At MMS 2009 I started my presentation early because both the audience and myself were completely bored waiting for the official time to start the presentation. As a result I decided to change things up at MMS 2011 and introduce the concept of a PreShow presentation.
Borrowing (ok, stealing) from the motion picture industry I decided that for this year’s session at MMS to add a pre-show PowerPoint slide deck complete with a soundtrack. The goal was to keep the audience interested prior to the start of the presentation and feedback on it was positive. I was asked by a couple of people for details on the PreShow so here we go. These are the topics that we covered during the pre-show deck which ran prior to the actual presentation:
- Gotta-See-Presenters at MMS [ Lots of great presenters at MMS – mentioned several who I thought would have sessions that are Gotta-See at MMS ]
- OpsMgr Training Resources [ System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Unleashed ]
- MMS Swag [ OpsMgr 2007 R2 Unleashed book give-a-ways in the ClearPointe booth ]
- Upcoming book announcements [ Opalis Unleashed! ]
- Ask-the-Experts sessions [ At the Veeam booth ]
- Gotta-Know-URL’s (www.systemcentercentral.com, http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman, http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com)
- OpsMgr Trivial Pursuit
- How can I tell how large my OpsMgr Data warehouse will be if I change the data retention period?
- How can I tell what management pack a group was stored in?
- What’s a quick way to hedge your bets to avoid having overrides stored in the default MP?
- Why am I getting this alert: DNS 2008 (or 2003) Resolution Time Alert
- Why am I getting this alert: DNS 2008 Server External Addresses Resolution Alert [ UPDATE: Fixed in the MP version released 2/22/11! ]
- What are the Top 5 Most Viewed Pages on System Center Central?
•OpsMgr R2 by Example: the nworks MP for VMware
•A Plea to the Technical Community
•PKI Certificate Verification MP
•Multi-Host Ping MP 3.0
•System Center Central Wiki
The soundtrack included the following songs which I highly recommend: