MMS 2010 Content Survey is live…

As we start putting the plans for the Microsoft Management Summit 2010 (MMS 2010) together, we'd like to ensure that the event matches your needs and requirements. Our aim is to provide you with the information and resources you need to manage your organization's IT assets safely and effectively. To help us achieve this goal, we would appreciate your help.

Please take a few moments to answer the survey below, which should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Your answers will be kept confidential, and are used only as part of a statistical analysis to help allocate breakout session and hands-on lab slots where they are most needed.

When the survey closes on Monday, Dec 22nd 2009 we will draw two entries from amongst the responses and will send a Portable Media Player to those respondents. If you would like to be entered for this draw, simply enter your email address in the text box below. Supplied email addresses will only be used for the purposes of winner notification and will not be stored or used in any other way.

Thanks in advance for helping us make MMS 2010 your IT event of the year!


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Will you be attending 2010 poll? – the stats so far…

1) Will you be attending MMS 2010?
Too early to tell
2) If you are attending MMS 2010, who will be paying the expense?
A little of both
3) If you are not attending MMS 2010, what are the reasons?
It's in Vegas
What's MMS?
Other (please comment below)

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A voice in the (MMS) wilderness

The Microsoft Management Summit is, by far, the best conference available – anywhere.  Everyone who has attended knows this.  If you’ve attended at least 1 MMS, you know that its a must-attend event.  What makes MMS so special is that its based on community.

The past couple years have been tough for folks getting to attend due to budget constraints.  But, by all accounts it really looks like things are turning around for conferences for 2010, and I fully expect MMS 2010’s attendance numbers to be through the roof.

This community has been part of MMS since its very beginning.  Want to know about the history of MMS?  Drop out to the MMS Wiki to read about it:

As the primary promoter and support of MMS, we’ve always offered to help get you to MMS each year.  This year is no different.  Over the years, I’ve made quite a few phone calls to managers to help them visualize the importance of attending MMS.

If you are having problems getting justification for attending MMS 2010, feel free to use me.  Drop me a note or message, work it out with your manager, and I’ll make the phone call and do my best to help get you to MMS 2010.

Also, don’t forget to review and then forward Henry Wilson’s justification document to you manager:

Rod Trent Interview – Part 2 « The Realm of the Verbal Processor


Okay…it has been entirely too long since I’ve posted…over two months. Life has been a little crazy, but I finally cleaned up the rest of the Rod Trent interview to prepare it for posting. Hope you enjoy it. Also…I expect to post the next interview within another week or so…it is with Tim Mintner of the Microsoft Deployment product team!

Rod Trent Interview – Part 2 « The Realm of the Verbal Processor

MMS 2010 a go!

I just wanted to drop a note to all of those who have been hanging on their seats, waiting for the executive decision about the fate of the Microsoft Management Summit.  Due to the economy and a potential push to consolidate events, Microsoft was considering melding MMS into TechEd.  Based on several factors, including this community’s comments and reactions to the news, MMS 2010 is now, officially on tap to happen in 2010 from April 19-23, in Las Vegas, NV – back at the Venetian resort hotel and casino.

Here’s the “Save the Date” web site to bookmark:

So – this means that NOW is the time to start planning to attend the best conference around.  If you are responsible for managing computers in your company, this is the ONE conference to attend.  Start planning now by building your case for attendance.  And, as always we’re here to help!  As a community we can help you build justification to attend.  As a site, we’re always willing to make a personal phone call to your manager to help “sell” the conference.  Feel free to utilize the System Center community to help solidify your attendance.