Last week we attended the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas (MMS 2012), and by all accounts the conference was a success. This year there were around 5300 attendees, over 160 sessions and 5 technical tracks. There were announcements, new technologies, a great deal of technical content and a host of companies whose products help simplify IT systems management. In this post I’m going to attempt to summarize some of the key points and takeaways as well as let you in on the major announcements.
Day Four at MMS 2012 and you could tell things are starting to wind down, not to say that there still wasn’t a lot of good content, there was, but you could tell the week was coming to an end. Steve and the team spoke to attendees in the Expo Hall from 9:45 until closing at 2:00, at which time we drew a winner for our AR Drone Quadrocopter. I don’t have the details but I’m sure we’ll be posting another update.
Day three at MMS 2012 and another keynote, a host of sessions and of course, some time spent in the Expo Hall. Speaking of the Expo Hall, there’s been a steady stream of attendees giving Steve and the team a chance to speak about monitoring and analytics for their Messaging and Collaboration environments. So far our product seems pretty well received, one of the key takeaways has been delivering IT service, and GSX Monitor and Analyzer bring service delivery to the forefront as they place emphasis on user experience.
Day two at MMS 2012 and things have been going pretty well. There’s definitely a lot more attendees than I expected which is a good sign, there have been a lot of cuts in IT budgets over the last few years or so, perhaps things are starting to pick up a bit. If I had to sum up the conference in a single word, I’d have to choose Cloud. The cloud is nothing new, however it continues to be at the forefront of conversation, newer though is the private cloud, and it’s implementation and success requires a great deal of planning and coordination. Fortunately for us MMS 2012 is delivering content that provides great insight into making sure that your cloud solution is managed and monitored ensuring customer satisfaction.
Alright, we’re here at the Microsoft Management Summit 2012 in Las Vegas and so far it looks like the conference is a success. We checked in yesterday and registered for the conference; I hear there were long lines, however, by the time we got there they weren’t bad at all. We set up our Expo Hall booth and by 5:30 we were ready for the running of the bulls.
This week we are attending the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas where we will be showcasing our products and demonstrating how they complement Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager. Over the last couple of months I’ve been gathering feedback from customers and administrators on their experience using SCOM for monitoring and reporting within their messaging and collaboration environments and I’ve prepared a summary of what I’ve found which I’m going to share with you today.
Next week we will be showcasing our new monitoring and reporting solutions for Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. The event had already sold out with over 4 000 attendees which is an excellent signal to judge the success of this event.