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10 Reasons to Attend the Microsoft Management Summit 2003 10 Reasons to Attend the Microsoft Management Summit 2003 Presentation Transcript

  • Microsoft Management Summit 2003 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV March 18 th – 21 st 2003 10 Reasons to Attend the *Please Note: All information provided in this slide deck is preliminary and subject to change. The latest information about the event will be available on the MMS 2003 web site at www.mms2003.com from Jan 24 th 2003.
  • So why attend MMS 2003? The top 10 Reasons:
    • To learn from experts from the IT community and from Microsoft during the 66 scheduled breakout sessions
    • To learn about Microsoft’s future plans for management during keynotes by Microsoft executives
    • To learn how Microsoft manages desktops, servers and applications from Microsoft’s own IT team
    • To learn about the new Solutions for Management offering from Microsoft and how it will help you bring ITIL standards to your environment
    • To work in a lab environment with current and future products and technologies, with or without instructors from Microsoft
    • To ask members of the Microsoft product teams and key Sponsors questions about your specific issues at the “Ask the Experts” session and throughout the event
    • To learn about industry trends and initiatives from a key management analyst
    • To learn about Microsoft partner solutions which extend and enhance the manageability of Windows and enable cross-platform management
    • To meet your colleagues and peers from around the industry to share tips and ideas generated while managing Windows environments like yours
    • Finally, to bring back a set of new skills, tips and solutions to your organization which will improve the reliability and performance of the infrastructure supporting your business today.
  • 1. Learn from Experts
    • 66 breakout sessions in 5 parallel tracks over 3.5 days
      • Up from 42 sessions in 3 tracks last year
    • Speakers include:
      • Microsoft product team members
      • Industry experts
      • Other customers with ideas and tips to share
    • Topics to be covered include:
      • Microsoft Solutions for Management (4 sessions)
      • SMS 2.0 (12 sessions)
      • SMS 2003 (7 sessions)
      • MOM 2000 (10 sessions)
      • Application Center 2000 and SSM (5 sessions)
      • Windows Management Technologies (12 sessions)
        • Includes WMI, Active Directory, Group Policy, ADS, MACS, SUS, Windows Installer, Windows Security, Terminal Services
      • Sessions on extending Microsoft’s solutions by Event Sponsors
    • Full session agenda to be announced Jan 24 th 2003
  • 2. Learn about the Future
    • 4 Keynote sessions during the event
    • Hear Microsoft’s new VP of Management, Kirill Tatarinov, talk about the goals of the Windows Management Business Group
    • Listen to Microsoft Executives describing the plans for Microsoft’s products
    • Understand how future developments will help simplify your IT infrastructure
    • Learn how ITIL standards can be applied to a Microsoft Windows environment
  • 3. Learn how Microsoft Manages
    • Learn from the Microsoft Operations and Technology Group (OTG) how they mange Microsoft’s dynamic IT environment
    • Listen to Rick Devenuti, Microsoft’s CIO, describe how new and un-released products are rolled out to 50,000 users worldwide with minimal overhead
    • Hear tips and tricks from the Microsoft OTG SMS and MOM teams
  • 4. Learn to Achieve Operational Excellence
    • Improve the manageability of your Windows platforms with Microsoft Solutions for Management
    • Achieve operational excellence in managing Windows Services and Applications
    • Optimize the delivery of new applications to your organizations desktops
    • Build a secure core infrastructure utilizing best practices in Patch Management for Windows clients
  • 5. Learn in the Labs
    • Over 400 lab PCs offering practical hands-on lessons in management technology
    • Both instructor-led and self-paced lab sessions throughout the week
    • Lab topics include:
      • SMS 2.0, SUS Feature Pack, SMS 2003, MOM 2000, AC 2000
      • WMI, WMIC, RIS, SUS, Group Policy, MACS
    • Lab slots bookable in advance
    • Open lab sessions after 5pm
      • allows attendees to complete unfinished labs
      • avoid lab/breakout session conflicts
  • 6. Ask Microsoft
    • Multiple opportunities to ask questions of Microsoft staff
    • Microsoft Product Team and Field staff available throughout the event
    • “ Ask-the-Experts” evening event with themed topic areas in a relaxed atmosphere
    • Microsoft booth staffed throughout the Expo
    • Opportunity to book up to two 30 minute 1:1 sessions with any speaker during the event
  • 7. Learn about Industry Trends
    • One keynote session will be presented by a key management analyst Cameron Haight of Gartner
    • Hear about recent industry developments and future trends
    • Learn how the .NET initiatives will impacting the IT community in the near and long term
  • 8. Learn about Industry Solutions
    • The event is sponsored by several key industry players
    • 3 rd Party hands-on lab sessions will be offered throughout the event
    • Sessions presented by sponsors will describe how Microsoft’s technologies and products can be extended and enhanced
    • Meet key exhibitors during the evening Expo reception and the following day to learn how to build complete IT solutions on Windows
  • 9. Meet your Peers
    • The usual mix of attendees from the IT community ensures many opportunities to meet and share ideas
    • Dedicated Alumni lounge area to meet colleagues from previous conferences
    • Several sessions presented by fellow Microsoft customers on real-world scenarios and solutions
  • 10. Grow Your Skills
    • Deepen your knowledge . Get the latest, comprehensive technical content in over 66 breakout sessions, 4 keynotes, and multiple hands-on labs.
    • Deliver better performance to your organization. Learn from the pros, share ideas with your peers, and bring home the latest tricks and techniques.
    At MMS 2003, Microsoft program managers and industry experts will teach you how to get the most from your Windows-based management solutions. If you attend one event this year, make it MMS 2003!
  • MMS 2003 at a Glance Welcome Recep n Keynote Keynote Keynote Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Exec Track Labs Open Registration Lunch Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Exec Track Labs Open Registration Expo Recep n Expo Lunch Ask the Experts Expo Closing Recep n *Note: CommNet will be open during all breaks, when a Wireless LAN will also be available Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Labs Open Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Labs Open Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Keynote Lunch Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Labs Open Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Labs Open Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts Breakouts