MMS 2009 Round up

Another great Microsoft Management Summit. So many news items I'll try and sum it up in a few lines.

Pre-MMS News:

Visio Add-in for Operations Manager 2007 R2 beta, is available for download on connect. Check out the momteam blog for more specifics on this tool.

MMS News:

System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 will be released in the next 30 days. I'm hoping for a nice round of R2 Resource Kit utilities to follow the release of R2.

Connectors for R2 will be available 30 Days after R2 release. The following connectors will be available in the first release available, Universal Connector, BMC Remedy ARS, HP OpenView Operations For Unix, HP OpenView Operations For Windows, and IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console (TEC). Over the next year expect the following additional connectors from Microsoft, HP Service Manager, IBM OMNIBus/Netcool, Universal "Inbound". I was hoping the Netcool connector would be available sooner but oh well.

One of the best series of this past MMS was "Scripting in Operations Manager 2007" presented by Brian Wren. I'm looking forward to reviewing the videos of these presentations, as so much information was thrown at you in during the 5 hour blitz of information.

There were several hundred announcements at MMS, I'll only cover two. The System Center Influencers Program. The System Center Influencers Program is a new community program that will give influencers—user group leads, MVPs, popular bloggers, and others recognized as influential in the community around System Center—the technical training content, people connections, and general guidance they need to enhance their credibility and impact in the community. (for more info on this new program see link)

The other announcement was for SystemCenterCentral.com. I will be using this site for both of the user group I run. I'm the President of the System Center Virtual User Group, and vice president of the Atlanta Systems Management User Group.

Personal Notes from MMS:

I've been added to the System Center Influencers program.

Pete Zerger handed over the System Center Virtual User Group for me to run.

I was once again triple booked the night of the myitforum Party, unfortunately I did not get a email telling me to come by because I got an award. I did not even know till the following day when I got it from Rod Trent. I was awarded the "Operations Manager guru and newshound and lasting contributor" award. Thank you for this award!

Future MMS News:

I've only seen one post on where and when MMS 2010 will be in Vegas, April 19 - 23 @ the Venetian. I hope this information holds out.

Published Monday, May 04, 2009 11:12 PM by smoss
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