work on.
- Subject matter experts from across the world will be in attendance, as will Microsoft product team members.
If you are attending MMS this year why should you want to attend one of these sessions? Here’s some of the behind-the-scenes details on each of them for my blog readers.
- A pre-con session on OMS called OMS from What is this? to Wow, it can do that?!
- This session teams up a bunch of the biggest hitters in this space including Microsoft product team members Joseph Chan, Vlad Joanovic, and Eamon O’Reilly and MVP’s Steve Buchanan, Bob Cornelissen (SCOMBOB)! If you want to know more about what OMS does – especially in the automation or log analytics space you will not want to miss this session! If you are new to OMS, Bob will start you from the beginning so this session is for everyone from beginners to those who really want to dig deep into what OMS is and how it works.
- Using your OMS skills to hack OMS
- For the first time ever, myself and Nathan Foreman will team up on a session! This session will show how your existing System Center Operations Manager knowledge can be used to take OMS to the next level.
- Microsoft OMS & Operations Manager: Mortal enemies, casual acquaintances, best friends, or inbred cousins?
- Dieter Wijckmans and I re-team up for this session which is designed to bring you off the rails of normal conversations on OMS and Operations Manager. Additionally, it’s time to have the conversation on many monitoring focused SME’s minds: What does OMS mean to System Center customers? This session will help to clear up a lot of the FUD and point towards the future of monitoring.
CALL TO ACTION: Let’s show the configuration manager folks that Operations Manager and OMS are important and they can really bring in the crowd. Register for MMS at https://mms2016.sched.org/tickets. If you are already attending MMS, make sure to schedule your sessions as they are booking up quickly at: https://mms2016.sched.org/