MMS 2009 Newsletter

How to hook-up with at MMS 2009 – and your official Party invitation

Back in Vegas, baby!

April 27th – May 1st

Exhibitors, Presenters, and Community Servants

Find us at: BOOTH #633

What we're doing this year

·     Session SU30: "Community Saves Your Company Money, and Why Invest Time in It" Tuesday, April 28 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM, San Palo 3401A (grab the conference floor plan)

Session SU31: "Ask the Experts Panel" – Wednesday, April 29 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM, San Palo 3401A  (grab the conference floor plan)

·     Hourly Booth Raffles

·     The Party – Sponsored by Microsoft and 1E



Giving away everything you can imagine


·     1 XBOX 360 A DAY – donated by Microsoft  

·     Copies of System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashedsigned by the authors.
·     Copies of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Administrator’s Companion – donated by MS Presssigned by the authors
·    Copies of Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2007 – signed by the authors
·    Quest Software has donated two 12 month term licenses (one each) of their Toad for SQL Server and Capacity Manager for SQL Server products with support
·    Secure Vantage has donated a Microsoft Zune.

Microsoft Management Summit 2009

Party invitation and information is at the bottom of this column

MMS is the annual gathering together of the System Center community.  This year marks the 10th year of MMS and there are things planned for this momentous event that you just cannot miss!  And — of course, we're back in Vegas (grab a copy of the map of the Vegas Strip) and MMS have grown up together.  It's really hard to say where the conference would be today without this community and how our partnerships melded together.

Read about the history of MMS

But, even more, it's also really hard to say what the systems management landscape at Microsoft would look like without this community.  You all should be very proud of yourselves.  By coming together and voicing your concerns, desires, solutions, rants, and kudos, through you've enabled Microsoft to develop some highly effective solutions for managing environments.

Did you know that turned 10 years old this year???  That's simply amazing.  How many other communities can say they have been together for that long, and maintained their importance and relevance?

As always, I want to thank Microsoft for listening in and supporting this community for so long.

But, this year marks the official announcement of our Community "Partners".  For a long time, folks have just assumed that Microsoft sponsors and promotes and that's how we have survived for so long.  That's simply not true.  While we appreciate the type of support that Microsoft gives us, it doesn't pay the bills.  Find out who actually invests in the vision and who is benefitting from our experience and reach by visiting our new Partners page:


Rod Trent 

The Premiere MMS Partyyour official invitation

Steeped in tradition, this year, will celebrate it's 9th annual party!  Who can say that?  The party ticket is the most sought after piece of SWAG at MMS, and the stampede to get one will be as large as ever – maybe larger! Don't believe me?  Watch the stampede from last year to understand what you're up against.

Thanks to the Dell folks for capturing the mad rush on film!

How to get a pass:

The MMS 2009 Expo opens at 5:30pm on Monday, April 29th, but the line to get into the Expo starts forming about an hour prior.  You'll need to beat the mad rush and stop by the booth #633 to grab a party button.  This button is your ticket into the party.  It MUST be worn to get entrance on Wednesday night. Party buttons are on a first-come first-served basis!


Date:  Wednesday, April 30, 2009

Time:  5:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Venetian Ballroom B.  (grab a floor plan – this is the MMS 2008 floor plan, but it's the same as MMS 2009)

What’s happening at this year’s party? 

  • Mix and mingle with your peers.  Put faces with names and reconnect with old friends.
  • Annual Awards Ceremony!  (Yes, we noticed all you did this year and want to Thank You!)
  • WIN COOL STUFF! (Enter the Raffle to win a Zune, or an Xbox 360!)
  • Eat, drink, and be merry!  Plenty of food and drinks for everyone!


© 2009, Inc.

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