This org has grown sideways for far too long, and its been rumored that Microsoft was going to step in and fix it. I kept waiting. Today, their last monthly newsletter outlines the changes coming – and yes, Microsoft has stepped in.
Read about the restructuring
I was actually on the original board to get this org going, but dropped out because I didn’t agree with the plan to move forward. The primary problem was that they just didn’t understand community. It was all too heavy-handed acting as if they knew more about you than you do.
If you care about community and User Groups, I highly suggest you read this post. There are things in there that may still leave you scratching your head. I may eventually go into a tirade about how Microsoft has renewed their push to own and control community (this happens about every 3 years), but we’ll see.
And, when you get a chance, make sure you read Graham Watson’s announcement on how Microsoft is changing the way they support User Groups.
I’m interested in how this went, as I was not available during this time.
This was the agenda, in case you missed it on the myITforum.com Event Calendar…
- 12:00PM-12:10PM: Introduction
- 12:10PM-12:40PM: Anders Bengtsson (OpsMgr MVP) – Cross-PLatform Monitoring in Operations Manager 2007 SP2.
- 12:40PM-1:10PM: Ryan Brennan (SecureVantage) – ACS Best Practices & Configuration Tips
- 1:10PM-1:40PM: Marco Shaw (Powershell MVP) – PowerShell within System Center Operations Manager 2007
- 1.40PM-1:50PM: Closing
Go here to find out more about it…
DO NOT miss out on this user group meeting if you are in the area.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 at the Microsoft Waltham offices. 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Registration info and directions are found here:
Registration site: https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=129424
Presented by: New England Area SMS User Group http://www.myitforum.com/groups/group57/
An information sharing evening. For those who have already upgraded to System Center Configuration Manager, bring your experiences, and for those who are planning your upgrade, bring your questions.
Jared Cook (Microsoft) will demo / discuss System Center Configuration Manager SP1/R2. Jared will connect into his lab to provide a visual overview of SP1.
Time: June 24, 2008 at 8PM EST (New York time)
Place: Online via Live Meeting 2007