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Microsoft Management Summit 2013 lift-off! #sysctr #mms2013

This week Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2013 officially launched and brings together the brightest IT professionals from around the world to increase their technical expertise through an intensive week of training led by experts in desktop, device management, datacenter, and cloud technologies.

Keynote, Cloud Optimize Your Business with Microsoft Management Solutions

Brad Anderson, corporate vice president in Microsoft’s Windows Server and System Center Group, took the stage this morning to kick-off the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. Anderson’s keynote to more than 5,000 attendees highlighted the company’s Cloud OS strategy and how IT professionals can use Microsoft technologies to transform their datacenters.

The keynote, which included live demos, will be available on Channel 9 for on-demand viewing. Anderson also posted to the Official Microsoft Blog today.



Other Highlights Includes

  • System Center Management Pack for Windows Azure is available for public preview today. This management pack enables customers to monitor availability and performance of their Windows Azure resources and services using their existing System Center 2012 SP1 monitoring environment.
  • A public preview of the System Center Advisor Connector for Operations Manager is available as a free download for System Center 2012 SP1 customers.  This connector enables customers to access best practice configuration assessments from System Center Advisor via the System Center Operations Manager console. The preview bits are available at the Microsoft Download Center.  We also recently announced that System Center Advisor supports configuration analysis for Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 workloads.
  • Windows Azure Backup now is available in a public paid preview. Windows Azure Backup helps customers protect important server data offsite with automated backups to the cloud, where it is available for easy data restoration.
  • On March 28, Microsoft announced commercial availability of Global Service Monitor (GSM). GSM extends the application monitoring capabilities in System Center 2012 SP1 using Windows Azure locations around the globe, giving a true reflection of end-user experience of your application. Customers can sign up for the service today. 
  • Microsoft is participating in OpenDaylight, a collaborative, open source project to advance Software-Defined Networking (SDN). By participating in the multi-platform endeavor, Microsoft is demonstrating our commitment to an open, extensible and standards-based approach to SDN and network virtualization.


This edition of MMS2013 Inovativ is well represented with 2 great speakers; Maarten Goet and Walter Eikenboom, below an overview of their sessions.

clip_image001[2] IM-B316 Monitoring and Managing the Network and Storage Infrastructure with Operations Manager 2012

Your infrastructure is not just servers. You have to account for storage and networking as well. Come and learn how Operations Manager 2012 can give you insight into the health and well-being of your infrastructure.

clip_image002[1] SD-B314 Mission: IT Operations for a Good Night’s Sleep

IT Admins are responding to incidents on a day-to-day basis, but management wants to shift to service monitoring. The biggest mismatch there is the maturity level and misconception that technology will fix the GAP. We know that’s not true! This session shows you how to get from component monitoring to LOB application monitoring with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1 and changing the operational paradigm to a private cloud service connecting System Center Orchestrator and System Center Service Manager 2012, creating processes to get your infrastructure to a private cloud. All set and sleep tight!

For more information about MMS 2013 news, please visit the Microsoft News Center.  Follow the conversation on Twitter at #MMS2013.




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