Coming up next; Microsoft Management Summit 2013

MMS_banner_180x150jpgThe day after tomorrow I will be leaving for the Microsoft Management Summit 2013 that will be held in Las Vegas. It is going to be a packed week with lots of learning and networking opportunities. As always I will give you an insight in mu schedule for the week. This year the event will start on Sunday and it will end at Friday at around noon.

Like said the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2013 will start on Sunday at 5pm with one session slot. But also sponsors like 1E are having their own 5 hour-long Configuration Manager related workshop. This year I am also helping out proctoring during instructor led sessions besides only attending breakout sessions.

Besides all the learning, there are also networking events/receptions to attend. On Monday the Welcome reception, on Tuesday the Myitform Party, a Dutch reception and MVP/TAP reception, on Wednesday the 1E party and on Thursday the Closing Party. Don’t know if I am be able to attend them all but as you see it is going to be an exciting week meeting all my peers from the community and Microsoft and of course my fellow MVP’s.

Sunday, April 7
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM Registration Open
2:00 PM – 7:30 PM 1E Windows Migration Certification Workshop for System Center Experts
5:00 PM UD-B326 Managing Third Party Updates with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

Monday, April 8
8:45 AM KEY1 Cloud Optimize Your Business with Microsoft Management Solutions
11:00 AM MMS106 Keynote Demo Deconstruction
2:00 PM Proctoring at IIL UD-L320 New for SP1: Upgrading from Configuration Manager 2012 to Configuration Manager 2012 SP1
4:00 PM UD-B342 Configuration Manager 2012 and Orchestrator 2012
5:30 PM Solutions Expo Hall Open – Welcome Reception public

Tuesday, April 9
8:30 AM UD-B309 Deploying and Configuring Mobile Device Management Infrastructure
UD-B332 What’s New with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update 1
10:15 AM UD-B308 Advanced Infrastructure for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
12:00 PM
DC-B301 A Geek’s Guide to USMT 5.0
UD-B316 Migrating From Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012
2:45 PM open slot
4:30 PM UD-B406 Truly Better Together: Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 and PowerShell
6:00 PM Meet and Geek public

Wednesday, April 10
8:30 AM SD-B317 Best Practices For Runbook Authoring and Managing Orchestrator
10:15 AM UD-B402 Configuration Manager 2012: Data Collection
12:00 PM IM-B317 Provisioning in System Center: Users, Groups, Virtual Servers, Software and More!
2:45 PM UD-B317 Manageability of Mac & Linux Using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
4:30 PM Proctoring at IIL UD-L320 New for SP1: Upgrading from Configuration Manager 2012 to Configuration Manager 2012 SP1
6:00 PM BOF02 Microsoft Desktop Deployment Toolkit Roundtable
7:30 PM BOF08 PowerShell – Examples from the Real Word

Thursday, April 11
8:30 AM IM-B293 What’s Next from Citrix: Manage, Migrate and Monitor Desktops and Applications using Microsoft System Center 2012
10:15 AM
UD-B202 Customer Panel Discussion: Successes and Lessons Learned in Unified Device Management
DV-B307 How to Manage and Deploy Microsoft User Experience Virtualization Across an Enterprise
12:00 PM
UD-B319 How Microsoft IT Upgrades System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Hierarchy with System Center Orchestrator Automation
2:45 PM UD-B310 Deploying and Managing Windows 8 with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1
4:30 PM UD-B307 Compliance Settings and Control End–User Installed Software
8:00 PM Closing Party public

Friday, April 12
8:30 AM DC-B306 Building the Perfect Windows 8 Image
10:15 AM UD-B408 Configuration Manager … Actually

As you see, it is going to be a packed week, oh yeah as always the schedule is subject to change ;) I will try to keep you up to date via this blog and Twitter next week so stay tuned!

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