Great Moments in Swag
MMS 2011 is just days away, and while there are many things that make a conference great, mementos are key amongst them. Yes, swag!
I’m sure there will be some great stuff at MMS, but my latest addition will be hard to beat:
This awesome collector’s item is a “WBEM” team mug from about a dozen years ago, where WBEM means Web-based Enterprise Management. WBEM is the standard that WMI is based on (which in turn is Windows Management Instrumentation). WMI is central to ConfigMgr and grew out of the same team that now brings us ConfigMgr (SMS back in those days). WBEM is the standard that makes WMI a management platform for more than just Windows. WBEM is hard to pronounce literally, and thus the close-enough “web-M” is used. Notice the web theme on the mug.
Thanks go to Margaret Boos.
This mug will, of course, get a prominent place on may wall-of-swag: http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/pthomsen/archive/2010/04/17/146119.aspx